First Chapter, First Paragraph is one of the two memes that I will be alternating on Thursdays in place of my Ink & Batter posts during the summer, when I won't be baking due to the heat!
I discovered this meme via the ladies of My Shelf Confessions, and it is hosted on Tuesdays by Bibliophile by the Sea. But since I already have my blog tours posts and Tell Me Tuesdays, I thought that it'd work best on Thursdays for me!
The idea of this meme/feature is quite self-explanatory from its name, we share the first paragraph of the first chapter of our current read! Quite a good teaser for others to read and see if they'd be intrigued!
Also, be aware, this can contain quotes that might unwittingly spoil something for you for previous books of a series if you're currently midread or something, since this week's book is the third in a series!
Shimmer by Paula Weston.
"'What did I tell you about scratching that?'
I look up, my fingers still digging into the scar above my collarbone. I didn't hear Rafa come out of the bungalow.
'It's itchy because it's healing'. He sits next to me on the top step of the deck. 'Let me see'.
I stretch the neckline of my t-shirt so he can see the puncture marks: a sharkbite-shaped souvenir of my hellion cage match on Monday night. I keep my eyes on the sea beyond the town as he studies it. The sun slips behind a cloud, casting the water in grey shadow. I listen to the low pounding of the surf down the hill, the chatter or lorikeets in the trees up the street. Breathe in morning air sharp with salt and eucalypt."
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What are you reading right now?