Every Tuesday, Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. Here she shares the first paragraph or ( a few) of a book she is reading or thinking about reading soon. Join us by clicking on the link above and adding your post of your first chapter first paragraph of your current read. It's a good way to get the feel of a book you have only heard about and have not had the opportunity to actually check out.
My First Chapter First Paragraph Intro today is from Peony in Love by Lisa See.
Two days before my sixteenth birthday, I woke up so early that my maid was still asleep on the floor at the foot of my bed. I should have scolded Willow, but I didn't because I wanted a few moments alone to savor my excitement. Beginning tonight, I would attend a production of The Peony Pavilion mounted in our garden. I loved this opera and had collected eleven of the thirteen printed versions available. I liked to lie in bed and read of the maiden Liniang and her dream lover, their adventures, and their ultimate triumph. But for three nights, culminating on Double Seven - the seventh day of the seventh month, the day of the lovers' festival, and my birthday - I would actually see the opera, which was normally forbidden to girls and women. My father had invited other families for the festivities. We'd have contests and banquets. It was going to be amazing.
I have been wanting to read this one since I read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. And I am participating in the What's in a Name 2014 challenge, so this read will fulfill the #4 of that requirement - read a book with a forename or names in the title.
Until next time,
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