First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea every Tuesday. Participants share the opening paragraph or two of a book they decided to read based on that paragraph. I have meant to read this book for years. So sad, isn’t it?! I’ve watched the move countless times. Finally, I purchased a 50th Anniversary Edition of the book. It includes three short stories, which I’m excited about. The story is more novella than novel but still a huge treat. I want to savor it, but I know that I’ll still finish the book in a day or two. What can you do?!
Drop by Bibliophile By the Sea to read Diane's selection this week, it’s always a good one, and to see who else is participating. You'll probably get some good book titles, too!
Breakfast At Tiffany’s
I am always drawn back to places where I have lived, the houses and their neighborhoods. For instance, there is a brownstone in the East Seventies where, during the early years of the war, I had my first New York apartment. It was one room crowded with attic furniture, a sofa and fat chairs upholstered in that itchy, particular red velvet that one associates with hot days on a train. The walls were stucco, and a color rather like tobacco-spit. Everywhere, in the bathroom too, there were prints of Roman ruins freckled brown with age. The single window looked out on a fire escape. Even so, my spirits heightened whenever I felt in my pocket the key to this apartment; with all its gloom, it still was a place of my own, the first, and my books were there, and jars of pencils to sharpen, everything I needed, so I felt, to become the writer I wanted to be.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?