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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FIRST CHAPTER, FIRST PARAGRAPH TUESDAY INTROS






I am hoping that with the newly weds more out of the house than in, that I could get on to an even keel now! read more hopefully.



"Things started to fall apart at home when my brother, Jaja, did not go to communion and Papa flung his heavy missal across the room and broke the figurines  on the etagere. We had just returned from church. Mama placed the fresh palm fronds, which were wet with holy water on the dining table and then went upstairs to change. Later she would knot the palm fronds into sagging cross shapes and hang them on the wall beside our gold framed family photo. They would stay there until next Ash Wednesday when we would take the fronds to church, to have them burned for ash. Papa wearing a long gray robe, like the rest of the oblates, helped distribute ash every year. His line moved the slowest because he pressed hard on each forehead to make a perfect cross with his ash-coloured thumb and slowly, meaningfully, enunciated every word of "dust and unto dust you shall return".

Taken from the book PURPLE HIBISCUS by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. My first read of this author.

Joining Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea for this meme.

13 comments:

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Not sure about this one. I would have to read a little more to decide. I hope you enjoy it.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Hmm, sounds fascinating...thanks for sharing, and thanks for visiting my blog.

JoAnn said...

I'd definitely keep reading... this one is on my wish list!

kelley jensen said...

sounds like a good one, enjoy your book. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Audra said...

This was a great/devastating read. Can't wait to see what you think o fit.

Alex W. said...

It sounds interesting. I'd definitely keep reading on though I'm not sure if it's a book I would pick up on my own. This is my first time joining this meme. You can find my intro here

Vicki said...

I'd keep reading! I've had this on my WL for a few years now.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I like the intro and really enjoyed this story when I read it as well. Enjoy and thank you for joining us.

Yvonne said...

This sounds good!

Nise' said...

I would keep reading. Look forward to your thoughts.

Hilary said...

I don't think I would enjoy this one... but I hope you love every page

Darlene said...

I read Half of a Yellow Sun by here and it was amazing. This is on my list to read as well.

Tea norman said...

I loved Purple Hibiscus. I thought the father was horrible. He seemed so strict.