Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Terrific Tuesday

Have a great day!

Catching Santa . . . .

Hosted at Bibliophile by the Sea
Every Tuesday, she'll be posting the opening paragraph (maybe two) of her current read. Why don't you join us?

My index finger twitched uncontrollably. That’s how it always starts and it was starting again. I looked up at the classroom clock. It was twenty minutes before dismissal. No, this isn’t happening. Not after the day I’ve had. I tried to control my right hand, but it was no use. My pencil, captured by my hand like prey, was already rapidly sketching a comic of two commandos in armored battle suits. The scene took half the page. The commandos were crouched behind trees, dodging sharp icicles falling from the sky and return blasting a twirl of green-and-white energy from machines attached to their arms. It was the same battle scene I’d drawn last week. Now that the scene was sketched, my mind was being drawn in again—like the times before—into my comic, into the battle. Suddenly my head felt like it was being sucked through a vacuum. Then—just like that—the feeling was gone, but so was my classroom.
Catching Santa
Marc Franco

copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2011


(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

WOW...I could picture my finger "twitching" as well. That intro caught my interest, so now I have to find out more about this book....interesting. Thanks for playing along.

Paulita said...
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Paulita said...

This opening really grabbed me. I'd definitely keep reading. Here's Mine

Nise' said...

I am very interested in how the title and the opening come together. Enjoy.

Vicki said...

I've never heard of this one, but the intro has me wondering what it's about.


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