Tuesday, December 12, 2017

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday: Bird Box by Josh Malerman

First Chapter Tuesday is hosted every Tuesday by Diane over at Bibiophile by the Sea. This is meme in which bloggers share the first chapter of a book that they are currently reading or thinking about reading soon. Join the fun by making your own post and linking up over at Diane's blog, or simple check it out to find more new books to read!

I've been wanting to read Bird Box for a long time now, a desire which I recently shared that desire in my winter reading plans post. Well, I'm hoping to pick it up extremely soon from my library, so here is a sneak at the first paragraph(s)!

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

This excerpt can be found at Tor.com.

"Malorie stands in the kitchen, thinking. 

Her hands are damp. She is trembling. She taps her toe nervously on the cracked tile floor. It is early; the sun is probably only peeking above the horizon. She watches its meager light turn the heavy window drapes a softer shade of black and thinks, 

That was a fog. The children sleep under chicken wire draped in black cloth down the hall. Maybe they heard her moments ago on her knees in the yard. Whatever noise she made must have traveled through the microphones, then the amplifiers that sat beside their beds. 

She looks to her hands and detects the subtlest sheen in the candlelight. Yes, they are damp. The morning’s dew is still fresh upon them."

What do you think? Would you keep reading this book? (And feel free to join in and make your own post!) 

*Excerpt taken from the novel itself; I do not claim to own any part of the excerpt.


  1. Oh, yes, that excerpt drew me rightin. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “SING, UNBURIED, SING”

  2. Oh yeah, I would definitely want to keep reading after that passage. It left me with so many questions that I want answered.

  3. That is quite an intro; I'd read more - very curious.