First chapter, Meme

First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros #26


Diane over at Bibliophile by the Sea hosts this meme.

Baltimore Blues

Today I’m featuring a book that I’m reading.¬†

On the last night of August, Tess Monaghan went to the drugstore and bought a composition book – one with a black-and-white marble cover. She had done this every fall since she was six and saw no reason to change, despite the differences wrought by twenty-three years. Never mind that she had a computer with a memory capable of keeping anything she might want to record. Never mind that she had to go to Rite Aid because Weinstein’s Drugs had long ago been run into the ground by her grandfather. Never mind that she was no longer a student, no longer had a job, and summer’s end held little relevance for her. Tess believed in routines and rituals. So she bought a composition book for $1.69, took it home, and opened it to the first page, where she wrote:

Goals for Autumn:

1. Bench press 120 pounds
2. Run a 7-minute mile.
3. Read Don Quixote.
4. Find a job, etc.

Personally, this caught my attention immediately¬†… what do you think?!