J (1)
Welcome to today’s post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. For each day, I’ll be sharing the opening paragraphs to a book that starts with that letter and is sitting on my shelves or my Kindle.

J is for Jabberwocky

Jabberwocky by Daniel Coleman

Part 1

'Twas billig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.


Misha and Teia stood on the outskirts of the wabe, peering into the crowd of townspeople gathered to witness their Sixteenery. Each held a new red ribbon with gold tips, to be tied in their hair until their wedding days.

The majority of the town of Dehva showed up to witness the simple ceremony signifying their passage into womanhood. It was one of the rare occasions that took people away from their fields and flocks, their shoring and shingling, and their tending and trading.

The menfolk were anxious to return to their vocations. The women contemplated their kitchens, for brillig rapidly approached. The eleventeen-year-olds stared at the two maidens with wide eyes, while young men fidgeted, furtively calling dibs on the young ladies.

So, what do you think? Read it soon or give it a pass?