Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The First Book Of The Year - 2014


http://bookjourney.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/first-book-of-the-year-2014/

Join Shelia from Book Journey and fellow book bloggers as we feature our first book read in 2014.

My first book of the year will be AFTER I'M GONE by Laura Lippmann.

I started it in 2013, but won't be finished with it until 2014.  Stay tuned for the review.  :)

Here I am reading AFTER I'M GONE:


 

80 comments:

  1. Elizabeth
    Looks like a good book and love the pic. Also love your lights around your blog! Happy New Year.
    My First Book of the Year - 2014

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  2. I was too chicken to take my pic! lol Here's my First Book:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2014/01/first-book-of-year-2014.html

    Colletta

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  3. I've only read one Laura Lippman book - the first of her Tess Monaghan series. Is this part of that series?

    Happy New Year!
    My First Book of the Year

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  4. THANKS, Kathryn.

    Happy New Year!

    I got the lights from BloggerTrix.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  5. LOL, colletakay.

    Happy New Year!!

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  6. Happy New Year, Pat.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  7. Kristin...thanks for stopping.

    Yes...Tess is a Laura Lippman character.

    This book isn't that great...Lippman is usually fabulous. I am a bit disappointed.

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  8. Sounds like a great book for the holidays. Happy reading.

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  9. Sorry it's a bit of a disappointment. Hope your SECOND book of the year is a knockout!

    Here's mine.

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  10. THANKS for stopping by, Deb.

    I love your photo on your blog...how did you get them to "move?"

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  11. leeswammees...thanks for stopping.

    Have a great day!!

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  12. I haven't read anything by Lippman before. Happy reading!

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  13. Great choice. I enjoy Laura's books. Happy New Year.

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  14. Looks like a interesting book to begin 2014, enjoy, and I love the pic of you reading.

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  15. Great photo...and I loved the book. Hope you do, too. Happy New Year, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  16. Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

    It is a bit confusing, but I know she always writes such good books I am sure it will get better.

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  17. THANKS, Gigi. It was a quick photo...we were heading out. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

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  18. Thanks for stopping, Nise.

    ENJOY your day.

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  19. You like to read on the couch just like me! I hope you love the book.

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  20. I haven't heard of this book, or author. Sorry that it's disappointing you, hopefully it picks up.
    Happy New Year!
    My First Book of 2014

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  21. I hope you enjoy the book. As I have been visiting First Book posts, I have been surprised by the range of books we all read. Happy New Year and happy reading! I added my first book post to Sheila's Linky.

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  22. I have that book on my list too, Elizabeth. Enjoy it!
    Harvee
    Book Dilettante
    First Book of the Year

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  23. Hope you love(d) it! Happy New Year!

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  24. It's nice to see all the pictures of everyone reading their first books of the year!

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  25. Enjoy your reading! Your photo is cute!

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  26. Love the pic and haven't read any of her books, but they sound good!

    My First Book

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  27. Your picture looks fantastic. Wishing you all the very best for 2014 and a big thank you for being such a supportive blogger!

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  28. I tried one Lippman novel, but I don't think I finished it. Enjoy your read!

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  29. She is one of the authors I continue to say I must read, ugggh, I need to do that.

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  30. You can't go wrong with Laura Lippman! Enjoy!

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  31. I usually like Laura Lippman's books - hope it gets better for you! Happy Reading and Happy New Year!

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  32. You will have to let me know what you think about this book. I've read one of her books in audio and it just didn't grab me. Maybe it was the format? Happy New Year!

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  33. Literate Housewife...her books are usually good.

    I think you are correct, and I will put that in my review that she was trying something new, but it isn't working for me.

    It's getting good at the end, but not her usual good writing.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  34. Vasilly...thanks for stopping.

    She writes good books.

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  35. Thanks for stopping, Laura.

    Yep...I like reading on that comfy couch.

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  36. Thanks for stopping by, Shan.

    Going to head to your blog.

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  37. Kathy Martin...thanks for stopping.

    I know...there is a very wide range of genres being read.

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  38. I will let you know about it soon I am almost done with it.

    THANKS for stopping, Harvee.

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  39. Thanks for stopping, Mary.

    It isn't her usual good book, but I am getting through it. :) The ending is better, though.

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  40. It is fun to see everyone's photos, Heidi.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  41. Thanks Quioxtic. It was an on-the-way-out-of-the-house one. :)

    Thanks for stopping.

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  42. Thanks, Kristen.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  43. I think 2014 will be filled with tons of wonderful reads.

    Thanks for stopping, The Brunette Librarian.

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  44. The same to you...you are great to have as a fellow blogger, cleopatralovesbooks.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  45. BookBelle...she is usually very good.

    Give another of her books a try. I'd Know you Anywhere was pretty good.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  46. Give her a try, Marce.

    Thanks for stopping.

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  47. Thanks for stopping, Alison.

    Happy Reading!!

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  48. Sharon...it is getting a bit better.

    Very character-driven and one character is my favorite.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  49. Hi Elizabeth,

    I haven't read any Laura Lippman, although I am constantly seeing her name mentioned on blogs, so she must be fairly popular, I shall look forward to your review.

    I am almost done with my last book started in 2013, 'Blood Money' by Doug Richardson.

    http://www.fiction-books.biz/new-titles/blood-money-by-doug-richardson/

    I just didn't quite get the time I needed to finish it today, as we have had relatives come to visit.

    Enjoy the rest of your week and have a good start to the New Year.

    Yvonne

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  50. I haven't read Lippman in years but I likeher writing. Happy New Year!

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  51. THANKS for stopping, Kathy.

    Hope you had a great holiday season.

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  52. Hope you enjoy your first read. Sounds really interesting! Happy New Year!

    Cynthia
    The Things You Can Read
    www.thethingsyoucanread.blogspot.com

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  53. THANK YOU for stopping, Cynthia.

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  54. Thats awesome Elizabeth! I have that one coming up to read soon :)

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  55. Thanks for stopping, Shelia.

    I hope you like it. THANKS for this fun post today.

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  56. Good one! I've been wanting to read this book. Enjoy!

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  57. I haven't read this book, but it sounds fantastic! Enjoy. :) Thank you for stopping by my blog!

    Brooke Blogs
    http://www.brookeblogs.com

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  58. Yvonne...thanks for stopping by.

    My review will be up soon.

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  59. Thanks for stopping, Brooke.

    It isn't one of Laura Lippman's best but not bad.

    Review will be up soon.

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  60. THANKS for stopping by, thechroniclesofachildrensbookwriter.

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  61. Looks like a good reads,
    enoy your reading :-)

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  62. THANKS for stopping, Fauziyyah.

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  63. I am yet to read this author!

    Happy reading and have a great new year!

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  64. I'm glad that it got better towards the end, but I hope that your second book of the year is a fun one. Happy New Year.

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  65. I'm glad that it got better towards the end, but I hope that your second book of the year is a fun one. Happy New Year.

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  66. It's been a few years I think since I read this author. Is it a mystery? Hope you ended up liking it okay.
    May you have a blessed 2014 and much Happy Reading!

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  67. Martha...yes...the ending was great so it made up for the confusion at the beginning. :)

    THANKS for stopping.

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  68. THANK YOU, Crystal.

    It did get better....the ending was very good.

    THANKS for stopping.

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  69. Such a terrific author to begin your year with! Enjoy!

    Happy New Year!

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  70. My first book of 2014 was Sue Monk Kidd's "The Invention of Wings."

    Thanks for linking up to the Spread the Love Linky Party - this was also pinned & tweeted!

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  71. I am reading that book now, Rebecca.

    How did you like it? I am really enjoying it.

    THANKS for stopping.

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