Thursday, January 1, 2015

First Book Of The Year - 2015


Join Shelia from Book Journey and fellow book bloggers as we feature our first book read in 2015.

My first book of the year is THE SECRETS OF MIDWIVES by Sally Hepworth.

I still have my Christmas sweater on for the photo. :) 

And I get older looking every year.  LOL!!

2014 has been a bad year, and I think the stress shows.  Even my hair is having a bad year.

Here's to 2015 and a healthy, stress-free new year!!


Happy New Year AND Happy Reading!!

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82 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you!!! Have a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!!

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    1. Thank you, Captivated Reader.

      Thanks for stopping.

      Happy New Year!!

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    2. You inspired me to make my own post of me reading my very 1st book of 2015 and sharing it on Sheila's blog!! Here's the link to my post: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-first-book-of-2015.html

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    3. Wonderful....I am going to stop over.

      I hope you added your name to Sheila's linky list.

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  2. Happy New Year Elizabeth and may it far surpass 2014 with a more relaxed edge to it. This is a book I want to read so hope to either get in from NetGalley or I 'll buy it.

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    1. It is quite good...review will be up in a few days.

      Thanks...I am happy to see 2014 go away.

      Thanks for stopping, Kathryn.

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Emma.

      Happy New Year!!

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  4. Happy New Year Elizabeth. Great choice, one I'm hoping to get to soon ... enjoy :)

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    1. Thanks, Teddyree. It is good. I hope you get to read it.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Happy New Year! I am reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

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    1. Alice should be a fun read. I hope you are enjoying it.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks, Diane...Happy New Year to you too, and thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Here's wishing you a happier 2015 Elizabeth and that book does sound good. I'm reading a debut novel by a lawyer called The Defence.

    http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you, Cleo. I am praying 2015 will be better.

      The Defence sounds good.

      Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year to you as well.

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  8. I know 2014 wasn't easy for you but you've always kept a positive attitude. I love that about you. Enjoy your first book of the year and I hope to spend time with you again at BEA this year!

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    1. Can't be anything but positive no matter how bad...thanks, Laura.

      I hope we see each other again at the BEA too.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping.

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  9. I am looking forward to 2015 as well... 2014 was not awesome. :) Happy New Year Elizabeth! Here's to an AWESOME year!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too.

      Thanks for stopping, Sheila.

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  10. Happy 2015! I hope that you have a wonderful year filled with many blessings and less stress. My 2014 was pretty stressful too :(

    Secrets of Midwives sounds like such an interesting book.

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  11. Wonder what was up with 2014? I heard a lot of folks saying it was stressful. THANKS, and I hope we all have a great 2015.

    Thanks for stopping, Christina.

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  12. Happy New Year, and I hope you enjoy The Secrets of Midwives...I did.

    2014 shows on my face, too, LOL, when I compare this year's photo to last year's.

    Maybe 2015 will be a year that invigorates us all!

    Here's my “FIRST BOOK OF 2015”

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    1. I hope 2015 invigorates us all for sure.

      Happy New Year!!!

      Thanks for stopping by, Laurel.

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  13. you're beautiful! hope you enjoy your first day of a 'brand new day!' Happy New Year!

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    1. Awww...thanks, Stacy.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by.

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  14. HapPy New Year and HapPy Reading your 1st Book of Many ! ;)

    ~Sharon

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    1. Thanks, Faith Hope Cherrytea.

      I hope I can meet my same number as this year.

      Thanks for stopping. ENJOY your book too, and Happy New Year!!

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  15. I'm sorry to read your 2014 was a rough year for you. Please take the time this 2015 to pamper yourself. Mahalo for dropping by. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. Your book sounds good. I've added it to my TBR.

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    1. I will try with the pampering. Thanks, Kepanie.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by.

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  16. I have a lot more gray in my hair today than I did on January 1, 2014. Stress is a killer on hair, I guess! I hadn't heard of The Secrets of Midwives, so I looked it up. It sounds good!

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Laurie.

      Happy New Year!!

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  17. Don't you wish there was a way we could get younger looking every year?! LOL

    Happy New Year!

    Here's my First Book of the Year!

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    1. LOL...definitely!!!

      Thanks for stopping by, Deb.

      Happy New Year!!!

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  18. May your year be full of wonderful surprises, in reading and elsewhere.

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    1. Why thank you very much, Lory.

      What a nice sentiment.

      Happy New Year!!

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  19. Happy New Year, Elizabeth. I also hope for a better year - I'm optimistic! I feel the same way about my pic, LOL. Hope you love the book (is it just me or is that a really big book?).

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  20. LOL....it is an ARC so it might be slightly larger than normal. :)

    Great on optimistic for a better year. I am with you.

    Thanks for stopping, Mary.

    Happy New Year!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My First Book Of The Year

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  21. I do hope 2015 is a better year for you Elizabeth. Happy New Year and good reading!

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    1. Thanks, Martha, and thanks so much for stopping.

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  22. I'm so sorry that 2014 was rough for you Elizabeth. I hope 2015 is a fantastic year to make up for it. The Secrets of Midwives sounds really good. Did you feature excerpts of it recently? It's on my TBR already! Have a great day and take some time to relax!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine. I hope 2015 is better too.

      I will have a review sometime next week. It is pretty good.

      Thanks for stopping, and Happy New Year!!

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  23. Elizabeth, I hope you enjoy your first book! Have a very happy and healthy New Year! I love your blog.

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    1. Thank you, Suko. How nice of you to say that.

      Thanks for stopping, and I wish you the same for the new year.

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  24. I think you look great! Happy reading!

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    1. You are sweet!!! Thanks.

      Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year!!

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  25. Enjoy your first book, Elizabeth and Happy, less stressful 2015 to you and your family!
    That is a book I am looking forward to reading :) Hope it's good for you.

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    1. Thank you, R Hunt. I am being positive. :)

      It is pretty good.

      Thanks for stopping by, and Happy New Year.

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  26. Elizabeth, Enjoy your first book. I have this book. I will look forward to your thoughts on it. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Pat.

      It is good...a bit slow at first, but very good.

      Happy New Year!!

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  27. Reading is a great stress reducer. Hope 2015 is a better year for you. Happy reading.

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    1. It sure does help. Thanks, Nise.

      Happy Reading to you too.

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  28. Elizabeth,I hope you have a great year ahead and a wonderful time reading new and exciting books. I've put this one in my TBR pile,thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Thanks, pgeetanjali.

      I hope I read more books than I did last year. I didn't make my goal.

      Happy New Year!!

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  29. Happy New Year! I've heard great things about The Secrets of Midwives! Enjoy your first read of the year!

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne.

      I am enjoying it. It is very good. A wonderful women's fiction read.

      Happy New Year!!

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  30. Here's to a better 2015... Happy, healthy, and many good hair days!

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    1. LOL...thanks, Leslie.

      I need good hair days. I did get it cut, and it looks a bit better, but it is still so fly away. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Leslie, and Happy New Year!!

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    2. My hair is fly-away in the winter and frizzy in the summer - can't win! So I keep it short in an effort to get those elusive good hair days. :)

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    3. Mine is usually short. My photo was a week away from a cut. :)

      I would love it shorter, but haven't gotten there yet.

      Thanks, Leslie.

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  31. 2014 wasn't a great year for me either so here's hoping we all have a better 2015. Happy New Year :)

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    1. I hope so for both of us, Edel. Too many sad things happened for me.

      Here's to a GREAT 2015.

      Happy Reading, and Happy New Year.

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  32. I'm very curious about your book, so I will definitely be looking forward to reading your review. I hope 2015 is a better year for you. Happy New Year Elizabeth!!!

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    1. Thanks, Kristin. I am hoping it will be better.

      Happy New Year!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  33. I just went and read the synopsis..this sounds good. I hope you enjoy it. Happy New Year!

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    1. It is pretty good - thanks for stopping, kimbacaffeinate.

      Happy New Year!!

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  34. Looks like a good read and Happy New Year

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    1. Happy New Year, Lindsay.

      Thanks for stopping.

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    1. Awwww...you are sweet.

      Thanks for stopping, Harvee.

      Happy New Year!!

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  36. That is a huge book! I hope you enjoyed/enjoying it! As always thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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    1. It is a bit oversized, but manageable.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping by, Laura.

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  37. That looks like an interesting read! Wonderful picture, and I hope you have a fantastic, stress-free, bookish good 2015! :)

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    1. Thank you, Brooke.

      Thanks for stopping. I hope it is stress free too.

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  38. Happy New Year! Love the photo. That's a big book to hold up!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. LOL on the book. A few folks have commented on that.

      Thanks for stopping, Joy.

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    1. Thanks for stopping, Melina.

      Happy New Year to you too.

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  40. Happy New Year and enjoy you read! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier x

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    1. Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping here.

      ENJOY your reading week.

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  41. I hope you enjoyed your first book of 2015. And also I wanted to thank you for visiting my little corner of the world recently. I hope you have a Happy Reading Year in 2015.

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    1. Thanks, Gigi Ann. I hope I can read more in 2015 than I read in 2104.

      Thanks for stopping, Gigi Ann.

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