Sunday, January 1, 2017

First Book of The Year - 2017

Join Shelia from Book Journey and fellow book bloggers as we feature our first book read in 2017.

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My first book of the new year is:

LEOPARD AT THE DOOR by Jennifer McVeigh

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I am looking forward to everyone's first book of the year so I can add more books to my toppling TBR or to see if I already have it on my shelf.  :)  
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Isn't it such fun, though, to have a stack of books staring at you that are saying:  "pick me, pick me."  :)

And also such comfort to know you will never be out of books to read. :)
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Happy New Year!!

68 comments:

  1. Happy New Year, and happy reading, Elizabeth! I am not sure what my first book will be. Hmm. . .

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    1. Thanks, Suko.

      Happy New Year and happy choosing your new book.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  2. Love your photo and great photo. I have just come across another reader choosing it as their first book as well. Happy New Year and a great year of reading.

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    1. Happy New Year, Kathryn.

      I read Ms. McVeigh's other book, and it was good.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  3. Happy New Year!!! I just had a visual of my books yelling out to me, "Pick me, pick me!" lol

    I hope you enjoy your first read of the year. I have not read it, so I'll add it to my list. :)

    Here's my post.

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    1. LOL....which one yelled the loudest?

      Happy New Year!!

      Thanks for stopping, Vonnie.

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    2. It's hard to tell when they were all yelling at the same time. lol

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  4. Great photo and book pick - happy reading, and a happy new year also!

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    1. Happy New Year to you too, Readig With Jade.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  5. Happy New Year and enjoy your book x

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    1. Thanks, Emma.

      Happy New Year to you too, and thanks for stopping.

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  6. That's true - we will never run out of books! Happy New Year!

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    1. Happy New Year, Jennifer!!

      Happy Reading in 2017, and thanks for stopping.

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  7. Yes! It is fun to have a stack of books that says, "Pick me! Pick me!" Hope you love your first book and that you have a wonderful reading year in 2017!

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    1. Thank you, Laura.

      I hope your year is terrific too.

      Thanks for stopping.

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  8. Happy New Year, Elizabeth. I hope the book is as good or even better than the first one you read by the author. Happy Reading!

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    1. I have read a few pages. It looks as if the character who left for England as a child is coming back to Africa.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  9. Happy New Year, Elizabeth!! I'm starting the year with Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. Look forward to many great reads this year!

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    1. I am hearing good things about this books.

      ENJOY, and Happy Reading in 2017!!

      Thanks for stopping, Colleen.

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  10. I'm sure you'll love it! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy, and thanks for stopping.

      Happy New Year!!

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  11. Hope your first book sets of a great year of reading for you. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks, Kailana.

      Thanks for stopping.

      Happy New Year!!

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  12. Great photo! Pat at Posting for Now is starting her year with the same book. Hope you both love it, it's on my wish list. Happy New Year!

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    1. Exciting....I will have to stop by her blog.

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

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  13. A great first book to start the year off with, Elizabeth. I hope you enjoy it! It sure sounds good. I got the entire household involved in choosing first books. :-) Such fun.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. How fun that everyone in your house is choosing a first book.

      Thanks for stopping, Literary Feline, and Happy New Year!!

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  14. Great photo and gorgeous looking book! I hope you love it! I always take forever to decide on the "perfect" book!

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    1. It is difficult to choose the "perfect" book.

      I chose it because it needs to be reviewed by January 17!! But....I know it will be good.

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

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  15. Yes, that IS fun! I love choosing my next book...though I do wish I could manage to work my TBR shelves down a bit.

    Jennifer McVeigh sounds familiar - did she write a novel set in South Africa?

    Enjoy your book and Happy New Year!

    Sue

    Book By Book: First Book of 2017

    P.S. I see Boathouse Row in your banner photo - are you in Philly? I am nearby in northern DE :)

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    1. Oh, I see you are in Pittsburgh, so that's probably not Boathouse Row in your photo, though it looks very similar!

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    2. My header is from Portree, Scotland. :)

      Yes...Jennifer McVeigh wrote THE FEVER TREE. It was good.

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

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  16. I hope you enjoy your first book of the year! :) It is so hard to choose just which one gets the honor.

    My First Book of 2017

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    1. Thanks, Brooke.

      Thanks for stopping, and Happy New Year.

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  17. I didn't officially sign up, but I went ahead and chose a first book anyway! What's "Leopard at the Door" about? Happy New Year, Elizabeth!

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    1. Great you chose a book on your own. :)

      Leopard at the Door is set in Africa. I haven't read too many pages yet to give a good synopsis.

      Thanks for stopping, LuAnn.

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  18. I've seen a couple of people reading Leopard at the Door...it is tempting me. Great photo...

    Enjoy! Here's MY FIRST BOOK OF 2017

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    1. Her first book was good so I am expecting this book to be good as well.

      So excited to see you stopped by.

      I wasn't sure which of your blogs had the post and wanted to take a look at your post. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Laurel.

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  19. Happy New Year Elizabeth! I hope you enjoy your book :)

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    1. Thank you, Kristin.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping.

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  20. Your book is HUGE Elizabeth :-) It is always fun to choose the 1st one. Happy New Year. Here is mine http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2017/01/my-first-book-of-2017.html

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    1. LOL...I thought the same thing, Marce.

      It is big, but I think it is the way I am holding the book and how close the photographer was. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Marce.

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  21. I chose this book as well! Happy New Year Elizabeth!

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    1. I saw that when I visited your blog. :)

      Hopefully we both enjoy the book.

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

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  22. Happy New Year!
    I have not heard of LEOPARD AT THE DOOR. I will be looking forward to your review. Happy reading.

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    1. I am up to Page 50. I believe it seems like a sequel to her first book, The Fever Tree.

      It is pretty good.

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

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  23. Wishing you and your family much happiness and good health in 2017!

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    1. Thank you, Ellen.

      Wishing you and your family the same.

      Thanks for stopping, Ellen.

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  24. Happy new year to you lovely lady! I've got that book on my nightstand to start reading! How is it?

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    1. It is pretty good.

      Have you read her first book, THE FEVER TREE?

      Thanks for stopping, Stacy.

      Happy New Year!!

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  25. Great photo, the book looks huge! Hope your first book was a good one.

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    1. LOL...I too noticed how huge it looked but my photographer left, and I couldn't do a selfie that would have been good. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Paperback Stash.

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  26. Happy New Year! That looks like a solid book with which to start off 2017. My first book was a very short non-fiction one - You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris.

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    1. It is pretty good so far, Jenna.

      I am only 50 pages in.

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

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  27. Happy New year Elizabeth. Hope this is a great read for you.

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    1. Thanks, Nise.

      It is pretty good so far.

      Happy New Year, and thanks for stopping.

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  28. Happy new year! I'm waiting for a copy of this book to become available at the library. Hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Happy New Year!!

      It is good so far.

      Thanks for stopping, Catherine.

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  29. I head that your first book was a good one so hope you enjoy it. Great picture too.

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    1. It is good. Her first book was good too.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

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  30. This looks large in the picture, which is quite nice. The book description makes it intriguing. Hope you really enjoy it!
    Happy New Year!

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    1. LOL...a few folks have commented on the size of the book.

      I think it was just the way the photo was taken. It is large, but not as huge as it looks.

      Thanks for stopping, Martha.

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  31. Happy New Year Elizabeth I hope 2017 is kind to you

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    1. Thanks, Cleo.

      Wishing you a wonderful 2017 too.

      Thanks for stopping.

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    1. Thanks, stacybuckeye, and thanks for stopping.

      Happy Reading to you too.

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  33. Hi Elizabeth, Many thanks for stopping by Pen and Paper.

    I love this feature even if it does see my TBR/Wanna Read mountains increase.

    Happy reading.

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    1. It definitely makes the mountain higher. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Tracy.

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