First Lines 2017

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Happy 2018! It is 10 degrees outside today. So there’s that. I will be spending the day in my pajamas warm at home enjoying my day off, alternating reading The Duchess Deal by the fabulous Tessa Dare and watching episodes of the new season of Black Mirror on Netflix. I chose the Dare book as my first read of 2018 because I know it will be good.

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Onto The First Lines Meme, which I first heard of through my blog friend Suko and is hosted over @ The Indextrious Reader :

As usual at this time of year, I review and share my reading/blogging year with First Lines.

Simply put, we share the first line of the first post of each month and see what that overview tells us about our year. Often it can be an uncannily accurate summary.

Here are my First Lines of 2017:

January
Among the Lost (In Dante’s Wake) is book 2 in Seth Steinzor’s trilogy based on Dante’s Inferno.

February
Happy Saturday everyone, Spring is in the air here with unseasonably warm weather this past week.

March
Things We Lost in the Fire is a quiet, intense and at times disturbing collection of 12 short stories.

April
This weeks topic was harder than I thought it would be.

May
Good morning everyone 🙂 I hope you’re all doing well.

June
I finished reading Crescendo last week and I am still thinking about it.

July
Hello blog friends, I have been MIA and missed you all these few weeks but I did manage to read I Am Legend and wanted to share my thoughts on it.

August
Hello everyone, please join me in welcoming Linda Broday author of Knight on the Texas Plains as she stops by today while on virtual tour to discuss her writing space.

September
Happy Sunday everyone, September is here and I am ready for Autumn.

October
Good morning blogland, can you believe the first week in October is already over?

November
I randomly decided to re-read The Dead Zone not too long ago.

December
Hello everyone, December is here!

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It was fun taking this little trip down blogging memory lane. What were your fist lines of 2017? What is your first read for the new year?

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Sunday Post: Bookish Best of 2017

 

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Good morning blogland. It is very cliché but where did this past year go? It went by so quickly. I feel like the older you get the faster time goes. We had a nice White Christmas last week and now the temps are really dropping. Single digits this week especially at night and early mornings.

I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for taking the time to stop by my blog and read my posts and leave thoughtful comments. I have known several of you for many years and I appreciate our online friendships. I have also met some new blog friends this past year and it has been awesome chatting books and finding new blogs to visit. To all my blogging friends, Happy, Healthy New Year. May 2018 be full of good books, good health and joyful moments. xo

Well, I rounded up a few of my favorite bookish things from 2017 to share with today’s Sunday Post. It is always fun to reflect on the past reading/blogging year.

Here are my Bookish Favorites of 2017 in no particular order alongside my Christmas cookies. This is the recipe that I’ve been using for years and it never fails. The key is to line the cookie trays with parchment paper when baking so they don’t burn.

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Sunday Post: Christmas in New York, goodbye 2016, etc.

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog…

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe that December is flying by so quickly and that Christmas is right around the corner. This is always a busy time of year and I haven’t gotten in as much reading time as I would have liked to, but that’s ok. Once the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over hopefully I can get more time to read.

Lately, I feel like after a busy day I can’t sit and focus on reading. I tend to gravitate towards crocheting instead, I think it’s because my hands are moving. Does that make sense? With crochet, depending on the project, I usually don’t have to focus too much and I can just do it while watching tv.

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