First Lines 2019

I have a blogging tradition of posting my first lines on New Year’s Day. This is a fun way to kick off the new blogging year while looking back on the past 12 months. I first heard of this meme through my blog friend Suko and it is hosted over @ The Indextrious Reader.

Today I will be spending the day at home relaxing and reading while also watching The Righteous Gemstones which is hilarious, I recommend.

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Happy 2020 and onto my first lines of 2019….

January
Yay to the new year.

February
Good morning and happy February.

March
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty was equal parts interesting and uncomfortable.

April
The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The King’s Elite Book 3) by Virginia Heath was entertaining historical romance with a blend of intrigue, mystery and a dash of humor.

May
I am moving in slow motion on this rainy Sunday morning.

June
Hello all, I am still here and after taking a few weeks off blog-land I figured I’d come back with my thoughts on Doctor Sleep which is the sequel to The Shining.

July
In An Eye for a Lie inspector Lukas Richter is more than your average detective.

August
As the blurb reads, Pono Hawkins is a veteran from the Special Forces who races from a surfing competition in Tahiti to France to hunt down a terrorist he believes was dead.

September
Dark Blossom is a story that is full of secrets and centers on a therapist named Cynthia, her daughter Lily and her newest patient Sam.

October
The Magical Sunglasses is an adorable young children’s book about a teacher who gives her class magical sunglasses so that they can each face their fears.

November
Wasn’t it just summertime?

December
Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop by Jenny Colgan is a nice read mainly centering on family life during the holidays in a small town.

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Those are my first lines for 2019. Do you have any blogging traditions around the New Year? Happy New Year and enjoy your week!

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First Lines 2018

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Yay to the new year. I hope you discover many wonderful books in 2019.
I will totally be watching the Twilight Zone marathon today in my pajamas enjoying the day off.

Onto The First Lines Meme, which I first heard of through my blog friend Suko and is hosted over @ The Indextrious Reader. This is a nice way to look back on your blogging year and I’m going to try to keep the tradition of posting my first lines on New Year’s Day.

“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.”

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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?