Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!! 1st Book of the Year!


Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a safe and happy New Year's Eve! New Year's is a holiday of traditions in our house. With my Scottish heritage, it is a tradition to make sure the house is cleaned on Dec. 31st, and with Billy's southern heritage, he makes us a good luck dinner every year. 

So being the type to look for symbolism in what we do Dec. 31st and Jan. 1st, I really took some time to consider what the first book I read would be. After lengthy consideration, the book I chose is:



I chose this to remind myself to believe in myself, and to always pursue what I think is the best journey for me, no matter what.



And here is a terrible photo of me reading it. I look superimposed onto a blue background. Lol. I also am wearing my big hat. My cat Miso looks cute though, as always.


What about you? Any traditions? What book are you reading?



21 comments:

  1. Great picture! I love the thought you put into your first book. Enjoy :) Here's my post:

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

    Colletta

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  2. I love that your kitty is right there reading with you! I like the tradition of cleaning the house on Dec. 31st! Happy New Year.

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    1. She is never too far away from me when I am reading. :) Happy New Year!

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  3. Good choice! And I think your photo looks surreal...the background makes it stand out. Cozy kitty, too. Thanks for visiting my blog, and enjoy your Happy New Year.

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    1. It does look sort of surreal! She is a cuddler, that cat. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Looks like I did part of your tradition. I spent the whole day cleaning yesterday. My husband worked until 11 pm and so we watched a movie into the new years with pizza and sparkling grape juice. :) I love your book choice and the picture! Love the hat. :)

    My First Book

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    1. I feel like it is worth it the next day to have your house all clean for the new year. Your evening sounds lovely. :) And thanks! :)

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  5. <3 your cat :) Did they enjoy the read too?? Happy 2014 - may it be filled with fantastic reads!!

    The Brunette Librarian's 1st book of 2014

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    1. Lol she quickly bored of the book, and tried to lay on it. ;)

      Thanks!

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  6. You are such a cutie and I hope you always do believe in yourself - you are such a creative, beautiful soul. Enjoy!

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    1. Aw that is such a nice thing to say Belle! Thank you! :)

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  7. Love your photo...ENJOY your book.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

    Happy New Year!!

    Stop by my blog tomorrow for an international giveaway of Jubilee's Journey.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My First Book of The Year

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  8. Hope you enjoy your first read. Sounds really interesting!

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

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  9. Hope you are enjoying your book!

    Happy New Year!
    My First Book of the Year

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  10. Sounds like a really good inspiring book to start the year with. I was going to read A Street Cat Named Bob which has a positive message too but I went with a novel instead. It is hard for me to concentrate on nonfiction sometimes.

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    1. I have to be honest, I didn't get very far in this book. It was a big bummer, in terms of my goal and in terms of the story. :( I picked up Paris in Love by Eloisa James instead.

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  11. That looks really amazing! Happy New Year!

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