Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy 2014!

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Happy New Year! May 2014 be a great year for all of us, filled with lots of excellent reading.


I'm starting the year off with The Arabian Nights (and a cup of coffee, of course). Hop on over to Book Journey and see what other books are the first reads of 2014!


34 comments:

  1. Oooohhh! Great choice. That's a book I've not yet read. I think it's on my 1001 Children's Books list. Enjoy.

    Here's My First Book of the Year!

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    1. Thanks Deb! My husband got me that beautiful edition and it's been looking at me from its home on the bookshelf!

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  2. There's beautiful artwork in that book! Is it a special edition?

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    1. It's actually a Barnes and Noble edition. It is very beautiful!

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  3. Ohh, Arabian Nights! Enjoy your first book! Here is my post:

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

    Colletta

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  4. Happy New Year. Enjoy the book and the coffee.

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    1. Thanks Nise. They are the perfect combination!

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  5. I love the illustration around the text! That's one of the classics I've never taken on. I hope you enjoy the stories and your coffee!

    My First Book

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    1. I'm really excited to read them. One of my favorite books as a girl was a novel about Scheherazade and her sister (although I can't remember what it was called now!).

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  6. I haven't read The Arabian Nights since I was a child. I love the look of your copy too. Happy 2014

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    1. I'm really looking forward to it! I know some of the tales, but I don't think I've ever read the whole book.

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  7. What a nice choice for a first read!

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  8. What a beautiful first read! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks! Happy New Year to you too!

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  9. Happy Reading in 2014. Mmmm...that cuppa looks mighty yummy. Enjoy your Arabian Nights.

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    1. Happy reading to you too! The morning doesn't really start until there is coffee, right?? :)

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  10. Hope you enjoy your first read!

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

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  11. Hope you are enjoying your book (and your coffee)! I'm a tea drinker myself and with this cold weather we're having, I've been drinking tea non-stop!

    Anyway, Happy New Year! And good luck with the upcoming snow storm!
    My First Book of the Year

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    1. I tend to be a coffee drinker unless I am not feeling well and then I go between tea and coffee! There is nothing like a cup of tea with honey to make a sore throat feel better.

      Happy New Year! I hope you are staying warm in this crazy snow storm!

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  12. ENJOY!!!

    Hope your book is good.

    Stop by my blog any time from January 2 to January 11 for an international giveaway of Jubilee's Journey.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My First Book of The Year

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. There is something wonderful about really losing yourself in a big book on a snowy day, isn't there?

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  13. This looks like a great read to start 2014 with! I also see that you are reading Hild and I have my copy ready to go. I've been waiting to start it but am excited about reading that one too. :)

    Here is my first read for 2014:
    http://spiritofchildrensliterature.com/2014/01/01/first-book-of-the-year-2014/

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    1. Hild is great. It's a big book though!!

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  14. Happy New Year to you and your family, Lindsey! Hope your year is filled with lots of joy and happiness and lots of books and beautiful reading moments!

    So wonderful to know that you are starting your reading year with the 'Arabian Nights'. Happy reading! Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. The edition you are reading looks very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Vishy! What wonderful wishes for the New Year! :)

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  15. A hot drink is a must when delving in to a new book - tea is my preferred choice though. Enjoy your book Lindsey - it looks beautiful!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. Thanks Jade! I hope you are bundled up with a book and some tea today! :)

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  16. Love the look of that one! Happy New Year!

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