Monday, 1 January 2018

READING RECORD | First Book of the Year (2018)


As the new year begins, I'm delving into a much anticipated read of mine - Dark Pines by Will Dean

I always put great thought into the book that I'll see the new year in with as I think it sets the tone for the reading year that is to come... Typically I wait until the 1st of January to start the book, however with this title I have started reading a day earlier as I do hope to review it within the week.

Do you start the new year on a clean slate with books or do you bring books with bookmarks in into the new year?

Either way, with whichever book you're starting 2018 with, I wish you the happiest of new years - reading & otherwise!

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  1. I sort of do both... I can have a fresh slate for my “main” book (and I don’t know what my first will be yet!) but I also am 2/3 through an audiobook and halfway through a short story collection. Enjoy this one and Happy New Year Jade!

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    1. Ooo... I do wonder what you'll pick as your first book of the year!

      Thank you, Christine - a happy new year to you & your family.

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  2. I definitely bring books with bookmarks. At a certain point, I cut off my reading for a year and start reading books up to the last page. These I bring with me into the new year. That way I start out strong.

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/12/play-my-word-for-2018.html

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    1. Cutting your reading off at a certain point is a great plan for those who read multiple books at a time.

      I hope you have a great reading year in 2018!

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  3. I’m starting new books today! I hope you love Dark Pines. I haven’t read it, but the synopsis sounds amazing.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. I tried to start the year with a clean slate. It was really tough the last couple of days not starting anything new. I do have a few books I may finish up this year, though. I hope Dark Pines is a great read!

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    1. I had the opposite problem to you - trying to finish my book before the end of the year!

      Happy reading in 2018!

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  5. Great choice. I like to start the year with a clean slate. Opted to catch up on my New Yorker reading over the weekend and start my First Book today. Happy New Year!

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    1. Starting the new year with a new book is such a joy - one of those simple life pleasures.

      A happy new year to you & happy reading!

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  6. Happy New Year Jade. I give lots of thought also but I couldn't decide this year and went with a Christmas present which is a story told in poems, a simple pleasure of mine.

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    1. Many thanks, Marce - and to you. I hope you enjoy your first book of the year!

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  7. This sounds so good and a seriously spooky first book! Can't wait to see your thoughts!

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    1. I actually managed to finish Dark Pines the same day... I did start the day 40% of the way through though! I really enjoyed it - a solid start to the reading year - and my review will be up in the next few days.

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  8. I usually pick my "first book of the year" to start on January 1st, even if I'm finishing up another one. This year, though, we were travelling over the holiday. I ended up starting it December 30, but only getting a few pages in before the new year started.

    I'm glad you started the year with one you were really looking forward to. That's the best way to do it!

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    1. Thanks Julie - I hope you've been enjoying your first book of the year!

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  9. I prefer to start the New Year with a fresh book but typically have one lingering that I wasn't able to finish up because of holiday plans. Your first read sounds like a good one!

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    1. A fresh book is a great start to the new year - I hope your first read proved to be a good one!

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