Wednesday, January 01, 2014

The First Book of the Year 2014


Each year, Sheila over at Book Journey makes a big deal over what the first book she'll read will be for the new year and this year she's asked us to join her. 

For my first book of the year, I decided to go with a book I've been wanting to read for a while - and one that's been sitting on my shelf for some time as well. And with Season 4 starting in just a few days here in the US - I thought the timing would be perfect...so without further ado - my book is: While We Where Watching Downton Abbey by Wendy Wax. 

I've heard such great things about this book and have read quite a few of Wendy's other books, so I know I'm in for a treat with this book. Plus, being a huge Downton Abbey fan - I think this will be the perfect book to tide me over until Sunday when Season 4 premieres...


So, what's your first book of 2014 going to be?


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  1. Sounds like an ideal book! I haven't watched ANY Downtown Abbey but I'm getting more and more curious... I probably should just try it (starting with the first series, of course).

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    1. I admit I only jumped on the bandwagon last year - watched all 3 seasons at one time...but I absolutely love it!!!

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  2. I really liked this one. It does have spoilers for the first two seasons of the show but I think by now most people who are interested would have watched those.

    I hope you enjoy the book! My first book of the year will either be Me Before You by Jojo Moyes or The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley.

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    1. I watched all 3 seasons last year and then re-watched season 3 just recently when PBS rebroadcast them.

      I loved The Promise of Stardust - really good, but a bit sad at times. I haven't read Me Before You yet, but hear it's also very good - have it on my list to read in 2014!

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  3. Nice photo...I haven't watched the show. ENJOY your book.

    Happy New Year!!!

    In answer to your question you asked on my blog, yes...Tess is a Laura Lippman character. Lippman's books are very good...this one is a bit confusing, though.

    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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  4. I hope you enjoy it. I'll be interested in your thoughts. I've never read her, but I love Downton Abbey. I hope you enjoy your first read of the year. :)

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  5. I listened to the audio of this one and really liked it. I'm a huge Downton Abbey fan and can't wait for Sunday!!

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  6. I've seen lots about this book but as I haven't watched Downtown Abbey....

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  7. It sounds like the perfect book at the perfect time! :-) Happy reading.

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  8. Funny! We watched several episodes of DA last night (until we couldn't stay awake any more!)

    Here's mine.

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  9. Awesome choice! I loved that book, and you will soon be swept away in the story and the characters. Enjoy! And thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. Looking forward to Season 4 of DA too. I have yet to get to this book. Happy New Year.

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  11. I've been looking at that book! I started watching Downton back when the first season premiered in England but then quickly fell behind everyone else when it premiered in North America. Happy New Year!

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  12. I've never seen Downton Abbey and am not sure I get the appeal. The book sounds good though. Happy New Year and happy reading!

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  13. I listened to this one and really liked it. Happy New Year!

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  14. I LOVE Downton Abbey! I've never heard of this book but it will definitely be going on my wishlist! Thanks so much for the heads up.

    Here's my post:

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

    Colletta

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  15. I've seen this book floating around the blogospere lately. I love Downton Abbey also, and I'm looking forward to season 4 also. I read a book in 2013 about Downton Abbey and some of the performers on the show. Happy Reading in 2014.

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  16. I Loooooove Downton Abbey but haven't read any of the books. Have a fabulous 2014! :D


    The Brunette Librarian's 1st book of 2014

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  17. I haven't watched any of the series before, but at least I have heard of it, lol. Enjoy when the season starts and the book.

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  18. What a great choice! I can't wait for Season 4. Enjoy.

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  19. I haven't watched Downton Abbey, but hope you enjoy your book.

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  20. As a Downton Abbey fan, this book looks great! Enjoy!

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  21. Kristin
    Delighted to know this is your first book for the year. I enjoyed it, and just about finished watching season 4, have about 3 to go, was on during school term so I just recorded. Trouble is I keep ignoring TV to read!
    Happy New Year.

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  22. I'll have to put this on my to be read shelf. I can't wait for Downton Abbey this Sunday. I also just started with it last year. I watched all 3 seasons back to back. My first book of 2014 will be The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead. I have about 100 pages left to go in it.

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  23. This has been a show that I have been wanting to watch! Enjoy the book, and happy new year!

    I'd love for you to check out my First Read of 2014!

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  24. Need to get back in to watching this series! Hope you enjoy your first read.

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

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  25. I can see why you are drawn to this book. I like it when several characters meet due to a common interest.

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  26. I never saw the show but I've wanted to read this book for a long time. Enjoy!

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  27. I've heard about this one, but since I haven't managed to get into Downton Abbey yet I haven't picked it up. Hope you like it!

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  28. Great choice, I love Downton, just finished watching season 4 and I'm hanging out for the Christmas special. While We Were Watching Downton Abbey is on my must read list for 2014, hope you enjoy it!

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  29. I love Downton Abbey and have heard great things about this book - I hope to read it myself at some point. Enjoy your first book of the year!
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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  30. Mine was Kathy Reichs short! I didn't start a book yesterday :)

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