January 2…. how are we doing so far into this New Year? I have been fairly busy with 2 small after Christmas gatherings with friends, a movie with my hubby, and yesterday – working on the First Book Of The Year tradition. Let me just say out loud.. wow. I am so glad I continued First Book this year for many reasons, yet the response was still so overwhelmingly positive that it made me so proud to be a part of this amazing community.
For today’s Saturday snapshot I am going to post all the pictures that came in from readers around the world sharing their first books into this new year. Even if you looked at yesterday’s post, more than likely you did not see all the pictures as more kept coming in throughout the day and evening. SO AWESOME. But first I have to show you what Kathryn at Book Date did… she went a step further with her first book and blew me away.
Right? Holy smokes! When I seen her post yesterday I could not believe it! Look at little First Book Of The Year become a video! Another couple of pictures I need to honorably mention for creativity when sending in their picture. No, no one had to be creative, but I was amazed to see the fun efforts:
And so with no further delay…. here are the First Books Of 2016. If you look at my original post from yesterday in the comments people shared where they were reading from and it was exciting to see the readers all over the world. Seriously…. wow.
Thank you so much to everyone who participated. This was a far larger response than 2014’s and it meant a lot to me to see you all join in as spotty as my attendance has been here over the past 8 1/2 months. Thank you friends and fellow book lovers. It is hard for me to explain this, but your participation in this made this entry into New Years a little easier.
I am adding this to Saturday Snapshot because…. it is awesome.