Here we go – year 7. I am THRILLED to continue this tradition, even when I don’t stay as well connected as I once did on this space. Thank you to those who have messaged me to ask if I will be doing it again.
The answer is…
Of course we are doing it.
My life has changed quite a bit. Now working as a Full-Time Event/Promotions coordinator, and involved in a few non-profits, I don’t have the reading time or writing time that I used to. I do write a bit at I Guess I Am Doing This (also a work in process… but I am not giving up.)
So what is First Book? First Book to me, is that first book you plan on reading for the New Year. It can be a long-coveted read you have not had time for, a guilty pleasure read like a re-read of a favorite… really it can be anything – it is, after all, YOUR First Book.
Make it AWESOME.
Then, once you have picked what it will be, email/ Facebook message me a picture of you with the book (send it to email@example.com). This adds to the excitement of the First Book. You have between now and December 31st to send in your choice. On January 1st I will post all the pics in a collage format of all of you around the world that are doing First Book. I do hope you will join me – friends, family, fellow book lovers, a friend of a friend of a friend… this event each year and your willingness to do this with me makes my heart smile. 🙂
Here is some (yes some) of what came in last year:
Remember – this should be the first book you plan to be reading into the New Year. Yes, you can start it New Year’s Eve. :p You can send the picture (firstname.lastname@example.org) anytime between now and December 31st so I can prep the collage. Thanks, everyone… having this project to work on makes the New Year fun.