Friday, January 1, 2016

First Book of the Year: 2016

1st a


Sheila at Book Journey sponsors this bookish event. She asks us to compose posts of what we are reading to go live on January 1st.  You do not need to be done with the book on January 1st, just reading it on January 1st and yes, you can start on the 31st and be reading into the New Year. She will link all our posts on her site so others can visit and cheer us on!

Here's my plan to start the New Year--



I will start off with a vintage science fiction novel: The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel (1901). This will help me kick off my 2016 Challenge Year by fulfilling slots for several challenges.

24 comments:

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

A fun choice! I do hope you like it - would love to see a review :)

Katherine P said...

I haven't read much vintage sci-fi though I do read more than my share of vintage mysteries. What a perfect book to start off with! I love that it's helping with several challenges.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I don't usually read Sci-Fi, but I love the title of this one. Enjoy! Here is my FIRST BOOK OF 2016 POST

Laura Fabiani said...

I'm an eclectic reader too! It's fun to explore different genres. I hope you love The Purple Cloud. Happy reading!

Laura @ Library of Clean Reads

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I thought I'd read every single vintage science fiction book! But, no!

Can't wait to hear your thoughts about this book....

Great start for the year.

http://readerbuzz.blogspot.com

Bev Hankins said...

Deb: I had never heard of Shiel before I found this in the vintage section of Half Price books.

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine said...

Sounds like you're off to a good start. Yay for checking off challenge spots already! Happy New Year!

Gigi Ann said...

I'm glad you are enjoying your vintage book. I have a shelf full of vintage books, I always forget about them, Since I'm not joining any challenges this year, I need to make myself a challenge this year to read a few of my vintage books. Happy Reading 2016 Year.

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I hope you love it and the rest of the books you read in 2016.
Happy New Year!

Stefanie said...

Hau'oli Makahiki Hou. That sounds intersting, a vintage sci-fi book. I hope it's a great read for you.

Elizabeth said...

Vintage sounds good. ENJOY!!

Good luck with your challenges.

Happy Reading in 2016!!

Elizabeth
Silver’s Reviews
My First Book Of The Year

Pat @ Posting For Now said...

Enjoy your book and have a very Happy New Year!

Marce said...

You always find great vintage books. Happy New Year Bev

Melinda Ott said...

Vintage is a GREAT way to start the new year!

Kathryn T said...

Happy New Year and love your photo. Vintage sci-fi, sounds like a good thing to read and so hope you love it.

Reading With Jade said...

I haven't heard this book - but I hope you enjoy it, an oldie but a goodie! It's great that it goes towards some of your reading challenges for the year too.

Reading With Jade

Captivated Reader said...

Enjoy reading your 1st book of the year!! Happy reading to you in 2016!!

Debbie said...

Love some of those vintage sci-fi books! Happy 2016 Reading to you!

Diana @ Book of Secrets said...

Enjoy your first read of 2016 -- intriguing choice! Happy New Year!

stacybuckeye.com said...

I love vintage mysteries and sci-fi books! Happy reading!

Colleen Turner said...

I haven't heard of this book before, but I hope you love it! Happy New Year!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Happy New Year Bev! I hope u enjoy your first book of 2016. So much fun seeing everyones picks and pics. LOL

Nise' said...

I've so enjoyed seeing everyone with their books! Happy New Year.

Leslie (Under My Apple Tree) said...

Ooh, a vintage science fiction book I haven't heard of, and I've read many of them. Great choice.