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Happy New Year! First Book of the Year 2015

Happy New Year!! I hope you had a great time celebrating the end of 2014 and the start of 2015. I'm participating in the First Book of the Year 2015 with Sheila at Book Journey. Here I am with my first book of the new year: The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir.



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  1. This one is on my reading list! I hope you enjoy it. :-)

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    1. I did enjoy it. I hope you get to it soon!

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  2. I really enjoyed The Martian, Julie. I hope you'll do too. It's got some more technical bits that I thought were a bit too detailed, but overall it was a great premise. Enjoy!

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    1. The technical details were a bit much, but I loved the book.

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  3. I think I'm going to read this one just based on how many good thing I've heard. Hope you like it- and happy New Year!

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    1. You should definitely try it out! Happy New Year!

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  4. Great photo! I've heard this is a great read too!

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  5. Fun! I need to add this to my reading list.

    I read my first book of the year yesterday - Casual Vacancy.

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    1. Great choice! I hope you liked it.

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  6. I bought this from Audible a few weeks ago. Hope we both love it! Happy New Year :-)

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