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Introduce Yourself

Reply to this message to introduce yourself to the group, and to share your first impressions of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
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Ohhh my first post, first B&N bookclub and for one of my favorite authors! Very cool.

Hi, I'm Crystal. Looking forward to what everyone is going to have to say. I think I've read this book 3 or 4 times since I first found it as a teenager. Of course, at that time it was just a "funny" book, and I wasn't particularly interested in thinking about the social issues addressed. I should probably read it again now with a different frame of mind.
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Great Book!!

A Mark Twain favourite!

Adventurous, deceptive, ingenuous, philosophical.
We get a taste of history with some added modern creativity.

Great!

Looking forward to the discussion!


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I'm Laurel, and I'll be reading Twain's delightful spoof while preparing to read Tennyson's Idylls of the King, another take on Mallory, with the Epics, Etc. board in December.
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I have not read the book, BUT i have watched of course the Bing Crosby movie and several other releases down the road & of course how many TV shows work on this same theme/concept? I seem to remember the "Prime Directive" from Star Trek fame is built on the premise of changing time/events/cultures...?
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Hello All. My name is Albert. It has been a very long time since I have read a book for pleasure. I know sad, but true. But with changing of careers, going back to school, 2 kids and one due in November... there just hasn't been time! I can't think of a better writer to get started reading, thinking, having fun with than Twain.

Can't wait to discuss book with everyone.
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Welcome, lost! I look forward to hearing your comments on the book. Since you've reread it several times, I'm sure you'll have a lot to share--and welcome to the BN.com Book Clubs!

~ConnieK



lostinagoodbook wrote:
Ohhh my first post, first B&N bookclub and for one of my favorite authors! Very cool.

Hi, I'm Crystal. Looking forward to what everyone is going to have to say. I think I've read this book 3 or 4 times since I first found it as a teenager. Of course, at that time it was just a "funny" book, and I wasn't particularly interested in thinking about the social issues addressed. I should probably read it again now with a different frame of mind.



Message Edited by ConnieK on 10-26-2007 03:04 PM
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Welcome, thinker--love your screen name! I hope you enjoy the discussion.

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thinker wrote:
Great Book!!

A Mark Twain favourite!

Adventurous, deceptive, ingenuous, philosophical.
We get a taste of history with some added modern creativity.

Great!

Looking forward to the discussion!


Thinker


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Welcome, Laurel! A spoof indeed--glad to have you aboard amid all of your other book club participation!

~ConnieK



Laurel wrote:
I'm Laurel, and I'll be reading Twain's delightful spoof while preparing to read Tennyson's Idylls of the King, another take on Mallory, with the Epics, Etc. board in December.


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Welcome, jastoy! We'll count on you to give us news of the various cinematic interpretations of the novel. It's not a long or bad read, either--give it a try!

~ConnieK



jastoy wrote:
I have not read the book, BUT i have watched of course the Bing Crosby movie and several other releases down the road & of course how many TV shows work on this same theme/concept? I seem to remember the "Prime Directive" from Star Trek fame is built on the premise of changing time/events/cultures...?


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Welcome, Albert! You've come to the right place. The book clubs help readers just like yourself get back hooked on books. I hope you'll post early and often!

~ConnieK



Albert_C wrote:
Hello All. My name is Albert. It has been a very long time since I have read a book for pleasure. I know sad, but true. But with changing of careers, going back to school, 2 kids and one due in November... there just hasn't been time! I can't think of a better writer to get started reading, thinking, having fun with than Twain.

Can't wait to discuss book with everyone.


~ConnieAnnKirk




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Hi Connie! I was in your Emily Dickinson class several times and am glad to see you here as a moderator again. I've always wanted to read this book, so it's ordered, and I hope to join in soon.

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Welcome, KristyR! Glad to "see" you. As you know, this is not a class like the Dickinson venue was, but this book is great fun--I hope you enjoy it!

~ConnieK



KristyR wrote:
Hi Connie! I was in your Emily Dickinson class several times and am glad to see you here as a moderator again. I've always wanted to read this book, so it's ordered, and I hope to join in soon.

Kristy


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