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Stephanie
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Welcome from your Moderator

Hello Everyone,

I'm so pleased to be your moderator for Debbie Macomber's Back on Blossom Street. I've been a fan for many years, but some how the Blossom Street series escaped me, and this is the first I've read. I'm already planning my trip to the local B&N to pick up the first two.

I know you'll all enjoy either revisiting or meeting anew the many wonderful characters in this novel. Some are wildly different from each other, but all are warm personalities, reminiscent of the people we all encounter when we visit our favorite shops in our own towns. The community Debbie has created is palpable and feels just like home.

Happy Reading!
Stephanie
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birdlady
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hi Stephanie,
I just joined this group. I've never done anything like this before -- so what do I do? Do I get emails from you or B&N when someone is talking with Debbie? Should I try to make sure I'm around my computer at a certain time each day? Sorry for such "dumb" questions but I don't want to get anybody mad at me.................. Mari (birdlady)
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Stephanie
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Mari,

You can have email notifications sent to you (careful how you set that up, you might get inundated with emails!) or you can sign onto the site and click on the group (you can bookmark the group from the "board options" tab at the main page of the group) any time you want to. The new messages will display in bold text.

For email notifications you'll see that there are check boxes at the bottom of your "reply" box, below the Submit Post button in the gray area.

Don't worry about asking questions, it's much better to get it figured out early so that you can just read and post messages and have fun!

Hope this helps, let me know if anything I said isn't clear.
Stephanie
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Reenie5
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hi Stephanie,
It was nice to read your post and it's nice to meet you!....Looking forward to getting off work tomorrow and signing into the discussion! Thanks for offering all of your help and support...I know everyone appreciates it.

Maureen
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Stephanie
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Maureen,

Glad you've joined this group, I have a feeling it's going to be a fun month! What a great crowd here already. I'm looking forward to it.

(Maybe you should just take the month off from work so you can hang out here in your jammies and read and talk about books!) :smileywink:
Stephanie
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bren_r
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hi Stephanie, its nice to meet you. Im Bren from Long Island, I've been in just one other book club. Debbie's SG from last year, and I enjoyed it very much. I've read a number of Debbie's books, and Im totally hooked! I am looking foward to getting to know everyone in the club.
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Stephanie
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hi Bren,

Nice to meet you, too - glad you're here! Debbie's books are like comfort food to me, my only problem is I read them much too fast. :smileyhappy:
Stephanie
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kiakar
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator



Stephanie wrote:
Maureen,

Glad you've joined this group, I have a feeling it's going to be a fun month! What a great crowd here already. I'm looking forward to it.

(Maybe you should just take the month off from work so you can hang out here in your jammies and read and talk about books!) :smileywink:





Hi Steph: So glad you are here. You have missed alot, you have to go back and read the first of Blossom Street books. They are really the most delicious read I know of.
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Stephanie
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hi Linda,

Terrific to have you here. Debbie did a great job filling in the gaps so that I think I have an idea of the first two books, but that only made me want to read them more!
Stephanie
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sgivens161
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hi Stephanie:

This is my first time joining a book club and I'm a little fuzzy on where to post and what to do? My name is also Stephanie and I can go by Steph, in case we get mistaken as online twins :smileyhappy:)). Anyway, I look forward to getting started on this book series. I'll have to start with the first and do my best to catch up.

Steph
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Stephanie
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Steph,

You only have to read the whole series if you want to - it's not necessary for this discussion.

As to where and how to post- basically, it's like a bulletin board, people come along, read what's posted, then reply as they choose, whenever they want. It's not a live discussion, so if you're a night owl, you can join in your pajamas with your cup of tea (or whatever :smileyhappy: ) and it will all be here waiting for you when you arrive.

You have such a lovely name! Going by Steph would work, that way you won't be blamed for my thoughts. :smileywink:

And to Everyone: I think it is really so nice to be able to call each other by name instead of a screen nickname- if you like, you can add your name as a signature to your posts without having to type it every time. You'll find the option for that in your profile under Signature.
Stephanie
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DutchMoeder
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hey there,

I have a quick question. I know that the threads started all seem to revolve around the book. Could I start a fresh thread for 'Show off what you've knitted?' I just want to make sure that starting a new thread isn't reserved solely for book posts.

Thanks!

Amanda
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"If more people knitted and crocheted, the world would see fewer wars and a whole lot less road rage."
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Stephanie
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Amanda,

No, that's a great idea! I would love to see what you all have knitted and I think everyone else would, too. And if I can find it packed away here in Florida, I'll even dig out the sweater that I crocheted for my daughter when she was five.
Stephanie
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grannywoman
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator


birdlady wrote:
Hi Stephanie,
I just joined this group. I've never done anything like this before -- so what do I do? Do I get emails from you or B&N when someone is talking with Debbie? Should I try to make sure I'm around my computer at a certain time each day? Sorry for such "dumb" questions but I don't want to get anybody mad at me.................. Mari (birdlady)


I have a question for Debbie. First off LOVE the Cove Road series. Cant seem to wait until September. Will there be more after this #7 one? Will you write more about the Blossom Street Characters? Will you be in the Atlanta area again this year for the Ficton Romance Writers Symposium (or whatever its called)? I tried to get over there last year to meet you but was sick and I couldnt go.
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LexiV
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Re: Welcome from your Moderator

Hi,
I'm also new to this genre. Haven't had any updates since my first welcome email from the Moderator. Also would like to know if I should just join in at a particular time or if there's some type of notification when there's an online discussion?

Regards,
LexiV
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