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Everyman
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Re: Question about when you all plan to read this book

reddoglady wrote: ... the print is a little small for my taste

I agree. I intend to mention this to the publisher when they come on -- I hope for the sake of older readers that they will be adjusting this in the final edition.
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Eckwell
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Re: Welcomes and Introductions

Hello everyone.  I am an avid reader from the Cleveland, OH area.  Reading is my favorite avocation and I am delighted to have received the new ARC.  I enjoyed the discussion of the Sister, although the book was not a favorite of mine.  I am anticipating beginning Songs for the Missing soon. 
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Hi, Margie here in Beautiful central Oregon. This is my first time being in the First Look Book club, and I'm really enjoying the book so far.
Margie in Beautiful Central Oregon
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Rosei
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I got my book already!! Thanks :smileyhappy:
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Hi Everyone! My name is Sue and I have been on B&N since it was Barnes and Noble University. This is my first "First Look" book though and I am looking forward to it.
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I thought I was the only one who finished the book!  I received the book on Thursday and read two chapters on Friday.  I intended to read one more chapter on Saturday and got sucked in to the story - - stayed up 'til 2 in the morning and finished the book.  As a few of you already mentioned, I also thought the print was too small.  Since the Advanced Copy is just a proof, I am assuming they made the print small to save on paper.  The final copy for sale will probably be larger print, especially since it will be in hardcover.


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I'm afraid to start, because I can tell from the comments that I won't be able to stop. 
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Hey, I'm Peggy from rural Alabama.

Got my copy last week. Read it over the weekend. My first book from First Look and my first book club. Never read any of O'Nan's other works. Now of course I have to go to the library and see what else they have from him.

I really enjoy the intro letter from the author and it gave me a little insight into the way the book was written.

Good book. Hope discussing it will be as much fun.
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va-BBoomer wrote:
Hi, I'm Virginia, and I have received the confirmation for this book; this is my second First Read. I hope I can come in on schedule; got a bad stomach bug and was sick the entire first week of The Sister, so that has put me way behind and unable to post. I am also doing History Club with John Adams and Teapot Dome Scandal - both very interesting.
Have talked to several of you - I am a born and bred New Englander - MA, with family tree in ME - and been in NY 20 1/2 years - working in Manhattan and living in Yonkers.
Glad to be here: can't wait to get the book. This is my first O'Nan.






Virginia, What is the History Club? Just don't want to miss any good reading! LOL Peggy
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got my book on Wednesday... started on Friday night and in between work and just not wanting to stop i finished it yesterday.  i will be going to the library to take out more of his books.  it was depressing, hopeful, wonderful and inspiring.  Loved it.
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Got my book today! Can't wait to hear what everybody thinks about it. Happy reading!
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Hi!
I'm Mad and I received my book last week as well.  I've been reading it slowly and making some notes as I go along.  I live in NC but I'm originally from NY.  Books have been my life companions and I can't go to sleep without reading in bed for at least an hour. 
To appease my parents I majored in Accounting all those years ago so that I would have definite employment.  :smileywink:  But if I had to do it again I would major in literature.
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Hello to everyone.  I am new to the book club, and recieved my  arc the other day. I have to admit, i went ahead and started it, but couldn`t put it down. I have read the entire book and the only negative words i have for it is that Im sad its over. The story was touching, well written, and just beautiful. As a mother of two young girls, this story caught me in its grip, I cried . I enjoyed it very much . I cant wait to discuss it with everyone else. Have a great day everyone.
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Hello,
 
I just received the book today. This is my first time with the first look series. I am in Northeast Ohio.I look forward to the book and the discussion.
 
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Hi, Vicky!
 
I grew up in northeast Ohio!  Whereabouts are you?  I was in South Euclid, Lyndhurst.
 
Did you know that our First Look book takes place in northeast Ohio?  How fun!
 
Linda
 
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Hey Linda and Vicky, there seems to be a few of us northeast Ohioans here.  It's been pretty interesting for me to read Songs with Cleveland, Toledo and Erie tossed out every so often.  So far, I'm really captured by this book hope you are too.

Linda10 wrote:
Hi, Vicky!
 
I grew up in northeast Ohio!  Whereabouts are you?  I was in South Euclid, Lyndhurst.
 
Did you know that our First Look book takes place in northeast Ohio?  How fun!
 
Linda
 



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Hi All,
 
Songs for the Missing will be my first First Look book.  I've read the majority of it and it is excellent!  Can't wait to see what we chat about.
 
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I live in nc also -- just north of raleigh in franklinton -- 
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I'm in Eastern NC! 
 
I just finished the book last night and am eager to hear everyone's take. 
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hello everyone...i live in richmond, virginia, and stewart o'nan has been on my reading list for a LONG time. i rec'd SONGS last week, and started it last night.  already it's clear what a wonderful writer he is.  i'm looking forward to diving in over the long holiday weekend. 
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