09-07-2007 01:52 PM
It does sound like a great idea though and I will certainly try with the next selection.
09-07-2007 02:17 PM
09-07-2007 04:05 PM
09-07-2007 05:54 PM
I've never participated in a book discussion group before, and I'm so excited about this! I'm looking forward to great exchanges about an interesting book. I hope I got in....
Considering you posted at 4 pm, probably not. I suspect that many of you just signed up for B&N book clubs but didn't make it to the exclusive club of this group. As I understand it, this club will be closed to all except those with advanced copies of the book. So if you want to participate in a book club I suggest you look through the book club listing for one to to join.
09-07-2007 05:56 PM
Really looking forward to Lauren's book. Now I'm off to brag to the Paranormals that I maybe, might, really, really, hope I am getting ARC. TTFN.
09-07-2007 07:45 PM
I am new to the book club. I am an avid reader and especially like fantasy/sci-fi. Look forward to being a member of the First Look Club.
09-08-2007 12:46 AM
It's very nice to meet you. Welcome to this board!
My name is Kathy S., and I'm from Southern Calif. I live in a relatively rural area about 2 hrs. south-east of LA.
I've been around the B and N boards for a few years, and it's exciting to see all of the returnees from the old BNU....and seeing, also, so many brand-new participants coming aboard.
It should be a fun experience for all of us, having a first read of Lauren's first novel. I can't wait to get my hands on it, and get started!
See you all soon.
Hi everyone and welcome to the First Look Book Club!
I'm Karen and I will be your moderator for this discussion of Lauren Groff's The Monsters of Templeton. As a lifelong bookworm, I find there's nothing more thrilling than discovering a great new voice -- whether it's a classic author who is simply new to me, or a debut author, as in this case -- so I am looking forward to some great virtual conversations as we delve into this novel together.
Once we get going, I'll be posting some topics for discussion but feel free to chime in with your own questions and thoughts about the book along the way. In the meantime, please reply to this post and let other readers know you're on board.
I look forward to hearing from you all!
Message Edited by Kevin on 09-07-2007 06:26 AM
09-09-2007 10:44 AM
I am Laurie from Canada and I can't wait to get started! I have rec'd books from other "first look" programs but never one where there is facilitated discussion. This is a great idea! I am really glad that the author is participating, and can't wait to hear more from her.
Cheers and happy reading!
09-10-2007 09:19 AM
09-10-2007 12:12 PM - edited 09-11-2007 11:43 AM
To flyjo, who was asking when the books would arrive, the mailing goes out the week of Sept. 17, so it won't be long before we can all dig into the book. I'm so pleased that everyone is as excited as I am!
Message Edited by KxBurns on 09-11-2007 11:43 AM
09-10-2007 12:18 PM
Another newbie here! I'm excited about the chance to be a part of this reading group. I was just mentioning the other day that I'd love to be in a book club, except for the time factor. This is pretty much the best of both worlds -- thanks, B&N!
I know what you mean - the time committment for traditional book clubs can be intimidating. That's one of the things that is so wonderful about our online book clubs; you really can fit your participation around your schedule.
But I suspect that with this terrific book and author, you'll be checking in here quite often!
Glad to have you ~
09-10-2007 12:29 PM - edited 09-11-2007 11:44 AM
I've never heard of anything like this! I just received an e-mail about it, and thought this sounds neat! I hope I'm admitted...What exactly are we expected to do?
Hi there cegnatuk,
If you sent in your email requesting an ARC, you should hear back soon whether or not you'll be receiving a copy. The response was just tremendous, so those of you who don't get one this time around should check back in the future for information about our next First Look Book Club.
If you are receiving a copy of the book, you can look for it to arrive soon after the week of September 17th. Discussion will begin on these boards on October 1st. All you need to do to participate is read the book and check in to see what we're discussing and share with the rest of the group your thoughts as you read.
In the meantime, we'll be here getting to know each other!
Message Edited by KxBurns on 09-11-2007 11:44 AM
09-10-2007 12:54 PM
This sounds very exciting and the book looks interesting. How do we sign up for the free book? Jo
I hope you got your email request in last week -- unfortunately our enrollment period is now closed, due to the extraordinary response we received. But please see the Fantastic Response thread to find out how to be notified about future First Look opportunities. And thanks so much for your interest! If you're not going to be joining us for our discussion of The Monsters of Templeton, we hope to hear from you in another of our many book clubs!
09-10-2007 01:02 PM
I have taken advantage of BNU in the past and miss the chance for further education, but this program will help greatly. Thanks B & N!
I see many former BNU participants here. Sewdrapes, Meghan, Carriele, beyoutfullu and all the others - thanks for giving First Look a try! We're delighted to have you and I believe you'll find the First Look experience just as rewarding as BNU!
09-10-2007 01:05 PM
This looks so exciting! I was a part of a book club earlier this year and am excited, once again, to be a part of the action! New authors always excite me, and give me a general idea of how to further my own writing! Hopefully one day I'll be the author featured on one of these First Look clubs!
Welcome, Ashley. It's great to have a budding author here and I bet you'll have an interesting perspective for us as we read. Any other writers among us?
09-10-2007 01:13 PM
I've really missed the old BNU---maybe this will fill the void. I'm looking forward to great discussions.
I probably missed it in the announcement--does anyone know when the actual discussion is scheduled to begin?
Our discussion of the book will officially begin on October 1st, but check back here in the meantime as we continue our introductions and informal chat. It looks like you're part of a whole BNU alumni contingent on the board!
09-10-2007 01:21 PM
09-10-2007 01:48 PM