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News, Schedules & Updates

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Welcome to our third First Look Book Club!

We're thrilled to announce that our March discussion will feature The Sister, a haunting and compelling first novel by Poppy Adams that doesn't hit store shelves until May. Participants in the First Look Book Club will receive a free advance reading copy of The Sister, plus the exclusive opportunity to discuss the book with the author and other readers.

If you have not enrolled, go to this thread for all the details. Quantities are limited, so sign up today.

When you receive your enrollment confirmation by PM, go to Karen’s Welcome thread and be sure to introduce yourself to your fellow readers and First Look readers.

The ARCs will be mailed the week of February 18, but for those of you who can’t wait to get the book, you can find an excerpt here.

From our earlier discussions, we heard what you had to say about laying out a reading schedule. Karen will post one below so you can know what to expect. Be sure to check this thread often to stay up-to-date on news about this club.

We’re thrilled to share this book with you and hope you enjoy the discussion!

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Discussion Schedule

Threads for Chapters 1 through 5 will be posted March 3rd.

Threads for Chapters 6 through 9 go up on March 5th.

Chapters 10 through 13 will follow on March 7th.

Threads for Chapters 14 through 17 will be posted on March 9th.

*The editor of The Sister will be joining us from March 10th to the 14th.

Threads for Chapters 18 through 20 will be posted on 3/11.

Chapters 21 and 22 will follow on March 13th.

Threads for Chapters 23 and 24 will be posted on March 15th.

**Poppy Adams joins us to discuss The Sister beginning on March 17!
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Re: News, Schedules & Updates

Thanks for your enthusiasm for the First Look Book Club!

Enrollment for The Sister is now closed.

If you have submitted your registration, please check your PM for your confirmation –- and then be sure to come back to introduce yourselves. Your books will be mailed later this month, we’ll be sure to alert you when they begin to ship.

In the meanwhile, there are many other great book discussions happening in our book clubs. Look around, you're sure to find one you'll love.


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Re: News, Schedules & Updates

A little bit of news this morning.

The books have started to ship. Domestic packages are going UPS ground, while those going to a po box will go USPS, and international packages will go UPS worldwide express.

Expect to receive your books next week or by the start of the following week. And feel free to PM me if you have any questions.

Thanks!
Maria


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Re: News, Schedules & Updates

Now that the books are being delivered, we will lock the board on Monday.

It'll operate a little differently from previous First Look Book Clubs. The board will be visible to everyone, however, only those who are enrolled will be able to post in the discussion board -- just be sure you are signed in. Feel free to PM me if you have any trouble with it.

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Re: Discussion Schedule

Just a reminder to those who are getting their books right now, the book club begins on March 3rd, see Karen's discussion schedule below...thanks!



KxBurns wrote:
Threads for Chapters 1 through 5 will be posted March 3rd.

Threads for Chapters 6 through 9 go up on March 5th.

Chapters 10 through 13 will follow on March 7th.

Threads for Chapters 14 through 17 will be posted on March 9th.

*The editor of The Sister will be joining us from March 10th to the 14th.

Threads for Chapters 18 through 20 will be posted on 3/11.

Chapters 21 and 22 will follow on March 13th.

Threads for Chapters 23 and 24 will be posted on March 15th.

**Poppy Adams joins us to discuss The Sister beginning on March 17!



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Re: Discussion Schedule

Just an update to our schedule, in case you haven't seen it posted in the Chapters 17-19 thread:
 

*As you might have guessed, we'll be discussing Chapter 20 with the rest of "Monday." I apologize for the confusion – the T.O.C. I was looking at when I drew up the schedule was a little off.

However, since I'm sure you're anxious to get into it, I will post the "Monday" thread (so, chapters 20-22) tomorrow, a day early.

Karen

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Hey guys,
Poppy Adams will be joining us on Monday and I just want to make sure you all understand that she'll be here really to field your questions about the book, the process, her previous work as a documentarian, etc.
 
I know some of you feel really strongly about certain elements of the book but let's be sure to make the most of our time with Poppy by keeping comments constructive and sticking to questions rather than offering your reviews of the book on that thread. (Don't worry, you'll have a chance to submit your reviews soon!)
 
The thread for your questions for Poppy will go up shortly -- stay tuned!
 
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Re: News, Schedules & Updates

We’re two weeks away from announcing our next First Look Book Club!

This selection is a bit of a departure from our earlier picks and we are thrilled that this award-winning author is taking the time to participate in our program.

That’s all I can say about it for now.

To learn more, mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 8 at 1:00 PM EST and come back to the book clubs for information about this book and for instructions on how to enroll.

Thanks!
Maria


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Re: News, Schedules & Updates

We're thrilled to announce that our June discussion will feature Stewart O'Nan's Songs for the Missing. Participants in the First Look Book Club will receive a free advance reading copy, plus the exclusive opportunity to discuss the book with O'Nan and other readers.

As promised, enrollment for the next First Look Book Club begins now.


Maria_H wrote:
We’re two weeks away from announcing our next First Look Book Club!

This selection is a bit of a departure from our earlier picks and we are thrilled that this award-winning author is taking the time to participate in our program.

That’s all I can say about it for now.

To learn more, mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 8 at 1:00 PM EST and come back to the book clubs for information about this book and for instructions on how to enroll.

Thanks!
Maria



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