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pj4me
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Hello everyone. I hope I got in on time to participate. I have never participated in a book club so this will be a new experience for me. I have challenged myself to read outside my typical selections more often this year and I thought this would be a good way to do this. I read mostly thriller/suspense, chick lit and romantic suspense. So this year I have found myself reading a lot more general fiction, non fiction and even an historical fiction novel (which is definately a stretch for me) in order to broaden my horizons. I look forward to getting to know others who love to read. Reading has always been a passion of mine and when I don't get to read it is like I am missing one of my dearest friends.
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Hi my name is Caroline, and I love to read and can't wait to read this book, it looks great!
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KxBurns
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Hi everyone! It's nice to see so many new faces among the repeat First Lookers! And, of course, nice to have those of you back who were here for House or Monsters :smileyhappy:
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hi my name is caitlin im 22 years old and my favorite thing to do is read.

if you want to know more just read what pj4me wrote because we are deffinatley in the same boat!



pj4me wrote:
Hello everyone. I hope I got in on time to participate. I have never participated in a book club so this will be a new experience for me. I have challenged myself to read outside my typical selections more often this year and I thought this would be a good way to do this. I read mostly thriller/suspense, chick lit and romantic suspense. So this year I have found myself reading a lot more general fiction, non fiction and even an historical fiction novel (which is definately a stretch for me) in order to broaden my horizons. I look forward to getting to know others who love to read. Reading has always been a passion of mine and when I don't get to read it is like I am missing one of my dearest friends.

"Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness."
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968)
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Brach12 wrote:
Hi my name is Brenda and I live in Southeast MA. This is my 2nd First Look Book Club. I had a hard time with the 1st one--mainly because it seemed alot of the posts were coming to the same conclusion or storyline as I was, so I didn't want to repeat what was already being said. I enjoyed reading the posts 2-3 times weekly. Thoroughly enjoyed The House at Riverton, hope to join in more with the next group.




Hi Brenda - I grew up in Scituate, MA a small town about 30 miles south of Boston but re located to Fl those New England winters were killing us. We're still fans of the Pats though! Glad to hear you enjoyed the HAR I loved it.

Happy reading
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Hi Karen, I signed up for this one too and I hope I get in. I truly enjoyed reading The House at Riverton...that was a great pick for January. The Sister sounds very interesting...I am glad that you are going to be the moderator for this one too...
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Good to be with you again, Karen -- assuming I get in this one, too.

Somebody else asked you how the First Look books are chosen. I wondered the same thing.

I am interested to note that of the three books, all three have been by women, and all three have, at least as it appears from the description of The Sister, females as the protagonists and main characters.

I'm wondering whether this is coincidental or intentional, at least on some level. Are you focusing on giving new female writers the boost of the First Look program? Is more contemporary fiction (I read mostly classics, so don't keep up that much with contemporary fiction) written by or about women? Or is it that since most of the participants in in the First Look programs to date have been woman (as it seems are most of the participants on the Book Clubs generally) are you selecting books that you think will particularly appeal to female readers? Or is it purely coincidental?

As one of the few male readers in the two previous First Look groups, and it appears from the Introductions thread likely to be one of the few male readers of The Sisters, I find myself reading with a somewhat different approach and focus as many of the other readers. So I was curious about hy this distaff focus seemed so prevalent in the First Look selections.
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Just wanted to say hi! Allison here from Missouri..back again to hopefully snag this new First Look book. I loved being a part of The House of Riverton club...It was overwhelming the number of posts, but I love reading people's different points of view too! This new book looks really good! Looking forward to discussing it with everyone...(if I get it..)!!

Message Edited by AllieK on 01-29-2008 11:36 AM
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Everyman wrote:
Good to be with you again, Karen -- assuming I get in this one, too.

Somebody else asked you how the First Look books are chosen. I wondered the same thing.

I am interested to note that of the three books, all three have been by women, and all three have, at least as it appears from the description of The Sister, females as the protagonists and main characters.

I'm wondering whether this is coincidental or intentional, at least on some level. Are you focusing on giving new female writers the boost of the First Look program? Is more contemporary fiction (I read mostly classics, so don't keep up that much with contemporary fiction) written by or about women? Or is it that since most of the participants in in the First Look programs to date have been woman (as it seems are most of the participants on the Book Clubs generally) are you selecting books that you think will particularly appeal to female readers? Or is it purely coincidental?

As one of the few male readers in the two previous First Look groups, and it appears from the Introductions thread likely to be one of the few male readers of The Sisters, I find myself reading with a somewhat different approach and focus as many of the other readers. So I was curious about hy this distaff focus seemed so prevalent in the First Look selections.


Hi Karen: I am looking forward to this book club (assuming I get in) and have enjoyed the other two First Look clubs. I am also interested in knowing how you pick the books for First Look and had the same question as Everyman-is there a reason why the first three have been female writers?
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Val, that's so funny! I actually live in Homeland, even closer. One of my good friends lives in Murrieta, and works in the ceramic's dept. at MSJC, where I'm headed this morning.
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Hello everyone,
I was apart of the last book House at Riverton and I hope to get into this one. Good luck to all who joined!!
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AllieK
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Just curious..has anyone gotten a return PM saying they got the book yet? Because there are so many request, I am sure it will take a while to get them out, but just wondering it ANYONE has gotten one yet?? ;-)

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Read-n-Rider
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Not me, but I just signed up this morning. I am such a klutz! I had visiting grandchildren this past weekend; they had 3 days off from school and all day yesterday it seemed like it was Sunday. We took the kids home last night and this morning I signed in to B&N, thinking I would be one of the first to sign up for the new First Look. Imagine my chagrin when I realized finally that I was a day late! Hope I was not TOO late....

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gosox
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I was wondering the same thing. I did notice the message has been read, but I have not received a PM yet. I hope that I get in because I so enjoyed my experience with the House at Riverton.
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AllieK wrote:
Just curious..has anyone gotten a return PM saying they got the book yet? Because there are so many request, I am sure it will take a while to get them out, but just wondering it ANYONE has gotten one yet?? ;-)

Allison




I just got mine! YAY! I can't wait for this one to actually start. This book sounds awesome!

Oh yeah, I'm Rachel from Florida. Nice to meet everyone
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dhaupt
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Hi Karen,
I'm in just got my message.
I'm so glad you'll be moderating you have a great perspective on the books we've read so far and I look forward to being part of it with you again.
I'm Debbie I live in a very tiny town near St. Louis, MO and I work full time at a graphic design firm. I've also been a part of Monsters and Riverton, and what an experience, I've had great fun got to meet and discuss the books with lots of great people and can't wait to do it again.
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I just got my PM so I'm in for March :smileyhappy:



KxBurns wrote:
Welcome to the First Look book club discussion of The Sister by Poppy Adams. I'm Karen, and I'm delighted to be returning to moderate another First Look! I'm confident you'll find The Sister an enjoyable read and that we'll have lots to talk about.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, and please use this space to introduce yourselves!

Karen

Message Edited by KxBurns on 01-28-2008 10:18 AM


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Countrygirl
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Hi my name is Bridgette. I am very excited to get picked for this group. I look forward to talking about the book. This is my first book club and can not wait to get started.
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pedsphleb wrote:
I just got my PM so I'm in for March


Me too!
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AllieK
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How funny...in less then 30 mins after putting that note in here asking who had gotten their PM's..they start showing up!! I just got mine!! WOO hoo!! can't wait to get the book and get reading it!! :-)
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