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Rosei
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Hello everyone! I´m Rosangela, from Brazil, an active reader and book lover. I´m very excited for this book club beginning. It´s great to have a first look at a brand-new and interesting reader.

It´s a pleasure to exchange ideas with you.

Big hugs!
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Teapharm03
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I missed the first book that this club read. I did read "The House of Riverton" and loved it. I now look forward to next book "The Sister." I can't wait to start it.
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hpthatbme
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Hi everyone! I was able to check my message just now and I am in. I am glad to be in, this book looks interesting although it reminds me of another book. I am Heather from VA(I noticed there is one from Michigan so I needed to differentiate--lol) I enjoyed both the previous books from First Look and hope this one is just as good.
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dg
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I did the exact same thing - read it non-stop and was afraid of writing about something others hadn't read yet. Now that I can see the schedule I'm going to try to read it slowly and read it with the group. So glad I got in. It looks like a good book.
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Kimmi373
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LizzieAnn wrote:
Hi, I'm Liz from the Western NY area. I just got my PM confirmation & I'm looking forward to both reading the book & discussing it with all of you. It's great to see a lot of names I know! I know it'll be a great discussion.




Hi my name is Kim, I am also from the Western New York Area ('burb north of buffalo)... Hi Liz, where abouts in the area are you?

I am a recently single mother of three ( 2 boys... 11 & 4 and 1 girl... 9) My children are my haert and soul and my books are my treasures, and I love to treasure hunt for new things to add to my collection. I will read anything that catches my eye, is suggested, makes a list, is assigned, I will even read a book I don't necessary care for until the end because who knows... I may like the ending!

I am really looking forward to our discussions!

Message Edited by Kimmi373 on 01-29-2008 07:50 PM
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~ Tennessee Williams, "A Streetcar Named Desire"
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Terrie
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Hello Everyone!
I got my message - I'm in - and so happy! I was in The House of Riverton - my "newbie" experience - and not sure I've graduated yet to the next level! Loved the book and the experience!! I'm from Wisconsin, age 50, have grown kids and very young grandchildren - so trips to the library now include story times for the kids! Like you all, I'm rarely seen without a book in hand and love most, if not all genres! AND YES - there's nothing like the sensation of opening a new book!! Am looking forward to talking with all of you! Terrie
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Bonnie824
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Teresa45 wrote:
Hi,
I'm happy to be included in this second book. I read the House at Riverton and enjoyed reading all the comments. I didn't post last time but hope to this time.
Does anyone have a suggestion for a good romance novel. This is what my local book club is looking for. My suggestion is Rebecca. We need more than one. Thanks




My favorite last year was "Tiger Eye" by Marjorie Liu.
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FrankieD
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"The House at Riverton" was a great bbok to read...although it took me a little while to get used to the reading pace so I wouldn't get too far ahead...and to get used to the volume of messages to read...but...I did get better acquainted with it and now I'm all set for our next encounter..."The Sister". I'm just getting into "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini...my 3rd book since we left Riverton...I should finish it in time for March :smileyhappy:...although the kids are back in school tomorrow...I teach high school!!
Welcome to everyone...

FrankieD :smileyhappy:
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Maria_H
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Teresa45 wrote: Does anyone have a suggestion for a good romance novel. This is what my local book club is looking for. My suggestion is Rebecca. We need more than one. Thanks

Hi Teresa,
Welcome to the book club! You may have some more luck posting a query in Romantic Reads, in fact, we have a number of romance authors hanging out there. Good luck!


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Fozzie
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Hi! I am Laura and I live on the south coast of Maine. I have been doing on-line book discussions with B&N for over four years now, but this will be my first experience with First Look. My favorite genre is historical fiction, but I read all sorts of fiction, but very little non-fiction.

I am glad to see so many participants, many of whom I know, but even more new faces! I look forward to reading and talking with all of you.
Laura

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
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Read-n-Rider
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Hi, Everyone; I did get my acceptance PM today, too (Thanks, Maria!), and am happy to be included in this, the third, First Look discussion. I'm Joan, in Central New York. I'm retired, married, and have 3 grown sons and 8 grandchildren. I have always loved to read and that, along with caring for my 3 horses, Border Collie and barn cat, keeps me busy and provides many hours of enjoyment.

The Sister sounds like a great book; like the rest of you, I'm anxious to get started on it!
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ladylala
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Hi there. Just checked my messages and found out I'm in this club!! Woo~hoo!!!! I was in the first one and LOVED it. I can't wait to get started. I'm in VA, I love to knit, read and learn new things. I look forward to chatting with everyone in the coming weeks.
What we do not make conscious emerges later as fate.
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Carmenere_lady
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Greetings familiar names and newbies,

I'm LyndaSue fresh off of House at Riverton. It was a wonderful experience to read and discuss a new book, unfamiliar to us all and look forward to doing the same with The Sister.

I too grew up loving books and always carry one with me. You just never know when you'll have to wait for a train to pass, geese to cross or heavy traffic, and why waste the opportunity :smileywink:
Lynda

"I think of literature.....as a vast country to the far borders of which I am journeying but will never reach."
The Uncommon Reader


"You've been running around naked in the stacks again, haven't you?"
"Um, maybe."
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It is with books as with men; a very small number play a great part.
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Thayer
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Suzi, I, too have read The Other Bolelyn Girl. It's very good. Margaret George wrote a book titled The Autobiography of Henry VIII, which is quite good as well (if you are into the period.) I am a big fan of Phillipa Gregory. I also enjoy Diana Gabaldon.
~~Dawn
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CAG
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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




Yes. I got mine today. I am sure you will get yours in the next day or so.
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time452play
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Hi All,

I got my acceptance today! This is the first time I have joined a book club and I am looking forward to it. I work full time, school full time, and have 3 kids and a grandchild on the way. I enjoy reading many kinds of books and when I read my 5 kitty cats enjoy sitting with me :smileyhappy:

I reside in California - glad to meet everyone.
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mntdew
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Hello everybody,
This will be my first time joining a book club and I greatly looking forward to it. Any tips or tricks that anyone can pass on would be greatly appreciated! My favorite authors include: Johnathan Kellerman, Iris Johansen, Patricia Cornwell & Perri o'Shaunessy.
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nadine1
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Hi, everyone!

Although I liked reading The House at Riverton, I was challenged keeping up with all of the posts from the book club members. I was thrilled when I received the PM confirming my enrollment in The Sisters' book club. I am looking forward to reading something new.

On a personal note, I am searching for a teaching job in central New Jersey and am the proud human of a playful blue-eyed, white long-haired cat.
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whitefloyd
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Hello everybody!
I look forward to this read and the conversation to follow.
Hope to make lots of freinds! ;-)
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Rugbugcr
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Hello everyone,

Denise here from Iowa. I'm so excited to be included in the First Look: The Sister book club. My first club was The House at Riverton, but I got a late start and found it hard to keep up with the chapter postings. So this time I'm ready to get the book started and stay on track. Read you in the POSTS!
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