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RaevenDarcluv
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So did I!
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Dulcibelle
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I'm looking forward to this discussion. I read House at Riverton (the previous First Look), but got overwhelmed by the volume of posts, and don't feel I got as much out of it as I should have. I'm going to stick with the reading schedule and hope to participate much more this time around.

Riva
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mshukers
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Hi My name is Mary. This is my first time here. I love to read but this is my first time for this author. I especially like mysteries but read many others. I live in Cedar Rapids and use our library constantly.
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Hi I'm Elizabeth and this is my second time with the book club. I didn't post much in the past because I was always ahead of everyone and didn't want to accidentally post spoilers. I'll try to do better this time.
Elizabeth
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ilenekm
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Hi

My name is Ilene and I live in Maryland. I am looking forward to reading and discussing The Sister. This is my second First Look book but I was unable to keep up with the Monsters of Templeton. I hope to do better this time
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Fozzie wrote:

vivico1 wrote:

FOZZIE! Hey there! Good to see you. Laura, even time I see your name "Fozzie", I smile and want to do the Fozzie Bear laugh and shake sideways and tell a corny joke lol. I loved Fozzie Bear on the Muppets. Thats probably why I called you Fozzie more often, when last we were in a club together, than Laura. :smileywink:



LOL!!! :smileyhappy:

I, too, love the Muppets. I actually used Fozzie as my CB handle, way back when in the 1970's! Thought it would work here too. Of all the names (Kermit, Miss Piggy, Beaker, Dr. Honeydew, Gonzo, etc.), Fozzie seemed the most normal. However, I would liken myself more to Miss Piggy!
:smileywink:




The Muppets were great, clean, family entertainment and I loved them. My pick though of characters .... ANIMAL!!!!!! Him getting all wound up on the drums and taking over songs just tickled me. I still find myself singing parts of the song "Movin' Right Along" from time to time (from The Muppet Movie).

Hugs,
Penny
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Chazneeb
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Hello my name is Chaznee. I am new to the book club and look forward to reading the next book for March and speaking with everyone. Take Care!
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Welcome to a fellow Iowan!



mshukers wrote:
Hi My name is Mary. This is my first time here. I love to read but this is my first time for this author. I especially like mysteries but read many others. I live in Cedar Rapids and use our library constantly.


Melissa W.
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Regarding "Water for Elephants",

I agree, great book, however I somehow couldn't get past the fact that a woman was writing from a man's perspective. Her prose just felt like it was a man's perspective as a woman perceived it (if that makes ANY sense...it's difficult for me to put these particular thoughts into words at the moment.) I just could never get lost in the book and forget that the story was coming from a female perspective.

I'm talking in circles (and that comes from my female perspective. I'm my own best critic. ha ha)

Suzi




"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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adoring_fan wrote:
I am only as strong as the cocktails I drink, the hairspray I use, and the girlfriends I have....
Krystn





Krystn,

I love your quote (above). I've GOT to save that one!!!

Suzi




"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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LizzieAnn,

WOW, what awful weather! You'll hate to hear that we're having beautiful sunshine and it's rather warmish today (after days of rain and cold). I'm solar powered and my batteries die when exposed to anything below 68 degrees, so believe me, I'm thinking of you from here in sunny So. Cal!! Hope the weather improves for you.

Stay warm,

Suzi




"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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I'll just have to imagine myself in the sunshine! :smileyvery-happy:

If I were solar-powered, I'd be without power for months on end. Back before the holidays we found solar-powered Christmas lights for sale at a local store. I picked them up, planning to use them around my front door when my husband looked at me and reminded me of where we live!~! Forget about warm days, we don't get a lot of sun during the winter in general!
Liz ♥ ♥


Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. ~ Francis Bacon
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My name is Laura and I live in Colorful Colorado. I really enjoy reading alot of different genres. I do not really enjoy dissecting a novel, so I won't do that, but I do enjoy talking about the books and what I think may happen next. I love "spending time" with all different types of characters.
I look forward to getting to know each of you.
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blkeyesuzi wrote:
Regarding "Water for Elephants",

I agree, great book, however I somehow couldn't get past the fact that a woman was writing from a man's perspective. Her prose just felt like it was a man's perspective as a woman perceived it (if that makes ANY sense...it's difficult for me to put these particular thoughts into words at the moment.) I just could never get lost in the book and forget that the story was coming from a female perspective.

I'm talking in circles (and that comes from my female perspective. I'm my own best critic. ha ha)

Suzi




"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs


Funny you say that because I kept forgetting the author was a woman, and so many men have really liked the book, so it must say something for her "male" voice if they liked it too. And your not talking in circles lol.
Vivian
~Those who do not read are no better off than those who can not.~ Chinese proverb
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blkeyesuzi
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Thanks for the insight, Vivian.

I'll have to go back and read the book anew. I could have been influenced by my mood or a previous book I had read, who knows. I really did enjoy the book though. That was the only quirk I could find with the whole book. Not bad all in all, I suppose. I certainly couldn't wait to pick it up every chance I got, that's for sure!

Suzi




"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
Suzi

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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Hi - I am a stay at home to a 19 month old son. I love to read when I get a chance. This will be my first online book club and am looking forward to it!
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Hello All,

I am also a first timer with the book club, and really looking forward to it. I am an avid reader with a wide range of interests living in Riverton. I have not yet read " the House at Riverton" but with all the comments listed here, it seems like a must read.

Looking forward to the arrival of the ARC and the beginning of this new experience.
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HannibalCat
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Hi everyone, I'm in and I'm excited. This book looks very interesting and since I am a sister, and have three sisters, I'm wondering which of us will be reflecting in this book. I already could some of myself and one of my sisters. Looking forward to reading this with great enthusiasm.

Cathy
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Liz, poor dear! As the locals have commented, it's beautiful today. You know I think about you and that darn weather of yours. I can identify with wind, we do have those Santa Anna's, but not when it's below zero! Brrr!

I forgot, you've never been on a First Look. This is my third. There is pros and cons on advice for these. I gave some advice the last time, based on my style of reading for discussions, but it didn't work for me! Just be prepared for when the gates open! is all I can say.

Good luck, and stay warm and cozy with your cup of 'whatever'!
Kathy

LizzieAnn wrote:
Hi Kathy!

It'll be fun discussing this with both the familiar & the new faces. This is my first go round with a "First Look" book, and I'm looking forward to it.

We're in the middle of a real wind-snowstorm here in Western NY. Sitting on my chair with a cup of hot tea I've been watching the wind blow the snow horizontally past my window all day. Fortunately, the ground & the snow are so dry & the wind is so strong, that nothing's settling down to accumulate - at least not yet. I envy you them warm sunny southern California! Think of me here in the tundra!




KathyS wrote:
I'm in! - Hi Liz! Looks like some familiar faces are arriving - and also..a lot of new and excited readers to join this reading group.
I'm looking forward to discussing another wonderfully selected [have no doubt] novel. Clearing the flight plan!
See you on the tarmac!

Kathy S.





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CherylAnderson
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WOW!! I am so excited to be part of another First Look Book Club....I can't wait for the book.
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