11-17-2008 11:20 AM
We're pleased to announce that our featured selection for January's First Look is a forthcoming novel entitled A Fortunate Age by Joanna Smith Rakoff.
Participants in the First Look Book Club will receive a free advance reading copy, plus the exclusive opportunity to discuss the book with Rakoff and other readers. Those who receive the free book are expected to participate in the discussion.
If you have not yet 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 introduce yourself to your fellow First Look readers. The ARCs will be mailed next month.
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!
11-30-2008 12:56 PM
Hope everyone had a great weekend.
This is to let you all know that if you submitted your complete information before noon on November 26, you should have a confirmation message waiting for you in your PM box and shipping will begin next week.
Those who submitted after that should expect a confirmation this week.
If you have not signed up yet, there is still plenty of time! Just go to this message for instructions on how to get your free book and your opportunity to participate in what is sure to be a great discussion!
12-01-2008 04:47 PM
Did you sign up before 11:00 AM today and give us your complete mailing information? If so, you should have a confirmation waiting for you.
If you have friends who are interested in reading and discussing this book, point them this way!
12-05-2008 10:38 AM
Another round of confirmations have gone out. If you sent your complete information as of this AM, then you should expect your book to come very soon.
Some of you did not send your complete information. Please refer to the first post in this thread for complete instructions on how to sign up for your free book and your spot in the discussion in January.
12-08-2008 11:42 AM
Did you sign up as of 10:00 AM this morning and submitted all the information as requested in this message?
Then you should have a confirmation waiting for you in your in box! Your books will ship this week.
Welcome to all our new members and our veteran First Lookers.
If you don't have a confirmation, but think you should, please send again as some came in only partially completed. Do it now as almost all copies are almost spoken for and once we run out of books, enrollment will be closed to all! If you already have a confirmation from us, please do not resend...we already have it.
12-08-2008 03:35 PM
Just a quick note to those who are looking for their confirmations.
It can be found in your Private Message (PM) box in your Book Club account. Please do not look for it in your personal email account as you will not find it there.
12-08-2008 04:32 PM
All the books and spots have now been spoken for!
If you signed up by 3:00 PM (EST) today and gave us all the information needed to send you a book, you should have a confirmation waiting for you in your private message (PM) box.
Everyone who has this confirmation should expect to receive the book no later than next week.
Please be sure to introduce yourselves and come back on January 5th when the official discussion begins.
For those who did not sign up in time, we expect to have another selection toward the end of January.
Thanks to everyone for their interest in this installment of First Look!
12-13-2008 12:00 PM - edited 12-16-2008 08:09 AM
Here is our discussion schedule.
- Chapters One through Five
- Perpetual Adolescence
- The Zeitgeist of the Fortunate Age
- Chapters Six through Nine
*Joanna Smith Rakoff joins us for three weeks
**Joanna's editor, Alexis Gargagliano, joins us for a week
- Chapters Ten through Twelve
- New York City
- Chapters Thirteen through Fifteen
- Final Thoughts/Favorite Passages
As has been the case for the past few First Looks, the threads that focus on groups of chapters are to remain free of spoilers (any information from later parts of the book). On all other threads -- those organized around characters or themes -- the whole book will be under discussion. You may want to avoid these threads if you're reading incrementally.
Don't forget that you may not discuss the book (this includes your general impressions) anywhere on the boards until our discussion officailly begins. I appreciate your cooperation on this point
Happy holidays, happy reading, and I'll see you here on January 5th!
12-30-2008 10:34 AM
As of this morning, only those who have received the book will be able to post to this board.
If you are reading this, but are unable to post a reply in any of the other threads (this one is locked) and have a copy of the book, please send me a PM to let me know.
Karen will be posting new threads to kick off our discussion this forthcoming weekend.
Many thanks and, until then, I hope you're having a great holiday!
01-19-2009 10:59 AM
Some great news to kick off this week!
We have another First Look Book selected. Go to the Announcement board on Monday, January 26, 2009 at 1:00 PM for all the details.