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sarah_in_ca
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Hi!  I'm Sarah and I live in Southern California.  I'm currently a Library and Information Science grad student.  I love reading books, researching genealogy, photographing birds, and following politics. 

 

It's very nice to meet you all!  I'm looking forward to reading this book and participating in the group discussion!  :smileyhappy:

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Anna_Louise
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Received my book yesterday.  Thanks, Paul & B&N...can't wait to get started reading on this snowy day in Maryland! :smileyhappy:

 

Anna Louise

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babzilla41
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Eternal arrived in Central New York yesterday.  Thanks to Paul, Barnes & Noble, and that hard working UPS driver!!

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patfayo
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The books have been shipped !!!  When I got home from work yesterday, mine was in my mailbox waiting for me.  I am hoping this is not a tearjerker.  I opened the first page and was reading the page 1 and the first sentence threw me off already.  I can't wit to get started reading...........

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liisa22
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I'd be willing to bet I get mine today!  The brown truck doesn't get here until late afternoon/early evening, so I have awhile to wait!  

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PB684
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I had a feeling that my book would arrive yesterday so I watched for the UPS truck all day. I spotted him around the block in the afternoon but was disappointed when that little brown truck didn't stop at my door. Around dinner time, just as I was giving up, the doorbell rang and, low and behold, there was my book! I can't wait to dive in. It snowed on Long Island this morning so I'm thinking that tonight would be perfect.

Paula:smileywink:

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I live in Philly. My book came today but I can't open it yet because I'm not home. I'm really looking forward to starting it next year.

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patfayo wrote:

The books have been shipped !!!  When I got home from work yesterday, mine was in my mailbox waiting for me.  I am hoping this is not a tearjerker.  I opened the first page and was reading the page 1 and the first sentence threw me off already.  I can't wit to get started reading...........


 

Hi patfayo,

Oh, I would say this is definitely going to be a tearjerker! I don't mind though. Some of my favorite books...life-changing books...have been tearjerkers. They are usually very cathartic. I am about 4 chapters in and enjoying it already.

I have a question for you Paul...are you going to post a reading schedule on Monday or before the discussion starts? I don't want to get too far ahead (which is a definite possibility:smileywink:)

Paula

Happy New Year to all!

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Paul_Hochman
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PB684 wrote:

patfayo wrote:

The books have been shipped !!!  When I got home from work yesterday, mine was in my mailbox waiting for me.  I am hoping this is not a tearjerker.  I opened the first page and was reading the page 1 and the first sentence threw me off already.  I can't wit to get started reading...........


 

Hi patfayo,

Oh, I would say this is definitely going to be a tearjerker! I don't mind though. Some of my favorite books...life-changing books...have been tearjerkers. They are usually very cathartic. I am about 4 chapters in and enjoying it already.

I have a question for you Paul...are you going to post a reading schedule on Monday or before the discussion starts? I don't want to get too far ahead (which is a definite possibility:smileywink:)

Paula

Happy New Year to all!


 

Rachel should post the schedule by the end of the upcoming week.

 

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Peppermill
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PaulH wrote:

 

Rachel should post the schedule by the end of the upcoming week.

Paul, Rachel -- any chance we can know the first chunk sooner?  Otherwise, I think it is going to be easy to run ahead -- the opening sentence sent me for a spin last night!

 

Pepper

 

 

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Vermontcozy
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.Questions by the end of next week..Ready for Jan 11th. Welcome back Rachel..Thanks Paul for updating us...Vtc. Need a Hot Chocolate now!!

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Paul_Hochman
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Peppermill wrote:

 


PaulH wrote:

 

Rachel should post the schedule by the end of the upcoming week.

Paul, Rachel -- any chance we can know the first chunk sooner?  Otherwise, I think it is going to be easy to run ahead -- the opening sentence sent me for a spin last night!

 

Pepper

 

 


 

You'll have to ask Rachel. She handles the reading schedule. Try sending her a PM, Pepper.

 

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dreyslibrary wrote:

 


Popper19 wrote:

I'm Becky from Wisconsin.  I've been participating in the first look club since the beginning and really love it!  I'm married with two young sons (5 yo and 10 month old).  I'm currently snowed in!  I can't wait for the snow plow to get here!!


 

Hi Becky! I'm in WI too--we're supposed to get more snow, just in time for Christmas Eve... =)

 


Now that it's here I'm enjoying it.....it was nice to have a white christmas too.

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DSaff
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Hi, Sarah! Welcome to the group. I hope you enjoy the book and discussion. :smileywink:

 


sarah_in_ca wrote:

Hi!  I'm Sarah and I live in Southern California.  I'm currently a Library and Information Science grad student.  I love reading books, researching genealogy, photographing birds, and following politics. 

 

It's very nice to meet you all!  I'm looking forward to reading this book and participating in the group discussion!  :smileyhappy:


 

 

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It's good to have you with us, Sheena. Welcome!

 


BaseballMomma wrote:

Hi! My name is Sheena, and this is my first book in the First Look book club. I'm excited to get the book and start reading it, especially after seeing the video of the author. I'm a stay-at-home mom of two little boys (2 yrs. old and 7 mo. old), so doing this book club will be a nice break from them, lol! I love reading anything and everything from my daily newspaper to a romance novel or to a presidential biography. Looking forward to chatting with everybody about the book!


 

 

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Hi, Leslie. Welcome to the group!  :smileywink:

 


LadyMin wrote:

Hello everyone. I'm Leslie and I live in the suburbs near Chicago where I work in a downtown office. 

 

This is my first time participating in First Look and I'm excited to be a part of it. I love reading, gardening, photography, bird watching and being outdoors. I need more hours in each day!

 


 

 

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Hi everyone,

I'm Rabid_Reader and I'm so happy to be involved in another First Look. I've been involved with the program quite a few times now, and I think it's an awesome online program that allows readers to not only interact with each other but also with the authors of the books they are reading. I'm an English major, so I devour books like normal people eat and drink food and water. I just received my book recently, and I will be beginning to read it soon (first I have to finish up "Gone With the Wind" for one of my classes). I look forward to reading the book and discussing it with all of you! Welcome to all of the new first look readers and to all of the seasoned veterans :smileyhappy:

 

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Peppermill
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I've already decided that I wanted to let the book, not a schedule, set the pace for me on this one!  (I have formulated a one sentence review already, although I have not finished the read!  Me, who usually has trouble with writing a review.)

 

 


PaulH wrote:

Peppermill wrote:

PaulH wrote:
Rachel should post the schedule by the end of the upcoming week.

Paul, Rachel -- any chance we can know the first chunk sooner?  Otherwise, I think it is going to be easy to run ahead -- the opening sentence sent me for a spin last night!

 

Pepper


You'll have to ask Rachel. She handles the reading schedule. Try sending her a PM, Pepper.

 


 

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eadieburke
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Started reading the book tonight. I am on page 90. I had to force myself to stop reading. JM is a great writer -the story flows. I will read to the end of the section called "Maine" and then stop since the schedule has not been posted. That's what I decided to do since I am already anxious to read more! Just when u think the First look book u r reading is the best ever, the next one proves u wrong!
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eadieburke wrote:
Started reading the book tonight. I am on page 90. I had to force myself to stop reading. JM is a great writer -the story flows. I will read to the end of the section called "Maine" and then stop since the schedule has not been posted. That's what I decided to do since I am already anxious to read more! Just when u think the First look book u r reading is the best ever, the next one proves u wrong!

 

That's a great idea Eadie! I was trying to decide how far to go because I don't want to get too far ahead. Normally I tend to devour a book, especially one that flows this easily, and then I am reluctant to post any opinions because I don't want to spoil anything. I am a little behind you in pages because I keep stopping myself and then fighting the urge to read "just one more chapter". Now I have given myself permission to read to the end of this section! What a liberating feeling:smileyvery-happy:

Paula

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