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ponkle
Posts: 81
Registered: ‎01-30-2009

Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi I'm Karen and this is my first "First Look" read and also the first time in one of the book clubs. I live in Pawleys Island SC and I'm originally from Syracuse New York. I love to read and have thoroughly enjoyed Sag Harbor.
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HoneyBee23
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Registered: ‎02-14-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi all!

 

This is my first "First Look" and I am *so* excited! I found First Look over the weekend, and took a gamble that I might still be able to participate, but good ole B&N sent me the book in the nick o'time, so I get to read along with all of you and join the discussion.

 

About me--31, single, no kids, lots of books--some in my head just waiting to be written.

 

Thanks B&N!

 

Melissa

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lrc
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-05-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi,

This is my first time participating in First Look.  I just got my book and I'm excited about starting it.  It's a bit off the beaten path from my normal genre of books but I'm looking forward to it.  I've read a few pages and I'm hooked already and want to know what happens next.  I look forward to a great discussion.

Lynn :-)

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valorietucker
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎02-03-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hello!  I'm Valorie and I live in Chesapeake, VA.  I have a degree in History, as well as a license to teach secondary school social studies.  I am currently in the process of returning to school in order to earn a Master's Degree in History. 

 

This is the first books I have read by Mr. Whitehead.  I got my copy two days ago, so I am only a few chapters in.  However, I look forward to sharing with that I do know, and more as I read further into the novel.

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spacmann
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎10-29-2008
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hello!  My name is angela.  Just getting started with First Look.  The book sounds interesting.
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Vermontcozy
Posts: 5,279
Registered: ‎10-20-2008
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Leave it to BN to get you" Sag Harbor "in time to join the Group..This is my 2nd First Look ,and Sag Harbor is a great 2nd "First Look."...Thanks for your service and looking forward to your posts....we are quite an eclectic group,so many ideas,  Stay Safe...Susan VTC
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MLeighMiller80
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎12-18-2007
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi!  My name is Meredith from PA.  I am enjoying this book and can't wait to discuss it!
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JAmber
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎02-07-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

I just received my copy of Sag Harbor, in the mail today. I've read a few pages and answered the "Who's out?" post, but I am going to finish the first chapter or two before I reply to any more posts.

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tamfish1
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎02-16-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

I'm very new at this AND very excited.  I'm not quite sure how to do the postings, but

I guess I can wait until my book arrives.  I'm a reading specialist that is currently not being

able to teach reading.  They are using me as a speech/language implementer, but with the

language part of my job I get to work with reading a lot.  

I have a husband, 2 daughters, a son-in-law, 5 grandsons and 2 dogs. I'm usually at school at least 10 hours a day and when I get home I do what I have to then read.  During the day anytime I don't have something that has to be done, I read.  I can't get enough.

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Ericajh
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-13-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hello!  I am Erica and this is my first "First Look" book club!  I am excited to get the book and start reading.

 

Erica

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computerblonde
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-27-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

I'm Crystalyn Huegen.  I'm a SAHM mom of 3 boys.  I was a preschool teacher specializing in Early Lit before I became full time mom.
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MerylL
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎02-01-2008
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi,

I've participated in several First Look Books and I love it! Unfortunately, I'm still working on A Fortunate Age, so I'll be getting a late start. I hope to be joining all of you shortly.

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dee09
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎02-05-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi everyone,

 

My name is Dee.  This is my first time being involved with an online bookclub.  I look forward to reading the book and sharing comments.

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Rachel-K
Posts: 1,495
Registered: ‎10-19-2006
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Welcome, everyone! Glad you've joined us & I look forward to talking with you in the discussion threads.

 

Rachel

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mrsvaljones
Posts: 29
Registered: ‎12-24-2007
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Okay, so I recieved my book about two days ago along with coupons from Barnes & Noble....completely made my day!

...about the book, I was actually intrigued by the cover that was sent. Instead of some sort of picture, etc. the authors letter was attached. I'm assuming that this will be changed before the publishcation of the book, but it did catch my eye...I can wait to cuddle up tonight after my boys fall asleep and get deep into reading this novel...have a wonderful day...ciao

Valerie Jones
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams..." -Dr. Seuss
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Saundra_SFO
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎02-06-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Greetings,

 

I am Saundra and this is my first "first look."  I have participated in book clubs but this is my first online experience.  I just received the book yesterday so I am feeling a bit behind...fortunately I am a voracious reader so now I just have to make the time (difficult since running my business can get in the way:smileytongue:).

 

I am looking forward to the discussion.

 

Peace...

Peace & Blessings,

Saundra D
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tamfish1
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎02-16-2009

Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi Melissa,

I still haven't gotten my book, but I am anxiously awaiting it.  I don't know if my bio posted,

but I'm 51, a reading specialist, library helper, grandmother of 5 boys (whose families are ariv readers) and wife of a reader.  Unfortunately, I can't write to save my soul.  But I love to

read and this book looks interesting.

Thanks B & N,

Tammy

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tamfish1
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎02-16-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi Karen,

I'm from Missouri and have always been here.  I'm jealous that you have your book

and can't wait to get mine so I can discuss with everyone.

Writing from my classroom so have to go,

Tammy

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tamfish1
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎02-16-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi,

This is my first book club, so bear with me.  I can't wait to get my book so that I

can join in on the fun.

Tammy

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tamfish1
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎02-16-2009
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi Valerie,

I am also a teacher, but my speciality is reading.  My masters is in reading education, but 

I'm currently serving as a speech/language implementer as we can't find a full time speech

pathologist.  They say my language background in reading helps and it sure does.

I still don't have my copy so I hope I'm not too far behind in the discussion.

Tammy in Missouri

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