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tamfish1
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi Susan,

I'm still waiting for my book so I hope it gets here soon.  This is my first time with First Look and my first book club.  Can't wait,

Tammy

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Ruareader
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Re: Welcome and Introductions

Hi, I'm Iris A. Smith. I live in the Atlanta area and this is my first "First look Book Club" participation. I'm looking forward to this and future discussions.

rkubie wrote:
Welcome to First Look! I'm Rachel Kubie, and I'm excited to be moderating a book club for Colson Whitehead's new novel, Sag Harbor. Can't wait for us to get reading! Please use this space to introduce yourselves.

 

ns. I LOVE to read and discuss books.
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geraldmpiper
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Hello, everyone.  My name is Jerry, Brooklyn resident, just finished "Apex Hides the Hurt," and I'm currently reading "The Colossus of New York."  Looking forward to the discussion!
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spaced57
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Hi, My name is Danette and UPS just delivered Sag Harbor today.

I'm looking forward to this  discussion.

I've never done this before, but since I read so much and collect books, I decided

it was time to share with others.

Sag Harbor sounds interesting and isn't anything I've read before.

 

Danette

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peg0myheart
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Hello,

 

My name is Peggy I live in the East Village of Manhattan behind my shop.  I rarely read novels but joind First Look just to get Colson Whiteheads latest as soon as I could. 

 

I happened on a copy of Apex and am now a true believer in Mr. Whiteheads power to explain if not the world at least his world.

 

Apex was a delight.

The Intuitionist weirded me out (in a good way)

John Henry Days should be on every high school reading list

 

I hope every one reading Sag Harbor will treat themselves to his other works. 

 

Happy reading to all, Peggy

 

 

 

 

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Sylvss
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Hello! It's my first time here -- I just received my book, and I live in... Brazil! Yeah, thanks, Barnes & Noble.

 

I will start to read now!

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ponie
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This is my first First Look.  Started reading The Intuitionist while waiting for Sag Harbor.  There are so many of us from so many places!  Very exciting!  I am enjoying all the various comments.  I live in a suburb west of Minneapolis and work parttime, have 3 adult children living closeby, am married and have a Border Collie.
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WJM_Book_Lover
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Hi Everyone,

 

I'm Wanda and very excited about being part of the First Look  Book Club.  This is my first time participating and the first Colson Whitehead book I've read.  Lookfing forward to interesting discussion.

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Welcome and Thank you for your thoughts on Colson Whiteheads Books..trying to decide on the next one....Sag Harbor is a wonderful insightful book...I had help posting a Map of Sag Harbor..Hope you can find it.Its a Great Community of Readers,writers..and peolple Do Care Here,for real...VTC..My 1st tie up sandles were made in the E.Village  Vtc
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Hi Peggy, 

I too read "Apex Covers the Hurt" as well as "The Intuitionist".

 

I was gripped by both Mr. Whitehead's writing (very fresh, irreverent) as well as his stories. And you're right about his ability to open up his intriguing view of the world to his readers.

 

I'm hope that we can discuss his other works when he visits us. 

 


peg0myheart wrote:

Hello,

 

My name is Peggy I live in the East Village of Manhattan behind my shop.  I rarely read novels but joind First Look just to get Colson Whiteheads latest as soon as I could. 

 

I happened on a copy of Apex and am now a true believer in Mr. Whiteheads power to explain if not the world at least his world.

 

Apex was a delight.

The Intuitionist weirded me out (in a good way)

John Henry Days should be on every high school reading list

 

I hope every one reading Sag Harbor will treat themselves to his other works. 

 

Happy reading to all, Peggy

 

 

 

 


 

 

IBIS

"I am a part of everything that I have read."
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hoot
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I am a 25 year old Nanny in Chicago. I read daily and love discovering new and different novels. I read all types of books, typically 2 per week.

 

This is my first, First Look book. 

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tamfish1 wrote:

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


 

Hi.  What part of Missouri are you from?
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StellaBee
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My name is Melanie.  I just got my book on Feb. 21.  I plan to start reading later tonight.  I'm looking forward to the discussion.

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I'm  about 20 miles north of Columbia, MO.  Columbia, if you don't know Missouri, is half way between St. Louis and

Kansas City.  I finally received my book and what I've read I've really liked.  It goes along very well with everyone's

discussions.  I didn't feel like I missed anything after reading the discussions and the book.  I'm still behind

because I had my 4 grandsons this weekend and that took my time.  I WILL get caught up this week.

Tammy

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dhaupt
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Hey tamfish,

I'm from St. Charles county and we have a few others from St. Louis I know EbonyAngel is from St. Louis. It's nice to have a new neighbor join. 

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Hi Melanie,

I'm Tammy and I just got my book, also.  I can't wait to get started.  I read the responses to the posts and

it has filled me in a little on the story.  I'm also enjoying the discussions.

Tammy

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I was glad to see others from Missouri.  It made me feel right at home.  Someone posted about the horrible cold last week and I could sympathise.  I'm getting a late start.  I just got my book this weekend and I also had my 4 grandsons, so reading didn't happen.  I work about 12 hour days Monday-Wed. so I'm not sure how quickly I'll get caught up.  Thanks for responding to me.  I've never done this and I'm not sure I'm doing it right yet.

Happy reading,

Tammy

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tamfish1
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Hi,

Brazil!  I knew it was all over the US, but I didn't know this went elsewhere.  That's awesome.  Your English is good.  Are you from here originally or have you studied it over there?  I hope to hear back from you.

Welcome,

Tammy

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I am Deb from New Jersey. Just got a confirmation. Waiting on the book. I am looking forward to reading this as well. I teach in high school----so many books, so little time. This will be a great experience.
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My name is Steph from Minneapolis and this is my first time trying the First Look Bookclub.  I love to read and I look forward to reading Sag Harbor and participating in the discussions.