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Stephanie
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Community Room

Please use this thread for all off-topic discussions.  This would be the place to discuss other books you love, authors you recommend, and generally to chat and get to know one another. 
Stephanie
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vivico1
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I did get my confirmation pm today, so those are starting as Maria said. She has a good post too on the news and update threads that should answer anyone's questions about it, so you are not wondering if you did it right or where is mine! They are starting to come, if you did it according to the instructions and the information she lists there to know. So, the confirmations are starting and l am looking forward to reading this book and enjoying some good club time with everyone, when we get started next month. :smileywink:
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Tonya
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I am looking forward to chatting with everyone and Ms Dickinson about her new book. I checked out a few of her articles from a paper. I am even more excited after doing so!

 

Tonya

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jose408
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Well am still waiting for my comfirmation for the first look of the book but I think i love the book i pick i was also looking foward to chat witheveryone just like tonya
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Hey all... I just got my confirmation at 1038am. I am thrilled about this. I am part of a regular book club and it is the greatest experience- so to be part of something where the author is involved- awesome...

 

 

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G -

 

You're right- getting to speak to authors in the online book clubs is fantastic.  I think one of the best things about it is you get to hear what they say, think about it and you have time to formulate your response/question/idea. 

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cindysloveofbooksarc
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Wow that was really fast. I got my confirmation yesterday and the book was here today. i just noticed that my cover is different from the one posted. LOL I acutally like the one that is posted here. Did anyone else notice that?
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sharonluvscats
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I noticed right away that the cover was different. I like the one on here too.
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Cindy -- Sharp eyes!  It continues to be obvious that I apparently don't choose books by their covers.  Thanks for the "open your eyes" message.  (My copy arrived yesterday, I have not yet taken the time to read even the opening paragraph, let alone the cover letter.)

Pepper

cindysloveofbooksarc wrote:
Wow that was really fast. I got my confirmation yesterday and the book was here today. i just noticed that my cover is different from the one posted. LOL I actually like the one that is posted here. Did anyone else notice that?
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Can someone please tell me how I get the cute little avatars to appear under my name on the discussion thread?
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cocospals-x
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never mind, it just appeared!
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cocospals wrote:
never mind, it just appeared!

I think they said after you choose one you have to sign off and sign back on again before it will appear. Maybe that's why you couldn't see it at first.

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LOL! I was wondering when I saw you ask at first, cause it was showing there hehe. :smileywink:

 


cocospals wrote:
never mind, it just appeared!

 

 

Vivian
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I want to say that I read this book in 2 days and loved it.  It's not like a traditional plot driven novel, but more of a sharing of one woman's life and what shaped it.  This is definitely a book worth sharing w/ other women in our lives.

 

4catz 

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vivico1
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Hey guys,

Where am I missing the notice of when Amy will be joining us? I can't find the date for that now lol.

 

Also, I was just wondering. Which cover do you prefer? The one shown on here with the picnic table or the one on the books we got? I think I actually like the one we got better. I like the barn top since they had cows but more so because of the north,east,south, west vane. She talks about going home all the time and to me thats like showing where home is. The one of the picnic table, I am not as thrilled with. It's a picnic I don't even remember reading about. I think if the picnic was to represent the gathering of the Mighty Queens, then it would be more fitting to show a picture of some woman at a Diner table all chatting, all ages I think.

Vivian
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Vivian,

 

Amy Dickinson should be joining us on Monday the 27th.   I'm betting she'll be a lot of fun. 

 

 

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PCGator
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I agree, I prefer the cover we received.  I like Vivian's take on this, and I was wondering too if the north,south, east, west was something of a symbol for the different directions our lives sometimes take.

Carol


vivico1 wrote:

I like the barn top since they had cows but more so because of the north,east,south, west vane. She talks about going home all the time and to me thats like showing where home is.


 

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I think I would be more drawn to the picnic cover, but I like the one we got because I just got a weathervane (mine's a horse) on our shop. 
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Just got my book today. Really excited to be in this First Look Book Club. It's my first time. Haven't been able to put the book down since it was delivered!

Am enjoying reading everyone's comments.

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