09-26-2008 07:33 PM
Hi, I'm a retired high school English teacher. Ashley, I taught at Ft. Lauderdale High School for 16 years in the 60's and 70's...wow! wild times!
I have participated in three of the First Look Book Club and certainly hope to be selected for this one.
I live now in Raleigh, NC, in the house I grew up in....two sons, a dil, two grandbabies, a dh, and an adorable Pomeranian.
Hope I get to discuss this book with you all.
"Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are" is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread. ~François Mauriac
09-26-2008 11:12 PM
Hello! I'm April, I'm from TX. I never even knew B&N had a book club until a week or so ago, so I am really excited to be doing this! I've wanted to join a book club for a long time, but have a hard time doing one local because of needing to take my kids with me......so this is excellent.
Can't wait to get started on the book, it sounds really good. I've discovered recently that I am really into memoirs.
09-26-2008 11:55 PM
09-27-2008 09:29 AM
09-27-2008 09:32 AM
My name is Renee, and I am a nurse from Wisconsin, and a mom of two. This is my first time in the First Look Book Club and I am very excited.
09-27-2008 10:55 AM
Just received my pm which confirms that I'll be receiving the book! Thanks B&N and First Look Book Club!!
I can't wait to read it and discuss with all of you here.
09-27-2008 12:04 PM
I have received my confirmation for participating in The Mighty Queens of Freeville First Look discussion.
Since I seldom read a print newspaper any more, I have scarcely read the "Dear Abby" column since Amy Dickinson has been writing it. Also, I have not read any of Zoe Heller's novels, so selecting a First Look was not easy. However, the deciding factor was probably this phrase in the description: "a moving testament to the many women who have led small lives of great consequence in a tiny place."
I look forward to the discussions here. I see lots of new faces, which undoubtedly means new insights, as well as "old friends."
I live in New Jersey, am currently in the process of cataloguing at least a fair number of my too many books, have worked for many years in the computer and telecom industries (research, product development and marketing), and thoroughly enjoy the chance to discuss what I have read or am reading with others. Besides my family and my reading, community activities occupy my time.
09-27-2008 10:33 PM
09-28-2008 12:53 PM
I have received a confirmation letting me in. This is my 3rd First Read, and I was a bit torn as to which one I would join. It is a good thing one had to make a choice.
I'm a New England native who has lived in NY for 21 years; and I work in Manhattan. I've been dabbling between a number of areas on this great B&N Book Club; great because of the chance to talk about books one reads, and the people I've met.
This should be very interesting; hope I will be able to do more than lurking; I'm inclined to over-schedule myself, and I may have done it again.
09-28-2008 01:07 PM
Hi everyone. I am Diane and I live in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This is my second time in the First Look Book Club. I read The Sister early this year.
I am familiar with Amy from her newspaper column and I look forward to reading this book. I have been into nonfiction lately which is why I chose this one. I was glad for the opportunity to choose between two books this time. Hope B&N keeps doing that with the First Look clubs.
09-28-2008 09:07 PM
I am hoping to be able to preview The Mightly Queens of Freeville. I have enjoyed the other reads. I am an elementary library assistant in PA. Reading is a passion.
09-29-2008 09:47 AM
Hey My name is Jose Zarate and I want to thank the people who made this First Look section and i hope i can get some copys of the books
09-29-2008 07:56 PM
09-29-2008 08:37 PM
My name is Tarri and I live in Western Washington state. I am retired and this will (hopefully) be my fourth First Look Book Club. The Mighty Queens of Freeville looks like a great read; of course, the other selection looks good too. I hope we can peek in at their discussions, if we promise not to say anything.
09-30-2008 11:02 AM
09-30-2008 11:07 AM
My name is Megan and I live in New York City. This is my first time doing the First Look Book Club, and I am so excited to get the book and start reading and discussing with everyone. I just received my confirmation this morning, and it made my day!
09-30-2008 12:32 PM
Hello, my name is Janice. I am very excited to be a part of this discussion and cannot wait to receive and begin reading this book. It is great to be back for another "First Look"!