03-14-2009 08:33 AM
Hi, Everyone, I just joined the first look group. It was recommended to me. I am ReadingPatti. I am an admitted book addict. I read alot. I love the following authors: Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb, Danielle Steel, Jonathan Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Stephanie Laurens, Victoria Alexander, Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, Mary Balough, Catherine Coutler, Diana Galbaldon, Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, Patricia Cornwell, Sue Graton, Kay Hooper, Tami Hoag, Celeste Bradley, Lynn Kurkland, Richard North Patterson, Cathy Maxwell, Sabrina Jefferies, Samantha James, and many others.
I also have written four romance that I want to get published. I have also written some articles that I would like to get published in GuidePosts magazine. They are of a religious nature.
I am very lucky. I work at the local library, part-time. This is a dream come true. I am want take more online classes. I have taken some where I got a certificates, mostly in writing and a few in health industry as I am also a CNA. I want to get another bachelor's degree in library science and writing. I am planning on taking some more online classes in grant writing and library science to help me in my job.
I enoy sharing my love of books with anyone who likes to read. I recommend books to patrons at our library.
I think this forum will be interesting.
03-15-2009 07:35 PM
I'm Marjorie and am currently reading and enjoying Sag Harbor. I'm looking forward to begin reading this new book and participating in the book club.
03-15-2009 10:42 PM
Melissa wrote: (Sag Harbor and I aren't having an easy time of it right now, but I'll get there).
I'm with you there. The past few FL books haven't appealed to me nearly as much as the earlier ones. I'm hoping this one will be more interesting. I just have trouble with endless angst books. Sometimes I just want to slap the characters and tell them to grow up.
I think, therefore I drive people nuts.
03-16-2009 07:15 AM
"A house without books is like a room without windows."--Horace Mann
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03-16-2009 01:52 PM
Hi, I am Irene aka saratoga99, and after a tumultous four months, am back to reading as much as I can. I love historical fiction, and I look forward to contributing more than my name in welcome and introductions!
03-16-2009 02:22 PM
My name is Barb and I'm back for my second FL book. My first, Sag Harbor was not quite my cup of tea, although interesting, but I am really looking forward to this new read!
I read (usually have something nonfiction, something fiction and who knows what else going on at the same time), knit for charity (preemies and animal shelters) and work full-time.
I live in Pittsburgh and work at a nature reserve as the office manager.
Thanks to B&N, the publisher and the author for the opportunity to share in this experience.
03-16-2009 02:28 PM
I just got my confirmation email! Can't wait to get the book and start reading! I live in Perkasie PA which is 30 miles north of Phildelphia just below Quakertown and Allentown.
Love to read and really enjoyed "Sag Harbor". I am currently reading "The Colossus of New York" also by Colson Whitehead. Very interesting look at New York. "I love New York" - my dad worked for the Pennsylvania (Amtrak) Railroad and we took many trips by train to New York. We saw many broadway shows and my favorite place to eat is Marchi's Restaurant located at 251 E 31st St. - Great Italian food - like eating at your Italian best friend's home.
I am really enjoying the First Look bookclub - this will be my 3rd book!
03-16-2009 02:45 PM
Hi! My name is Laura and I live on the south coast of Maine.
Historical fiction is my favorite genre, so this book should be right up my alley.
I read Dorcas Good: The Diary of a Salem Witch a few years ago and The Lace Reader a few months ago, and am eager to add The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane to my list of books I have read that are set in Salem.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
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Hello! My name is Amy and I'm joining from California. This if my first FL book and I'm so excited! I'm a 33-yr-old full-time working mom of a ten-month-old baby. I have worked around books for ten years and currently work in an academic library. I love finding out about new books for Reader Advisory. I'm also a member of a local mom book club so this could be a great addition to our list!
Looking forward to interacting with everyone.
Blogging about books and life since 2003.
03-16-2009 02:56 PM
I'm Suzie and I've been in all but 2 (I think) of the FirstLooks. I really enjoy the FirstLook Book Club and I'm looking forward to this latest novel. I can't wait to start discussing it with all of you!
BTW...welcome to all the newcomers. I think you're going to enjoy the experience!
"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. " --John Burroughs
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03-16-2009 03:17 PM
I'm Sarita, & I'm really excited about this edition of "First Look." Historical fiction was my favorite when I was younger.
I live in South Central Indiana with my husband. He is a grad student and I am a writer/painter/preschool teacher.
Nice to meet you all!
03-16-2009 03:50 PM
Whoo Hoo! Got my confirmation! (happy dance)
Ok hmm, introductions. I'm TB and live in Virgina.
Was very happy to see this book pop up. "oh finally something worth going for in first look!" Really looking forward to it. It should be fun.
Sorry for the lack of personal information, I answer those generally, directly if at all. So feel free to ask, (chuckle) you just might not get an answer. But hey, a lot of you know me already anyway.
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I just got my confirmation. I have participated several times before and I do appreciate the opportunity to participate in these great book discussions. When the author comes on and discusses it with us, it adds a whole new dimension to the reading!
Currently, I am in Florida where the weather has been beyond wonderful. Before hurricane season begins I will return to Cape Cod, which is my favorite place to be. People are more relaxed and genuine there, I think, and I just love it. I don't mean to knock Florida or the people, it is just more programmed here and it is hard to do things with friends, impromptu, because they are always over-programmed. I prefer a more relaxing, spur of the moment lifestyle which, at least on the surface, is far less materialistic in focus.