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valbea2
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Hi, I've never participated in one of your discussions before, but am looking forward to it.  I live in Memphis, am a grandmother, and have always loved to read.  Thanks.  

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kolsonheld
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Hello friends! My name is Karin and I live in North Dakota. I've done a few First Looks and have enjoyed them all. I'm looking forward to The Postmistress - I've long loved fiction set during WWII. I'm hoping to knock a couple books off my TBR pile before The Postmistress comes, so I should turn off the computer and snuggle up with a blanket and a book!

Karin
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CountessCat
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Hi!

 

I am absolutely ecstatic to report I am *"Confirmed"*!  I participated in last year's Songs for the Missing, The Mighty Queens of Freeville, and just a couple months ago- Of Bees and Mist.  The Postmistress sounds like it will be a great book.  Bring on some good historical fiction!  I have always loved to read!  Right now I'm finally reading Bohjalian's The Double Bind.  I like it very much so far!  The author is coming here to Cincinnati this month, so I hope I can catch his talk.  I'm in a live book club but I usually get several books read in between meetings.  We just read Still Alice about a woman named Alice that gets early onset Alzheimers at age 50.  It was written from Alice's point of view, and was fascinating to experience some of what she went through - sobering!

 

Looking forward to the discussion -

 

C

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lmpmn
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n4bgw wrote:

I'm in South Florida :smileyhappy: Which mean I'll prob. read this book while sitting at the beach :smileyhappy:


 

UGH!!  I'm so jealous of you!  I used to live in Delaware when I was little and I miss being able to go to the beach daily.  I live in Minnesota (the land of 10,000 lakes) so we have plenty of "beaches" on lakes, but it's just not the same!  You're sooooo lucky!!!

 

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jbg78
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I help run a book dicsussion at the local pubic library.  I thought it would be interesting to particate in this group.

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kaylami
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Hi all!  I just received my confirmation and I'm looking forward to The Postmistress.  This will be my 4th First Look and I REALLY enjoyed the last selection.  My name is Kayla and I live in Utah with my husband and four children.  Thank goodness school is back in session so I can have more reading time!:smileyvery-happy:

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liisa22
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valbea2 wrote:

Hi, I've never participated in one of your discussions before, but am looking forward to it.  I live in Memphis, am a grandmother, and have always loved to read.  Thanks.  


 

 

HI Valbea!  Glad to have you join us! loving reading is a commom thread!

 

lisa

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kolsonheld wrote:

Hello friends! My name is Karin and I live in North Dakota. I've done a few First Looks and have enjoyed them all. I'm looking forward to The Postmistress - I've long loved fiction set during WWII. I'm hoping to knock a couple books off my TBR pile before The Postmistress comes, so I should turn off the computer and snuggle up with a blanket and a book!


 

 

Hi Karin!  Welcome back!   I know, I would get more read if I were not on this computer!

 

lisa

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BooksRPam
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Hi, everyone.  I'm Pam from NC.  I'm still waiting for that magic word "confirmed," but I didn't request the book until yesterday afternoon, so I'm trying to be patient.....not one of my best attributes!  I participated in last month's First Look and enjoyed it so much that I'm back again.  THE POSTMISTRESS looks wonderful, and I do hope that I get to participate with all of you guys!

Pam
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CountessCat wrote:

Hi!

 

I am absolutely ecstatic to report I am *"Confirmed"*!  I participated in last year's Songs for the Missing, The Mighty Queens of Freeville, and just a couple months ago- Of Bees and Mist.  The Postmistress sounds like it will be a great book.  Bring on some good historical fiction!  I have always loved to read!  Right now I'm finally reading Bohjalian's The Double Bind.  I like it very much so far!  The author is coming here to Cincinnati this month, so I hope I can catch his talk.  I'm in a live book club but I usually get several books read in between meetings.  We just read Still Alice about a woman named Alice that gets early onset Alzheimers at age 50.  It was written from Alice's point of view, and was fascinating to experience some of what she went through - sobering!

 

Looking forward to the discussion -

 

C


 

I was lucky enough to see Bohjalian at a B&N in Albany, NY about a year or so ago - he was promoting Skeletons at the Feast.  Was thoroughly enjoyable - he was very gracious.

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Hi - I'm Gail from Philly. I've participated in several First Look book clubs. Each book was so different and gave me a chance to read a novel I might not have chosen on my own. My favorite book to date was "Of Bees and Mist." Thank you B & N.

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liisa22 wrote:

 Hi Laura! 

 

Where on the south coast do you live?  I lived in cumberland center for a few years, way back when....


I have lived in York for 8 1/2 years now.  We love it here.

Laura

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Cruise Director - another of your many hats! Sailing, sailing, ......


PaulH wrote:

Please introduce yourself here!

 

I'm Paul and I've been with Barnes & Noble for the past five years. I'll be your cruise director on this wonderful voyage. 


 

 

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cmmn
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Hello,

 

I'm Cheryl.  This will be my second First Look book.  After I read Unbroken Sky  I found that two of the other First Look books were already on the TBR shelf in my home library (or I should say shelves).  I have since read them and enjoyed them both very much.  The Postmistress sounds just as interesting.  I can't wait.

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tracey81
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Hi I'm Tracey and I'm just joining the first look book club. A friend of mine just introduced me to this.  It seems very exciting to be able to get a first hand look at new books. I can't wait to get this started.

 

Tracey

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Welcome to the group,jbg78  :smileyhappy:  I can't wait to discuss the book with you.

 


jbg78 wrote:

I help run a book dicsussion at the local pubic library.  I thought it would be interesting to particate in this group.


 

 

DonnaS =) " Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
My blog: http://bookworm56.blogspot.com
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Hi, Valbea. Welcome to the group! We are very friendly and there are lots of helpful people here. Please feel free to ask any questions you have. Relax and enjoy! :smileywink:

 


valbea2 wrote:

Hi, I've never participated in one of your discussions before, but am looking forward to it.  I live in Memphis, am a grandmother, and have always loved to read.  Thanks.  


 

 

 

DonnaS =) " Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
My blog: http://bookworm56.blogspot.com
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Welcome! I know what you mean about finding time to read every day. While it may be hard, it is soooooo worth it! I hope you enjoy the group and discussion. :smileywink:

 


RNData_GK wrote:

Hello, everyone. I am new to First Look Book Group and am looking forward to the discussions.

 

I live in Orlando, FL. I am married and have 2 boys, ages 7 and 3. Despite my busy schedule--I work full-time--I try to find time to read every day. It's my way of getting some "me" time.

 

I'm really excited about joining this group.

 

Gigi K.


 

 

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DSaff
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Welcome back,  Alnilan! I loved The Sister too. Have you read any of the other FL books? We have read many wonderful books.  :smileywink:

 


Alnilan wrote:

Hello fellow FirstLookers,

 

My request has just been confirmed and I'm practically jumping with excitement because I love the concept of reading a book peeping hot out of the oven. This is my second First Look read and I hope it will be as enjoyable as the first one (The Sister by Poppy Adams), which ranks as one of my favorite novels.

 

I am looking forward to many interesting discussions with the other members.

 

Thank you Barnes&Noble

 


 

 

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Welcome to the group, Tracey! I hope you have an enjoyable time with the book and discussion, and that you become a regular here. :smileyhappy:

 


tracey81 wrote:

Hi I'm Tracey and I'm just joining the first look book club. A friend of mine just introduced me to this.  It seems very exciting to be able to get a first hand look at new books. I can't wait to get this started.

 

Tracey

(aka tracey81)


 

 

DonnaS =) " Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner
"A book is like a garden carried in the pocket." Chinese Proverb
My blog: http://bookworm56.blogspot.com