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bettymac wrote:

Hi, I'm a retired English teacher and have participated in many First Look Selections, including the very first one. I live in Raleigh, NC. I read, knit, crochet, spin (yarn -not my body), quilt, sew, and read, read, read. I also spend as much time as I can with my three grandchildren. I always enjoy the First Look books and the stimulating discussions we share. The highlight for me, however, is getting to communicate with the authors since I taught the books of dead writers for 35 years and had to "guess" what they meant. LOL Now, thanks to B&N's First Look, I can ask them questions and get answers.


I am laughing SO HARD at your 'dead authors' comment- and trying to guess what they meant.  I absolutely love the fact we can talk to the author, who is definitely NOT DEAD!   As a teacher, I am impressed that you did 35 years!  <Lisa bows at your feet>  Bless YOU!

 

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maxcat wrote:

Hi, I'm Chris from the piedmont area of North Carolina. I love mysteries and crime novels. This book should be a good one.


Hi Chris!  Good to see you again, neighbor! 

 

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DSaff wrote:

Boy, I love First Look books! There is such a variety, and I love the discussion. My name is Donna, and I have participated in the FL club since the beginning, finding many great authors to follow and read anew. My husband and I both participate, making for some wonderful evenings of reading and discussion. We live in Western MA with our dog, Oscar. The kids are grown and live nearby, so we get to visit often. Right now I am participating in the YA discussion of "Vixen" by Jillian Larkin, and have started NaNoWriMo for the first time. I can't wait to greet old friends and welcome new ones! Onward and forward.  :smileyhappy:

 


Donna-  I have started NaNoWriMo for the first time too!  I ended up last night free-writing about the difficulties of writing!  I am going to have to step it up to make the 50,000 goal!

 

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WickedAK wrote:

Hi everyody! I'm Alicia from North Pole, AK. This will be my second first look I'm currently in Vixen and am very excited about this one. I love crime books! Can't wait to get it on my porch! Looking forward to discussing it with you all!

 

Alicia:smileyvery-happy:


Welcome again!  I hope to visit your state within the next year!

 

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akeith13 wrote:

Hi all!

 

My name is Audrey and I just heard about the first look program. I am an active member in a local book club and I am excited about the oppurtunity to get chosen for the First Look book Three Seconds! I read many true crime books so this seem right up my alley!


Welcome Audrey!!  First Look is an awesome program!  I too love true crime.  I am glad that you found us. We are a great group!  Feel free to jump in!! 

 

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KristinaBarnes wrote:

Hi all! 

 

My name is Kristina and I live in sunny ole California. :smileyvery-happy: Assuming I'm accepted, this would be my very first First Look! I've heard about FL last August, but I always came back after the sign-up date for books. I was really close to the Vixen one, though. Oh well. I don't normally read books like this one, but my tastes are very eclectic so I'm open to anything. I'm looking forward to discussing Three Seconds with you all! :smileyhappy:


Welcome Kristina!  I am sure you will enjoy the First Look experience!

 

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irises1889 wrote:

Hello all!  This is my first time trying a First Look book and I am very excited to be a part of it.  Can't wait to read and discuss with you.  


welcome!!!   this is a very friendly and fun group!

 

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gmfuhlman wrote:

 Hi and welcome to everyone, my name is Gail Marie from the other Washington. Well today it is raining, and I just got back from the library and BN.  With a day like today you need to have lots of books to read on a day like this.


Hi Gail Marie!   Washington is on my bucket list!!  Glad to have you here!

 

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Hello All!

I am Jessica from Texas.  Can't wait for this one, it looks exciting!!!!

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All-Things-Stephen-King wrote:

Hello Everyone,

 

My name is Rob and I live in Maryland.  I look forward to doing this First Look.  I truly enjoy reading these books and participating in the discussions.  Reading is one of my favorite hobbies and I really look forward to hearing everyone's different takes on the books.  Just a little about me, I am currently on active duty in the Navy.  I am married with one son, who I hope will start enjoying books more.  My wife enjoys reading as well and participates in these discussions, currently reading Vixen.  Hope to see everyone in the discussions.

 

Rob


Hi Rob!  My husband is Navy as well-- thanks for your service!  Glad to have you there.  Sounds like you are state-side.  reading is such a great past time, I wish there were  more people that enjoyed it.

 

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beautifully-broken wrote:

Hello I am Heather and this is my first time trying the First Look  Book ad I must say I am kind of excited. I am  mother of 3 and stay home mom. I do review books and am currently writing my own.


Hi Heather- glad to have you with us!!  we are a great group, and are so glad to have newbies!!

 

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Superbookworm wrote:

Hi everyone!  I hope I get to be a part of this First Look with you all.  This is not my usual genre, but a friend suggested the Steig Larrson books and now I am hooked.


One of the best things about FL is that we (I) get experience different genres that we may not normally choose.

 

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jabrkeKB wrote:

Hello,

 

I am from N.W. New Jersey and work in a community college. I have 3 kids 17, 14, 13 and an adorable pitbull who looks like Petey from the Little Rascals.

 

This book sounds fantastic. I appreciate the variety that Paul picks for First Look.

 

Thanks BN!!!


AWWWW.  We had an Austrailian Heeler that looked so much like Petey, that what we named him.  May he RIP; we miss him so.

 

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fordmg wrote:

Hi all, I am back again.  I didn't do Vixen - needed a break, but this selection sounds interesting.  I just signed up this evening.  Hope all goes well.

MG


In my opinion, you missed a good one with Vixen.  Glad to see you again!

 

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JamesterCK wrote:

Hi my name is Jamie, I'm 25 years old and I live in a small town in Kansas. I love reading, I read every chance I get...which is really hard with a 3 year old demanding all of your attention! This is my first time participating with First Looks and I am really excited. Three Seconds sounds very interesting and I hope to get the chance to read and discuss!


Welcome Jamie!!  So glad to have you join us! Kudos for being here and having a 3 yo!

 

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gl wrote:

Hi everyone,

 

I'm Gaby, a lawyer & book blogger, based in Brooklyn by way of the Philippines. I love mysteries, thrillers and detective novels and am so excited about Three Seconds. I hope to be able to participate.

 

This is such a generous program. Thank you to Barnes & Noble.


Gaby


Welcome Gaby!!  this is an awesome program, and I am sure you will enjoy being a part!

 

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Darbys_Closet wrote:

Hi on-line book club members!

My name is Darby and I participate as often as I can in the first look reads and discussions, for often the read is an author I am not familiar with and a read I would of never discovered on my own!  I love our discussions, especially since you can chat away at what ever time is convenient for you!!!  I am a total mystery lover and I can't wait to read "3 Seconds"..... I just love a good page turner...no better excuse to stay up all night than to stay a book made you do it! ;-*

Looking forward to our future chats!

Darby


Hi again Darby!!  I agree-  a book club without specific times, suits me fine!

 

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pen21 wrote:

Hi, I'm Luanne. I live in Minnesota. I have been confirmed, that was fast.

Welcome to everyone.

I like this kind of book. The First Looks have given us so many different types of books.


Hear Hear!  or is it Here, Here!    I am not sure which is the correct one!  <scratchng head>

 

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LorettaP wrote:

Hello Everyone. My name is Loretta and I am from Pittsburgh Pa. This is my second first look. I am very excited and Three Seconds sounds like it is going to be a great read.


Welcome Back!

 

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Hello everyone,

 

My name is Donna. I'm currently participating in the Vixen FL..Loving it so far.

I'm excited about Three Seconds.  It looks like an amazing book.  Can't wait to read

and participate.  I love these bookclubs without walls or time constraints.  

 

Donna