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gackie wrote:

Hi I am Jackie. I am from Minnesota and this will be my third FL. I am so excited about this book!


Welcome Back!!

 

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Superbookworm wrote:

Just got confirmed.  I'm looking forward to reading this one.  Welcome everyone!


Yeah!  Welcome!

 

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Atreyu59 wrote:

 

Looks like some new folks- which is always nice to get onboard & some old (relative to time not age) friends in the group. 

 

WELCOME everyone.  Back to critiquing the VIXEN- what a great read that has turned out to be.

 

This is my 3rd FL book & I am so excited to be reading at such a nice pace, and with friends who love to talk  :smileyhappy:

 


LMBFAO!!!!   and back atcha!!

 

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Tarri wrote:

Hi fellow readers, I hope you are all well and that it is as sunny where you are as it is here today in Washington. 

 

My name is Tarri.  I am retired and live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where we are heading into six months of reading weather.  Since the Farmer's Almanac has predicted we will have more snow than usual, I will have lots and lots of time to read. 

 

I have been fortunate to be able to participate in almost all of the First Look book discussion and marvel at the high caliber books we have been given. 

 

I have two very large dogs and live in the work-in-progress farmhouse where I grew up.   My hobbies are reading, crafts (right now it's knitting), farming on facebook, and lawn mowing ten months out of the year. 


Hi Tarri!  I really hope to visit your beautiful area of our great country in the coming year!

 

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OutnumberedMama wrote:

Hello All! This is my first time participating in the First Look program. I am really really excited to take part in this!

Pam - OutnumberedMama


Hi Pam, and Welcome!!

 

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avalonpriestess wrote:

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


Hi Donna!!  I LOVED  Vixen, and I am very excited to (hopefully) be able to read Three Seconds!   An awesome program, no?

 

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Hi, Pam. Welcome to First Look! I hope you enjoy the book and the discussion. We have a lot of fun.  :smileyhappy:


OutnumberedMama wrote:

Hello All! This is my first time participating in the First Look program. I am really really excited to take part in this!

Pam - OutnumberedMama


 

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I love these clubs too, Donna. They enable us to meet people from all over and exchange ideas and thoughts. I love finding more treasures in a book because my friends here point them out.  :smileyhappy:


avalonpriestess wrote:

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


 

DonnaS =) " Reading is a means of thinking with another person's mind; it forces you to stretch your own." Charles Scribner
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So true, Liisa. We have met brand new authors, and have then been able to follow them as they write again, and we have been able to step out of our comfort zones to explore new genres. Paul and the B&N crew do a great job keeping us thinking. :smileyhappy:


liisa22 wrote:

 


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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Excellent, Liisa! If you want a writing buddy, feel free to add me - DSafford. I am up to a little over 3,500 right now and actually like the story. Who would have thought? <grin> Good luck!  :smileyhappy:


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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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Hello everyone!   Mary Ann from SC checking in to say "Confirmed"!!!

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Hi Everyone - I just got home from work, and I've been reading everyone's posts - Boy, it looks like a great group. I just got confirmed, Thanks Paul, that was quick. I'm looking forward to a great read and good discussion. Happy Reading...

 

Anne

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Hi All!  I'm confirmed.  See you in a few weeks.  Until then, I'm enjoying Vixen!

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Hello, everyone!

 

I have been a member of First Look since nearly the beginning.  I like this book club's variety of selections.  First Look encourages me to read something that ordinarily I would not choose.  I even introduced Mom to the club and Dad quickly snatched her copy of The Poacher's Son.  I am currently reading Vixen, the teen selection.

 

Happy reading! 

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southrnbella wrote:

Tarri wrote:

I have two very large dogs and live in the work-in-progress farmhouse where I grew up.   My hobbies are reading, crafts (right now it's knitting), farming on facebook, and lawn mowing ten months out of the year. 


haha i use to be addicted to farmville as well...but you live on a farm so you get the best of both worlds :smileyhappy:....what kind of crafts do you do? hope its not to cold up there...but maybe thats a good thing..because you can cuddle up with the dogs and books!!


 

I live on a farm, but we haven't farmed since my step-grandpa died when I was a baby, unless you count a few cows and my sister's horse.  We lease the land to a bulb company - - really the best of both worlds.  I do have a lot of lawn mowing, it takes about 6 - 8 hours a week, on a riding lawn mower. 

 

Other crafts I do or have done in the recent past; crocheting, knitting, stained glass, beaded ornaments, sewing, scrapbooking/card making,  If you can think of it, I've probably tried it at one time or another. 

 

Today it was 60 degrees at noon, sunny and just beautiful, but I just took the dogs out and it's cold cold cold. 

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liisa22 wrote:

 


Tarri wrote:

Hi fellow readers, I hope you are all well and that it is as sunny where you are as it is here today in Washington. 

 

My name is Tarri.  I am retired and live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where we are heading into six months of reading weather.  Since the Farmer's Almanac has predicted we will have more snow than usual, I will have lots and lots of time to read. 

 

I have been fortunate to be able to participate in almost all of the First Look book discussion and marvel at the high caliber books we have been given. 

 

I have two very large dogs and live in the work-in-progress farmhouse where I grew up.   My hobbies are reading, crafts (right now it's knitting), farming on facebook, and lawn mowing ten months out of the year. 


Hi Tarri!  I really hope to visit your beautiful area of our great country in the coming year!

 


I hope you make it, plus if you could talk B&N into putting a store closer to me, that would really be nice.  I'm about 60 miles from Seattle and 60 miles from British Columbia, so if you are in the neighborhood, I'll buy you a cup of coffee. 

 

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Welcome & Hi Wanda from WVA

 

West Virginia is my favorite place.  WVU is home (well I spent so much time there, it seems like home)

 

 

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Welcome avalonpriestess:

 

I agree with your insight about this FL bookclub-this is exactly what makes it appealing to me and my shift-work schedule.  If I want to participate at 0300 hours EST I can- totally freedom in bookclubs.  Lord knows I would never be able to do a brick'n' mortar book club due to time and work schedule.  WELCOME

 


 

she said .  .  . . .   ..   

 I love these bookclubs without walls or time constraints.  

 

Donna

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Hey there StewiesMom!  

 

I too am enjoying the discussion on VIXEN - what a great YA-FL.  Glad you got confirmed and we will be at it again soon.  Isn't it nice to get that email "confirmed"?

:smileyhappy:

 


 

StewiesMom . .  . ...  

                       Hi All!  I'm confirmed.  See you in a few weeks.  Until then, I'm enjoying Vixen!

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Hi everyone,

 

I'm Kim from northwest Ohio.  I'm a stay at home mom with 2 adorable (most of the time) children and I love, love, love to read.  I'm always reading at least 2 books and my nook is seldom out of reach.  If confirmed, this will be my fourth FL selection and I have enjoyed all the previous selections.  I am currently participating in the Vixen discussion and am enjoying it.

 

I sent my request yesterday, but haven't been confirmed yet.  Keeping my fingers crossed.  Hope to be discussing this with you all soon.

Kimberly from Ohio

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