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I am now retired but taught high school English for 18 years before I became a counselor for the next twenty years. I also taught French. Teaching English was my favortie, but, alas, I hardly had time to read for pleasure during the school. I also wanted to try my hand at writing but found myself too exhausted after teaching all day. I caught up on a lot of reading over the summer.
I think this book club will be good because I find belonging to a club or taking a class forces me to be on a reading schedule. Good luck to you!
02-04-2007 10:49 AM
I, like many others, have been wanting to join a book club for some time and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I also work in special education and am enjoying the complex characters and wonderfully written story Ms. Edwards. I hope you are all enjoying the book as much as I am.
02-04-2007 04:09 PM
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My name is Laura and I am very pleased to be here. Right now I am a Instuctional Assistant at a Alternative school. I am 42 years young and have read the book and look forward to interesting conversations about the book both from other individuals and the author.
Happy reading all,
02-04-2007 08:22 PM
I am also a first-time book club member and was too excited to get the email describing the B&N online book club. I have been reading most of my life, thanks to my mom and dad's influence; and for the first time in the eight years my husband and I have been married, he is starting to share my love of books. He is currently deployed, while I patiently wait at home carrying our first child (and getting as much reading in as I can before our baby zaps all of our time), and he has already finished 6 books! I am shocked and elated! The idea of an online book club is ideal in our hectic lives (we are both active duty) and I can't wait to maintain my book club involvement no matter where I go. I am about 100 pages in to Memory Keeper's Daughter and can't wait to hear everyone's discussions, especially the authors. Happy reading!
02-04-2007 10:01 PM
Looking forward to discussing this book with everyone. Truly a great read and a beautiful snapshot of the human condition. I am an aspiring writer and an avid reader.
02-05-2007 08:39 AM
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
02-05-2007 10:17 AM
I'm half-way through the book and enjoying it very much. I'm a librarian, former high school English teacher and English major. I'm happily married and enjoy reading--novels mostly--and now that our daughter is away at college, I have a little more time to do so. I'm looking forward to this group because I haven't as yet been able to find anyone in this small rural Georgia town who wants to start a book club. This kind of online experience is a little new to me, although I've taken one online class before. I'm especially looking forward to reading the author's thoughts on her own book.
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I live in Michigan. I am a teacher.
02-05-2007 04:14 PM
I don't get a lot of time to read 'cuz I'm a full time working mom of a 4 year old daughter & a 7 month old son and they definitely keep me on my toes. I try to read every chance I get at work, on breaks & at lunch, since my evenings are usually extremely crazy with the family. Ever since I started reading this book I find myself thinking about my next break and can't wait to get the kids in bed in the evenings, just so I can sneak in some "me" time. I'm looking forward to hearing what others have to say about this wonderful page-turner!
02-05-2007 05:41 PM
I'm Amy. This is my first book club. I'm very excited, I read this book during my winter vacation and loved it. Looking forward to the discussion.
02-05-2007 08:36 PM
This is my third B&N bookclub session and I like the new format! I loved this book, we read it at my bookclub. I am looking forward to reading the discussions and hopefully participate more.
I love to read and I am also in another bookclub with my 11 year old daughter. It is so much fun!
Have a nice week!
02-05-2007 09:51 PM
This is my first online book club and I'm really looking forward to it. I love reading a great book and with a long commute to NYC for work at a publishing company I read quite a few books a month.
I just finished the book and am really looking forward to discussing it!
02-05-2007 10:47 PM
I was interested in this book as soon as I read what it was about. I'm excited to hear from the author and what everyone else has to say as well.