08-30-2007 07:45 AM
08-31-2007 01:11 PM
Well, I am very happy, because the fine folks at Random House just sent me a copy of Garden Spells. How lucky you are, Sarah, to have such support from your house. And how lucky I am to have enough ties to the publishing industry to receive these gifts.
In addition to working as a freelance editor, I also work full-time for a graduate school of psychology. I'm 38, an avid reader of fiction, and live in San Francisco with a cat named Weasel. I'm looking forward to reading the novel over the holiday weekend, and will look forward to discussing it with all of you.
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09-01-2007 05:23 PM
09-02-2007 12:27 AM
Garden Spells is a great book. I have read the first chapter 4 times already trying to stretch out the enjoyment of the book. Sarah it is so enchanting it has transported me to a "virtual world" that I can participate in as I read the book.
09-02-2007 02:19 AM
P.S. Can you tell I'm a book club newbie?
09-02-2007 12:27 PM
I am about finished reading the book and am ready to discuss it. But I think I may be late because it looks like the discussion is over???
I hope not, it's a very interesting book and one that is hard to put down because life gets in the way!!!
09-03-2007 02:38 PM
09-03-2007 02:46 PM
09-03-2007 05:00 PM
09-03-2007 05:37 PM
I'm going to pick up the book today. I look forward to it. I have my own book club that I run with my best girl friends once a week, and this is the pick for our Sep. book. Fitting that it's on-line as well I thought. I'm 25 and massage therapist here in CA.
09-04-2007 08:18 AM
I have been working on a collection of short stories for a short time. 'At times, I go to B&N site. There I found a coupon for "Garden Spells." Well, I rushed to the store and picked up a copy. I am so glad I did. It was a wonderful experience reading this novel
09-04-2007 10:03 AM
09-05-2007 07:25 PM
Great to see so many new faces! I'm sure you'll all get the hang of the B&N Book Club in no time.
The threads are set up so that those who are just beginning to read can participate in the Beginning threads, and avoid those whose chapters cover areas they've not read.
It doesn't matter when you post- post as often as you can, whenever you like. We'll be here all month.
If you have any questions, be sure to ask.
09-06-2007 07:08 PM
09-06-2007 10:06 PM
Glad to have you here. I loved all my school librarians. Mrs. Titus was my first, in elementary school, and she was lovely. She let me come to the library whenever my teachers would allow me, and she let me take out as many books as I wanted. I wished I could have stayed with her in the library all day, every day. I tried!
Do you think you'll be reading Garden Spells in one of your face to face groups?
09-06-2007 11:08 PM
I will be recommending Garden Spells to two of the groups, so we'll see. I wrote a review of the book for the Georgia Library Quarterly earlier this week, and it should come out sometime next month. Actually, I ended up reading the book now because I was looking for something by a Southern author for the review. It's nice that this group formed up at the same time; it's so gratifying when things dovetail.
Thanks for the welcome.
09-07-2007 12:20 AM
09-08-2007 07:43 PM
Libraries are the best places- free books? It just doesn't get any better than that.
There's so much sweet magic to this book, I'm not surprised that it found itself in your hands at just the right moment. Mine too. Something is telling me I needed this book right now.