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Maria_H
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Introduce Yourself

Reply to this message to introduce yourself to the group. Let us know which of Thomas Hardy's other novels you have read, and what draws you to The Mayor of Casterbridge.

And if you've read The Mayor of Casterbridge, be careful not to post any plot spoilers!


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SusanMargaret
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Hello to all,
 
It has been over a year since I have participated in a Barnes and Noble Book Club discussion and I am glad to be back. I have read Far From the Madding Crowd and The Return of the Native. I enjoyed both books. I look forward to our discussions.
 
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ConnieAnnKirk
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Re: Introduce Yourself

Welcome, Susan M.!  We're glad to have you back as well!  I hope you enjoy discussing Mayor with us.
 
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SusanMargaret wrote:
Hello to all,
 
It has been over a year since I have participated in a Barnes and Noble Book Club discussion and I am glad to be back. I have read Far From the Madding Crowd and The Return of the Native. I enjoyed both books. I look forward to our discussions.
 
Susan M



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Laurel
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Re: Introduce Yourself

I've read and reread most of Hardy's familiar novels. I appreciate his fine descriptions, his unique characters, and the glimpses he gives into the issues of life and philosophy that he is dealing with himself.
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Welcome to the book club, Laurel!
 
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Laurel wrote:
I've read and reread most of Hardy's familiar novels. I appreciate his fine descriptions, his unique characters, and the glimpses he gives into the issues of life and philosophy that he is dealing with himself.


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Hello,

I am very excited to read another Hardy novel having just finished Jude the Obscure. I really enjoyed it so am thrilled to read another one. Especially with the bonus of discussing it with others.

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Welcome, Emmajane! 
 
Several members are currently reading Mayor.  I hope you'll feel free to join, or start, discussion on any topic from the novel that intetersts you!
 
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emmajane wrote:
Hello,

I am very excited to read another Hardy novel having just finished Jude the Obscure. I really enjoyed it so am thrilled to read another one. Especially with the bonus of discussing it with others.

Emmajane


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I've read most of Hardy (and there's a lot more he wrote than was listed in the Recommended Reading thread -- those are probably the editions B&N Classics have issued, and are indeed his major works, but some of his lesser known works are still excellent -- I think, for example, of Under the Greenwood Tree, A Laodecean, Two on a Tower, the Woodlanders, among others) and look forward to discussiong Mayor, but it may be a week until I can bring it up to the top of my reading pile. I've read it at least twice before, but not recently.
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Welcome, Everyman!  Whenever Mayor makes it to the top of your reading pile, we'll all benefit from hearing your comments.  Jump in any time!
 
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Everyman wrote:
I've read most of Hardy (and there's a lot more he wrote than was listed in the Recommended Reading thread -- those are probably the editions B&N Classics have issued, and are indeed his major works, but some of his lesser known works are still excellent -- I think, for example, of Under the Greenwood Tree, A Laodecean, Two on a Tower, the Woodlanders, among others) and look forward to discussiong Mayor, but it may be a week until I can bring it up to the top of my reading pile. I've read it at least twice before, but not recently.


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Hi I'm Sabrina.  This is my first time in this book club and am enjoying it already.  I'm a student in college.  I major in English literature and enjoy reading Victorian novels. ( Among a vast amount of genres, including vampire books) I just got done reading The Mayor of Casterbridge.  It was very well written and completely dramatic. 
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