Let's Get to Know Each Other!!

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Let's Get to Know Each Other!!

Hi all,

In an effort to get this board moving, let's get to know each other. I'll post a few questions (Thanks, Kelly!!) and if you have any more, add them to your post and we can all come back and answer them.


Children/Furbabie's names:



Fave Book:

Fave Author:

Joined: 07/26/03
Posts: 60

Name/Age: Kelli/31

Children/Furbabie's names: DS - John

Occupation: Risk Manager for a Bank

Location: Chicago

Fave Book: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Fave Author: Stephen King

Joined: 09/07/05
Posts: 38

Name/Age: Elisabeth/30

Children/Furbabie's names: Furdoggie Alex, pregnant with a son!

Occupation: Researcher

Location: Way down South!

Fave Book: Gone With the Wind

Fave Author: I can't pick just one!!

Joined: 03/23/03
Posts: 1

Name/Age: Chip - 40 (yes, I'm female.)

Children/Furbabie's names: Kate (Katharine) age 2yrs, 8mos.

Occupation: SAHM

Location: St Albans, UK

Fave Book: I can't choose!! Don't make me!! Here is a list of the last few that I've read.

Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
The Constant Princess - Philippa Gregory
Dancing with Kings - Eva Stachniak
Empress Orchid - Anchee Min

Now that I think about it... I think I have a tendency to pick up Good in Bed and reread it... so I must like it!

Fave Author: There are some that I seem to read regularly. You know, making sure that I keep up with what they have published. They seem to depend on my mood... but here are the ones that come to the top of my head.

Anne Rice
Maeve Binchy
Philippa Gregory
John Irving
Jodi Picoult
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman
Jennifer Weiner

I'll probably be able to attend the August chat, but I doubt I'll be able to attend chats after that. (I'll be visiting relatives in the US during that time period..... but after that, chat time... let's see... 10pm est is.... 3am my time. )

I hope I can still participate in some way!

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Posts: 53852

Chip, where do you live? Maybe we can move chat times here and there so others can particiapte too.

Name/Age: Jennifer 28

Children/Furbabie's names:Michael age 3.. furbabies: Char and Prancer (my kitties)

Occupation: SAHM, daycare provider and candle consultant

Location: Eastern WA

Fave Book: don't have one

Fave Author: don't have one

I can't pick favs of anything..

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Samantha 31

Children/Furbabie's names: Rya 7, Jaymee 5, and Skylar 3(almost), dog Oscar 7 months

Occupation: SAHM

Location: Utah

Fave Book: I have several: The Christmas Box, The Deep Dark, The Glass Castle.....

Fave Author: Richard Paul Evans

Joined: 07/26/03
Posts: 60

Oh we can work on other chat times that work better if we get an international community here!!

We've always been a small group, so with more members we will become more flexible!!

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Re: Let's Get to Know Each Other!!

Name/Age: Cheryl/23

Children/Furbabie's names: Ashlyn and one on the way, Nicholas.

Occupation: SAHM

Location: Kansas, baby!

Fave Book: Oh man! That's a haaaaard question! I'll go with _The Rapture of Canaan_ by Sheri Reynolds, though it's been years since I've read it.

Fave Author: Can't say that I have one. My taste changes with my mood!

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Posts: 1130

Name/Age: Kelly/28

Children/Furbabie's names: Kayleigh, Grayson, Ayden, and Caleb (edd 9/8/06)

Occupation: teacher

Location: NC

Fave Book: Gone With The Wind -- other favorites: Midwives, Suzzane's Diary for Nicholas

Fave Author: Nicholas Sparks, Sandra Brown, etc.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Hi! I just stumbled across this board this evening while lurking around!

Name/Age: Misty - 30

Children/Furbabie's names: I'll do them in age order...
Cat, Samantha - 7
DSD, Leah - 6
Dog, Ricky - 4
Dog, Odin - 3
DS, Uther - 18 months

Occupation: Trainer/Auditor for an IT company

Location: Maryland

Fave Book: The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger

Fave Author: Margaret Atwood or Sheri S. Tepper - OK, I know it's 2, but at least I narrowed it down to 2!

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Angela / 28

Children/Furbabie's names:
First one on the way...just a week to go! I'll let you know when I know!

Canadian Forces

Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Fave Book:
The Red Tent / The Stand / ahhh who am I kidding? I have a lot of favourite books!

Fave Author:
Way too hard of a question to answer!

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Posts: 7

Name/Age: Elissa/39

Children/Furbabies names: Nicholas, 10; Patrick, 5; Andrew, 16 mos.; And Fletcher (furbaby) 12.

Occupation: SAHM & Aspiring Doula

Location: Gastonia, NC

Fave Book: Memoirs of a Geisha/ The Red Tent

Fave Author: I have a few but... Anne Rice, Frank McCourt, Amy Tan

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Posts: 140

Name/Age: Teresa/ 34

Children/Furbabie's names: Ricky (DS)/ Spanky (our cat)

Occupation: administration-film and television

Location: Canada

Fave Book: Mists of Avalon

Fave Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley ( I love to read her fantasy books, but not so much Sci.Fi.)

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Posts: 53

Name/Age: Sheena, 21 22 next week

Children/Furbabie's names: Angel Jeremiah 8/16-9/3/06

Occupation: Nurse

Location: Denver

Fave Book: Memoirs of a Geisha, Coldest Winter Ever

Fave Author: Depends on my mood

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Liz/32

Children/Furbabie's names: Teagan, daughter, age 20 months; 2 dogs (Sassy- toy poodle- and Ginger- lab mix); husband- Jeff

Occupation: Mom, Purchasing Agent

Location: Indianapolis Area

Fave Book: Too many to name!

Fave Author: Too many to name here, too! It changes all the time!

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Rachel - 28

Children/Furbabie's names: Norah - 10.5 months

Occupation: SAHM

Location: Philadelphia

Fave Book: There is no way I could name just one. Or even five.

Fave Author: Same as the book question. Some of my favorites are Stephen Graham Jones, Will Christopher Baer, AM Homes, Susanna Moore, Iain Banks, Ryu Murakami, Haruki Murakami, Cormac McCarthy, Sherman Alexie, Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, Stephen King, and Craig Clevenger. I know I'm probably kicking myself because I forgot some.

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Posts: 53852
Re: Let's Get to Know Each Other!!

Just found this group hope I can join - I'm in a book club already and really enjoy reading!

Name/Age: Jessica, 35 (gasp!)

Children/Furbabie's names: DS Josh (6), DD Meaghan (4 mos), Digby (Golden age 8 1/2) and Cade (Duck Tolling Retriever age 4)

Occupation: Rehab Consultant, currently SAHM until Sep/07

Location: Toronto Canada

Fave Book: Gosh - just finished and enjoyed Marley and Me (I'm such a doggie person!), The Other Bolelyn Girl was great too...

Fave Author: I've really enjoyed a lot of Canadian Fiction including Timothy Findley, Alice Munroe, and Robertson Davies

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HI all I'm new.

Name/Age: Loida and im 26

Children/Furbabie's names: Jeanette she is 7 1/2 months old.

Occupation: stay at home mommy/homemaker.

Location: Norway

Fave Book: I don't have just one. But I LOVE all of VC Andrews books.

Fave Author: V.C. Andrews... I JUST LOVE this author!!!

Joined: 12/21/06
Posts: 2

Name/Age: Diana, 25

Children/Furbabie's names: Pregnant with my first, just found out! Bailey (Lab, 1)

Occupation: Auditor, but plan to be a SAHM once the baby comes:)

Location: Maryland

Fave Book: Probably My sister's keeper by Jodi Picoult

Fave Author: Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Weiner

Look forward to meet you all:)

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Posts: 33

Name/Age: Miranda 28

Children/Furbabie's names: son noah 7 -furbaby fez 5 months toy poodle

Occupation: SAHM

Location: Arkansas

Fave Book: To kill a mockingbird

Fave Author: I have many favs

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Posts: 574

Name/Age: Lisa / 39

Children/Furbabies names: Kevin, Joey, Annabelle, Daisy & Lilah + 2 dogs and a cat

Occupation: SAHM

Location: Southern California

Fave Book: I have 2 faves: The Red Tent by Anita Diamante, and Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Fave Author: I don't really have a fave, although I am currently fixated on Augusten Burroughs

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Posts: 14

Name/Age: Rosanne/28

Children/Furbabie's names: Jacob (Almost 8), Daniel (5), Luke (Almost 6 months)

Occupation: Sales Assistant

Location: South Louisiana

Fave Book: There are too many... Harry Potter series, All of the Greg Iles books, Where the Heart Is, The DaVinci Code, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (this one was just really interesting to me because of my love for the Wizard of Oz... I didn't like all of the added politics, but it was an interesting book!), the list goes on!

Fave Author: Greg Iles, JK Rowling, Brad Meltzer, Tami Hoag, again... I could go on! Smile

Joined: 03/26/07
Posts: 1
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Name/Age: Alyssa / 32

Children/Furbabies names: Katherine - 4 & Thomas - 1

Occupation: Banking

Location: Los Angeles

Fave Book: So difficult to decide. A few favorites were Saturday, by Ian McEwan (sp?), Poisonwood Bible by Kingsolver, anything by Elizabeth Berg, Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - the list could go on!

Fave Author: this changes all the time. Real fan of Berg, though

So looking forward to getting more ideas from this board! I absolutely love reading!

Joined: 04/27/07
Posts: 6

Name/Age: Corinne/ 22

Children/Furbabies names: Timothy- four months/ Sam, Igby, Norbert

Occupation: SAHM

Location: Huntsville

Fave Book: Catcher In The Rye

Fave Author: John Grisham

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Posts: 45

Name/Age: My name is Char and I am 26 years old.

Children/Furbabie's names: I have 1dd who is 15 months old named Audrey and a kitty named Boo-Bear.

Occupation: Right now I am a SAHM job hunting after my maternity leave.

Location: Alberta, Canada

Fave Book: I am in love with The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants series by Ann Brashares. I am also now reading Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus and it's terrific!

Fave Author: I am really a new reader so I don't really have a favorite yet.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Erin, 25

Children/Furbabie's names: Logan, Snickers

Occupation: Reporting Analyst

Location: Texas

Fave Book: Shopaholic Series

Fave Author: Sophie Kinsella

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Chrissy / 38

Children/Furbabie's names: Zachary 12 and Jaden 2 1/2 and a cockatiel named Taz

Occupation: Mom

Location: Pennsylvania

Fave Book: To many to choose.
Fave Author: Stephen King, I love his books.

Joined: 06/20/06
Posts: 3

Name/Age: Cathy, 24

Children/Furbabie's names: Gabe, 10.5 months; Matrix, 6 years (cat); Ginger, 2 years (Chihuahua)

Occupation: SAHM

Location: southern NM

Fave Book: currently, For One More Day by Mitch Albom

Fave Author: J.K. Rowling

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Tamara/34

Children names: Evan 8, Isaac @7, Jude 4, Luke 2 along with 2 cats, fish, and 3 hermit crabs

Occupation: mom, amateur writer

Location: up north

Fave Book: Jane Eyre

Fave Authors: Jhumpa Lahiri is really good. Ingrid Hill. Wilkie Collins. Oliver Sacks.

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Posts: 214

Name/Age: Chrissy/32

Children/Furbabie's names: Nate 22 months, SD Jordan 10, Peanut-Jack Russell

Occupation: RN

Location: Maryland

Fave Book: All time favorite is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Fave Author: Nicholas Sparks, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Michael Criton, Patricia Cornwell- all kinds

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Joined: 09/21/07
Posts: 4

Name/Age: Season/21

Children/Furbabie's names: Ella Grace Marie due 12/29/2007
Furbabies: Jethro, 2 years, is a black lab mix
Occupation: childcare provider

Location: Omaha, NE

Fave Book: I'm not myself these days

Fave Author: ummm too many to name!

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Can I join in here?

Name/Age: Janet/41

Children/names: DS Tyler Ellis, 4/19/06
Furbabies: Frankie, tabby cat
Occupation: Editor
Location: Alexandria, VA

Fave Book: Many! The Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, The Kitchen God's Wife, lots of children's lit (Little House on the Prairie series, the Four Story Mistake and sequels, Anne of Green Gables), Jane Eyre, Uncle Tom's Cabin, the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language (yes, it's the editor in me), How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accent, the House of the Spirits, etc.

Fave Author: Too many to name. I'm a little jealous of J.K. Rowling because we are only a few months apart in age and she's created this huge world that has taken a life of its own.

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:wavehello: Hi and Welcome!!!!

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

I hope it's okay if I join in Smile I'm a huge reader and I can't wait to see what is chosen next so I can read it!

Name/Age: Johnna /36

Children/names: DS Benjamin Diablo and Ella (4)
Furbabies: Princess Jill- tortoise shell tabby cat
Occupation: K/1 Literacy coordinator/teacher
Location: Central Illinois

Fave Book: Mosaic of Thought (teacher book), The Polar Express (kids' book), harry Potter series, Gone with the Wind, To Kill A Mockingbird

Fave Author: J.K. Rowling, John Grisham, Phillipia Gregory, Chris Van Allsburg (kids' author), Kevin Henkes (Kids' author)

Joined: 02/20/07
Posts: 156

Name/Age: Jenn/ 26

Children/Furbabie's names: Alex is 6, Ben is 4, and Emily is 5mo. Harley, my golden retriever, is 4mo and Kitty, my grey tabby, is 9mo.

Occupation: Stay at home mom

Location: Joliet, Il....far suburbs of Chicago

Fave Book: Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson

Fave Author: VC Andrews, James Patterson, Iris Johanson, and I can't think of my last one, ugh.

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Posts: 24

Name/Age: Barb/ 26

Children/Furbabie's names: Zachary 18 mon and Chopper ( shih poo ) 7 mon

Occupation: Child Care

Location: Homer Township South Suburb of Chicago

Fave Book: I have read this book several times as a teen "halfway down pattylane" small paperback but I still like the story. oh and "flower in the attic" its a tie.. Wink

Fave Author: Jennfier Wiener, Sophia Kinsella, Lauren Wienseberger, V.C. Andrews

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Welcome Ladies!!!!

We actually already have our selections planned throughout November, so check them out on the Book Club Selections thread. I think our next pick for May is A Thousand Splendid Suns.

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Posts: 165

I guess I should introduce myself since I've been posting on here!!! Thanks for letting me jump in!

Name/Age: Heather~25, married to Kip~26

Children/Furbabie's names: One son, Gavyn~10 months

Occupation: Registered Nurse in an ER right now, working on a transfer to L&D hopefully

Location: Kansas City, MO

Fave Book: I don't honestly think I could pick one!!! I meet very few books that truly just don't like. I really enjoyed the Harry Potter series.

Fave Author: JK Rowling, Jodi Picoult, Marian Keyes, Jennifer Weiner, Jane Green

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

welcome ladies!

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

New here...thought I'd add myself to this list. Smile

Name/Age: Julie, 38

Children/Furbabie's names: Samuel (almost 13), Moriah (10), Susannah (10), Abigail (15 mos), Bethany (15 mos), Hurley the Welsh Terrier (1)

Occupation: mom, school librarian

Location: Alaska

Fave Book: Lots...Pride and Prejudice, The Eyre Affair, Book Thief, Time Traveler's Wife, Ella Minnow Pea, Bel Canto, Harry Potter books, etc etc

Fave Author: Lots...Jane Austen, Jasper Fforde, Elizabeth Berg, Anne Tyler, Markus Zusak, Phillipa Gregory, C.S. Lewis, etc etc

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Posts: 902

Name/Age: Kristen/34

Children/Furbabie's names: Zoe/Raleigh, Nicholas, Moocha

Occupation: teacher

Location: Portland, OR

Fave Book: I don't know that I have one favorite--I really liked The Other Boleyn Girl, The Blind Assassin and Cat's Eye

Fave Author: Margaret Atwood

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Sarah/31

Children/Furbabie's names: DS - Owen

Occupation: Teacher

Location: Oklahoma

Fave Book: Oh goodness...I can't pick just one. Some of my favorites include:

The Twilight Series
Gone With the Wind
The Grapes of Wrath
The Stand
Lord of the Rings trilogy
The Hobbit
The Outlander Series
The Notebook
The Harry Potter Series

Fave Author: right now...Stephenie Meyer; but this could change tomorrow depending on my mood Smile

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Joined: 07/13/03
Posts: 111

Name/Age: Liane/34

Children/Furbabie's names: Carli/11, Alyssa/1

Occupation: SAHM

Location: WI

Fave Book: Fluke, Claiming of Sleeping Beauty,

A Dirty Job, The Twilight series

Fave Author: Christopher Moore, Jodi Picoult Zane I do really enjoy Sanrda Brown too.

Joined: 03/16/15
Posts: 53852

Name/Age: Jess/27

Children/Furbabie's names: Billy, 8. Sharah-Lynn, 4.

Occupation: Lighting Assembly

Location: Colorado

Fave Book: Twilight Series, Harry Potter Series

Fave Author: Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, Tee Morris, Scott Sigler, JC Hutchins, PJ Ballentine, Mur Lafferty, Tracy Hickman, Nora Roberts.
I really cant pick one. I love them all for different reasons.

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Posts: 3

Name/Age: Heather- 30

Children/Furbabie's names: Jake (almost 9), Lily (3), and Tori (almost 4.5 months)

Occupation: Library Assistant

Location: Ohio

Fave Book: I don't really have a fav. book, but I do own Anne Rice's Beauty Trilogy. I work in a library so I don't usually buy books unless I really love them! I like most all of the genres. Horror, Suspense, Mystery, Romance, Erotic, Paranormal, Sci-Fi. The only one I really can't get into is westerns.

Fave Author: Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Anne Rice, L. M. Montgomery... and many others.

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Posts: 665

Name/Age: Kalee - 22

Children/Furbabie's names: Furbabies - Zoe, Lily, Makenzie, & Buddy

Occupation: Babysitting my nephew

Location: Texas

Fave Book: The Twilight Series

Fave Author: Stephenie Meyer, Nicholas Sparks, Janet Evanovich

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Joined: 04/10/04
Posts: 12

Jumping in to join you all. Since I posted on a bunch of threads I thought I should do a formal intro Smile :)

Name/Age: Jamie/32

Children/Furbabie's names: Genevieve 12/04, Lincoln 2/07, cats, fish Smile

Occupation: Part time Licensed Vet tech, full time SAHM

Location: New York

Fave Book:

Dark Tower Series
Twilight Saga
Red Tent
Anything Picoult
Pride and Prejudice
To Kill a Mockingbird
I know This Much Is True

Fave Author:

Stephen King
Jodi Picoult
Stephenie Meyer
Jennifer Wiener
David Sedaris
Wally Lamb

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Joined: 06/09/05
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I just now noticed this! I guess it's not too late to join in! Wink

Name/Age: Sadie/23

Children/Furbabie's names: DD- Ruthie, one on the way! Furbabies- 3 horses- Buck, Belle, & Nellie

Occupation: Teacher's Aide at a local middle school

Location: AR

Fave Book: Twilight Series or Bamboo & Lace

Fave Author: I really like Lori Wick & Stephenie Myer

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Joined: 01/09/08
Posts: 120

Joining in!

Name/Age: Becky/27

Children/Furbabie's names: ^|^ Gabrielle (10/08-11/08 ), Furbabies Jerry & Izzie

Occupation: Attorney/Editor

Location: NY

Fave Book: To Kill a Mockingbird is my all time fave

Fave Author: There are so many...Stephanie Meyer, Patricia Cornwell, Harlan Coben, and the list goes on

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:wavehello: Welcome to the board, ladies!! Glad to have all of you join us!