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Old 08-02-2009, 02:00 AM   #1
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A DISers Book Club!

After listening to the "facebook to facebook" email show and reading a previous post about "kevin's book club" , I thought it might be fun to start a thread where people could post what books they have read or are currently reading. I have already added some titles to my reading list after reading some of the suggestions given on this board, so let's get started!

The last two books I read were written by Chef Anthony Bourdain. Some of you may know him from his Travel Channel show "No Reservations". Many of you, however, may not know that the reason he is on television today is because of the sucess of his first New York Time's Bestseller Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Cullinary Underbelly. In this book Bourdain shares his experiences in the restaurant industry in a rather unbaised way (think the dis unplugged but with food). His second book, A Cook's Tour, is equally as entertaining; however, it focuses on his travels around the world in search of the "perfect meal". I would suggest these titles to anyone that has a true apreciation for food, whether it be at some swanky four star joint in New York, or your local deli.

I am currently reading Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbooks Got Wrong by James W. Loewen. I started reading this a few hours ago and cannot put it down. The book evaluates twelve of the leading American history textbooks used in the country and shows that many of the things they teach are factually incorrect. This book is very well researched (the notes pages are almost as long as long as the book itself), and I would reccomend it to all you history buffs out there!

That's it for now...
I would love to hear what everyone else is reading.
I hope this catches on!
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:17 AM   #2
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I'm currently working my way through some fluff chick lit stuff (Jen Lancaster books actually). Not anything with much 'meat' to it - but it helps me turn my brain off - which is a good thing!
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:52 AM   #3
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I'm currently reading The List by J.A Konrath.

Unfortunately, this is currently only available to folks with a Kindle. It's a self-published book and the author is hoping that good "word of mouth" will help it find an audience.

I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

All queued up and ready to go are...

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson - This is a world wide phenomenon. Best seller almost everywhere.

Let the Great World Spin by Colum Mccann - About NYC in the 70's

The Doomsday Key by James Rollins

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. This one comes HIGHLY recommended.

I'll let you know.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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Currently I am rereading the last Harry Potter book and I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Zombies really make the book more entertaining.

A good one for the comic book geeks out there is, Soon I Will Be Invinsible. Very amusing tale from the view point of a super villian.

My non fiction suggestion is, Founding Mothers by Cokie Roberts. I couldn't put it down and learned a lot.
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:24 AM   #5
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I am currently reading fluff kind of stuff...

I recently finished Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisburger. She also wrote The Devil Wears Prada. Chasing Harry Winston was alright...it was just hard for me to get into for some reason.

I am currently reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner. This book is a sequel to another of her books called Good in bed. I didn't realize that she had written another book with the same characters! Those are my favorite kinds of books. When I find a good book that features stories and characters that I like, it makes me sad to see the story end. I want to know what happens next...so I find that I am drawn to books that are part of a series.

Some of my past favorites are the entire Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, and of course, the Twilight series and Harry Potter.

Next on my list are the Sookie Stackhouse books...
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Old 08-02-2009, 10:55 AM   #6
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I just finished Hold Tight by Harlan Coben (mystery) it was good, but not as good as some of his others.

I'm currently slowly reading Disney's Nine Old Men by John Canemaker. Unfortunately, it's a big heavy book and not condusive to comfortable reading, so it's probably going to take me awhile.

I'm also reading Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson. It's about Czar Nicholas, the murder of his family and whether or not this woman, Anna Anderson is the Czar's daughter Anastasia who possibly escaped. It's a true story and even though it has already been determined through DNA that Anna Anderson was not Anastasia, the book is still absolutely fascinating so far.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:03 AM   #7
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I just finish reading max witch is the 5th book in the maxium ride series by james patterson

and i also just finished reading uglies but scot westerfeld
now i'm reading the next book pretties
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I am currently reading fluff kind of stuff...

I recently finished Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisburger. She also wrote The Devil Wears Prada. Chasing Harry Winston was alright...it was just hard for me to get into for some reason.

I am currently reading Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner. This book is a sequel to another of her books called Good in bed. I didn't realize that she had written another book with the same characters! Those are my favorite kinds of books. When I find a good book that features stories and characters that I like, it makes me sad to see the story end. I want to know what happens next...so I find that I am drawn to books that are part of a series.

Some of my past favorites are the entire Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, and of course, the Twilight series and Harry Potter.

Next on my list are the Sookie Stackhouse books...
I know what you mean about series books and wanting more of the characters. That's one of the things I love about a book club is talking about the characters kind of keeping them vivid and real. Anyway Marian Keyes has a series about sisters. It was difficult to get into my first choice (took me 5 years to read- put it down and then picked it up when I couldn't find anything else)Rachels Holiday. I can't remember which one comes first, but there is Watermelon, angels, and I forget the other 2 I think. If you are reading a jacket of a book look for the Walsh sisters.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:45 PM   #9
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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson - This is a world wide phenomenon. Best seller almost everywhere.
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larson, just published July 28.

Yes, available for Kindle!

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'The Girl Who Played with Fire is that rare thing - a sequel that is even better than the book that went before... it is to be read in great hungry chunks' Observer. 'It is rare to find a thriller in which the female characters are allowed so much space to be. Lisbeth Salander really is a wonderful creation' Scotsman. 'Astonishing novels... Larsson came up with an entirely new kind of heroine for the crime story... as with Larsson's first novel, this is wonderful stuff' Daily Express. 'A year ago, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo won ecstatic praise from British critics and readers. Now its successor, The Girl who Played with Fire, has outsold the likes of Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson - once more, another figure seizes the book by the scruff of its neck and binds the reader in fetters of fascination' Independent. 'As with the first book, this complex novel is not just a thrilling read, but tackles head-on the kind of issues that Larsson himself railed against in society, such as endemic establishment corruption and the exploitation of women' Daily Mail. 'In her (Salander) Larsson has created a heroine unique to detective fiction. Where else can you find a bisexual female detective with punk-era fashion sense who just happens to be an expert computer hacker?' Independent.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:42 PM   #10
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I'm currently reading The List by J.A Konrath.

Unfortunately, this is currently only available to folks with a Kindle. It's a self-published book and the author is hoping that good "word of mouth" will help it find an audience.

I'm thoroughly enjoying it.

All queued up and ready to go are...

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larson - This is a world wide phenomenon. Best seller almost everywhere.

Let the Great World Spin by Colum Mccann - About NYC in the 70's

The Doomsday Key by James Rollins

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. This one comes HIGHLY recommended.

I'll let you know.
Time to read??? Who has time to read???

But because I have that Kindle app on my iPhone, I picked up The List today and sneakily started reading it at my day job...I'm several chapters into it and I'm intrigued!

Hope I find time to finish it. Love my Kindle app!
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:50 PM   #11
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Is it ok to plug www.paperbackswap.com on here? I joined a few months ago and have absolutely loved it. You get a credit every time you mail a book to someone else, then you can spend that credit to have a book sent to you. I've been able to clean out my shelves of things I'm not going to read again, and get some things that I've really been wanting to read. You have to pay to mail the book, which is usually $2.38 or a little more if the book is heavier. If you decide to join, you can use me as a referral and I will get a free credit once you post your first 10 books. Mods, if this crosses a line, please edit.
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I'm completely hooked on audio books since with the orchard I can pretty much listen all day long!! No time in my life right now to pick up the printed word but audio has helped me knock out several stories. Right now I'm reading the Time Travelers Wife and loving it....great narration!

Lee Cockerell's Creating Magic was great to listen to in his own voice and I managed to get through both Ken Follet's Pillar's of the Earth and World Without End. Audio has let me "read" about 12 books since April!

Absolutly on pins and needles waiting for Diane Gabaldon's new book to hit stands.....no audio for that one....that one I must hold in my hands.
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Time to read??? Who has time to read???

But because I have that Kindle app on my iPhone, I picked up The List today and sneakily started reading it at my day job...I'm several chapters into it and I'm intrigued!

Hope I find time to finish it. Love my Kindle app!
I'm about 3/4 of the way through it and I'm very much enjoying it.

It's a very clever premise and I think it will find an audience.

I'd recommend it.
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The List sounds interesting.
I hope it finds a publisher.

Again, technology has allowed things to happen. No pages printed, yet a book has found an audience!
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Way to go Kevin reading Janet Evanovich! The past few months I have read Janet's latest, Fingerlicking Fifteen. Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand - all her books are good and based in Nantucket (great beach books). I must say after watching Season One True Blood, I went back and read the first Charlene Harris book in the series.

Oh and I so contributed to the ecomony, I broke down and bought a Kindle- LOVE IT!!!!
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