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Old 08-13-2009, 12:31 PM   #166
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Dan Brown's new book, The Lost Symbol...the follow up to The DaVinci Code, is available from Amazon as a pre-order.

The price is $9.99, which is shockingly low, and the release date is 9/15/09

Just pre-ordered my copy.

Speaking of Dan Brown, I got an email the other day from Fictionwise that they were offering 100% Micropay rebates on all Dan Brown titles.

They don't have the newest book up on their site right now, but if you wanted to catch up...
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:39 PM   #167
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Thanks for the update on that one - I downloaded it too and was planning on reading it as soon as I finish the List
I'm glad you reminded me about The List! Forgot all about that one. Off to download...
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:43 PM   #168
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Hey! We've been stickied!
THe DIS Book Club must be really important!!!
It is where all the cool kids hang out.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:49 PM   #169
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The DIS Book Club must be really important!!!
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:57 PM   #170
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Ooooo sticky now i can actualy find it!
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:57 PM   #171
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We've become a "sticky" group

And I even found us a "smilie"
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:07 PM   #172
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And I even found us a "smilie"
Love the smilie! Mine is fizzie diet cola, not coffee.

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Old 08-13-2009, 03:13 PM   #173
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Love that we are now a Sticky!!!

I am so happy - MY KINDLE HAS ARRIVED!!!!!

Right away, I downloaded my first book: "Julie & Julia". I've read the first chapter already, and I love it (both the book AND the Kindle!).
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:28 PM   #174
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Who knows how to make one?
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Old 08-13-2009, 03:40 PM   #175
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I am so happy - MY KINDLE HAS ARRIVED!!!!!

Right away, I downloaded my first book: "Julie & Julia". I've read the first chapter already, and I love it (both the book AND the Kindle!).
Congratulations - I can't wait to order one. Right now I'm reading off my iTouch with the Kindle app and even that's great
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:53 PM   #176
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I think that since this will be an ongoing discussion and doesnt have an expirartion date....

This thread should be stuck to the top of the Unplugged Board.

Hope this helps everyone find us.....
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:20 AM   #177
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Awesome...I am so glad that this has become a sticky!

I just wanted to pass along a few titles to everyone. First off, I wanted to recommend The Nightly Book of Positive Quotations by Steve Deger. I was elected as the vice president of our local association (our district's "teachers union") in June. Because morale and climate is so poor, we are trying a few things to help bring everyone together and create a more positive atmosphere. One of the things we're doing is "Quote of the Day" where we email positive quotes to the entire staff each morning. I am so very excited about this.

I found Deger's book while looking for quote books the other night at Barnes & Noble. It is the most beautiful little book ever. It actually FEELS GOOD in your hands. There's even a ribbon to keep your place as the pages are organized by day.

Here's the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Nightly-Book-P.../dp/1577491882

Second, I want to recommend a book for teachers and parents. Teach Like Your Hair is on Fire is an excellent book I read earlier this week. The author, Rafe Esquith, is a very unique teacher who devotes countless hours (even beyond what you'd think) to his kids. The story is incredible and the text offers some very real ideas that could be implemented in any classroom or home right away.

Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Teach-Like-You.../dp/0670038156

Currently, I'm reading Esquith's first book, There Are No Shortcuts. It was published in 2003 which ironically is the same exact year that I began working at my current school district. This book is also excellent and functions more as a memoir of a teacher and parent than instructional/methods book. I am thoroughly enjoying it. This text has received slightly more criticism that the one above because many find Esquith's dedication and drive overwhelming. I find it inspiring.

Here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/There-Are-Shor..._bxgy_b_text_b

As a side note, Esquith is a fifth grade teacher (like me) in California. He works in the Los Angeles public school known as "The Jungle" due to its rough neighborhood and outside influences. I looked him up the other night, after I finished Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire, and emailed him a question. He wrote back within two hours and asked for a time he could call me and phone number. I was stunned!!!!

Esquith called me the very next day. We had a lovely conversation and I learned a lot. He also reaffirmed many of my feelings regarding the standardized testing epidemic America is facing and solid literacy education. He said we should keep in contact and do it again sometime. I don't know any other author who has been as generous as him. When I first picked up and admitted my surprise in his calling me, his response was that he was just a normal person like me...a normal teacher and we're all in this together. That alone spoke volumes.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:11 PM   #178
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Any one read 13 reasons why i read it towords the end of the school year it was such a popluar book at school it was all most impossible to get it from the library.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:27 PM   #179
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Who knows how to make one?
Here here.

If someone is REALLY ambitious, they can make an individual one for us that feature our favorite books.

Also, I'm mad I can't find the time to read The Cider House Rules (so good so far!), but I've decided to read Pillars of the Earth next. With all of the rave reviews I could not resist.
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Pillars of the Earth is AMAZING!

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Here here.

If someone is REALLY ambitious, they can make an individual one for us that feature our favorite books.

Also, I'm mad I can't find the time to read The Cider House Rules (so good so far!), but I've decided to read Pillars of the Earth next. With all of the rave reviews I could not resist.
I finished Pillars of the Earth in two days...it was that GOOD! I give it two . Also make sure you read World Without End, it is written by the same author and is just as amazing.

I just started reading-Eve: A Novel of the First Woman- by Elissa Elliott.. it is pretty good so far.
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