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Old 01-24-2010, 10:32 PM   #631
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I should have never started looking at the books everyone is or was reading. I work in a bookstore and this discussion is very dangerous for me. After checking out recommendations, I think I will probally spend my paycheck at work. LMAO!!
Just because you work at a bookstore doesn't mean you can't borrow books from your local library, does it?
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:33 PM   #632
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Just picked up from the library:

Building a dream: the Art of Disney Architecture, by Beth Dunlop

Anyone else read this one?
Well, I finished the book. I found it to be a bit too heavy on the architecture for the casual Disney fan, but still fascinating. After reading plenty of Disney books, especially relating to building the parks, I have found that there isn't too much new info out there. This book was different. Yes, they talk about building the castle and about forced perspective. However, in this book, I learned about Disney buildings I didn't even know existed, such as the Disney Casting building in Florida and the various hotels in Disneyland Paris. This is what kept this read an interesting one. (The book is over 10 years old, so it doesn't take into account recent additions to the Disney architecture.)

I took it out of the library, so it was well worth the money.

Now, I'm reading Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000, by Alan M. Dershowitz. I admit that I really didn't get a grasp of what happened between Election Night 2000 and January 1st 2001 when it happened. This book has opened my eyes, and I'm fairly shocked as to what happened in this country - specifically the behavior of our Supreme Court. I find the book so far to be very heavy on the legal talk, so I get lost fairly easily, but I get the point. We'll see if I make it through. Then I'll have to pick up some light reading...

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Old 01-25-2010, 07:16 AM   #633
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Are those by Janet Evanovich...One For The Money etc? I have been looking at them but I remember there being a lot of books. Sounds like I should give 'em a try.

What age/grade do you teach? I'm on the last Percy Jackson now and am enjoying learning more about mythology (or at least remembering what was taught to me back in the dark ages) I read Touching Spirit Bear last year after a HS librarian recommended it. It was very good as well.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:29 AM   #634
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Is there any way to browse just the free offerings on the Kindle?
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:02 PM   #635
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Is there any way to browse just the free offerings on the Kindle?
There is are apps that you can download for free that will enable you to read Kindle books on your PC or an iPhone. I get a few books off of Amazon for free -I just search for free or look at the Kindle bestseller list because the free books usually end up there.
For the classics I normally get those from Project Gutenberg. I haven't played around with that site too much because I have a catalog on my Kindle to download those, but I imagine it should be fairly easy to download from there onto a PC also.
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:08 PM   #636
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Oh, man-I have laughed out loud at those books more than anything! Between Grandma going to everyone's funeral and the ex prostitute who always wants to shoot someone-it's just hysterical. Growing up in NJ makes it even funnier because my Grandmother went to all the funerals too! I think it's a NJ grandma thing...
I swear it's a Jerzy thing too because mine did the same dang thing! I agree growing up in NJ makes the books all the more enjoyable because you can relate so much better than someone from another state.

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That's funny! I will post what I thought about it when I'm done.

I also have the free Stanza app on my itouch and that one has a lot of free classics that I've been able to get. You don't have to enter any info to get the free books.
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Are those by Janet Evanovich...One For The Money etc? I have been looking at them but I remember there being a lot of books. Sounds like I should give 'em a try.

What age/grade do you teach? I'm on the last Percy Jackson now and am enjoying learning more about mythology (or at least remembering what was taught to me back in the dark ages) I read Touching Spirit Bear last year after a HS librarian recommended it. It was very good as well.
Yes, those are Janey Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels. They are getting funnier as the numbers get higher. I think they're just hysterical.

I teach fifth grade reading. My kids love the Percy Jackson books, but I have yet to read them. Apparently there's a movie coming out soon, too? I'm behind on that.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:13 AM   #637
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I finished reading Hidden Mickeys and really enjoyed it. It's a fun adventure quest book. The Epilogue is sure to delight die-hard Disney fans and rankle the Disney family. The authors are working on another Disney-themed novel and a sequel to this one. I also finished Castmember Confidential. I'm not sure what facts the author got wrong, but I was put off by his arrogant tone and his superior attitude over others. Is it true that Cast Members are not allowed to help guests with medical emergencies? It seems to me that would be a PR nightmare, not to mention the lawsuits.

I am now reading Shadow Divers by Robert Kurston. It's about divers who explore a sunken German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:59 AM   #638
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I am now reading Shadow Divers by Robert Kurston. It's about divers who explore a sunken German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey.
I read that when it first came out and there were parts that took my breath away.

Amazing story. Enjoy.
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ohh...I really liked Shadow Divers too! It was so well written, could have been confusing but wasn't at all. so good!
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:02 PM   #640
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I am now reading Shadow Divers by Robert Kurston. It's about divers who explore a sunken German U-boat off the coast of New Jersey.
Thanks for mentioning that book. When it first came out, it sounded really good. Figured I'd wait for the paperback to be released and then promptly forgot all about it.

Thanks to the Kindle - it has now been downloaded and in the queue for future reading
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I'm sorry to sound naive, but what is a U-boat??
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U-boats are German submarines. They are most well known for their use in WWI and WWII
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Anybody read the sequel to Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson? I loved Three Cups and am looking forward to reading the sequel.
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For those who loved Shadow Divers-- Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers by John Chatterton and Richie Kohler .Looks interesting.

And I also found a book that looks like it argues points made in Shadow Divers--Shadow Divers Exposed: the Real Saga of the U-869
by Gary Gentile.

I found both of these on Amazon. I will only be reading the first one, the 2nd is not available on Kindle.
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