A DISers Book Club!

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  1. AnninIowa

    AnninIowa DIS Veteran

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    Amazon just posted this link on Facebook: http://www.amazon.com/b/?node=2245146011

    I love loading up on the free classics....even if I don't read them, I just feel smarter with them on my Kindle!! :lmao:
     
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  3. MelissaFromRI

    MelissaFromRI There's a great big beautiful tomorrow , <font col

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    I just finished reading "Dear John" too , it was so good :goodvibes
    I almost don't wanna see the movie , because I know it probably won't live up to the book.
     
  4. wishspirit

    wishspirit <font color=teal>When you wish upon a star!<br><fo

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    Let me know what you think, I bought it but can't seem to get past the first few pages. Let me know if I should carry on!
     
  5. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    As far as Evanovich/Stephanie Plum go, Morelli all if the way for me. I'm not liking how Ranger has been pursuing her lately (just finished book six). Even though Morelli's track record is awful, I think he really cares about Stephanie.
     
  6. Nancy F

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    The In Death series is a favorite of mine. But anything by Nora is a winner to me. I don't just have a TBR (to be read) pile... I have a TBBW (to be buried with) box. And Naked in Death is #1 on that list. The hubby knows that if I die first and he dosen't put my books in with me... I'm coming back! LOL
    Nancy princess:
     
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    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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  8. Kelliroo3

    Kelliroo3 A Disney World fan

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    That's true! I hate when that happens. My roommate saw the movie but did not read the book, and she really enjoyed the movie! But, her grandmother read the book and got annoyed with the movie!
     
  9. mainegal

    mainegal <font color=purple>I am becoming very good at maki

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    Sierra, a teenager (I am not sure of her age), wrote that she finds herself read more "adult" books. This is great. But is she, and are we, missing something really good?

    An adult library patron today said that some "young adult" books are like a whole new genre of really great reads.

    The one that immediately came to mind was "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Oh, it is SO good! "a gripping story set in a postapocalyptic world where a replacement for the United States demands a tribute from each of its territories: two children to be used as gladiators in a televised fight to the death." Book two was great, I am eagerly anticipating last book of the trilogy this summer.

    "The House of the Scorpion" is another favorite teen novel. " Alacran, or El Patron, has lived 140 years with the help of transplants from a series of clones, a common practice among rich men in this world. The intelligence of clones is usually destroyed at birth, but Matt, the latest of Alacran's doubles, has been spared because he belongs to El Patron. He grows up in the family's mansion, alternately caged and despised as an animal and pampered and educated as El Patron's favorite. Gradually he realizes the fate that is in store for him.


    And of course the Twilight series was meant for teens.

    Happy reading!
     
  10. KatheeME

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    Hi! :) Where in Mass are you? I am on the coast, in a bordering town to Portland.
     
  11. georgemoe

    georgemoe <font color=royalblue>Beverages? There were bevera

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    Hi Kathee. Little Central MA city Leominster. I'm somewhat familiar with Portland and spend a few weekends a year south of there in Wells. Love my Flo's dogs in Cape Neddick. :) My grandmother was born up in Rockport.
     
  12. jimmiej

    jimmiej I invented the Naked Segway Tour

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    I read that. It was slow at times, but I learned alot about the company.
     
  13. AnninIowa

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    I loved this! I am late to the Disney-fan thing (first trip was in 2005), but as a business person, this totally facinated me. It's about the rise and fall of Michael Eisner - of you are a Disney fan, you will love it as it talks about all aspects of the company (from animation and merchandising, to television and the parks). It is NOT certered around the parks, so if you are hoping it's all about Disney World, you'll be disappointed.
     
  14. FlightlessDuck

    FlightlessDuck Pluto's personal nose scratcher

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    I think this book club is a great idea. I might bet involved in the Pirate Latitudes discussion, but I just finished reading that in January and my memory isn't that great. I certainly don't want to reread it right this minute.

    Currently I am reading Fantasy in Death By J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). Yes, I'm a man, and I mostly like this series. Hush. I just finished reading In Search of God and Guinness, which is a non-fiction account of the good works done by the Guinness brewery in Ireland.

    I am also carrying around Patriot Games, which I have about 1/3 done but haven't opened since before Christmas. :confused3
     
  15. challer

    challer Hey EPCOT! Fix the jumping fountains already!!!

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    I'm six chapters in and I cannot put it down now.
     
  16. peanut1967

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    Just finished 'Help' loved it and at the grand age of 42 read 'To Kill A Mockingbird' for the very first time, enjoyed both books. Now reading 'The Personal History of Rachel Dupree' Good so far would recommend it after 'Help'

    A
     
  17. PeterPan09

    PeterPan09 <font color=royalblue>bury my iPod with me, on shu

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is not only one of my favorite books, it's also one of my all time favorite films. It was on AMC last night and I watched it twice!!! :lmao:

    I have to get The Help, too many people whose opinions I respect have said how great it is.
     
  18. CoMickey

    CoMickey <font color=red>Happy Dweedle... or is that Tweedl

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    Thanks for sharing this link! I have wanted to download some of the classics and this is the jackpot!
     
  19. WaltD4Me

    WaltD4Me <font color=royalblue>PS...I tried asking for wate

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    Thank you for posting about Hidden Mickeys! I'm reading it now and am really enjoying it. I would only recommend it to Disney lovers to read though. The writing is a little clumsy, but it's a interesting idea, like the DaVinci Code for Disney fans. I'm half way through and very curious to find out what the quest is all about, what it will lead them to in the end.
     
  20. AnninIowa

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  21. wehavesix

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    I just read this book too. I love books based anywhere in the south. They just seem to have a quirkiness and a special "voice" that appeals to my southern upbringing. The Help attracted me because I live just a 2 hour drive west of Jackson, MS and, by golly, I KNOW these women. I could literally hear their voices. What a tumultuous and scary time for independent women and all people of color.
     

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