A DISers Book Club!

Discussion in 'The DIS Unplugged Podcast' started by splashmountain86, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Jacksmom99

    Jacksmom99 <font color=0099FF>Meredith's mom too!!<font color

    May 29, 2001
    This Much I Know is True is my favorite book ever! The story line, characters...well it really moved me. I've read tons of books, but this is the first one ever to have such a profound impact on me. I highly recommend it!

    I just finished Pillars of the Earth today, it was really good! It took me almost a week to read it because I cheaped out and bought the $7.99 paperback with the really teeny tiny print.:headache: I have also spent the summer re-reading the Twilight series. I need some lighter reading now after Pillar of the Earth, so I may start with the Janet Evanovich books next. I need some good vacation reading for my trip on the 16th!!!!!:cool1::banana:

    I am so glad that we've all started talking about good books. I haven't watched TV at all this summer. It's been great, well except poor DH thinks he's being ignored because I sit in my room and read all night. Now if I can only get my kids into their summer reading books.:confused3

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  3. AnneR

    AnneR DIS Veteran

    Apr 6, 2007
  4. wildfan1473

    wildfan1473 DIS Veteran

    Mar 22, 2008
    Wow, have I got alot of Saved for Later and sample downloads on my Kindle now - thanks, everyone!

    Currently, I am re-reading the Harry Potter series - just something I do when a new movie comes out. I just finished HPB yesterday.

    Some of my favorites:

    Books I keep to read over and over:
    Harry Potter series
    Twilight series
    Gone With the Wind
    Shopaholic series
    most anything by Nicholas Sparks
    Anything by Nicholas Evans

    Books that made me cry so much, I'll never see the movie:
    A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
    The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
    Long Road Home by Danielle Steel (don't think this was a movie, but I was balling like a baby by page 3 and never stopped)

    Others I've kept since getting my Kindle:

    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova - this one was really hard to get into, but after about the first 50 pages, I couldn't put it down.
    The DaVinci Code
    Devil in the White City
  5. dgthree

    dgthree DIS Veteran

    Jan 5, 2009

    The series is actually fun, but it's not the same as the books. But its so well done that you probably wouldn't be disappointed. I do find myself thinking well, that's not in the book a lot. As long as you keep in mind that the series is based on the books, it's easier to wrap your mind around. Most of the characters are nothing like I'd pictured them, though. Ah well... I'll cope. :)

    DISNEYNV Cats don't talk

    Aug 24, 2008
    This thread has inspired me to pick up a book! I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday and got The Art of Racing in the Rain. It was a toss up between this and Water for Elephants, but so far I have to say this book is pure genius! The dog as first person is a great read so far...can't wait to read more! Great thread:)
  7. corky441

    corky441 I've got Venice in my soul

    Mar 20, 2008
    It just keeps getting harder & harder...:confused3

    My new iTouch arrived yesterday- I'm learning it's in & outs. The first thing I HAD to do was get the Kindle app. THe next thing to do was to get the sample of Kevin's referral "The List". I started reading it while I was on my treadmill last night - what a wonderful experience :love: I've tried & tried to read a book while walking - next to impossible - trying to keep it open, trying to turn the pages - a disaster in so many ways.

    Now I want a Kindle for sure. I've been toying with the idea for a while. So this morning, I see Kevin's post about how much he did like his Sony then minutes later I see on the CNN site that Sony is coming out with a new reader - TOUCHSCREEN - Like I said it just gets harder and harder
  8. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

    Jun 20, 2005
    I dont know if this will help or hinder you decision....

    When Sony first released their Reader, it was series # 500.

    They then released an upgraded version series 505. It had some neat upgrades, but they went from a black housing to a silver housing.. It was probably an optical illusion, but the silver housing made the reading background seem darker. The black housing made it seem lighter. Again....this could be my eyes playing tricks.

    Their last version was the series 700. It had "side bar" lighting, touch screen page turning and other things. They were demo-ing it in BJs one day and a Sony rep told John (who was looking at it for me) that he wouldnt be happy with it. The screen had to be thicker to accommodate the touch screen feature which made the text less crisp. The side lighting was a joke and did very little. You can imagine if the Sony rep is telling you not to buy it.... Needless to say the series 700 has been pulled completely.

    With that being said....I did see the info on the two new models being released soon. One is a smaller "pocket" sized reader ($199) and the other is a larger (Kindle sized) version with a Touch screen ($2.99). I would be leary until you do some research.

    I would also explore both the Amazon Kindle book selection and the selection available of the Sony Library site. Keep in mind that the two formats are not interchangeable. If you buy a Kindle...you buy from Amazon. If you buy a Sony...you buy from Sony.

    As I said earlier....I loved my Sony Reader....I just grew into a need for something with different options.

    Just make sure you do your homework and choose carefully.

    Good luck.
  9. sc9500

    sc9500 Hile... Gunslinger...

    Apr 23, 2003
    Im onboard with all the Ken Follet love -- a friend will be speaking with him this fall and I intend for him to ask if there's a 3rd book in Kingsbridge's future.
    I hope this finds an american distributor http://www.the-pillars-of-the-earth.tv/
    Im also a sucker for anything Stephen King ( <--- see my tagline) and Koontz. Currently reading "World War Z" recently finished "The Road" and always reading the continuing Star Wars saga.
  10. corky441

    corky441 I've got Venice in my soul

    Mar 20, 2008
    Well I've doing my research most of the day today. I found a lot of interesting information and some of the tech sites had a basic side by side comparison of the Sony vs. Kindle :surfweb:

    After seeing the 2 pictured side by side - I'm going for the Kindle. I like the sleekness of the reader. I also especially like the Wi-Fi feature. The Sony is only USB. THe storage capacity is quite a bit larger on the Kindle also.

    So, I just need to pay the credit card bill for the iTouch first and then it's in to the Kindle. At least I have the Kindle app...:goodvibes
  11. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

    Jun 20, 2005
    I find that I love having both.

    I take my Kindle when I know I will have time to read.

    I love the Kindle app when I find myself with a few spare unexpected minutes to read.

    The really cool thing is that they communicate and will help you find your last page read when you've used the other device.

    Just awesome.
  12. willis37862

    willis37862 <font color=navy>Captain Jack is still my fave JD

    Jul 13, 2005
    Thanks I don't have the 1rst one then , I have one of the others.

    I'm the same...I love having a room with huge bookcases full of books :goodvibes

    Has she read the Kingdom Keepers?
  13. AnninIowa

    AnninIowa DIS Veteran

    Jun 21, 2005
    I couldn't wait another day...I just ordered a Kindle!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. DisneyKevin

    DisneyKevin Kelvis Moderator

    Jun 20, 2005
    You are going to LOVE it.

  15. tanyabanana

    tanyabanana Mouseketeer

    Jan 11, 2009
    I am currently reading The Last Days of the Incas by Kim Macquarrie. It has been a very interesting read; the story of conquistadors and the last emperors of the Incan empire.
    I have quite a few books to choose from to read next (I use Paperback Swap and I have a Kindle) but I am leaning towards Honolulu by Alan Brennert. He is the same author that wrote the book Moloka'i, one of my favorite books ever. I agree with everyone that has also said that Pillars of the Earth and World Without End are great. They were fantastic reads and ones that I can't wait to revisit someday.
    This was a great idea for a thread, I have really enjoyed reading about what everyone is reading and getting some ideas of books to look up.
  16. SarahinNO

    SarahinNO Earning My Ears

    Aug 5, 2009
    Got my Kindle a couple weeks ago & LOVE it. Now I don't know how I lived without it. I tend to flit between a few books at the same time & the Kindle is perfect for that type of reader. Now the only problem is I want to purchase lots of books to fill up all the storage.
  17. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

    Jun 27, 2005
  18. lttlmc3

    lttlmc3 <font color=darkorchid>You can ship it. I'll still

    Jul 2, 2007
    How much do books generally cost when you have a kindle?
  19. georgemoe

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

    Feb 5, 2008
    Hi Michelle. The KindlePeeps can confirm but bestsellers are $9.99 and then it goes down to free from there.
  20. wiggles02

    wiggles02 Mouseketeer

    Jun 27, 2005
    Some of my recent reads:
    The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    The Wedding Girl by Madeleine Wickham (Sophie Kinsella)
    Hero Type by Barry Lyga (YA)
    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Posney
    Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
    The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand
    The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall (Children's)

    I've read quite a lot this year (like 70-yes I write them all down!). If anyone needs suggestions for their child or young adult, feel free to pm me. I'm a children's librarian :)
  21. wtlivesey

    wtlivesey GoofyGuyInDelaware

    Dec 5, 2007
    Just found a new author that I loved. Mark Gimenez. I read The Abduction, once I got into it I couldn't put it down. I read it in less then 24 hours, I have never done that with a 400 page book before. Might be tough for some due to it's subject matter, kidnapping, but I'll say it was very good and very unperdictable. Finished Thunderstruck just before that, by the author of the Devil in the White City, if you enjoyed Devil in the White City, you'll enjoy Thunderstruck, good way of intertwining historical events once again. Currently reading The Lottery, so far very entertaining.

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