A DISers Book Club!

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  1. AnninIowa

    AnninIowa DIS Veteran

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    As I wait for my Kindle to arrive popcorn::popcorn::, I am trying to read up the books I have. I found a stack of books by Anita Shreve on the bargain rack at Barnes & Noble; so far it's been hit or miss:

    The Pilot's Wife: Excellent
    All He Ever Wanted: Okay, but frustrating
    A Wedding in December: Down right AWFUL!
    Light On Snow: Just started this one, but so far it's very good

    Before these, I had read two Disney books: Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination by Neal Gabler and Disney War by James B. Stewart. I thought both were excellent!
     
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  3. AnninIowa

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    Thank you, Kevin - your positive review of the Kindle here and on the Podcast really helped me make the decision to order one!
     
  4. willis37862

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

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    I do the same thing. :thumbsup2 I have a small little notebook and in it I write the book and when I read it and anything I want to remember about the book or favorite quotes/passages. Nothing worse than trying to remember the name of a book you read a few years ago and you can't .
     
  5. willis37862

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

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    I' listening to a Wedding in December on CD right now. A friend gave it to me. So far I kinda like....sorry you thought it was awful. I hate wasting time on a book I end up hating. :headache: Will have to look for the Pilot's Wife.
     
  6. kisobel

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    i just finished Redemption Alley by Lilith Saintcrow and Small Favor by Jim Butcher. both part of series and both very good. ok i just started The Innocent Mage by Karen Miller- so far so good.


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  7. AnninIowa

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    I think, for me, "Wedding In December" had too many characters that weren't fully developed. Also, I didn't like the addition of the book that Agnes is writing - I felt it just cluttered up an already crowded story. I also found it hard to relate to most of the characters, the majority of whom are adulterers.

    However, I do recommend "The Pilot's Wife"! For me, that was excellent.
     
  8. AnninIowa

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    We've talked about Kindle and the library....where else does everyone get their books?

    I have found Sam's Club to have the lowest prices on new releases as well as bestsellers in paperback. We have a Walden Books (which is a smaller version of Boarder's), and sometimes I can find bargain books there. Same with Barnes & Noble; I just shop the clearance sections at new bookstores. If I can't find it at Sam's, I order from Amazon or Overstock.com.

    As for used books, I just went to a Half-Price Books last week. My dad found some great titles in their clearance section, and I bought some current magazines for $1. Our library has a used bookstore, and I've gotten some great stuff there, including a brand-new copy of "Fall On Your Knees" (I'd accidentally given my copy to Goodwill last year) and current magazine issues for only a quarter!
     
  9. mainegal

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

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    I also listened to "Wedding In December" and agree with what you say here.


    Anita Shreve's Fortune's Rocks and Pilot's Wife and Sea Glass are all set in the same house. The is no connection between the characters in the book.

    The house is in the book is in New Hampshire. I always thought that it was odd because Fortune's Rocks is a part of Biddeford, Maine!

    The Weight of Water is good, based on real murders on an island off Portsmouth, New Hamshire. Tricky to follow as the story is told in two time periods. Give it a try.
     
  10. Disney_Mama

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    Almost done Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Next on the list is Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella.
     
  11. AnninIowa

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    Thanks for the recommendations...I'll have to download those when my Kindle arrives! :goodvibes
     
  12. kstatefamily

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    I am currently rereading(for the sixth time) the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, in anticipation for the new release of her 7th book in September. Also reading Nora Roberts Black Hikks and just finished the first in her Wedding series. Love Nora Roberts. I use our publlic library every week. DD6 is currently worling her way thru the learning to read Bones mystery series.:)
     
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    I am currently rereading(for the sixth time) the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon, in anticipation for the new release of her 7th book in September. Also reading Nora Roberts Black Hills and just finished the first in her Wedding series. Love Nora Roberts. I use our publlic library every week. DD6 is currently worling her way thru the learning to read Bones mystery series.:)
     
  14. Mickey's Best Girl

    Mickey's Best Girl Peace, Love & Mickey Mouse.... what else is there?

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    Since the Kindle app isn't available in Canada:confused3 (nor the Kindle itself) I often listen to audiobooks on my iTouch. Do you think The Lost City of Z would be an enjoyable "listen" rather than read? I'm looking for a few options for our next WDW visit.

    TIA:goodvibes
     
  15. jblrn2b

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    What a great idea for a post. Thanks all for giving me another pile of books.

    I have the iphone and actually like reading on it better than I thought I would - you're right Kevin - I use it the most when I am waiting for the boys at practice, etc. I liked being able to read in a hotel room when my family went to bed. I was able to read from it easier than reading with a book lamp. I am thinking about the Kindle though.

    I recently read The First Hour I Believed - which I didn't care for. I loved Wally Lambs other books. I also just read Secret Daughter for my book club and liked the story just couldn't feel connected to the author.

    I really liked Water for Elephants. My next read is Nora Roberts new book Vision in White - I like to read one fluff in between my bookclub book.

    I have so many in my pile I can't even name them:).
     
  16. wildfan1473

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    If you get a chance, try The Last Time They Met. I love most of her books anyway, but the concept of this one was brilliant.
     
  17. Mouse Skywalker

    Mouse Skywalker <font color=green>The Force is strong with this Po

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    Hey Everyone: I'm just joining the thread after my vacation. I saw this, and had to reply. We listened to the audio recording of Peter and the Star Catchers on our drive to and from Williamsburg. It was a fun book to listen to, and it was read by Jim Dale who does the audio recordings for the Harry Potter books.

    I love Life of Pi, and I'm reading Pillars of the Earth now.

    I'm reading the thread now, but has anyone mentioned "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger? I loved that book, and read it a couple of times. I'm actually dissapointed they're making a movie out of it. The trailers I saw look nothing like how I pictured the book in my mind.

    Kevin, I also read "Devil in the White City" - I really like the historical books.

    Here's another historical fiction book I liked "The Alienist" by Caleb Carr. I also loved "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides. I think I need to read Middlesex again.

    OK, here's my secret vice though - Stephen King. I love Stephen King, and it was about all I read for pleasure in college. My all-time favorite Stephen King book, and maybe favorite book of all time is "It".
     
  18. corky441

    corky441 I've got Venice in my soul

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    Oh WOW - "IT" I loved that book - it truly scared me. Of course I've never been fond of clowns. :scared: There is a water containment building in a neighborhood close by. After reading that book and driving by that building - all I could think about was that underground area. It still gives me a chill whenever I drive past that place.

    I have to say though that my favorite Stephen Book is "The Stand". It was the 1st book of his I read & from then on I was hooked
     
  19. Mouse Skywalker

    Mouse Skywalker <font color=green>The Force is strong with this Po

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    Marilee, "The Stand" is probably my favorite Stephen King book after It. I've read that one a number of times too - the original version and the uncut.
     
  20. mainegal

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    If you listen to books - the audio version of Middlesex is fantastic! The story is great, too.

    I also enjoyed listening to Life of Pi. I'd love to discuss that one!
     
  21. AnninIowa

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    Finished "Light On Snow" by Anita Shreve in just two nights - great story!!
     

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