A DISers Book Club!

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

  1. PinkBudgie

    PinkBudgie <font color=deeppink>Expert Disneyland Snowball Ma

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    Hi, just joining in too. :)

    I'm reading The Collectors by David Baldacci, the book that comes after The Camel Cub. I believe there are four in the series. I would call them political thrillers/mystery. Pretty good.

    Also reading Northanger Abbey.

    Don't know if this was mentioned because I haven't read all the way through this thread but our library has downloadable audio books you can check out. You download them to your MP3 player or listen on your computer. What I'm listening to now isn't really a book, but they had The Twilight Zone episodes redone recently for XM radio.

    Probably one of my all time favorite book series is Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Those are the only books I can re-read and still laugh out loud. :lmao:
     
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  3. willis37862

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

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    I'm another Stephen King fan :thumbsup2 I haven't read a lot of his...a few short stories and The Stand the uncut version. I loved the Stand!! Think it is one of the best books I have ever read. I really like the story and the characters. I am also a fan of the Langoliers. Now if they could just make a decent movie out of his stories ;)



    Yeah I agree that the morals of the characters in that book aren't very good. But I think she tells a pretty good story. Now I haven't read any of her other books....if you say they are better then I will have to check them out.

    I buy books at lots of places :rolleyes1 Walmart has good prices on paperbacks just not much of a selection. I also buy at Borders, Books A Million and Barnes and Noble...mostly the clearance sections here or when I have a coupon. If you sign up for their cards they email lots of coupons. And we have a great used book store close by. :thumbsup2
     
  4. robind

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    I loved The Time Traveler's Wife - I feel the same about the movie, but I will probably go see it, but I doubt they will do it justice. Also a big Steven King fan and agree with the others The Stand is my favorite.

    I am so happy that Dean Koontz FINALLY came out with the third book in his Frankenstien series - it's been 4 years.
     
  5. Plutes

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    IT is my favorite Stephen King, as well! I've read several SK books and like most of them, but finished 'Lisey's Story' not too long ago and was bored out of my mind. If I never hear the word 'smuck' again in my life, I'll be a very happy girl!!

    I just finished reading 'The Wedding Girl' by Madeleine Wickham on Sunday and haven't picked up anything new yet. 'The Time Traveler's Wife' is one I've been contemplating, so you've just made up my mind...I'm off to download on my Kindle! ;)
     
  6. DisneyKevin

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    I find I can read for hours on end. If I listen to a book....I'm asleep in minutes. I think it has to do with the fact that I'm not doing anything.

    I read The Alienist many years ago. Great book

    Also loved Middlesex. I was enthralled.

    Used to be a Stephen King fan but that dropped of. I loved The Stand and The Shining.

    Hated It....that sucker would have been a novella if the main character hadnt stuttered.

    And I usually dont like Stephen King movies....but we love Delores Claiborne.

    The new Dan Brown novel comes out next month....not that I'm waiting.:rotfl2:
     
  7. Mouse Skywalker

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

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    :lmao: re: "It" could have been a novella. :lmao:

    Yeah, I've kind of fallen off Steven King too. I haven't read anything new recently. Although in the past few years I re-read "It" and "The Stand". You know I never read "The Shining". I should read that one.
     
  8. Plutes

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    For Kindle readers...

    I found a pretty decent freebie, I think. (Can't tell for sure, as I haven't read it yet! ;))

    Anyway, it's called Paranoia by Joseph Finder. Sounds pretty interesting, and since it's free, I figured why not...

    Anyone read anything by him before? His other (older) books are priced at $7.99 for the kindle version...
     
  9. DisneyKevin

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    I have this loaded nd aready to go.

    Havent read anything else by him...but ya cant beat free.
     
  10. *NikkiBell*

    *NikkiBell* The WDW Merchandise Walking Bible Moderator

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    So, I am trying to stop myself from plowing through the entire Stephanie Plum series too quickly and bought a few other books on Saturday. I got two that were teacher related because there was a sale at Borders. I'm reading Teach Like You're Hair is on Fire right now. I've always been curious to read this book since it came out last year. However, because I am an avid Ron Clark fan and the author criticizes him heavily throughout the text, I've been hesitant. I finally caved and am enjoying it so far. It's definitely going to be a quick read...if I ever get off of this evil box computer.

    I also got The Freedom Writers Diary. It sounds very familiar and apparently was made into a movie. I have never seen it though. It looks like it'll touch upon breaking down barriers. It looks promising. Anyone ever read it?

    I also got Julie & Julia. I am very excited to read this. I want to see the movie as well, but now am not sure if I will just yet. I'm one of those people who always prefer the book version more than the film. I tend to get very excited when a book I have read becomes a movie and it makes the experience more fun. I may just wait until J & J is on DVD to watch it.

    Oh, and for any of you out there who read it, Eay, Pray, & Love is being made into a film. It's actually in progress right now in New York and will be out in 2011. That should be interesting. I didn't fall in love with this book like so many other women did, but I'm excited to see it on the big screen.
     
  11. *NikkiBell*

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    Somebody mentioned Ridley Pearson a few posts up. Has anyone read his new book? I believe it is called Last Summer? I saw it at Borders on Saturday and was interested, but already had three books in my hands. Pearson did the Peter Pan series that is popular with a lot of kids (think Peter & the Starcatchers). He also wrote Kingdom Keepers which I really enjoyed.

    Does anyone know if there is an iPhone app where you can store all of the books you want to read? lol
     
  12. mainegal

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

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    I listen to books while I am driving - I'd better not fall asleep!

    Listening to books can be very soothing, so I can understand you falling asleep in minutes.

    My partner really likes me to read aloud to him. We used to take turns, but I am a better reader, so it is mostly me now.

    I read aloud all of Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life and Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas by Melville, Wind in the Willows and the sequels, Tom Sawyer and more. Sometimes the next night, I would have to read read the last few pages from the night before because he dozed off while I was reading.

    BTW - I enjoyed these two Melvilles more than Moby Dick.
     
  13. Decorated_Dust

    Decorated_Dust Live from the Magical World within my brain...

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    Speaking of audio books, I'm looking for one (or two) to keep my mind occupied when I drive to TN since I'll be by myself. I was thinking of getting Harry Potter and putting it on my iPod, but it would be too long. I already have all of the Chronicles of Narnia in audio form, but I have listened to it so many times I need a change (and I am a little sick of the creepy voice they gave Aslan). Anything like those two would be great.
     
  14. AnninIowa

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    We were at Dollar Tree yesterday and they had a big bin of books. I found "The Wonder Spot" Melissa Bank. I didn't like her novel, "Girls Guide To Hunting and Fishing"...but I am really enjoying this one. If you have a Dollar Tree nearby, definitely check it out; occasionally I've found some good titles there.
     
  15. robertgp124

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    Get Michael Palin's Around the World in 80 Days. I found it relaxing, funny, and interesting. He narrates it himself. It's about 6 hours long (or so) if memory serves. Both my wife and I devoured it.

    I'm working on his Full Circle now. Palin has a way with words. He can draw a beautiful picture with his narration, such that you are fully engaged in the story. I am always wondering what will happen next, what we will see. But since these books are travelogues, there is no real tension. You can listen to these books and forget your worries.

    It's a bit like listening to the podcast. :goodvibes

    I suppose Palin does an occasional rant, but no where near as good as Pete's. And I'd love to see him take Kevin to some of the restaurants he finds on his trips. :scared1:
     
  16. Decorated_Dust

    Decorated_Dust Live from the Magical World within my brain...

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    Thanks for the suggestion, although you did make me a little confused. When I read your post I said, "I thought Jules Verne wrote that book." Then I remembered it's something different. I will definitely keep that in mind though. I will have to look that up. I LOVE travelogues ;)

    On the suggestion of a couple other people, I actually got The Kite Runner and In Cold Blood on audio at the library. I can only listen to one, though. I'm a huge true crime fan, but I am also interested in fiction taking place in modern historical events. Which is the best thing to keep me awake on a 12 hour drive in everyone's opinion?
     
  17. Mouse Skywalker

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

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    Oooh, I loved both of those books Ashley. I remember In Cold Blood being pretty graphic though. My opinion would be start with The Kite Runner. I really liked getting a glimpse into life in Afghanistan. It was pretty eye-opening. I ended up reading A Thousand Splendid Suns too.
     
  18. Decorated_Dust

    Decorated_Dust Live from the Magical World within my brain...

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    Thanks, Dave. That's what I was leaning toward, too. I have been dying to read The Kite Runner for the longest time because it seemed like something I would love. Besides, I don't know how wise it would be to listen to a story about people meeting their bloody end while I'm driving in my little car in between two eighteen wheelers on the interstate. ;)
     
  19. Mouse Skywalker

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

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    Yeah, I read In Cold Blood about 10 years ago, and some of those scenes really stuck with me. Plus, the killers are "on the road" too - maybe not something you want to think about while you're on the road. Good luck with the move Ashley.
     
  20. wtlivesey

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    Wanted to add a book I just finished and absolutely feel in love with. Not sure if anyone mentioned it previously. The Lottery, for the life of me I can remember the author, I remember it was a female writer and it was her first novel. What a great story, a real feel good story, and they usually aren't my kind of book, but this one was wonderful. Just started Dirty Job by Christopher Moore, again I'm not really into humorous books, I usually go for suspense and historical nonfiction, but so far am loving Dirty Work, keep the suggestions coming, I'm loving this thread!!!:cool1::banana:
     
  21. AnninIowa

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    I haven't read "In Cold Blood"; the TV movie (with Anthony Edwards as one of the killers) was tramatic enough! My dad, however, loves true crime novels and has read it.
     

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