OT: any good reading recommendations

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  1. WAMUMOF4

    WAMUMOF4 DIS Veteran

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    Out of warranty I got it on our 2010 trip :sad: I loved it but honestly I am not sure I will buy another one its never been dropped or near anything magnetic i think I will just have to get used to kindle on the iPad :confused3
     
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  3. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    they are saying IPAD 3 is better to read with, clearer screen
     
  4. WAMUMOF4

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    :thumbsup2 well perhaps I better upgrade and give this one to DH:rotfl2:
    I do find by having the brightness on the lowest setting makes a big difference.
     
  5. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    sounds like a generous offer from you, how could he say no:stir:
     
  6. craftymama71

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    I loved The Secret Lives Of Dresses.

    The Elm Creek Quilts series is fun to read.

    I love some classics too. I just finished Journey To The Centre Of The Earth.

    I have a heap here to read, stoopid DIS, Pinterest and FB keep getting in the way.
     
  7. BecBennett

    BecBennett Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.

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    It's the back light that kills your eyes, that's why the kindle is so good.
     
  8. 5ofus

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    Oh, that's interesting, I've never had a problem on my iPad, it's an iPad2, I wonder if that makes a difference? I have the lighting setting on about a 1/3 setting toward the lower end. I read for at least three hours a day - 1.5hrs at a time and don't have an issue. I even read without my reading glasses because I can't be bothered fishing the out of my bag on the train and bus - I know, I'm naughty.
     
  9. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    ok, now trying to find Disneyland guide for kindle..but they dont seem to have any...is this true????
    or have I just missed the plot?
    help me popcorn::
     
  10. Mum from oz

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    I agree with Karen,
    Water for Elephants is a great, great story.
    Happiest Refugee is also fantastic and funny, great story telling (although it is real)
    I have read all three 50 Shades if Grey books since I left Sydney, finished book three on the flight to SF this morning. Lots of kinky sex but it gets old really quickly. The story was a love story thingo but I really liked it. I ended up skipping most of the "sex scenes" as it was all the same and the way to end each chapter. So trashy yes, but I love reading trash. (but I read them on Kindle so no one on the plane could tell :rolleyes1) Like Hunger Games,Twilight..... I read all the Gossip Girl novels way before they made a TV series. My younger sister put me onto them about 10 years ago.
     
  11. WAMUMOF4

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    I have the iPad2 and I always have he brightness setting on the lowest and I don't have an issue with it my problem is holding it the Kindle is so much lighter to hold but even so I don't think I will be spending the money on a new one.
     
  12. aussietravellers

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    No, I've been looking for ages and can't find the one I want. I like the Birnbaums guide. But even the unofficial guide is only available in the WDW edition not the DL edition. Maybe the new edition may come out on kindle :confused3
     
  13. alicia1506

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    i had to purchase the birnbaums physical book from amazon as i couldn't find the kindle edition anywhere, so i got both the disneyland, wdw, and wdw food guide delivered to my front door. the disneyland one is a little out of date (obviously) as it was published last year and obviously doesn't incorporate any of the planned rehabs to cars land/princess fantasy faire etc but some of the little insider tips and especially the section on food/dining etc i found really informative, although they do push the staying onsite bit pretty hard, which i found a little offputting.

    the wdw one is just amazing :) i highly recommend, but unfortunately i had to go old school and get the physical books :( although... good for reading on the bus to make going to work more appealing.
     
  14. aussietravellers

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    Alicia, whilst I love my kindle, get lots of books on it and lots of magazines on my ipad. I do still like the physical books. They new Birnbaums DL book comes out in Sept/Oct this year, I will be getting that and I always get the WDW one too (and I have the cruise and dining ones too). They have some coupons in them too which I like.

    Pity the DL one is out of date! I hope the one due out later in the year will have current info for the new areas of DCA park :thumbsup2
     
  15. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    oooohhhhhh..i'll order it and get it sent to the resort in sept...I do enjoy passporters guide to WDW as well.....just thought I'd try the DLR kindle edition if they had it....oh well
     
  16. alicia1506

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    oh, i love the sensation of opening a new book, the smell of the paper and ink, the experience of simply turning the page...

    but i was kinda hoping for the kindle version as it would be easier to take into the parks, and open for references etc. the physical version is slightly smaller than an a4 size, so it's a bit large for the purpose that i was hoping for... if that makes sense? :confused3
     
  17. Aussie Wendy

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    If you don't mind young adult fantasy Aussie boy Garth Nix Abhorsen trilogy is brilliant. I also really like his Keys to the Kingdom series (7 books) but aimed at younger audience so you may find it too "young". Also in the young adult (just) fantasy is Isobel Carmody's Obernewtyn series though she takes years between books leaving you on cliff hangers which I find irritating but they are so good. Mortal Engines series is good (young adult again) Steam Punk and Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments does have vampires et al (sorry) but is way way better than Meyer's Twilight series (though her other adult book The Host is really good). Also Cassandra Clare is writing a prelude series to Mortal Instruments but set further back in time and has elements of steam punk style- Clockwork series (only 2 books out so far).

    Then I will second Terry Pratchett, Terry Brooks, Raymond Feist, Julian May (especially Galactic Milleau which follows on from the the Saga of the Pliocene Exile), the Death Gate Cycle by Hickman and Weisman and His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman (a classic).

    Bill Bryson-may be non fiction but I have never laughed so much-especially Down Under and Lost Continent-his description of long road trips with his dad when he was a child, and going round and round the outside of theme parks but never finding the entrance makes me cry its so funny.

    Also Kerry Greenwood-I like the Phryne series currently "in" as its on TV but as always much better in the books with the detail, but we like even more her series about a baker turned sleuth set in Melbourne.

    OK I'll stop now-we are a family rather obsessed with books and tend to visit locations in trips.
     
  18. alicia1506

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    omg, i adore garth nix and devoured the whole keys to the kingdom series. i thought it was inspired and amazing, and we still refer to it in everyday conversation...

    thanks for the other recommendations too... have now got quite a list of new authors & series to check out :)
     
  19. australiankaren

    australiankaren I do love me my free H20...thank you Mickey.....DV

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    :thumbsup2 Kerry Greenwood...
     

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