Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 291
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

I'm about halfway through "The Year of Yes" by Maria Dahvana Headley. It's basically her memoir of spending a year saying "yes" to every date she was offered while attending college in New York after moving from Idaho. I've also started reading Aida D. Donald's "Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt." I'm a sucker for good non-fiction.

 

On the Disney park front, I also read a few books over the winter break, including David Koenig's "Realityland," Kevin Yee's "Mouse Trap" and Ben Ohmart's "Welcome, Foolish Mortals: The Life and Voices of Paul Frees."

 

The latest volume of "Walt's People" is also waiting in the wings, as is Jeannette Walls' "The Glass Castle," which I've had for awhile but keep putting off reading because it's autographed, and I don't want to read it on the road (when I have the most time to read) for fear of damaging it in a suitcase or seatback compartment.

Link to post
Share on other sites

As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner

 

Interesting book. I'm only about 50 pages into it so I don't have too much of an opinion yet, but from what I can tell so far it should be good. It's a little confusing though because the point of view changes every chapter.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would recommend anyone read jPod by Douglas Coupland if you get the chance. It's definitely one of my favourite books, and it's absolutely hillarious! I read it and was immediately addicted to all Douglas Coupland books, I'm now reading them all lol, already through 5 of them. Read jPod!

Another recommendation from me is Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, and it's two sequels, New Moon and Eclipse. Great books, and an amazing story. Kind of on the fantasy/romance side of things.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm currently reading the Uglies series, with its sequels Pretties and Specials. I am almost done with the second book, which, in my opinion thus far, isn't as good as the first. The first at least had some action, not just relationships and drama. Seriously. But they're still amazing books, they're by Scott Westerfield. Go buy them, NOW![/u]

Link to post
Share on other sites

There are many books which I read, A few are:

 

History and rides of Theme Parks

Closed London Underground stations and abandoned tunnels

Anything to do with Roller coasters

History of the Titanic and her sister ships

English Railways and Diesel Locomotives.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner

 

Interesting book. I'm only about 50 pages into it so I don't have too much of an opinion yet, but from what I can tell so far it should be good. It's a little confusing though because the point of view changes every chapter.

 

Very interesting. I'm reading The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner and it changes points of view each chapter as well! It's pretty crazy. It's written in "Stream of Councousness" style, and uses words and phrases such as "he done good" and "we et". I've never seen the word nig**r used so many times! It's a strangely intriguing novel though.

----Antonio

Link to post
Share on other sites

Subject matter I enjoy: Horror, Ghosts (especially if based on true events), true crime and biographies on serial killers, comedy, satire, biographies on people I find interesting, anything the beat poets put out, and a little bit of sci-fi.

 

My favorite authors are:

Anne Rice.Charles Bukowski, David Sederis, Oscar Wilde

 

Favorite Book of all time: The Catcher In The Rye by J. D. Salinger

 

Books I'm reading at the moment:

The Entity by Frank De Felitta

Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris

The Day The Country Died by Ian Glasper

 

Next up is:

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

I recently read my first Agatha Christie book, And Then There Were None, and LOVED it. I also read The Notebook recently and liked it. I'm about 100 pages away from finishing Rebecca. It isn't what I was expecting at all. The first 50 or so pages are interesting. And then it is rather dull and slow-moving until you're over halfway through. There have been some very good, dramatic moments in it though and it has gotten more exciting towards the end.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Just finished Jeffery Archer's "A Prisoner Of Birth" and it is a FANTASTIC read. If you like "The Shawshank Rendemption" (book or movie) you will LOVE this novel.

 

From Nov.-April. (when it's not so much fun to go outside in the MidWest) I'll read 2-4 novels a week- and this by far is one of the best Great Reads I've had in a while because it appeals to fans of mystery, suspense, courtroom drama and just plain old good fashioned story-telling. I read the book (all 500 pgs) in one day. Another great story-telling book is Clive Cussler's "The Chase" (although I admit the cover art for the book is almost too retro to be taken seriously).

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Right now in English we are reading In the Time of the Butterflies (or "En el Tiempo De las Mariposas"). I think it's a great book so far. Next we will be reading Night.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/