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Stephen King himself described his much-awaited new novel, Revival, as a “nasty, dark piece of work,” claiming, “It’s too scary. I don’t even want to think about that book anymore.” He said much the same about his classic novel Pet Sematary, which he consistently names (until now, perhaps?) as the scariest book he has ever … Continue reading
I got The Silent Wife for Christmas, having put it on my Amazon wish list after seeing a great review of it on Slate. I had heard it compared to Gone Girl in the “unputdownable-ness” category, and while I would agree that they were similarly hard to put down, I think it was for pretty … Continue reading
For the longest time, I had it in my head that Joyland was a graphic novel (aka, a glorified comic book), so I never seriously considered reading it. That impression was corrected one day when I was wandering through Target and saw it on the shelf. Curious, I picked it up, and discovered, to my … Continue reading
I got Above through Netgalley. I wouldn’t have even seen it had I not received an email suggesting it as a good fit for me. As soon as I saw that it was in the vein of The Lovely Bones and Room, I was definitely intrigued. Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she’s abducted by her … Continue reading
No, not Catching Fire—I haven’t seen that one yet. It actually took me a long time to be even a little interested in seeing The Hunger Games. I loved the book, but am historically disappointed in movies adapted from books. I know, I know, different mediums, different artists—but it’s very hard for me to separate the … Continue reading
I’ve had The Dinner on my Amazon wishlist for a while, but I don’t actually remember why. I remember reading some list a long time ago of book recommendations; it might have been on Slate.com. I put a bunch on my wishlist and promptly forgot about them. Every once in a while I would go … Continue reading
So, this was my reaction upon finishing Allegiant: No no no no no No no no no no no no NO NO NO NO NO ARRRRRRRGGHHHHHH I thought maybe a few days would go by and I wouldn’t hate it so much, but not so. I still hate the ending. I invested far too much … Continue reading
Guys, Dr. Sleep was awesome. I mean, I knew it would be, but I was also afraid a little because this is the first true sequel (other than the Dark Tower series, I suppose) that Stephen King has ever written, and I was worried it might spoil the stand-alone-ness of The Shining, or even Dr. … Continue reading
Guys guys guys!! Look what I got!! I know, I know, I haven’t been posting for like, what, eight months now? Sorry, life has been super busy/I’ve been lazy and unmotivated but GUYS. Stephen King wrote a sequel to The Shining and it came out today and I HAVE IT so you better bet I’ll at least … Continue reading
Title: Three Graves Full Author: Jamie Mason Published: February 2012, Simon & Schuster Summary There is very little peace for a man with a body buried in his backyard. The truth of this novel’s opening sentence is not lost on Jason Getty, a pale, meek, and quiet man who hides a damning secret at the … Continue reading
This isn’t necessarily “funny,” but I thought it was true and needed to be shared. :) I have so many friends that I wouldn’t have if I didn’t read (and that includes real life friends; I’m not just talking about the characters who feel like my friends), including all of you lovely blogging … Continue reading
Originally posted on No Thanks, I'd Rather Read:
It, like The Shining, was one of my first Stephen King novels. This one, however, I read despite the warnings of my mother, who said it was “a stupid book.” But I was curious, and at that point in my life I loved big, thick books…
Well, first of all, typing “What’s Your Number?” up there made me think of this: You’re welcome. Anyway, the Classics Club Spin Number of Truth is 14, which means I will be reading Catcher in the Rye. Catcher was on my “Books I’m dreading, aka books I read in school and hated” list, so I’m not the happiest … Continue reading
Based on On Writing, I’m not entirely sure this is how it went…but I figured it was appropriate, since I’m currently reading IT for approximately the billionth time.
Came across this yesterday and I’m bored, so I decided to answer these 20 questions from 101 Books (most of which are not quite book-related, oh well). What’s the worst non-fiction book you’ve ever read? I honestly don’t read enough non-fiction to say. I only pick up non-fiction books I know I’ll be interested in. Least … Continue reading
I’m playing The Classics Club Spin! Directions Go to your blog. Pick twenty books that you have left to read from your Classics Club List. Try to challenge yourself: list five you are dreading/hesitant to read, five you can’t WAIT to read, five you are neutral about, and five free choice (favorite author, rereads, ancients … Continue reading
Title: Hiding in Sunshine Author: John Stuart and Caitlin Stuart Published: October 2012 Summary Gavin and Lisa Brinkley have it all. Two beautiful daughters, Becky and Jessica; a beautiful mansion on a 8-acre lot in Concord, Massachusetts; incredible wealth from Gavin’s many patents. An incredibly gifted high-tech entrepreneur, Gavin has secured enough royalties from his … Continue reading