Tagged with Stephen King

Revival – Stephen King

Revival – Stephen King

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

Joyland – Stephen King

Joyland – Stephen King

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

Dr. Sleep – Stephen King

Dr. Sleep – Stephen King

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

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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

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Romances in Books

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Romances in Books

I went with the “awesomely romantic couples” interpretation of this week’s theme. 1. Anne Elliot and Captain Wentworth – Persuasion, Jane Austen. Yeah, I could have gone with Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, but what fun would that be? Even though Persuasion is not exactly “up there” in my favorite Austen novels … Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Memories

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Bookish Memories

Okay, so this is actually going to be my top five bookish memories, because I’m lame and haven’t met any authors or gotten anything signed or anything cool like that, and had to rely on basic experiences that aren’t exciting to anyone else but me. Except maybe the first. 1. Seeing Stephen King in person at … Continue reading

Pet Sematary – Stephen King

Pet Sematary – Stephen King

“Sometimes, dead is better.” This is the haunting tagline of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, which I made myself finally finish last night. And despite having read it before, I am still utterly horrified by it and I expect it’ll take me a few days to fully recover. Let’s get through this review quickly so I … Continue reading

Top Ten Books I Read In 2012

Top Ten Books I Read In 2012

1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain. This book made me SO HAPPY. It more or less validated my entire existence as an introvert.  Anyone who has ever been made to feel guilty because they left a party early to veg out on the couch at … Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’m Thankful For

Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving already. This year really flew by. I hope everyone gets to go home and see their families and eat lots of delicious turkey on Thursday! Safe travels, friends! 1. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain. I just finished reading … Continue reading

Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

Top Ten Books To Get In The Halloween Spirit

  Had to enlist Andrew’s help with this one!   1. Needful Things – Stephen King. This book is all about things that are not what they appear to be, just like Halloween. Plus it’s freaking terrifying. 2. House of Leaves – Mark Z. Danielewski. This book is fantastic but also terrifying, and on several … Continue reading

The Dead Zone – Stephen King

The Dead Zone – Stephen King

The Dead Zone is another one of Stephen King’s better-known novels—at least to me—probably because I remember hearing a lot about the TV series when I was younger. (It was actually more successful than I thought, running from 2002-2007!) It’s one of his older books, published in 1979, and is one of the “Castle Rock” … Continue reading

The Mist – Stephen King

The Mist – Stephen King

The Mist originally appeared as a novella in the 1985 collection Skeleton Crew. They made it into a movie a few years ago when I was in college (I think it flopped) and published the novella as a separate paperback. I’ve read it two or three times and I think I finished it in a … Continue reading