‘The Gunslinger’ by Stephen King is the first volume, in a much longer work, called ‘The Dark Tower’. Many Constant Readers regard ‘The Dark Tower’ cycle as his magnum opus. If so, how is it that so many cannot get past volume one or even miss it out altogether? I am presently engaged in a yearRead more about Book Review-‘The Gunslinger’ by Stephen King[…]
‘The man in black fled across the desert and the gunslinger followed.’ With these words, Stephen King begins his epic ‘Dark Tower’ cycle. His fans, or Constant Readers, are embarking on a year long readalong of the 7 volumes (followed by ‘The Wind Through The Keyhole for reasons which will become clear). The number 19 isRead more about #2019DarkTowerReadingChallenge-Volume 1-The Gunslinger[…]
Hello 2019! So far it is going well…. how about you? I made the mistake of falling asleep watching ‘Ghost Stories’ by Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson which resulted in the most horrific nightmares, little sleep and I am now running on caffeine…honestly it is THE BEST horror movie I have seen in years-watch it!Read more about 2019 Reading challenges and Readalongs[…]
I have been tagged by the wonderful Daniella at The Little Book Spy to play this Book Tag game, ‘Two Bookish Truths and a Lie’! Similar to spotting the odd fact out, I will present 3 facts, which may or may not have a lie hidden in there…. Intrigued? Then let’s go! I went to Read more about Book tag-Two Bookish Truths and a Lie ![…]
As a lifelong Stephen King fan, any of his new releases are met with delight by myself but ‘Elevation‘ is something different-it’s almost a tale of magical realism set in his small town,’Castle Rock’ where things aren’t always as they seem. Castle Rock has been the location of several of King’s works, and is often mentionedRead more about Book Review-‘Elevation’ by Stephen King[…]
This year, I have undertaken a readathon of all the Stephen King novels featuring Castle Rock as a location or even as character. So far, I have reached Different Seasons, wherein ‘‘The Body’ is set in Castle Rock . From the 4 novellas included , my favourite is the only one which hasn’t been adapted into a movie.’TheRead more about Annual Winter-y Reads-‘The Breathing Method’ by Stephen King and ‘Ghost Story’ by Peter Straub[…]
End of the month Catch Up! Have you started/finished any readalongs/readathons with a group or a friend? Drop a comment down below and let me know! My good friend, and fellow book blogger Danielle aka The Reading Closet, has challenged me to read, and blog along with her about the book you see to yourRead more about Readathon/Readalong Updates-Stephen King,Will Carver and George R R Martin[…]
Hello November! This month, I am planning on joining in a couple of readalongs, starting a readathon of my own, and also tackling backlogs of books started, not yet finished(ambitious, I know!)
Are you with me? Let’s go!
luke.at.what.im.reading is hosting an Instagram read along of ‘‘The Stand’ by Stephen King I haven’t read this in quite some time so this will be interesting to see if it as good as I remember it being. As well as being a MASSIVE Stephen King fan, Luke’s Instagram gives me such goals, he has built this beautiful inclusive community and I am so happy to have found it!
jobis89 Instagram is also hosting a Stephen King November readalong, this time it is ‘Lisey’s Story’ which I don’t really remember so this is super exciting, I love reading along and discussing books on Instagram with like minded people! Jobis89 has the most beautiful feed, another HUGE Stephen King fan who has created this corner of the web where you happily chat about books ALL DAY. It’s pretty much perfect for #bookstagrammers !
This week has been the first I was back in placement since July, so that means 4a.m starts or night shifts (7-7.30)
As a result my reading has suffered , and my crafting as you battle the constant exhaustion of the change in hours, long days travelling and lots of new things to learn- not complaining, it is super interesting just that it takes a while to pick up the pace!
These are the books I managed to finish this week, I am taking part in approx. 1000 Instagram challenges but will blog about them next week.
Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersley Cusick
This was a nice surprise in that I got this as Kindle Unlimited title and as an Audible customer could listen to the audiobook for free!
The reader is perfect, she manages to capture the voices of the teenage narrators as well as the creeping tension of the story.
This is part of the HeyLittleThrifter Halloween PointHorror/Goosebumps readalong, and this 1989 title is actually pretty compelling and scarier than I remember!
onjoIt’s my favourite time of the year, autumn, and more specifically HALLOWEEN!!!
Love love love the change of seasons in autumn, kicking leaves, early nights, so much more time to snuggle up and read, read, read!
The lengthening nights make it perfect for fireside scares, and with that in mind, I present to you, my version of Blogoween, having been tagged by the awesome, Two Book Thieves
They, in turn were linked to Blogoween by Anthony at Keep Reading Forward and the original Blogoween post can be found here: https://bookdragons247.wordpress.com/2018/09/01/blogoween-signup/