My favorite read this month was The Power by Naomi Alderman, which I gave five stars. It posits what if a power awakens in women, an innate ability to generate electric power, so that they can defend themselves and hurt other people, so that they, in just a few years, become more powerful than men? I found … Continue reading Reading May 2018: The Power and more
I'm trying something a bit different this year, in hopes of keeping the blog more or less regularly updated: posting my reading recommendations at the end of each month. I will share with you my favorite reads of the month, plus other recommendations (and I'll keep the 'meh' reads to myself). My favorite two reads … Continue reading Reading January 2018: Hunger and Sleeping Beauties
Anybody getting excited for the new movie adaptation of IT? I am not sure it will be as good as The Gunslinger, but my hopes are high, as IT is probably the Stephen King book I have read more than any other. (Its competition is The Stand--I can't remember which one I've read more times.) I don't quite feel up … Continue reading Stephen King’s IT Parade: The Booklist Reader
Stephen King is one of my favorite writers, so here's a little thing he wrote about Donald Trump. Here's the trailer for The Dark Tower, because we need that now. And just for fun, here are pop songs reimagined as Stephen King book covers.
If you like the kinds of books I do and you haven't been watching Stranger Things on Netflix, get thee to a television. This series constantly references Stephen King's books plus tons of great movies by John Carpenter, Steven Spielberg, and others we remember from the '80s. And it has Winona Ryder! She is the '80s for … Continue reading What I love about Stranger Things…
This is a great piece by Neal Pollack about writing and The Shining (book and movie), and it also touches on the "calm the fuck down" parenting method, which we have adopted in our household as well: All Play And No Work: Neal Pollack Watches ‘The Shining’ On Netflix With His 13-Year-Old Son True story. When The Shining first … Continue reading All Play And No Work…
Stephen King asks: Can a novelist be too productive? We are all artists now, though. But if you don't click on this story, the writer doesn't get paid.
I keep a record of what I read in LibraryThing. I haven't recorded every book I've ever read, because I don't remember (boy, I wish I had started keeping a list at the age of 5 or something). But I have recorded almost 1,200 books, so I thought I'd take a look at my authors … Continue reading Most influential authors…
I was going to do a whole "year in reading" post, but I got sucked into other things and now I find the year has already turned over. Happy new year! Here are my favorite reads of last year. Many are relatively new, some are classics, all are worth your time. The Sundial by Shirley … Continue reading Favorite Reads of 2014
Recommended reading for this week is Revival, Stephen King's latest novel (and the second he's published this year). Now I'm a King fan from way back. I think this is the best book he's turned out in a long time, maybe even since the early days. If you are looking for gore and scares, you won't find … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Revival by Stephen King