The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien I read this for my local independent bookstore's monthly book group. I was a little afraid going into it. My stepmother (a HUGE Tolkien fan) had tried to get me to read this book so many times in my childhood and adolescence. And I just could never get into it. Hell, I couldn't even bring myself to watch The Lord of the Rings movies (the filters bother me... everything is so... blue). And besides Harry Potter (actually another series my stepm
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King
Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King If you've spent any time reading this blog, you know of my all-encompassing and neverending love for one Monsieur King. I started reading him as a young kid and while I'm sure most of his stories went a bit over my head at that time, I instantly fell in love with his writing and the worlds he is so well known for creating. Mr. Mercedes is one of King's newest and I was so excited to pick it up. While it's not his best, it was thoroughly entertai
Spending Stephen King's money
On my way into work, I was listening to one of BookRiot's podcasts and came across this story that amused me greatly. Emily Schultz is an author. Emily Schultz wrote a book titled Joyland. Stephen King is an author. Stephen King wrote a book titled Joyland. And that's where things got messy. Emily Schultz started noticing that she was getting negative reviews on her Amazon listing. Apparently people who don't know how to spell Stephen King were purchasing her ebook, thinki
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
Our latest Deep Thoughts from Damp Tresses was... As you all know, I'm a giant whore for anything written by one Mr. King. He could rewrite the dictionary and I would pre-order that shit from Amazon and then sit on my porch for the next 3 months, eagerly awaiting the arrival of that glorious, happiness-inducing box with the smiley face. So I was sold the minute I heard that he was writing a sequel to The Shining. It's a challenge to write a follow up to such an iconic book
Doctor Sleep... no more.
Doctor Sleep, Stephen King's sequel to The Shining was released today. I had pre-ordered it like 2 months ago... so I'm pleased to say that it's currently awaiting me on Aldeux. An adult Danny Torrance is going to be creepy as fuck. CAN'T WAIT! #stephenking #doctorsleep #theshining
Get a glimpse into the mind of the horror master
In anticipation of the airing of the television adaptation of Stephen King's Under the Dome (June 24th at 10/9c on CBS), King has been kind enough to do an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit. If you're like me and the reddit format makes you feel like you're suffering from a small stroke, just scroll through until you see Stephen King's name in bold. Above that, you'll find the question he's answering below. SK's reddit AMA And if you haven't yet read Under the Dome... DO
Remember when we read The Shining?
Well, Danny Torrance is coming back! Slated for release in September 2013, we get to see what Danny Torrance grew up to be... alcoholic, abusive childhood and all in Doctor Sleep. Amazon's description: Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special twelve-year-old girl he must save from
Thinner: The Gypsy's P90X Solution
This is our second installment in the Deep Thoughts from Damp Tresses series (aka What Bear Allen Reads While She Dries Her Hair). And for this one... I'm reading yet another Stephen King. So sue me! I don't get as much of a King fix as I'd like nowadays... I have to get it wherever I can! Amazon's Description: When an old gypsy man curses Billy Halleck for sideswiping his daughter, six weeks later he's ninety-three pounds lighter. Now Billy is terrified. And desperate en
It's called multi-tasking!
So, apparently there is a phenomenon sweeping the nation (and by "nation", I mean a small group of my friends). That phenomenon? A hair-drying book! Yes, you read that right. It's a book you read specifically when you're drying your hair. Or, as in the case of my wildly talented friend The Hot Mess Housewife, you have a flat-ironing book (and seriously, check out her Hot Mess blog. If you are interested in sewing, yelling at small children and general wittiness, you'l