Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What am I reading?

Just recently, on a book-based blog post, a commenter asked me if I am on the Good Reads site.  This is a site for book lovers to connect and share their love of reading with each other.  I was on it for a while but found that I just didn’t visit often enough to keep up.  There are just so many sites that I can be a part of and keep up with and, with Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and this blog, I’m pretty much at my limit. 

The idea that I’ve been toying with is making my current reading more a part of this blog and share it on the sites that I am already a part of.  I’ve toyed with the idea of book reviews here in the past so this isn’t a totally new idea but having just participated in NaBloPoMo, I’m feeling inspired to keep the momentum going.   

Not every book post will be an all-out review but, instead, sometimes just sharing what’s in my purse right now. 

Another commenter (that’s you Bouncin Barb!) agreed with my love of Stephen King and mentioned a few of her favourites.  One of them was The Tommyknockers.  I sat there and said “wow, I haven’t thought of that one in ages!” so, when I finished the book that I was on and didn’t have another new one to read, I scrounged around my bookshelves and found my copy.   

Now I’m enjoying revisiting a story that I haven’t read in a while and quite enjoying myself with this classic King tale.  Instead of a review, I’ll just give you the back cover synopsis: 

"Something was happening in Bobbi Anderson's idyllic small town of Haven, Maine.  Something that gave every man, woman, and child in town powers far beyond ordinary mortals.  Something that turned the town into a death trap for all outsiders.  Something that came from a metal object, buried for millennia, that Bobbi accidentally stumbled across.  It wasn't that Bobbi and the other good people of Haven had sold their souls to reap the rewards of the most deadly evil this side of hell.  It was more like a diabolical takeover… an invasion of body and soul - and mind….."

How can anybody resist that?!



  1. I recently reread Kings book on writing. I really enjoyed his take on the craft.

    1. That is something that I have never read and would like to. I've seen video of several talks that he has given and enjoyed them very much so I imagine that I would like his book on writing too.

  2. I'm so glad you still had the book to enjoy again. Awesome.