I loved this book so much. It was really good and it‘s how I found this author.
Kindle daily deals for today. Love this book and always recommend it!!
This is a murder mystery, a magical coming of age story, an exploration of the changing times of the 60‘s as seen through the father (a milkman who sees his job threatened by a new grocery store filled with plastic bottles of milk! Gasp!).There is a hint of To Kill a Mockingbird in the way bullies and racists are portrayed and a satisfying comeuppance for those folks. Oh and the bike, Rocket, with an eagle eye in the headlight! A worthy companion.
My reading buddy. She lays at my feet or cuddles up with me on the couch..... until I try to take a picture. 😂 Had to get out some treats so she would sit still for a photo. The intense look on her face brought to you by peanut butter flavored treats. 🐕😁
I spent years doing this. Now I know better.
“And the need to hear stories, to live lives other than our own for even the briefest moment, is the key to the magic that was born in our bones.”
I loved it! This is a beautiful, magical book, by an underrated storyteller.
My car is getting a new windshield. And I‘m reading outside. It‘s nice enough to read outside! Yay!
I am a believer that some books come to you at just the right time in your life. I do not think this book would have evoked the same feelings for me if I'd read it at 24 instead of 44. Beautiful prose, beautiful story, AMAZING. The audiobook narrator was perfect. My first 5 star read of the year.
This week's #audiocrocheting 😊
This was my absolute favorite book all through middle, Jr high and high school. I've probably read it 100 times. This ragged paperback always brings a smile to my face.
What's your favorite underrated, unknown, ragged paperback?
As I read this book, I was brought back to scenes from my childhood; events I experienced; events I feared, events I dreamed about. I felt empathy, fear, jealousy and sadness.
Set in Zephyr, Alabama, in the 1960s, the story begins when 11-year-old Cory and his father see a car plunge into a lake. When his father attempts to rescue the driver, he sees a terrible, haunting vision of death. As Cory tries to understand how traumatized his father now is, his eyes are opened to the forces of good and evil in his “idyllic” hometown. It‘s a story of losing your innocence and the magic of childhood.
Day 21: #adventrecommends
Day 4 (and now I‘m caught up!) #Adventrecommends. This is one of those books I‘ve read again and again. This book felt so different to me than McCammon‘s other books. I‘ve given away countless copies of this book- it‘s one of my comfort go-to reads.
Gotta take advantage of today's weather! Also, an really loving this book. Spot on rec for that King/Bradbury kid growing up in a town with weird stuff happening thing.
Amazing! McCammon is such an incredible writer. He has a way of developing characters that leave me sad when I finish reading the last page because I don't want them to leave.
There is so much depth to this story that at first just seems like a coming of age tale set in the South. As events unfold, you become a part of a world where ghosts are real and monsters lurk in dark waters.
I can't recommend McCammon enough. Read him if you haven't yet.
This was just wonderful. If SK does ‘northern US small town, McCammon does ‘southern US small town.‘ Coming of age novel, written brilliantly in that way that shows all our hopes, fears and challenges as we‘re growing up.
Loved it 💕 thanks to Reggie - without whom I wouldn‘t have read this author and missed these amazing stories.
The four books I hope to finish reading this weekend for #screamathon
It is going to be rainy and cool here in Texas this weekend, which makes for perfect reading weather. 🍁☔😍
Let the countdown to Friday begin. 😁 #screamathon @4thhouseontheleft
A great October spooky read! Definitely some of the same feels as Stand By Me / The Body.
It is episodic, though, which slows the pace but also lowers the tension.
I recently finished Swan Song, and the only other McCammon book at my local library is the tagged book, which I have on hold currently. 😁 I was thinking of placing an order soon on thriftbooks, so my question to you guys is.....
What's your favorite Robert McCammon book? Or which other ones are worth a read?
For anyone yet to read this book, this is a great deal for an excellent book. If you‘re not a member of KU, it‘s only 1.99.
My bookish Mother‘s Day gifts ❤️
3.5 stars, because it‘s too long.
This is part Stand By Me, part Christmas Story, part To Kill a Mockingbird. It‘s beautifully done, but not at all necessary. Hence, I would have liked it better if it were 100 pages shorter (at least). McCammon is a gifted storyteller, & I‘ll read more of his work. But since this offered nothing new to the world, it‘s hard to justify its length.
Think I‘ve mentioned this in the past but this is a good one. Loved this book. On sale today only.
Another Oldie But Goodie. Probably in my top 10 favorites. This book would be called a coming of age novel, told by a young teen, I think around 15. He lives in Zephyr, Alabama, and I think the book takes place over one summer. There is a treasure in this book. The author pulls out everything he has to make this book work. There is Mystery, murder, friendship, family, bad guys, voodoo women, bad girls, adventure. Gosh, it‘s just doggone good. 5 ✨
A couple of months ago I started the #192019challenge to read one book from each year from 1920 to 2019. I'm doing this in random order and yes, target for completion is 2019!
Books read so far:
1991: Boy's Life
2004: The Last Kingdom
2011: The Sparrows of Edward Street
Obviously I need to focus more on earlier years but it was easiest to start with the books I have. More updates to come!
Recommended if you like: adventures, coming-of-age stories, mysteries, monsters, nostalgia, tall tales, small towns, the 60s, being a kid, pushbikes, baseball, Stand By Me, folklore, summer, fun fairs, The Beach Boys, ghost stories, dark woods, campfires, milkshakes and 600+ page books.
#192019challenge - published 1991