I didn‘t do as well as I thought; so many books on this list I‘ve never heard of! Is it possible to be proud and embarrassed at the same time?🤔😝#readinggoals
Currently re-reading one of my favs💫
I found this book to be rather slow, but when it picked up, I really did enjoy it. In my opinion, it could have been spookier, but it was pretty good.
The Shining 🎥
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Date started: October 20th 2019
Date completed: november 3rd 2019
what made you chose this book? I love stephen king novels because they always give me a burst of happiness and I love it.
Summary: Jack torrence is winter caretaker in a colorado hotel. Jack moves into the hotel with his wife and son. soon he discovers that his son had been cursed/plegued. Jack hopes to purse his writing but as it goes nowhere, the family suffers.
Found this at Goodwill when dropping off donations 😮! It‘s going to be for my younger son who collects/reads SK in hardback 😊 . So, my book buying ban doesn‘t count. Even if I re-read it someday 😉 — I read this way back in HS from a mass market that I no longer have.
1. These days it‘s either urban fantasy or science fiction
2. The Grudge was a fantastic horror movie!
3. The Shining scared the crap out of me!
4. I like some light horror in a TV show—Stranger Things, Supernatural
5. Yes gore!!
6. What scares you?
Had a bit of a reading slump, but slowly getting back into this. Maybe this will motivate me. What did you all think of it?
I‘m doing a pretty deep dive before watching ‘Doctor Sleep.‘ (previously read The Shining and and nearly done the Doctor Sleep book)
Watched Kubrick‘s ‘The Shining‘ last night and ‘Room 237‘ tonight.
I found The Shining movie was a little disappointing compared to the book. 237 offers some pretty wild theories about what Kubrick was aiming for in the movie.
Anyone watched these? Thoughts?
Do you think Kubrick directed the 🌙 Landing?!? 🙃
This one was a roll over from October, because I was really enjoying it and wanted to savour it rather than rush it. This is now my favourite King novel. I will have to get Doctor Sleep now!
Holy Cannoli, what a book!!! Every SK book I read I say “this is my favorite of his.” Lol I really, really enjoyed this one. The whole trip...satisfying ending. 4.5⭐️My fave character was Hallorann. Good guy. Love the whole “shining” ability- mental telepathy and precognition. Don‘t get me wrong, parts were scary as all get out, but loved it. 1977.
You all told me this book was fantastic.... and good lord you were right! I LOVED this book, it was wonderfully spooky and so much better than the movie. Reminded me why I love King so much.
This book is hands down worth a read the book brings the hotels and it‘s characters to life in a way the movies simply can‘t do and the endings are entirely different making it even more worth the read.
I first listened to this on Audible 1 year ago and I enjoyed it. Tonight, I finished listening to it again for #theredrumreadalong that is being hosted on Instagram. The next book I‘ll be listening to for #theredrumreadalong is Doctor Sleep which is perfect because the movie adaptation of Doctor Sleep comes out this month. I‘m interested to see how Dan Torrance has grown up.
My reading buddy Pepper living her best life as I start reading The Shining for the first time. What‘s everyone readying this Friday? #whatareyoureadingfriday
King's novel offers so much more than the story of a man's descent into homicidal madness. The main theme of employment & its attending difficulties is coupled with the struggles of addiction; these themes are enveloped in a terrifying winter setting (a malicious wonderland). King has a reputation for being a bit too wordy, but his pacing is flawless in this one. The terror is struck from the beginning & he holds the pitch to the final page.
Storm system Fforde has left the area. If you will recall this wintry mix arrived Friday. There will be a few hours to get out, run any errands, restock supplies before Storm System King. This one will be another wintry mix, temperatures will plummet. Forecast indicates 1,300 pages. Early models show this system will leave by Thur. or Friday. Caution around mazes is strongly advised. Stay inside, & drink plenty of warm liquids. Even red ones.