This book dragged in a few places, but I liked it overall. The audiobook version had an interview with the authors at the end where they talked about the writing process. That was fascinating.
Yesterday on @unabridgedpod, we released our episode revealing each of our summer TBR lists. This is always hard for me since I want to read ALLLL the things, but I do think we each came up with some compelling reads to look forward to (and some interesting reasons for our choices). Check out the episode, and then let us know: what's on your summer TBR?
Time for this week‘s #bfc check in. 1 week on crutches down, 5 to go. It‘s been an interesting week as my goals shifted from fitness to wellness. My new goals: get outside once a day, focus on a diet tailored to bone health and be off my feet by 8 pm every day. So far so good.
I‘ve listened to 4 of 6 books for my reading goal, so decided to slow things down a bit with the tagged 20 hr. Chunkster
Pictured: rainbow from my outdoor time yesterday
The story itself was interesting and slightly creepy, it just felt like it was to long. Maybe it was because I was listening to audio, I just stopped caring about some of the storylines and wanted to get to the actual ending.
#LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 I remember mom would collect dead #Butterflies off the ground and place them in a ziploc and put them on the wall and I'd just admire their beautiful wings. It kind of inspired me to go out with those dollar tree butterfly nets and catch them so I can observe them 😊😊 I know we have an old ceramic butterfly vase somewhere..... I'll take a pic when I find it
I enjoyed this one mostly because of how different it was than some of King‘s other work. I think maybe the collaboration is evident with this. But, there were some interesting dystopian and feminist themes and the horror was not quite as blatant in this. I really enjoyed the fairy tale themed and references throughout. It made a dissonance in the writing that was really uncomfortable and delectable.
I listened to the audio, which made things a bit trickier for me to follow. Like most of Stephen King‘s book, there was a very large cast of characters and we jumped between different character‘s perspectives, so it was easy for me to lose track of who was who, and there were some I never did remember right up to the end of the book. Overall, it was a good story, and I enjoyed the addition to the audio book, an interview with Stephen and Owen.
Ugh. Please don't bring me a book to borrow unless I request it because then I feel obligated to finish it. I am halfway through and I just don't care, but the coworker who brought it in for me expects to talk about it. There are so many other things I'd rather be reading.
I have experienced death alot this year , lets hope it is not at all like this quote
I really wish that you could mark books as bail and they would not be counted on your read list...this book was just such a dud for me.
Thank you so much, @Avanders - this made my weekend! Millie the rescue beagle was having tummy troubles last night, and the humans were stressed, so I didn‘t sleep very well. This was such a nice surprise to wake up to!
I may have to pause my #chronologicalkingread to read this one because I‘ve got a long way to go 😁
#QuotsyDec18 Day 16: Giving #Credit to police cops for day-in day-out “bullshit” as the Kings put it. Finished this book a few weeks back. While I did not love it, I remain amazed at King‘s dystopian vision. Very American-centric though regardless of the supposedly feminist bent. The intention is good but execution was meh.
I'm a big King fan, 30 years now, but an immense character list doesn't always mean good. It could mean too many characters to really care what happens to them. It could mean the reader never really gets to know the characters. And it could even mean that a single plot from various perspectives is stretched too thin.
It could mean all these things. Bailed.
If you are already a King fan, you'll probably like this. Reading this felt like binge watching a netflix series, and I mean that as a compliment. Way too many characters at the end, but I really liked all the different themes happening here and was satisfied with the conclusion. Really glad I finally got around to this one!
If you‘re a SK fan try his audiobooks. Before audiobooks became as popular as they are now Stephen would ask his son, Owen King, to record books on tape for him to listen to. Maybe his audiobook fandom is why his audiobooks are SO GOOD! I actually prefer his books on audio to reading them. Sleeping Beauties may be the best I‘ve listened to yet. Marin Ireland was the perfect narrator. #stephenking #owenking #sleepingbeauties #audiobooks
700 pages ✅ Putting me over 10,000 pages read this year so far and within spitting distance of #13in3! I really enjoyed this, perhaps bc I always loved King‘s million-character life operas (Needful Things, Under the Dome) — preferring them to his arguably more famous monster stories. It also had a clear feminist bent — but as an admitted feminist (#sorrynotsorry lol), I thought it was pretty realistic in its horror. 💤🍂🦊
🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋 This was a fanatic read. I really enjoyed it. I always wonder, though, how the written is split up in collaborations like this. Particularly when I'm so familiar with an author's style. This read like a Stephen King book so I wonder what his son's input was or if he has the same writing style as his dad. I've never read any of his other work so I don't have a clue. It was a good book though.
If you thought $300 was steep for a signed edition of Bag of Bones by Stephen King in my previous post, check out this $500 price tag for 2017‘s Sleeping Beauties signed by Stephen King and his son Owen King. Does that mean Owen‘s signature is worth $200 🤔?
There have been mixed reviews about this novel, but I enjoyed it. No, I don't think it's King's best; it is however, a solid story.
I've seen reviews from others who didn't like it due to the "man bashing." I think the authors did a good job showing the best and worst of humans.
Don't pick this up though if you're expecting a scary ride because this book is more of a slow burn; a psychological mind bender in how men and women handle problems.