On to book number 4 of 2022. Have read blackbird volume 2 inbetween this book and namesake just as a quick read. But been looking forward to getting round to this one as its my first ever stephen king book that i will have read!
Sometimes I just need to adjust my perception.
Reading goals going well, needed an attitude of gratitude adjustment for fitness goals today #BFC21 @wanderinglynn
Make a great day everyone🤸♀️💪👟
Thank you @Clwojick and @StayCurious for a great #Scarathlon2021.
Week 4 total 1735, and overall Total 5292 for #TeamSlaughter
Thanks to readathon hosts as well:
#Screamathon #SpookOween #Wickedathon
@4thhouseontheleft @TheSpineView @StayCurious
Make a great day everyone - 😊
The Institute and the Braves this Saturday! Enjoying a taste of cool fall in Alabama.
Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead !
1. No, I'm nowhere near organised enough and work is providing enough scares for October, so my reading time will be a wee bit limited.
2. The tagged book is sitting on my shelf and is going to get picked up next. It's been a while since I've read anything by him, but looking forward to this one.
Consider yourself tagged if you haven't been already 🙃
When I first began The Institute, about gov. agents pursuing youths with unexplored psychic abilities, I couldn't help but be reminded of Firestarter. Firestarter was the first book I read this year & IMO is one of King's most underrated. The Institute takes awhile to find its footing & there is a good portion of it that I found difficult to become invested in. Whereas The Firestarter has perfect pacing & an almost relentless sense of dread,👇
I read a Stephen King novel every summer, and this was this year‘s choice. I fully enjoyed the plot and King‘s trademark effortless writing, though the build-up to the final confrontation moves along a bit too slowly for my liking. Still, King‘s superhuman productivity continues to amaze me. His books will clearly keep me busy for many more summers.
It‘s official. I am quickly becoming a die hard Stephen King fan. His pure talent to craft an unbelievable premise for a story into something that truly makes you believe that it could in fact happen is astounding. I read many other fiction books, and like the characters. I read a Stephen King book and fall in love with the characters. Another suspenseful, twisty and shocking read from the master of horror.
Another winner from King, probably the best one he's written in recent times.
It's a long one but fast-paced with unforgettable characters.
Check out my Goodreads for full review. ⤵️
King is one of my favorite authors, and I‘m always excited to start a new book by him. 60 pages in and loving it so far!
Thanks so much @Gaylagal2 for this #littlechristmasswap !! Everything arrived right on time. I‘m going to read this one under a blanket on a cold winter night. The reading log looks like a good replacement for the old notebook I‘ve been using. And Dove, yum!
Thanks @bookish_wookish for coordinating!
I was a part of #SantaThing by library thing and this is one of the two books that arrived and I can‘t wait to read it! Thank you to my secret Santa. The second book might be here today hopefully.
I am now the proud owner of SK Triplets.
Good morning! Nothing better in these days than to read a good horror book from the master! I love his written but as usual I am prepare for the bad endings...
@Hufflepuffle as you can see I couldn't wait to read it!
Today was a hard day. It was also one of those days where love & support from friends afar mean the whole world & hold you up.
I can‘t even with this amazing package, Chelle. It‘s so so so generous & thoughtful & everything. 🙏🏽💙 ALLLL these books!! The mask & the yummmy coffee, chocolates, & candies! The sugar skull marquee is so cool!! And when you first mentioned Corny, I thought you meant the socks (hilarious), then saw him..👇🏽(comments)
To be honest I did open the present before but then I went out to run some errands I love all the books. Perhaps I will start with the one is tagged. The socks!!! I know I will use them all the week! The kittens are beautiful! Can't wait to use them. A really amazing present! Thanks a lot @Hufflepuffle
I didn‘t get a chance to play yesterday, so here goes. 1. My weekend plans are working. I work every weekend, unfortunately. 2. Stephen King, Lisa Jewell, Riley Sager, C.J. Tudor. 3. I haven‘t read too many terribly creepy books this month, just a lot of mysteries and thrillers. #wondrouswednesday
The first book i have read in a long time, due to work commitments, generally being too tired or simply, netflix was the easier choice than picking up a book. The story is one of suspense, what was the secret at the Institute and what happened to all the children taken for their abilities. It keep the readers attention and enjoyable read as King has a way of writing that feels like you are part of the story, feeling the emotion of the characters.
My first Stephen King! Been meaning to read him forever, and I guess @Soubhiville ‘s #AuthorAMonth was the final nudge I needed. I really enjoyed it! The story was effectively disturbing, but what I appreciated most were the writing and character development - both kept me engaged and eager to press ▶️ on the audiobook whenever I could. Love Santino Fontana as a narrator, so that also contributed.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️I really enjoyed this book. It is my@new favorite by SK. This book follows Luke as he is kidnapped from his home and taken to The Institute. He meets other kids like him and they all endure unspeakable punishments. Will they make it through? What happens in the back half? Have the people in charge underestimated these kids?
Tonight‘s reading. Yes, they are kind of an odd pair. I‘ve been reading about a chapter a night from Gift from the Sea and started The Institute this evening.
First time I bailed on Stephen King. I have always loved King‘s character development. He did fine with his protagonist, but later he introduced characters who were not believable. I feel it maybe that he is no longer writing about things he knows. The believability of his Police Chief and the subject of Autism are two places he doesn‘t seem to know. It was a real stumbling block for this reader. King, is off my diet for a good while.
Another good reading week. Swimming Home was weird but felt good to get it off mount tbr. Washington Black was also weird but again felt good to finally get to it. Just started The Institute and LOVING IT!!! #weeklyreport
Luke Ellis lives with his parents in a quiet town, and while things have been changing lately, nothing prepared Luke to be abducted in the middle of the night!
He is taken to the Institute which is full of other children also with abilities similar to him, also taken from their parents. Who are these people and why do they keep running tests on the children? Better question is will these kids ever escape?
This would be a great movie !
I *almost* stuck to one answer for each today! Progress?! 😂
📖 The Institute by SK
🖊 Ishiguro and John Irving. I can‘t and won‘t choose!
🎥 Interview with the Vampire, but hear me out: Tom Cruise is horrible as Lestat but Brad Pitt as Louis...😍
🎶 In Bloom by Nirvana
Another great Stephen king book! I didn‘t think it was scary, but it was definitely unsettling at times. Children with special powers are kidnapped and taken to the Institute, where they undergo torturous experiments. I like the dynamic of the kids, reminiscent of It, and the adults who come to help, like in Doctor Sleep. I highly recommend this book!!
March had many of us, including myself, feeling unable to concentrate on reading. I‘m glad my April picked back up, and I hope yours did too! 💕 One of my favorites is the tagged book. Happy reading!!
I suppose it‘s possible that there will be a Stephen King book at some point that I don‘t like. I‘m just saying it‘s sure not this one.
Excellent, original story, great writing, characters I love. Nobody does it like King.
If you are used to the dark, horror SK books, you will find a different style of writing in The Institute. This book is creepy in a different way; it makes you feel the pain the kids are feeling and wonder if any of what is in this book could perhaps be a reality. What if it is?
I was expecting more mystery, more power from the kids. But great book, if you like mystery, psychological thriller, and telekinesis- telepathy topics, it is for you!
Good stuff, engaging and entertaining, as King always is. It did leave me wanting more, like, I was hoping we'd get a big jump forward in time and see what happens in these kids' futures. Maybe a sequel? Anyhow. It doesn't unseat my King fav (which will probably be Misery forever and ever), but I recommend it!