The snow has arrived! Perfect reading weather! 😁❄️🌨
The snow has arrived! Perfect reading weather! 😁❄️🌨
I‘m finally past 10% on my #chunksterchallenge2020 book, I got to 14% today! #progress @Amiable I am sad that I will have to replace it soon though, this book is from 1989 and I‘ve read it so many times that it‘s falling apart. I will keep this copy forever but for the purposes of reading, I will need another one!
New treats to read after giving up my last read for now... Bribing myself with these two highly anticipated books because I need to do loads of admin and 3 tax returns this weekend 😬😬
Which of them to start first tonight 🤔🤔🤔
I‘m beginning my #chunksterchallenge2020 book today, a reread of the Stand, which should only be read uncut. It‘s a beast, and I plan to read for an hour every time I finish a book, which should have me done with it in a couple months lol @Amiable also, note that it‘s moved with me from high school, and three moves as an adult. I‘ve had this book since 1990. It‘s mangled and I love it and I hope it lives forever.
Finally finished this behemoth! I truly enjoyed it although had I known that it was the 1300 page version, I just might have passed. This is not my usual genre but not my first Stephen King either. I can't judge whether this is his magnum opus or not but it is a masterful tale of a modern day armageddon involving survivors of an accidentally released man-made plague in an epic war of good and evil ostensibly for the future of the human race...
The further I get into this book, the more Randall Flagg terrifies me! 😱
Also, people sometimes assume because I read so much that I must be smart, but if I was really smart, I would have learned by now to stop reading scary novels late at night right before trying to get to sleep! 😳
Thank you for the tags, @Gissy and @Meaw_catlady 😀
🌕 The New Year has been a little rough so far... I got hit with a nasty cold that just won‘t go away! 😷
🌕 I‘m 800 pages into “The Stand”! 🤓
🌕 If you‘d like to participate, consider yourself tagged! 😊
🌝 the new year has been good! I am actively trying to apply for graduate school so that resolution is standing strong!
🌝 I am finishing up The Stand for our buddy read! Also listening to The Silent Patient on audiobook.
🌝 @DaveGreen7777 @Branwen @Megabooks @Alora
After almost 2.5 months, I finally finished! Although it‘s definitely dated and wanders off-track at times, I have to say that it was an awesome story. And don‘t let this cute face fool you— Snoopy got a hold of this and may have nibbled a few pages 😱 #dogsoflitsy
King is one of my favorite authors, but I have somehow managed not to read this before now. It‘s old (originally published 1978, uncut version in 1990), and while some aspects/language are uncomfortably outdated, the storytelling is masterful, the many characters are so well-written, and the plot is so absorbing that it‘s pretty much a perfect read. I read part on kindle, but probably listened to 75%—the audio is fantastic.
The Stand is that ultimate chunkster, to possibly try for in the New Year. I've got so many TBRs waiting from the last winter! 🤓📚 I'll hope to go for reading The Snow Child soon in January, and may plan Riverdale: The Maple Murders for a later fall season read.
#ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious 5+1
#WinterGames @Clwojick 🎁
It took me most of the month, but I‘m finished! What is there to say? This book is fantastic. It just might be my favourite King. But it‘s hard to choose. I‘m very much looking forward to the new show. The casting is pretty amazing.
@LaraReads - this is one of the most creative giveaways I‘ve seen! 😍
1. Kleenex, for the inevitable cold one gets when reading about Captain Tripp‘s
2. M-O-O-N, that spells Tom Cullen!
3. This album contains “Don‘t Fear the Reaper,” which played in the original miniseries
4. Trashcan Man isn‘t just our Litsy pal - he‘s a character in this book!
5. Flagg wears this on his denim jacket
6. In prep for the upcoming adaptation!
Hey all I know some of us have already finished and some are behind *raises hand*
Let‘s do a quick check in! Also don‘t forget to check the slack group we have had some interesting discussions in the chat! I am currently on chapter 48! My rating currently is 4 out of 5 ish. I have been finding a lot of typos and contradictions. Is this because of the rewrite? Does anyone else notice this?
“The combers, glassy blue-green, moved slowly in, their slopes becoming more pronounced as the bottom shallowed up beneath them, their peaks gaining first a curl of foam, then a curdly topping. Then they crashed suicidally against the rocks as they had since the beginning of time, destroying an infinitesimal bit of the land at the same time.”
Such a poetic way to describe the ocean! 😌🌊
I‘m feeling kinda like Taz on my tie right now! People in the waiting room kept wanting to talk to me (including about the book they could see I was trying to read but weren‘t letting me), so I only got to page 540 in the end! 😒 Still, that was more reading than I would have gotten done if I went to work first thing this morning! 😏 Now it‘s off to work I go!
Let‘s play a game... I‘m at a car dealership for my 30,000 mile maintenance service. They‘re saying I might not get out of here before noon. 😳 I‘m starting at page 496... let‘s see how many pages I can get through before my car is ready! 🤪
Sunday reading. Still slowly working my way through. My kindle says I‘m at 46%. Only the King could write a book this long and still keep it so interesting. As a side note, my kid caught the flu this week. Every time she coughs, I‘m convinced we‘re all gonna die from the plague.
After a week of snow, work, more snow, and more work, I‘m looking forward to a quiet Saturday night to catch up on a little reading! 🥳
“Wove in and out of the twilit stillness like smoky shades.” The imagery!! Love this! The resilience of cats!! 9 lives and all I guess!!
We are hosting hubbie‘s holiday work party tonight. I have been cooking and cleaning for days. These are on my bed calling to me. I just want to curl up and read. Parties are so not my thing. Sigh.
The end of this year has been garbage. My heart is broken and I don‘t think I am going to meet my reading challenge. So I‘m throwing in towel and just gonna try a chunkster :)
100 pages has never felt like so little. This is such a busy week, I‘m not getting much reading time. Or much Litsy time. I miss it. But next week looks better. 🤞
Tots, The Stand, and season 4 of My Hero Academia with the family. I don't have enough evenings like this.
My reaction to finishing this book was not a contemplative reaction to the story, but rather “I‘M FREE!!” I‘m swearing off of overly verbose white men who write unnecessarily long (over 1000 pages) novels. This is my 4th one of those this year, and it simply wasn‘t worth it. I wanted to love this book, but I don‘t see what all of the fuss is about. If this is Stephen King‘s best, maybe I can stop my annual reading of him.
• Repost because this is just TOO awesome!! 😱 I don't have any Funko Pop figures and am not interested in owning any, but this would come the closest to gracing my bookshelves 📚🔪🖤 •
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It's super appropriate to choose this title for the prompt because I'm currently rereading it with litsy peeps! 😃💕📚 This is the book that made me a King fan. Prior to this book, I did not really like his work. But the excellent worldbuilding, storytelling, and characterization of this tome stole my heart and converted me into a fan for life!
#gratefulreads #thoughtyouwouldntlikebutdid @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I usually feel like I've accomplished something when I've read 185 pages of a book, but I feel like I've barely made a dent in this one. Onwards!
“She also thought there was good in Larry, great good. It was there, but this late on it would take nothing short of a catastrophe to bring it out.”
Considering what‘s about to happen in the book, I suspect that is some epic foreshadowing right there! 🧐
From a library sale today.Most were a buck , one was 50 cents.Shout out to @emilyhaldi the Stephen King is a first edition, sadly no dust jacket , plucked from in front of a scanner person.No barcode on this one , even if it was dust jacketed.😃👍
Going to read a few pages while I‘m in the doctor‘s office waiting room for the annual physical... hope I don‘t have time to read the whole thing before getting out of here! 😂
This book is really starting too get under my skin. Every time I sneeze or someone coughs I'm convinced we're all gonna die. 💀💀😷😨😨
Perhaps the beginning of flu season was not the best time to start this book! 😄😄
Day 1 of the #GratefulReads photo challenge by @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620
I‘ve been so #lookingforwardtoreading “The Stand” that NOTHING will distract me from this book tonight... not even Jackie Chan getting into a sword fight with Littlefinger! 😱
(That scene is from “Shanghai Knights” where Aidan Gillen plays the lead villain... and yes, Littlefinger dueling with Jackie Chan is as awesome as it sounds!) ⚔️ 🤺
#gratefulreads Day One.
Once I've got my Goodreads challenge total in the bag I'm definitely Looking Forward To Reading these chunksters.... Extra gratefulness as these were both gifts ❤️❤️🎁❤️❤️
Happy #Halloween everybody! 👻🎃
A very special thank you to @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @OriginalCyn620 for setting up the #Fallisbooked photo challenge. This is the first time I participated in one of these for every day in the month, and it was a lot of fun! 🎉
Also, looking forward to starting the buddy read of The Stand with many wonderful Littens today! 😊
@sudi @DaveGreen7777 @DrexEdit @ErinSueMreads @sprainedbrain @JoScho @HufflepuffGirl90 @litenthusiast @cobwebmoth @Branwen @Beatlefan129 @Stacypatrice @sudi
It‘s time! You can start reading anytime ! I know a couple of us started this last weekend. I think I have the dates right! Feel free to discuss here and in the slack group! I‘m excited ! Looking forward to discussing with you all! 🖤