"If you've ever been homesick, or felt exiled from all the things and people that once defined you, you'll know how important welcoming words and friendly smiles can be."
I need this today. The day hasn't been great wanted to skip my #BFC today, but I told myself I would feel better after yoga. I do feel better, the issues are still here but I have a clearer mind to handle them now. #BFCr2 @wanderinglynn
Would you like to know why Haze is so chill right now? Because when I did my 30 minutes of yoga he was playing with my hair sitting underneath my downward dog, and licking the sweat off of me. My first day of #BFCr2 was definitely a challenge, but a cute challenge. Day 1 done and my body is feeling great. @wanderinglynn
My husband has an old friend from high school who found a bunch of abandoned kittens. My husband fell in love with this white one. Yesterday the hubby and daughter left to pick up this boy and then came home with a little girl too. Meet Haze (the boy) and Cinder (the girl). My reading buddies, today. #Hazedays #Cindercat
My family is gone for part of the day. These are my plans, Plus some music in the background (Rocketman playing currently). It is a good day.
I‘m breaking through the lull experienced from about pages 300-500. It isn‘t necessarily the book‘s fault, things have been busy for me. I am hoping SK starts playing up some of the creepy features, like the yellow/orange/black card man.
Reminds me vaguely of some of his meandering pacing in books like Insomnia and Duma Key - both books I‘ve read and reread.
This was a wild ride. Jake/George goes back in time to save a few lives - including that of JFK. But time has a way of restoring the balance and the butterfly effect is very, very real. I loved this book!
I‘ve been running around a lot here in Texas (and enjoying the weather- what it‘s like here right now is pretty close to what August in NY is like!) but I‘ve still been checking in on Litsy and actually getting a good amount of reading done!
We did visit some of the historical sites which was fitting for my current audiobook (tagged). This is from the JFK monument in Fort Worth.
Finally finished on tonight‘s walk, and I think I just found my new favorite book!
What if you could go back in time and change something to make the future better? This is exactly what happens as it‘s a race against the clock to stop the assassination of the beloved JFK.
Even more than the sci-fi aspect of time travel, I appreciated the love story as much as the history aspect.
The ending was expected but so well done. HIGHLY recommend!
So close to the end of this one, and I LOVE it. This has been such a thrilling audio listen.
I‘ll admit, I watched the Hulu original starring James Franco before reading the book, and now I totally envision him as the character.
Did anyone else watch the show?
Really really excellent. Sci-fi meets historic fiction (and it's pretty light on the sci-fi aspect for the majority of the book), not the typical King at all, but, like most of his work, a real suck-you-in page-turner. Took me a while to get through this #chunkster but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
King talks about the research that went into it in the Afterword and man, what a project!
Highly recommend. Don't let the size scare you off!
(Disclaimer: listened to Audio) Not a typical King thriller, but a real mind game! This is a huge book (long listen) but well worth it! Weaving in real-world history with a bit of fiction and “what could‘ve been” really makes for an intriguing story. I found myself researching names and topics throughout, to learn more about what was true and what was King. And while the ending left me feeling a little disappointed, it is the “right” ending.
It‘s a chunkster and I‘m super intimidated but I think I‘m gonna read it 💪
I just got home and immediately opened up my #funkopopandbookswap box! @Traci1 I absolutely love it! This was so thoughtfully put together! I‘ve been wanting to read this book for forever and Carrie has a special place in my heart because it introduced me to one of my favorite authors. And IT was the second King movie I ever saw, so I love the keychain ❤️🎈 And the card 😍 You nailed it! Thank you so much!
And thank you to @kstadt929 for hosting!
I had purchased this ebook 8 years ago when it came out, but put off reading it because it didn‘t fit into what i deemed a typical Stephen King novel. Boy, my mistake! This is now one of my favorites! There isn‘t a dull moment in this 849 page book which I just could not put down! Plus a cameo by a couple characters from IT was the icing on this delicious, captivating and nostalgic literary cake!
Favorite book of all time! I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve read it and listened to it on #audible. My desert island book ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Took a JFK trolley tour. Counterclockwise from upper left: Texas School Depository, grassy knoll, county jail where Ruby shot Oswald, spot where Oswald shot Officer Tippit, & rooming house where Oswald was living at time of assassination. I might have to read 11/22/63 again now.
#frideas Saturday Edition! Sorry, I had some personal stuff going on yesterday. Thanks for the love 💕
1. Fiction, but I want the facts in the background to be historically accurate
2. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. It talks a lot about jumping through times, and it has a lot to do with history. A wonderful reading tbh!!!
3. Must have been science, I liked it but I sucked 😅
4. French and Russian Revolution
5. @kaye @TheReadingMermaid @CouronneDhiver
I posted a picture for #frideas but it got lost in the upload because of the bad connection.
Due to personal stuff, I need to take the night off to be a little by myself, so I am sorry but I will be posting this week #frideas a day later.
See you tomorrow, Littens 💕🌙
1)The view out my front door
2)I like the area we live in, but I wish we lived further from the highway and had sidewalks lol
3)I still wish 11/22/63 hadn‘t ended
4)Usually at night but wherever I can find time
5)Shrimp and zoodles
About to start my first Stephen King novel. My supervising attorney loves just about everything King has ever written, but I‘ve never read anything by him because I‘m not a fan of horror. I know there‘s a Hulu series out there, but I wanted to read the book before I watched it.
One of THE best books I‘ve ever read. I think I might do it all over again, when I hit my next book block.
Next up! I‘ve had this book since I got my first Kindle and I‘m finally starting to read it now 🤷♀️
If you‘ve read it, what did you think? I can‘t help picturing the main character as James Franco because of the TV show 😉
#CharactersLikeAlice Just like the #WhiteRabbit led Alice down the rabbit hole and into a alternate universe, Al Templeton leads Jake Epping to a time portal & into a new/old era. This is hard @LibrarianRyan 🐇⏱⌛️
All good things must come to an end, even good books. But the closer and closer I got to the end of this book, the more I wished a new chapter would spontaneously appear so it wouldn‘t be over. It‘s been a while since I read a book that consumed my thoughts. 11/22/63 occupied my mind even when I was dreaming. Stephen King is masterful at this 800+ page brilliant work of historical fiction. This book should be on everyone‘s “to read” list.
What would you do if you were given the chance to go back in time and change history? Would you (and the world) be able to take all the ramifications your actions in the past would bring to the present?
This is what Jake Epping has to figure out while going back in time quite sometimes over the book, creating everytime a life for his own... lives you get accustomed to so much that you feel quite lost when the book is over.
Such a good read!