As always, King is an awesome writer, awesome story teller!
Love how the painting comes alive and helps Rose through her journey of leaving and defeating her abusive husband.
Not feeling very well, so I'm going to stay in bed and read. Before I do that, I need to prepare a creamy zucchini soup. I'm not in the mood of cooking, but as I don't live alone that stuff has to be done. Going to do it right away because I've lost a couple of hours and I haven't done anything ...
Let‘s try this one for book 70 of my year!
LETTER F: Family Dysfunction. King is always able to show all the terrible and awful dysfunction within a family. He can really make you realize your family isn't as bad as you think it is! 🤣🤣🤣
The #1 national bestseller about a woman who escapes an abusive marriage is “one of Stephen King‘s most engrossing horror novels. Relentlessly paced and brilliantly orchestrated...fueled by an air of danger immediate and overwhelming” ( Publishers Weekly).
Rose Madder was my very first Stephen King book that I ever read. This book is what got me into reading and made me a huge King fan. I have recommended this book.
✨As surprised as some people may be there are a few #stephenking books I haven‘t read yet even though he‘s my favorite author. #rosemadder is one of them so I‘m going to start it today or tomorrow! So I have a question, have you read all the books written by your favorite author or do you like to read them slowly over time like me?✨#horror
Now that I've finished the Otherworld series, I thought I would give King a try. I have never read any King books, mostly because everyone says his stuff is dark. But after realizing the Otherworld series is in the HORROR section right next to King I figure the stuff can't be too bad, right?
I was thrilled to come across a Stephen King monthly challenge (thanks, @Josie !) ... even if I'm a few days late. I'd say my favorite female character (though hard to choose) is Rose Daniels. I just re-read Rose Madder last year and was reminded of what a great (often overlooked) story it is. Rosie rises up to face her fears, protect herself, and continually survive. She's flawed and felt real. #stephenking17 #favfemalecharacter #day6
My favorite character is Rose from Rose Madder. Throughout this story she evolves from an extremely weak person to an adorably independent woman. The journey isn't easy, and she's terrified, but she fights for the new life she deserves. #stephenking17 #favfemalecharacter
#17booklove Day 7: Love to reread. Rose Madder is one of the only books I have read more than 3 times. I love it. Stephen King doesn't like it, but I think it's brilliant. A wife who has been beaten by her husband for years finally leaves him, but does she get away?!?! You'll have to read it to find out! My original copy fell apart, but if I come across a copy, I usually pick it up!
#artrelatedbooks After years of living in a nightmare marriage, Rosie Daniels runs away to a strange city to hide from her abusive husband and begin a new life for herself. She finds a painting that would be perfect for her new apartment. A painting that seems to want her as much as she wants it.
I recently finished a re-read of Stephen King's Rose Madder (yes, via audiobook. And, yes, on my daughter's Barbie CD player.) Wow, I'd forgotten what a captivating read this was. I ❤️ Rosie and she's a fantastic, strong-woman lead character!
Wishing the happiest of birthdays to the man responsible for my love of reading!!! He will forever be my favorite and I will always wish that he would just adopt me. Happy birthday, Mr. King ❤️🎂🎉❤️🎂🎉
Not a typical #feelgoodbook, I know, but one that leaves me smiling at the end of every reread. If Rose can survive and thrive despite the dozens of obstacles in her way, there's hope for us all.
This wasnt my favorite King novel but it was really interesting and I liked that he ventured into a different type of storytelling
As promised, a picture of my newest copy of Rose Madder!!! This cover alone throws me right back into the story. I love it so much.
#TBT My first Stephen King book! Not his most popular for sure, but it got me hooked. I picked it up on a whim almost 20 years ago, and it became the book that reintroduced me to recreational reading after years of only "required" reading for school.
My all time favorite King novel. A story about a strong woman who thinks she is weak. Every character in this book invokes an emotion from the reader. I experienced fright, glee, sadness, anxiety and many more. I first read this when I was 12. I read it every year.