Tag: Song of Susannah

5 Reasons You Should Read Stephen King (Even if You Don’t Like Horror)

5 Reasons You Should Read Stephen King (Even if You Don’t Like Horror)

Posted October 26, 2018 in Memes // 10 Comments

In his book On Writing, Stephen King confessed: “By the time I was fourteen the nail in my wall would no longer support the weight of the rejection slips impaled upon it. I replaced the nail with a spike and went on writing.”   It’s strange to think one of the most beloved and prolific writers of our day was rejected time and again.  It’s similar to the motivational story behind Rowling’s quest to get Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone published… never give up.  King has infiltrated literature and screen sense his smashing (bloody?) success with Carrie and despite multiple threats to […]

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Book Vs. Movie – The Dark Tower (SPOILERS!)

Book Vs. Movie – The Dark Tower (SPOILERS!)

Posted October 2, 2018 in Bookish Things // 1 Comment

It is a well-known fact that it’s extraordinarily difficult to watch a film adaptation of a story you love, especially when it’s as intricate as a high fantasy.  When I heard that a movie adaptation was being made of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, I was so excited.  Beyond excited – I was elated. Of course, the problem was – the more details that were released about the story, the less inclined I was to see it.  These things piled up and up until the very mention of The Dark Tower made me cringe.  Ultimate, I didn’t see it in theaters.  In […]

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July Wrap Up

July Wrap Up

Posted July 30, 2018 in Checking In // 28 Comments

I know I usually say “wow that month went by so fast”, but seriously, y’all, July?  July was a long long month.  I struggled to balance reading with writing with blogging with life with health stuff and sunshine and just everything and I am ready for autumn.  This is how you know I’m a New Englander – I’m ready for fall now. Yes? Yes. July wasn’t so bad – just busy!  I don’t like to be busy – I love me some weekends to sit at home and relish in doing nothing.  It’s the best.  August is gonna be busy too, […]

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Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Song of Susannah by Stephen King

Posted June 28, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Where Wolves of the Calla felt incredibly slow-paced, Song of Susannah rushes past.  In my previous reads, I haven’t really thought about it too much (since the Dark Tower has been a series I’ve read straight through, rather than sneaking other book in between) but nothing really gets accomplished in this one.  King moves the story along, but unlike the satisfaction you get at the end of Wolves of the Calla when the minor boss has been defeated, we are left in Song of Susannah without resolution. I suppose the bright side that is knowing you have to get some sort of resolution […]

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Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

Posted May 29, 2018 in Memes // 20 Comments

If you’re like me and you read a lot of fantasy novels, then you know how cruel the world can be.  Most contemporary novels are fluffy or thrillers, but ultimately they are our world and we already live in it, like it or not.  Science fiction and fantasy?  Those are dark places, more often than not.  And while a lot of us would love to go to Hogwarts, I’m sure there are places we can all agree we’d rather not go to. Midworld The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, The Waste Lands, Wizard and Glass, The Wind Through the […]

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