Tag: The Stand

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

What’s America’s Favorite, Iconic Book?

Posted August 9, 2018 in Bookish Things // 6 Comments

Have you guys heard about this “Great American Read” television show?  If you use the Goodreads web platform, it’s difficult to miss – the ad has been plastered all over mine for a couple months. There’s a lot of interesting books on this list, although I can’t imagine choosing just one book for an entire country.  PBS came up with 100 books for this competition, a mixture of popular modern reads and timeless classics.  I’ve read 37, how many have you read? 1984 by George Orwell ✓ A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole X A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving X A Separate […]

Confession:  I Have DNF’d Books from Authors I Love to Reread

Confession: I Have DNF’d Books from Authors I Love to Reread

Posted June 8, 2018 in Memes // 6 Comments

How many of you reread books? I’m a perpetual rereader.  Books are like old friends to me.  Even though I have so many books on my TBR… more than I’ve read so far in my life, actually… and yet I find myself drawn to old favorites again and again.  I know a lot of people who absorb books by certain authors, are absolute trash for them, and will read anything the world they write.  In the YA Book Blogger community, that seems to be Sarah J. Maas, Cassandra Clare, and V.E. Schwab. There are series I come to time and […]

The Stand by Stephen King

The Stand by Stephen King

Posted March 11, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  DNF @ 13%. I do realize there’s a bit of irony in saying this, as I’m going through the Dark Tower series for the third time, but this book is long and I am so, so bored.  I know 13% may not seem like much of a chance, but the book is 1400 pages long and I’ve already committed about 7 hours to listening to it. I know this sort of makes me a traitor.  People love Stephen King, and The Stand is the book they love best.  But I’ve read science-fiction thrillers related to germ warfare.  I read The Andromeda Straina few years […]