"You've been here before, but things are about to change. I know it. I feel it. There's a storm on the way." -- Stephen King
Just finished "A Friend of the Family" by Lauren Grodstein, the author SK will interview in March. It was a page turner. Could not put it down. Easy read and very insightful.
Finally got my hands on a copy of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. I am really liking it so far, it is written beautifully. The author has a way with words for sure.
Also reading Roadwork with the social group, have only read it once, and I don't remember liking it so much, but I am really engrossed this time around. I think maybe I was too young to really get it the first time.
Finished Summer of Night by Dan Simmons, this one I have mixed feelings about. I loved it in places, and hated it in places. It took me about 10 days to get through, that is a pretty long time for me. The second half, once things start moving, was much better than the first half. I will try some more out by him, though...Winter's Haunting and Drood are both waiting in line.
I finished Explosive Eighteen by Evanovich (a hoot) and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer (a stunner). I will pick up Red Mist by Patricial Cornwell, Private: #1 Suspect by James Patterson, and Gun Games by Faye Kellerman.
I finished the Library of America's Raymond Chandler books, now I'm on their Dashiel Hammett books and I have the collected short stories of Ernest Hemingway. Yes, I'm being pompous, but I blame On Writing; SK suggested reading Chandler to get a handle on similes and metaphors, then I caught the bug for 'em. Hemingway was pure "I should have read this already." I expected it to be either a pretentious slog or fantastic. It's SO fantastic I think I'll try on some of the other Manly Men (tm) writers like Michener, Faulkner, and Conrad next.
And for family bedtime reading I come back down to earth to read aloud a chapter of Harry Potter for the kids and a chapter of Terry Pratchett for the husband.
Re-read Gunslinger last week,and I am now re-reading The Drawing of the Three
My 3rd day reading 11/22/63, and all I can say so far: Reader's block out, binge reading in.
Finished Heart-Shaped Box. Great read, especially the first 1/3 of the book which I found to be quite brilliant. Not to mention it gave me a few good scares, which doesn't happen very often for me in reading books.
Reading Horns, currently. Only about 20 pages in . . . great so far.
I'm actually reading two books right now (I know, I'm wierd) Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice and House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski. Both good. The next ones I'm going to read are: Hearts in Atlanis, Bag of Bones and I'm going to finish The Stand, all of course, by the lovely and talented Sai King.