#BookTag | #ThrowbackThursday 13/07/2017

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Throwback Thursday is a weekly book meme created by the lovely Renee at It’s Book Talk.

“It began this Throwback Thursday meme as a way to share some of my old favorites as well as sharing books that I want to read that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on my TBR list while I continue to pile more titles on top of them:)! I like that these older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere.” (Credit; It’s Book Talk)

My pick for this week is a book I read back in 2015….

MISERY by Stephen King
Published; July 7th 2011, Hodder & Stoughton

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“Misery Chastain was dead. Paul Sheldon had just killed her – with relief, with joy. Misery had made him rich; she was the heroine of a string of bestsellers. And now he wanted to get on to some real writing.

That’s when the car accident happened, and he woke up in pain in a strange bed. But it wasn’t the hospital. Annie Wilkes had pulled him from the wreck, brought him to her remote mountain home, splinted and set his mangled legs.

The good news was that Annie was a nurse and has pain-killing drugs. The bad news was that she was Paul’s Number One Fan. And when she found out what Paul had done to Misery, she didn’t like it. She didn’t like it at all.


MISERY is only the second Stephen King book I have read, but I’m already seeing a trend in his writing. It’s all about the suspense, leaving parts to your own imagination. This was an excellent read…not sure I’m ready to watch the movie.

UPDATE – I watched the movie and although I enjoyed it – it also upset me so much as there are key scenes written in the book which we were not played out how I imaged on the big screen. The hobbling scene for example!
Until next week – Happy Reading!

-S.

#GoodreadsMonday 26/06/2017 | THE STAND by Stephen King @StephenKing (May 12th 2011, Hodder & Stoughton @HodderBooks) #ConstantReader

Title: THE STAND
Author:
Stephen King
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton (UK)
Publication Date: May 12th, 2011

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This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death.

And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides or are chosen. A world in which good rides on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abigail and the worst nightmares of evil are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the dark man.

THE STAND has been on my bookshelf now for a whole year and I STILL haven’t read this yet 😦 the size itself intimidates me – at 1325 pages, it will be the second longest book I have ever read…the first being IT by Stephen King. IT took me three whole weeks to finish, in between full time work and general life things. So I need to make sure that I have a clear enough calendar to give THE STAND the attention it deserves!

This tag was bought to life by the wonderful Lauren at Page Turner 20

Be sure to go and check out her page for more information on how to get involved!

-S.