Tag: Stephen King

Joyland by Stephen King

This is my last review for Halloween and the R.I.P. IX Challenge. Happy Halloween! Joyland is part murder mystery, part ghost story, part coming of age novel. There’s nothing ground-breaking about Joyland, but it’s the kind of novel that shows King at his best….

The R.I.P. IX Challenge

It’s September, which means it’s time for Stainless Steel Droppings’ R.I.P. challenge (R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX) (note the cool graphic by Abigail Larson.) For this challenge, you simply read books from any of the following categories: Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural….

Doctor Sleep Readalong Wrapup

This is the final post in the Doctor Sleep readalong hosted by Tif Talks Books and Cheap Thrills. As I mentioned in my last post, I started out a little hesitant about this book, and then by Chapter 7 I couldn’t put it down. …

Doctor Sleep Read-Along, Chapters 7-13

This is my second post for the Doctor Sleep readalong hosted by Tif Talks Books and Cheap Thrills.  It covers the middle third of the book. Doctor Sleep, for those who don’t know, is Stephen King’s many-years-later sequel to The Shining. If you read…

The World’s Strongest Librarian: A Memoir by Josh Hanagarne

This book was recommended on a few blogs I like, and while it’s not my usual kind of read, I’m always looking for interesting non-fiction to broaden my horizons. Librarian is Hanagarne’s memoir, and it’s basically about four aspects of his life: his career…

Doctor Sleep Read Along, Chapters 1-6

I’ve joined the Doctor Sleep Read Along, hosted by Tif Talks Books and Cheap Thrills.  I’ve only read through Chapter Five, so I’m only a little behind. Dr. Sleep, for those who don’t know, is Stephen King’s many-years-later sequel to The Shining.  I can’t…

New Science Fiction and Fantasy in 2013

While I’m working on a few reviews, I wanted to post this awesome link to all the best 2013 science fiction and fantasy novels coming out in 2013. My husband sent me this link, and the first thing that struck me about this list…

Review of 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Note: The Book Stop is officially on vacation.  I wrote this ahead of time so I may not respond to your comments (but please comment).  Enjoy! If you’re a Stephen King fan, especially a fan of his older books, you’ll appreciate this one, because…

Review: Under the Dome by Stephen King

What can I say about Under the Dome?  It’s a Stephen King novel.  It’s fast-paced, disturbing, and full of every-day stuff that scares the pants off of you because yes, it can happen to you. This is what King is good at.  He takes…

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