Happy Birthday, Stephen King! Plus…an added Kindle deal below.
If you’ve followed my blog for any amount of time, it should come as no surprise to you when I say that Stephen King is one of my all time favorite authors. Since today is the big man’s birthday, I figured I’d write a small post professing my undying love for any and everything Stephen King!
I own quite a few of his novels….both in actual book form and on my beloved Kindle Voyage. Have I told you guys how much I love my Kindle before?? No? Hmm…maybe that’s a good idea for another blog post in the future. But I digress….
My absolute most favorite Stephen King book is The Shining. Hands down, it has got to be one of the creepiest, scariest, keep me up afraid of the dark books I have ever read. I was about 15 years old when I read this book for the first time and was immediately a fan of Mr. King…I wanted to get my hands on anything of his that I could. I have since reread The Shining two more times…the most recent being early this year. You can read my thoughts HERE. The sequel, Doctor Sleep, is also amazing and one I definitely recommend reading. The Shining also earned it’s spot into my ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOKS list.
The Stand is likely my second favorite King novel. It’s simply one epic and awesome work of literary art, in my opinion. That review as well as Thinner & Salem’s Lot can be found in my HORROR category. It’s been years since I’ve first read IT and I’m hoping to reread it again here soon…maybe in October for a good Halloween spooky read. Some other King books that I love: Under The Dome, Different Seasons (which is a book of short stories including The Body and Rita Hayworth & The Shawshank Redemption), The Green Mile Series, Misery, and Pet Sematary….to name just a few.
Are you a fan of Stephen King or the Horror book genre, in general? If so…what are some of your favorites?? I’m thinking I’m going to keep most of my October reads to creepy, scary ones…so I’m sure at least one or two of Mr. King’s books will be included there.
Two little notes of “business” before today’s Kindle Deal…I am now officially a self hosted blog. Meaning…my new blog address is now www.afterthischapter.org So, I would really appreciate it if anyone who enjoys my blog can please share on social media to your friends that might also enjoy reading my reviews. There’s a handy little “share on FB” like right below each review. And…since I am self hosted, I can now link to special Kindle and book deals that I happen across from time to time to help spread the reading love! Because of this….I ask that if you do decide to purchase a book that I have linked for review, you do so through my affiliate link. It would be much appreciated! Win for everyone!!
Without further delay…..as promised….for today (possibly only today), September 21st…. Amazon has a Kindle Daily Deal for a Stephen King book I haven’t yet read! Lisey’s Story is on sale (Kindle version) today for only $1.99 instead of the normal $10.99.
Since it’s a book of his I haven’t yet read, I’ll definitely be taking advantage and ordering it. Reviews are calling it “perhaps King’s most personal and powerful novel” (Goodreads). Lisey’s Story sounds like a fantastic addition to my October Spooky Reads plan.
I hope everyone enjoys the new look to my blog…I’d love to hear your thoughts and I always appreciate your “shares”!