The independent learnings of a new teacher in love with books.
Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!" My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D
Bloggers are invited to share a book on their holiday wish list every week until Xmas. Here's a new entry:
The Dark Tower series, book #1-4 (box set)
By: Stephen King
Wolves of the Calla
Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower
Frequent visitors to this blog know that I adore Stephen King books and have reviewed 5 titles of his so far (3 more are coming soon). He is a rare combination of popularity & craft--an author whose gift is overlooked because "everyone" reads him. Um, forgive me, but isn't that the point of being a published author in the first place? :D
I haven't had the pleasure of reading The Dark Tower series, which King has self-declared his "magnum opus" (no, that's not ego talking--it's his biggest undertaking even compared with the 1000+ page tomes The Stand and Under the Dome). I'm not much for cowboy-western novels (though I like those types of movies) but the idea of blending fantasy & sci-fi into the mix intrigues me.
Along with the 4 in this set, there are 3 additional books in the series with a 4th in development. I haven't been disappointed by a King book (ever) so it's practically a guarantee that I will devour these heartily.