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

Thursday, November 25, 2010

All I Want For Christmas

A seasonal weekly meme hosted by Danya @ A Tapestry of Words.

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

Book #5:
Wolves of the Calla

Book #6:
Song of Susannah

Book #7:
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.


  1. Thanks for participating! :) I have to admit I have never read a Stephen King novel, but then I've never heard of this series and I didn't realize he did fantasy/sci-fi too. Hope you find it under your tree!

  2. I hope you get your Christmas wish!

    I've never read Stephen King myself...and not likely to, but I know that those who do really like him.

  3. I have read almost King has written (I have The Dome and Duma Key in the ole TBR pile) except the Gunfighter series. I'm going to look for your reviews! Hope you get your wish!

  4. (Stopping by via the Literary Blog Hop) I envy you having the whole Dark Tower series ahead of you as "undiscovered country." I spent the early part of one year reading through them until spring arrived. If you're a King fan I'm sure you'll love them. And they're not really "western/cowboy" books either.

    I also wanted to say I love the title of your blog. Reminds me of "Flounder's" classic utterance in Animal House: "You guys olayin' cards?" :-)

  5. Stephen King and the holidays should not go together by any means, but I find that his writing is the perfect fix to balance out all the holiday sweetness. I can't wait to read his new story collection (Full Dark).