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

Friday, December 3, 2010

Stephen King Challenge

Oh My Book...I am so in :D  I love Stephen King books and have only read 8 or so of his novels.  This is my last challenge for next year...I think :)  Boy, they sure are addictive!  Click the logo to sign up.  Here's a breakdown:

•Timeline:  01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011

•Rules - There are two levels:  Read either SIX (6) or TWELVE (12) Stephen King novels in 2011 (6 is the minimum but you can read more than 12 if you wish!)

•You don't have to select your books ahead of time, you can just add them as you go. Also if you do list them upfront you can change them, nothing is set in stone! The books you choose can crossover into other challenges you have on the go.

•You can join anytime between now and the later part of next year.

•At the beginning of Jan 2011, I will add a link so you can add your reviews.

•You don't have to have a blog to join in - for those without a blog

I'm setting my goal at 6 books for now, but this just may increase :)  Here is a tentative list of titles:

1)  The Stand- at over 1000 pages, this one will take some time to finish...
2)  Full Dark, No Stars- brand new collection of novellas I'm anticipating for Xmas
3)  Cujo-the movie is a tad campy but still scary!
4)  Night Shift-a classic that I must read
5)  Misery-I'll have to rent the movie as a companion
6)  Dark Tower series- I'll start with book 1 & see how many I can get through (there are 7 so far)


  1. Welcome to my 2011 Stephen King Challenge - I hope you have fin with it> Loving your list of books. Thanks for signing up! :)

  2. I love King too, but there are only certain times of the year when I read him...usually around the holidays (go figure!) I love the button for this challenge though. Good luck and have fun with it!

  3. Hi! I just signed up for the 2011 Stephen King Challenge too (I'm #68!), and am dropping by to visit other participants.

    BTW as far as I know the Dark Tower stops at Book 7, however Mr King is closely involved with the graphic novels which both go over old material from the books *and* inject new info/scenes. I'm not sure if they'd count for the challenge, though, LoL!

    Looking forward to your reviews!