I just started "The Adventures of Captain Underpants" last night with my 3 year old. He has sophisticated tastes.
I'm re-reading 'Salem's Lot, in honor of the upcoming holiday.
Started 'Handling The Undead' by John Ajvide Lindqvist last night. His 1st book was 'Let Me In'. This is his second. So far it looks pretty promising!
I am still reading the first story of Full Dark, No Stars. I really like it, though I can hardly find time for reading now. Also, in November, I want to start re-reading The Ring by Koji Sudzuki.
Just finished Salem's Lot, and really enjoyed it. I think I'm going to start an audio book for the weekend, to get chores around the house done while listening. Probably World War Z by Max Brooks, I heard it was good.
Just finished book two of the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire and started A Book of Horrors by Stephen Jones and the first story in the book - Uncle Steve's The Little Green God of Agony.
The Dead Zone (almost done)
I'm liking this. I read this when it came out in paperback and have not read it since so I guess it's been 30+ years. This book has hit me with a flood of memories. The book takes place during the entire decade of the 70s, my middle school and high school years. SK used real politicians and history mixed with his fictional characters and tale. In the book, there are many real political & news incidents that I had forgotten about and that made reading the book a little extra interesting for me. I had to laugh about some of the characters worrying that if Ronald Reagan got the nomination over Gerald Ford, it was going to destroy the Republican party. SK didn't just make that up, that was a real topic of discussion in 1976. All the letter writing in this book reminded me that we actually did use to write snail mail letters to people back then because long distance calling was very expensive. I'm just guessing here but if I put it in today's money, a 20 minute (out of state) long distance call was probably $15 - $20. There was even a big deal made in the book about using 1 in front of the number and being able to make a direct long distance call with no operator assistance. Also in the book, kids are drinking legally at their high school graduation party (only had to be 18). Reading this is like going down the rabbit hole.
When I started, I did not remember much about this book but as I was reading, much of it came back to me like I had just read it a few months ago. Some of it was in a "dead zone":biggrin2: but it's pretty amazing how much information your brain has stored once you give it little push.