The Shining back in 2006, I believe. The movie and a sheer sense of boredom contributed to me picking it up. It was the third time I read a novel of my own free will. Period. In elementary school I only recall reading The Bernstein Bears and Dr. Seuss, but that is about it. Not quite novel type stuff. In middle school I read one whole book (The Outsiders). But after I read The Shining... I began a long journey to make up for lost times with the written word. And I am still making that journey. My TBR list is staggering.