"Did you ever notice that life seems to follow certain patterns? Like I noticed that every year around this time, I hear Christmas music." ~~Tom Sims
It's the crack down to Christmas. Time to crack down and make those gifts I've been procrastinating making. Time to crack down and wrap those gifts I bought. Time to crack down and bake those Christmas goodies that everyone is expecting to eat over the holidays. Time to crack down and clean the house, so Santa isn't tripping over miscellaneous things as he deposits the stuff the good people in my house are recieving this year.
I guess that means I'm going to have to put off starting Stephen King's 11/22/63.
I've never read a Stephen King book. The only movie based on one of his books that I've seen is Misery. First impressions are hard to break. My first impressions of Stephen King include movie posters of The Shining and It. Much too scary for me, even if the rest of his books haven't all been along those lines. And it's not like I haven't enjoyed other creepy novels. I read a fair number of Dean Koontz's books and some of those were pretty scary. Some of Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child's books have been scary and I've enjoyed all of them.
So, this latest book by King will be my first. Here's the couple sentences that made me want to read it:
ON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED. WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK?
Sounds intriguing, doesn't it? Yep. Once Christmas is over I'll be able to give it my full attention. Until then, it will only get bits and pieces of my time. I should have waited a bit to order it. Oh well, who could have guessed that this inter-library loan request would go through so fast?
Happy Holidays! Here's hoping you get a good book to read, among all the other gifts under the tree. If not, the library will be open again next Tuesday, and you can come and check out one of the good ones we got!
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. ~John Burroughs