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Truth: Horror is not my favorite thing. I know Mr. King writes other types of books, but when I look at the size of most of them, I kind of think Nahhh, and then keep browsing for something else. More than one person has recommended more than one of his books to me throughout the past few years, and still I HAVE NOT picked these books up. More significantly, my guy Michael always tells me I need to read
something by him. He names book after book after book, absolutely SURE that I’ll like them.
I laughed out loud when I came across the 2015 Hail To The King Challenge, hosted by Cass at Books With Cass and Leah at The Pretty Good Gatsby — I laughed because with a challenge like this, Cass and Leah have given me NO EXCUSES to keep brushing Stephen King and his books aside, especially when I’ve got a guy here at the house that so desperately wants me to give them a try. (King is his favorite, you see.) I stared at my computer screen for a while, heart pounding, because I KNEW I had to sign up.
I can’t say that I’m ‘into’ Stephen King since I’ve never read any of this books, but maybe that will change over the course of this year — who knows!?
That also means that I’m not yet a fan, total newbie here, but my husband is a MASSIVE fan, as are some of my great real-life friends and great reading friends. This will be fun for me whether I love the books or not. I’m excited (and nervous)!
The first book that I *plan* to read is The Long Walk in both print + audiobook formats. It looks creepy but completely intriguing. Totally plan to blog about it, so I’ll share my thoughts with the world.
I’m shooting for the Scaredy Cat level, 1-3 books, because I’m a total King noob. If I happen to go above and beyond 1-3, I’ll be handing out high-fives and announcing it to the world on social media with the #hailtotheking hashtag.