Fit For A King

Happy Halloween Bookworms 🎃

This week’s theme of:

continues tonight with a picture featuring the majority of my collection. I do have a few on my Kindle that are not pictured.

I haven’t read all of these, but I do plan to.

Collections are interesting things, don’t you think? I can’t remember how old I was when I started collecting his books, it feels like something that’s just always been. Easily, a collection can turn in to a dust-collecting pile that belongs on an episode of Hoarders, if you don’t keep it in check. I’m probably like two books away from claiming that status.

My prize-possession (money-wise) in this photo is the copy of Cujo on the bottom, right stack. It’s a first edition that I totally happened upon in a used book store for $6! It’s worth between $150-$200, isn’t that crazy?! I have no interest in selling it, just a fun fact.

Ever since then I’ve kept my eye out for other first editions of his books, most specifically, The Stand.

Five years ago my husband and I visited the state of Maine. It’s one of my most favorite places that I’ve ever been. During our trip, we drove to Bangor, which is where SK has a home. We parked and just walked down his street. While being a large home, there was nothing pretentious about it or the area, which I loved. No crazy gates or exclusive neighborhoods. Just a regular (large) house on a regular street.

Two or three years ago I missed hearing him speak in Nashville by one day! I think that would’ve been such a cool experience, because he doesn’t do many interviews.

I find him and his family of writers incredibly interesting. A few years ago I came across a great interview of him, his wife, and his children all sitting around a table at home. I remember reading it and feeling like, “a fly on the wall,” because it had sort of an intimate/cozy feel to it. What a cool thing it would be to sit around their dinner table and chat. If I can find the interview, I will share the link in tomorrow’s post.

I’m not sure what my favorite books by him are, but a few off the top of my head are:

Misery

• Full Dark No Stars

• 11/22/63

Do you have a favorite book by Stephen King? Please share!

More tomorrow, my dears!

“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.” -Stephen King

“Good books don’t give up all their secrets at once.“ -Stephen King

One of my all-time favorites:

“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” -Stephen King