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Monday, March 10, 2008

Reading?

If you read this blog regularly you know I read a lot. No, really. A. Lot. My reading tastes are eclectic. No book snob here, I'll read anything from the classics to a cereal box. I don't ever remember a time when reading hasn't been a consumate pleasure.

With the high volume of books I inhale it says a lot when I reread one. And believe me, there are lots of favorites I read time and again. Yesterday I reopened a favorite. Want to know what I'm reading? Actually, what I'm rereading?

Do I even need to tell you who wrote it? Can you guess? I mean, he's such a favorite I call him He Who Need Not Be Named. That's right, it's a Stephen King novel. :)

Lisey's Story. I've recracked the spine on Lisey's Story. For those who haven't read it, Lisey's Story is about a writer's widow. At first glance it seems to be all about Lisey but as the reader is sucked into the story it's easy to see that the dead writer is still very much in the picture, and at the center of Lisey's life. I think the psychologically gripping points of this tale are a big part of what draws me to read it more than once. Too, there are references to earlier Stephen King works interspersed throughout this novel, and I get a kick out of playing a writerly sort of connect-the-dots.

So I'm currently experiencing a literary do-over, reading Lisey's Story by Stephen King. I loved it the first time I read it, and the second time, too. The third time it's still a charm.

What are you reading? And are you enjoying it?

4 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...
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Marianne Arkins said...

I've never read it... The last King I read was "Bag of Bones". It's been awhile.

Maybe I'll give it a try!

Dru said...

I'm not a big fan of Stephen King. The last book I read of his was The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.

I'm reading Dead Connection by Alafair Burke.

Melissa said...

I started Lisey's Story, but haven't finished it yet. I don't know why I put it down. Probably to finish one of my books. I found it on Saturday when I was cleaning and decluttering. I would like to finish it!