Thursday Sep 21, 2023

2022 Theme

For the past few years, I’ve been doing the reading challenge at This year, my challenge is a little

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different, and will most likely span more than one year. It’s a bit of an undertaking, to say the least.

As I’ve mentioned in other posts on this blog, Stephen King has had an immense impact on me as a reader and as a person. He was the first “adult author” that I had read, and he opened the gateway to more traditional horror authors like Lovecraft.

My plan, starting in 2022, is to focus on Stephen King. My rules:

  1. Read books and stories in publication order.
  2. In the case of series, read the first book, and then the rest immediately after.
    1. For example, once The Shining is complete, the logical next book would be Doctor Sleep.
  3. Watch movies, tv episodes, and miniseries associated with the work(s) just read or in-progress.
  4. Post about the journey on this blog.
  5. My usual kitschy blog post titles will be put aside, as I want the titles to reflect what I’m reading and my progress in the overall list.
  6. Movies that Stephen King was associated with, but are not necessarily based on books, will also be included.

Before going further in this post, there are a few small confessions to make.

  1. I absolutely cannot stand The Dark Tower. I have tried to read the book three times. This time, I’m hell-bent on finishing it, and reading the sequels.
  2. [see above] I will not be reading The Dark Tower graphic novels. I haven’t decided if that’s going to be an “at all” decision, or if I’m going to collect them later from a local bargain store where I’ve seen them before. Additionally, if I can get them used for cheap, I may reconsider.
  3. I will be skipping non-fiction books.
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Aaaah….the monster in the box, from Creepshow.
My favorite!
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