Rory and Wendy are hosting a fantastic event called King’s March to celebrate all things Stephen King. Since one of my goals in 2014 is to reacquaint myself with the Master of Horror and attempt to catch up on his mammoth catalogue of writing, this event is perfect! Here are some fast facts about me and Steve:
1. I saw Stephen King before I read him. Firestarter was the first movie adaptation I saw as a kid and it’s still probably my favourite today. Drew Barrymore is so amazing in this movie.
2. The first Stephen King book I read was Carrie when I was ten years old.
3. I tried reading Peter Straub’s work because of his relationship with Stephen King, but I couldn’t get into his books. Stephen and Peter co-wrote The Talisman and I think I tried to read it, but have no recollection of the story.
4. After a few years of not reading his books, I rediscovered Stephen King as a preteen when someone gave me a copy of It at a sleepover. I started reading right away and couldn’t put the book down (guess I’m a lousy sleepover guest). I’m not scared of clowns, but I had nightmares all night. It is probably my favourite book.
5. I used to say Stephen King was my favourite writer, but I’m so out of touch with his work now.
The first book I’m going to read is Joyland (2013) which is about a college student who goes to work at a carnival for the summer and the ghost of a murdered girl who haunts one of the rides. Spooky!
What are you reading or watching for King’s March?