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Reading Stephen King Again And More Enough Links For You

I didn’t plan a single second of this photo. I just snapped it as quickly as possible because it is the Halloween-iest photo there is — or an ad for Stephen King.

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Put your Stephen King book down and THE SPOOKY STILL HAPPENS

I actually haven’t started the book yet. Throughout my tween and teen years, I read every King book out there and spent many nights both enthralled and terrified (until the end when I was often WTH? A SPIDER?).

Under The Dome is the first book I’ve bought by him in over a decade. I haven’t seen the miniseries, but I’d heard of it and the back of the book intrigued me like only King can. Plus, my son is entering the phase where he enjoys being scared — not Stephen King scared but Haunted House by local teens scared. I can’t wait until he’s a few years older staying up too late with flashlight and asking me where we buried our first cat.

When I’m not freaking myself out, I’m becoming more popular by reading and writing elsewhere.

My Other Hangouts (don’t tell my blog):

  • So Many Ways To Support Domestic Violence Awareness Month: On Richmondmom, I list out ways you can help with your time, wallet, or words. Go check them out and help.
  • How To Help A New Mom: On CloudMom, I had some great friends and family, who helped so much when I was a new mom, so I share what they did. (I met this blogger on the taxi ride leaving BlogHer ’13 and it ended up being a highlight of trip!)
  • Does God Want Me To Eat Organic Food?: On Progressive Christianity, use the brain God gave me to ponder the medical, environmental and Biblical side of organic food.
  • Awesome TV Shows: I am a stuck in bed in between our family activities because of my foot so I asked y’all on Facebook for TV shows to entertain me. You rocked with so many good answers that I wanted to share them with everyone.

Favorite Posts I Didn’t Read, I Mean, Write:

  • Copyranter: This blog finds amazing ads and people doing marketing right and wrong from the enlightening and horrifying U.N. Women’s ads using Google Searches to Tide’s Vine video spoof on the new movie Carrie. I may have a new favorite blog. (Cool.)
  • bipolar: From How Motherhood Changes Us, these are stories from interviews with moms and this one of an ambivalent (in the true sense of the word) mom of a mentally ill son gutted me. Perhaps because sometimes people are honest online for no reason but here the honesty matters on many levels. Read until the end. (honest and heart-wrenching)
  • Grim Reaper Prank: From MabeInAmerica on YouTube, The Grim Reaper advertises for a funeral home. “Have you thought about dying soon?”(heehee video)

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

3 thoughts to “Reading Stephen King Again And More Enough Links For You”

  1. I just bought and read Dr. Sleep. Loved it (but The Shining is a favorite if mine.)

    I really liked Under the Dome. I watched the miniseries, and I enjoyed that, too, though in a different way. My parents, however, read the book after watching and didn’t like the book as much.

    1. I heard the miniseries and the book are quite different. I hope the miniseries becomes available on Netflix in the next six months (you know, by the time I start and finish the book).
      I don’t have a favorite by King, but I’ve reread IT more than any of his other books. I also loved Needful Things.

  2. I’m reading Under the Dome too. Because it was cheap at the used bookstore and I like the challenge of a thick book. I haven’t read Stephen King since I was a kid, but I was inspired to read him again after reading On Writing. Still trying to decide if I particularly like his fiction writing.

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