In the summer of 1978, when I was six years old, my dad brought home a videodisc player, and three movies: JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, and DUEL. Maybe you don’t remember videodiscs. They were like DVDs, but as big as records, and there was only twenty minutes of video on each…

RIP Richard Matheson. You spun one hell of a yarn.

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Stephen King on his son Owen’s debut novel, DOUBLE FEATURE: ”If you are in the mood to laugh your ass off, Double Feature will perform that surgery and painlessly. I am proud of my son, Owen, and in awe of his talent.” 

Read an excerpt here.

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Cover Revealed for DOCTOR SLEEP, Stephen King’s Sequel to THE SHINING!

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Updated 11/17/12

  1. done! 11/22/63 * Stephen King
  2. done! The Help * Kathryn Stockett
  3. done! The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo * Stieg Larsson
  4. done! Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children * Ransom Riggs (Christmas present from Mom)
  5. done!—read the entire series begin the Sherlock Holmes series
  6. next two Oz booksdone! #4 and #5: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, and The Road to Oz (43Things goal)
  7. done!: The Empty House and Other Stories read some Algernon Blackwood
  8. done! Ghost Stories of an Antiquary Pt. 1 and Pt 2 read some M. R. James
  9. currently reading Les Miserables * Victor Hugo
  10. done! remainder of The Giver series: Gathering Blue and The Messenger
  11. Bleak House * Charles Dickens
  12. The Beautiful and the Damned * F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. The End of the Affair * Graham Greene
  14. done! Room * Emma Donoghue
  15. done! NF book about the Stuart family (found out this year that I’m King James’ great x 8 granddaughter, through one of his mistresses!) I chose Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens * Jane Dunn
  16. The Wars of the Roses * Alison Weir (ditto)
  17. The Children of Henry VIII * Alison Weir (ditto)
  18. done! The Great God Pan read some Arthur Machen
  19. My Antonia * Willa Cather
  20. done! The Age of Innocence * Edith Wharton
  21. Persuasion * Jane Austen
  22. done! read some G. K. Chesterton—I chose Eugenics and Other Evils.
  23. Anna Karenina * Leo Tolstoy
  24. Life on the Mississippi, or The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg * Mark Twain
  25. done! Rebecca * Daphne du Maurier

So, final stretch…


30 pieces of wisdom from Stephen King novels.


Check out the new trailer for “Carrie” based on the novel by Stephen King — in theaters in March 2013.

I’m always excited for a horror movie, and Stephen King remakes are always pretty amazing. So, yes, I’m psyched. But Piper Laurie will always be Carrie’s mom to me. Kids of the ‘70’s, represent!

Welcoming in October with some chunky knitting (beret!) and the perfect autumnal horror movie. #movies #horror #knitting (Taken with Instagram)



We’re excited to announce A FACE IN THE CROWD, a new ebook original from Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan coming August 21st!