Weekly Reading Review 08/09/2018

greeting all. After a 4 day heat wave the weather in New England is starting to get cooler. I’ve had my first pumpkin spice latte of the season, and before you know it the leaves will begin to change color and eventually fall to the ground. Fall my favorite season is upon us. Too bad it only lasts for two weeks before it gets deathly cold. On my current reads I’m at 35% on Rogue One and 22% on Royal Assassin. Work has kept me busy with elections going on and I had to work weird hours. I say this every week that I need to read faster but this week I got an app called Bookly, it reminds you to read. It also has a timer that you start when you begin to read, at the end of the session you input what page your on and it records your progress. What have I learned from this? I don’t spend enough time reading. It’s less than an hour a day when I have two to three hours on my own. So hopefully this will give me more discipline to read more.

Apart from that I had some time to myself and stopped at a used bookstore to find a copy of Stephen King’s Dead Zone. I wanted to read a physical copy instead of on my Kindle and while I didn’t find a copy I did find this gemWhile it is outdated it has great information and great pics. And was only 10 bucks. Hopefully I’ll see some improvement on my amount of reading soon. That’s all for this week I hope everyone has a good week.

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Weekly Reading Review 09/02/2018

nothing new to report still reading Rogue One and Royal Assassin Both are starting off pretty good. Rogue One has some good extras that weren’t touched upon in the movie. I was able to purchase a neat find from a secondhand store. Two Stephen King hard covers From A Buick 8 and Blockade Billy. I have never read any of these before and I’m looking forward to a good physical read as compared to reading off a Kindle. I’ve also published my review for The Long Walk. I’ll probably do The Emperor’s Blade later this week. That’s all for this week hope everyone enjoys their Labor Day.

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Review The Long Walk

The Long Walk

By: Stephen King as Richard Bachman

Length: 370 pages

Published: July 1979

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Every year on the first day of May, 100 young men (just boys really) set off from a location in Maine to participate in The Long Walk. The rules are simple. Once the contest starts the contestants begin walking south. No stopping or slowing your pace. If you do you get a warning. You are allowed three warnings. After that you are shot. If you go an hour without a warning, one of your warnings if any were used gets replenished. The contest is over when only one contestant is left standing. Sounds easy? All you have to do is out walk 99 other walkers. But for Ray Garrety and the other walkers they quickly realize that endurance is the least of their worries during The Long Walk.

My Thoughts:

I really, really enjoyed this book. It was my first time reading it. Written by Stephen King under the pen name of Richard Bachman. I believe that it was King’s second novel as Bachman. These novels weren’t as well known for me and I never really got into them. Man was I missing out. I was expecting an explanation on why The Long Walk exists but we never get it. At first it was bothering me then I realized it wasn’t needed. You get a sense of how different this world is from ours. What society is okay with 100 boys risking their lives for the entertainment of others. People pick their favorites and cheer them on placing bets. Each of the contestants are there voluntarily. Through the walk the walkers begin to unravel as they realize that the odds of them winning are not in their favor. And as walkers are taking out one by one around them they come face to face with their own mortality. All in all a great read. A story I will carry with me (as I do with many King stories) for a long time.

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Weekly Reading Update 08/26/2018

My week off is officially over and I have to admit I’m excited to get back to work. My vacation was filled with some errands but I did have a lot of fun. Spent a day with the family at Six Flags and got the royal treatment. Also a shopping trip to NYC and got to visit the old neighborhood and see my family. Now we are ready to get back to the daily routine. I get back to work and my daughter gets back to school. On the reading front I’ve finished The Long Walk by Stephen King. If you read my previous post I was halfway through the review when for some reason it was lost. I hope to write that review tomorrow. I also finished The Emperor’s Blade by Brian Staveley and while I felt that the story started a little slow I enjoyed the world building and it got really good at the end. I’ve decided to stick with the series and will be starting the second novel soon. So I’ve started the Rogue One novelization and Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb the second in The Farseer Trilogy. I did purchase Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill. I think I’m going to have to push this one up on my TBR pile. That’s all for this week. I hope everyone has a good week.

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The Long Walk Review postponed

Why bother announcing the postponement of my review? Why not just wait till the review is ready and post it? I’ll tell you why. After spending an hour trying to get my thoughts together to write this review I got through the first part. Then just before starting my personal thoughts on the book WordPress flickered and I lost it all. So I’m a little upset and this is my way of venting.

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Weekly Reading Update 08/20/2018

I waited till Tuesday to write this cause I wanted to finish the book I was reading. That way I can post some thing new. I finished reading Stephen King’s The Long Walk and man what I messed up book. I’ll write a review soon, just need to get my thoughts straight first. I’m about to start reading the Rogue One by Alexander Freed. I’m almost done with The Emperor’s Blade and while it still feels slow it is getting interesting and I’ve decided to continue with the second book at some point soon. On the TV front Castle Rock is awesome and I’m on the 5th episode of The Expanse and I can start to see why so many people were talking about this series. Very good. Also the trailer for Star Wars: The Resistance is out. It’s too early to tell if this will be good. The animation looks great when it comes to starships flying around. The characters look childlike, but guess what Star Wars is basically for kids. I’ll be there on day one to watch it. Let me know what your thoughts on this new series are. That’s all for now. The Long Walk review coming soon.

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Weekly Reading Review 08/12/2018

Not too much to report this week. I haven’t finished reading anything during the week. Work is taking a toll on me and I need a recharge so after this week I will be on a much needed vacation. I’m about 65% done with The Emperor’s Blades. Not sure if I’m going to keep up with this series once I finish the first novel unless I’m wowed by it before it ends. I’m about 30% done with The Long Walk and this one I am enjoying. I was hoping we would get some background on why The Long Walk was started and to what purpose. On an up note I ordered Stephen Kings upcoming novel Elevation. It comes out October 30 just in time for Halloween. That’s just around the corner. This story is a short one just around 150 pages, but I am still looking forward to it.

On the visual front I saw Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets this week end and while it tanked at the box office I enjoyed it. I thought it was visually stunning. I’m also on the second episode of The Expanse not sure if I’m going to stick with this one yet. And on Castlerock I am all caught up and enjoying it very much.

Thanks for listening and as always feel free to leave a comment. Hope everyone has a great week.

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