The first week of the Popsugar Reading Challenge is “a book with more than 500 pages”. To kick this year off right, I’m going back to one of my favorite – and most prolific – authors, Stephen King. King has a number of 500+ page books I could read, but I’ve read a lot of them already. [He’s one of my favorite authors, like I mentioned.] Luckily I had a book waiting for just this occasion – The Talisman.
I’d never heard of the book until last year, when my dad sent it to me. [I’m so fortunate that he sends me books after he’s read them and that we have a lot of similar tastes in books. Thanks Dad!] The Talisman is a collaboration between King and horror fiction author Peter Straub. I had never heard of Straub previously but it sounds like he writes the types of things I’d be interested in reading – I may need to look up his works for another week of my reading challenge.
Since I don’t have to work until January 5, I’d love to finish this before then so I can get ahead of schedule early in the year. Are you following the Popsugar Reading Challenge (or any others) and, if so, what are you reading?