Ah, the bookshelf . . . what an interesting place these nooks hold in the universe as a reflection of taste, wonder and intrigue. Last time, I started with bookshelf #2 and #3. Today we are double dipping again with #4 and #5. Bookshelf #4 is . . . no books, but a party amongst toys and miscellaneous objects, only. These toys and things don’t like books:
Ah, the bookshelf . . . what an interesting place these nooks hold in the universe as a reflection of taste, wonder and intrigue. Last week, I started with bookshelf #1 and today we are double dipping with #2 and #3. Bookshelf #2 is . . . no books, but a party amongst toys, only. These toys don’t like books:
Welcome to the post for Bookshelf #1, where I’ll show you the top row of my book shelf just after some tidying up. Then, later I will continue onto the next shelf. There’s several different places to store the books, here, there, everywhere. Things make it onto the bookshelf, of course that aren’t books. 🙂 This is something of a natural order.
Speaking of natural: You ever try to eat a raw potato? It might make sense, right? You can get a whole sack of potatoes for five dollars and then your hunger is raging for nice, nutritious treat to fill your stomach, but then, it doesn’t agree. Something similar to birch bark. It never does settle.
Instead, I’m vouching for some Pepperidge Farm toast with butter and year old Christmas jelly that settles greatly:
A man determined to stay alive alone on a deserted island no matter what the cost and A teen whose road trip includes a visit to the gravest show on earth.IMDB
In a two part special Shudder presents the Creepshow Animated Special directed by Greg Nicotero ( known for The Walking Dead ).
As another week comes to a close, here are some curated links. Got anything to add? My goal here is to bring you something interesting, hopefully that you haven’t seen before, something outside the norm, outside the narrative -and- because there are so many places on the internet besides Facebook.
The Hardware Lottery–Zoo Breaks Up Group of Parrots Who Won’t Stop Swearing–Why We’re So Susceptible To Bad Advice–Funny Pictures – October 1, 2020–DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Monster Makes for a Perfect Cake–Audible Review: ‘The Sandman’–Can You Decipher this Quote from a Sci-Fi Novel?–List of Books considered the worst–Read Stephen King’s First Published work titled The Glass Floor that earned him a $35 paycheck–Marvel Fan Knits Massive Yarn Thanos That Stands Over 8 Feet Tall–How to use Feedly For Tracking Blogs–We Learn Faster When We Aren’t Told What Choices to Make–For the First Time Ever, Scientists Caught Time Crystals Interacting
So far I have a couple of other Stephen King reviews here ( really just one, because the other is a graphic novel adaptation with other artists ) on SDMcKinley.com that aren’t so great. 🙄 Well that’s okay. Let’s go ahead and even that out here with The Drawing of the Three as this is one of my favorite books I have ever read.
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It all begins here: the epic apocalyptic battle between good and evil. On a secret army base in the Californian desert, something has gone horribly, terribly wrong. Something will send Charlie Campion, his wife and daughter fleeing in the middle of the night. Unfortunately for the Campion family, and the rest of America, they are unaware that all three of them are carrying a deadly cargo: a virus that will spread from person to person like wildfire, triggering a massive wave of disease and death, prefacing humanity’s last stand. Collects The Stand: Captain Trips #1-5.
What is a THB you ask? Trade hard back unlike trade paper back. It’s a hard cover graphic noveleta. Don’t ask me what noveleta means. Marvel might know. That is who published the book. 🐵
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Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.
In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face—including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.
Reading Stephen King’s Elevation at first was not my cup of tea. I put the book down after reading a couple of pages at first, and it wasn’t because my ADD was kicking in – not a good sign. Then it became a little more tasteful as I read further, but not what I expected at all. I’ve read another short story / novella by Stephen King – The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon ( EDIT: I looked it up and the story mentioned is NOT a novella or short story, it’s a full length novel ) I liked the latter story better.