Monday, August 13, 2012

#ItAlong

I've just joined the "It-Along" also known as "Jill and Christina talk us into reading a long-ass book about a killer clown...and we wear noses."

I feel like I'm part of the greatest (warpedest?) cult ever. And I should mention that Trish started this madness with her Standalong.

I'm officially diving back into Stephen King after roughly a 17 year absence. I read Carrie and Salem's Lot and The Shining when I was 15 (publication order, I realized later). I read Rose Madder in there somewhere. I attempted The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon in college (that doesn't count).

I'm glad to be back to King's classics!

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  1. You couldn't resist Jill! Have fun!

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    1. I can never resist Jill. She's just so full of enthusiasm and warptitude.

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  2. Hmmm, I've never done a read-along. I'm tempted by the creepy clown...

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    1. Angela, this is THE ONE to start with. Promises to be ridiculously fun.

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    1. Christina, one must have noses. MUST.

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  4. "warpedest" works for me.

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    1. LOL, Care. Sounds promising, eh?

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  5. Have fun! I wish I could join, but don't have the book and don't have the funds to justify book buying currently. I've only ever read The Shining by Mr. King and that was probably 13+ years ago. I have, however, viewed scenes from this film that have scarred me for life. Happy Reading!

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    1. Brooke, I've seen the film ridonkulous amounts of times. It was one of those movies I couldn't NOT watch growing up. Having seen it takes the edge off the book a bit.

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  6. Ooh how fun! I love Stephen King and "IT" in particular is one of my favorites - even though (or perhaps because!) the first time I read it, I finished it late at night and couldn't sleep for about an hour afterward.

    Also - the movie scares the living daylights out of me. Holy psychotically creepy, Batman...*hides under the bed*

    Will there be pictures of you with clown nose forthcoming??

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    1. Jen, the movie is supremely creepy and whoever plays that clown is scary as hell. There will be clown nose pics forthcoming!

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  7. I joined too, but my book won't arrive until later next week, so I will have to play catch-up!

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    1. YAYYY! I'm glad you're joining in!

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  8. I'm so in!! I won't be able to start until later this week, but I can't wait! Is that the button to use?!

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    1. So glad you signed up, Natalie! Gonna be so much stinkin' fun!

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  9. I just finished 11/22/63 and I was surprised by how nostalgic I got when the main character goes to Derry (this happens early so not a spoiler) and meets up with some of the It characters. Really made me want to re-read It. One of the creepiest books ever.

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  10. I've always wanted to read this one AND The Shining but was too scared to try either. I'm joining in though...even though just looking at the cover makes me nervous :)

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  11. Yay! Glad to hear that you're joining the read-along! I think we all are going night-lights after this! ;-)

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  12. OMG. I love thinking of us as a warped cult. The book blogging rebels. Muhahahahaha!!! I just picked up my copy and REALLY WANT TO START but feel I need to get through North and South first. Can't wait!

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