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Oldie But Goodie

No Really- Who Moved MY Cheese?

It is a great book; however, it does not answer the question.
What it does do is explain the importance of acceptance, flexibility, and achievement.
I’m not selling anything. I just like to share good things. If you have read it, please share your thoughts. If not, you really should read it. ūüėČ

Who Moved My Cheese is listed in Goodreads, and of course, Amazon.


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My Thoughts Right Now

  • My youngest is having her first child.¬†I am getting another granddaughter. ūüôā
  • I want to hold my grandchildren.
  • The world focuses on all the wrong things.¬†Those things are based in hate.
  • The print in my book on JavaScript is ridiculously tiny.¬†Don’t they know people read and study — even after FORTY?its-a-girl
  • Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love by Sarah Butler is a well-written and beautiful story.¬†I wonder what it would be like to see words — even letters — as colors.
  • I would concentrate much better if I turned off The Young and the Restless.
  • Jack IS too good for Phyllis.
  • Oh yeah. That’s fiction.
  • If my life were fiction, could I go back and edit? ¬†It would be FICTION, after all.
  • Happily ever afters and all that.
  • Coffee and reading glasses coming up.
  • I don’t blog enough.
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A Look at Stephen King: A Shining Recommendation

I started reading Stephen King books when I was 10 years old. I stayed with my dad on the weekends and he had a copy of Rage in his car. When he realized I was reading it, his first reaction was to take it away from me. but I begged him to let me read it and promised I wouldn’t have nightmares. I have to admit to some spoiling from my father. If he could give it to me, he would rarely say no.¬†The Rage¬†became a “Don’t tell your mother”.

I read Stephen King before I read Judy Blume.

When I was 12,  I picked up was a Creepshow comic that was based on the movie.  My mother always seemed to take forever in any store we frequented and I would hang out in the comic book section to pass the time. When I discovered Creepshow, I was entranced. I read and read while my mother shopped.

I then decided I had to read more¬†from Stephen King. The next was Carrie, then Cujo. I continued with Christine and over my teen years I enjoyed every copy of every King book I could get my hands on.¬†Most of his books¬†have been¬†adapted for movies.¬†I dare to say there are few in my age group who haven’t seen ¬†the original¬†movie.

Movies never live up to the books on which they are based. When it comes to most King movies, well,  while I enjoy the movies, I never feel they live up to the book.

In my opinion, the adaptation of The Shining was probably the worst of them all. I love Jack Nicholson and he did a fine job of playing the psycho. He lived up to the character in the movie script. However, the script did not capture the man characterized in the novel. The movie lacked what I believe were critical scenes from the book and added extensions and full scenes that were not in keeping with the spirit of the novel. I suppose this was true for most of them, but The Shining was the worst when it came to representing the novel.

If you have never read Stephen King novels.. Who hasn’t read a Stephen King novel?! For goodness’ sakes! Start reading! The Shining is a good place to start. Or Misery. Or The Shawshank Redemption….

Oh yeah. This is about The Shining! Oops.

A Small Introduction to The Shining by Stephen King

A father and son share mental problems and both get worse when dad gets seasonal work as a caretaker at a deserted, haunted hotel and the family joins him.  Wait. Is it haunted or is it all in their minds?  Find out by reading more about the novel here:

Read more about The Shining at Goodreads

What about you? Do you read Stephen King? Which one is your favorite?


Stephen King’s author page at‚Üź