I love read-alongs! Love them! I especially love joining them with my friends. The last one I participated in, besides the Narniathon21, was in 2018 when I helped host an ANNE OF GREEN GABLES read-along. I miss participating in them. It’s so much fun to read the same book and discuss our thoughts on our blogs and / or channels.
As luck would have it, one of my besties is hosting a read-along for FAIRY TALE by Stephen King in March. You can visit Suey over at It’s All About Books to get the details. She’ll be posting stuff on her blog, on StoryGraph, and her YouTube channel. (This is the push I need to finally join StoryGraph, lol.) Anyway, the read-along should be a lot fun!
To be honest, I’ve only read one Stephen King book, MISERY, and DNFd another, THE STAND. I like the MISERY movie with James Caan and Kathy Bates so I thought it would be a good gateway into King’s books. Unfortunately, I only gave it a three-star rating. I loved the story; I just hated his writing style. Even though I really like THE STAND miniseries and new series, I could only get a little over 100 pages into it before I decided it just wasn’t for me. Again, the story was great; I just hated his writing style.
With those two glowing reviews , I probably wouldn’t even consider reading FAIRY TALE. I hope I just haven’t found the right Stephen King book and maybe FAIRY TALE will surprise me. If not, at least I’ll have fun reading it with friends.
Have you read FAIRY TALE before? If so, what did you think?