|Yeah, the pretty much sums up our holiday family dinners right ht|
This year I've decided to lower my expectations a little. When I saw that Stephen King was releasing a sequel to his 1977 classic horror novel The Shining, I knew this was the perfect opportunity to finally, FINALLY, read both the original and treat myself to the new sequel, Doctor Sleep.
Yes, you read that correctly. Shocking truth: I have never read The Shining. And because I've never read The Shining, I've never allowed myself to watch the movie. Okay, that and I've always had this ewww factor where Jack Nicholson is concerned, but that's another discussion. While I have spent countless hours inside the Timberline Lodge which served as the Overlook Hotel in the now famous movie (which is still, by the way, shown every year on Halloween night at Timberline if you happen to find yourself at Mt. Hood, Oregon) and always meant to read the novel over a long ski weekend there, it somehow just never worked out. Broken bones, torn ligaments, you know, typical ski weekends for our family.
|Timberline Lodge, Mt. Hood, Oregon|
So while I may not be able to tackle all of those wonderful Halloween classic reads this year, I'm happy knowing I'll finally be able to cross The Shining off my list. What else do I have in store for the Witching Season in upcoming years? Sitting on my shelves, collecting what seems appropriately spooky amounts of dust because I absolutely refuse to read these books at any other time of year, includes unread copies of.....
Add to my pile. What is the one novel that scared the crap right outta you? Happy Halloween, everyone. Don't eat the razorblades, hear?