I finished another book last night. It can always be assumed that the next book was started the day after finishing the last book. Did that make sense? Haha, I’m sick. I’ve pretty much been sick the whole year, but this is just your garden variety cold or flu, not sure which yet. I felt it coming on at Gamma’s yesterday.
I spent this morning shopping for my next book and while I usually mostly read in bed at night, I took the new book with me while I took a long bath and then have been on the couch with it all afternoon. It will probably appear in a post in only a couple days if reading is the only thing I can manage while feeling like death warmed over haha.
Anyway, last night I finished, “under the Dome” by Stephen King. B read it awhile back and has been bugging me to read it. Before I had an Audible membership I thought I’d never get it because it was like $45 on iTunes. My friend JB found it on mp3 CD on Amazon for only $10 bucks though, so I’ve had it awhile but had other books to read first. I really enjoyed it. It was incredibly disturbing, but not just because a mysterious and impenetrable dome falls around a small town in Maine. No, what as most disturbing was the human element in this town. Of course there were plenty of good people but the bad were baaaaaad. So bad in fact that I questioned my own morality when I wanted to see bad things happen to these people. They were so bad that B had me scared of our own town car dealer mogul and his commercials.
B didn’t like the ending but I did. In fact it’s been awhile since my usual disappointment in a King ending. Not since “Duma Key” have I disliked an ending.
The book I picked today is not a Stephen King book. I really want to read “The Stand” but it doesn’t appear to be available in audio format which is very sad.
I might write a whole other post about how I plan to use Audible and I’ll probably be including a rant about abridged books. Have I ranted about that before here?
Ok, I’m dizzy. Here’s the list:
1. “IT” – Stephen King – Finished 1/4/12
2. “The Concrete Blonde” – Michael Connelly – Finished 1/9/12
3. “Under the Dome” – Stephen King – Finished 1/22/12