Greetings Humans! It’s Friday and my Mommy isn’t working today. Therefore, we have time to do a Weekend Book Friends and spend the rest of the day reading and relaxing. Scrap that. She and Daddy is going to the big town a couple of miles away to go her some new ballet shoes. Crazy lady, I know.
#1 bestselling author Stephen King returns with a brand-new novel about the secrets we keep buried and the cost of unearthing them.
The son of a struggling single mother, Jamie Conklin just wants an ordinary childhood. But Jamie is no ordinary child. Born with an unnatural ability his mom urges him to keep secret, Jamie can see what no one else can see and learn what no one else can learn. But the cost of using this ability is higher than Jamie can imagine – as he discovers when an NYPD detective draws him into the pursuit of a killer who has threatened to strike from beyond the grave.
Later is Stephen King at his finest, a terrifying and touching story of innocence lost and the trials that test our sense of right and wrong. With echoes of King’s classic novel IT, Later is a powerful, haunting, unforgettable exploration of what it takes to stand up to evil in all the faces it wears.
For our first stop today, we will pay a visit to Gilion over at Rose City Readerto share our Book Beginnings. Every Friday you can link up and share the first sentence of your current read (or the one you plan to devour over the weekend), as well as your initial thoughts and impressions. Hashtags are the one thing I do know on social media, so simply #bookbeginnings so we can find each other.
The Friday 56
Next we will pay a visit to Freda over at Freda’s voicewho hosts the Friday 56. Don’t show up empty handed though!
- Grab a book (Yes, any book. But it might get you to your other Friday activities a bit quicker if you just grab the book you are currently reading)
- Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader
- Find a sentence or two (your other Friday activities might determine this)
- Post it!
- Remember to post your link on Freda’s Voice and to visit the other guys in the linky.
- And last but not least, don’t forget to list the title of the book and the author as well.
Book Blogger Hop
The Book Blogger’s hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog. Every week, there will be a prompt featuring a book related question. It’s hosted byRamblings of a coffee addicted writer and I guess he hops around like a bunny due to all the caffeine. Hence his name.
“The most beautiful cat in San Lorenzo, Dulcinea teaches the kids at the orphanage. Dulcinea is smart and independent, known as “The Great Prophecy” and when she decides she’s going to do something rabid mules couldn’t stop her. She is quite naive, kind and generous. Dulcinea sees only the best in people and often her relentlessly positive opinion brings out the best in them.”
We haven’t spoken to Lynn @ Books and Travelling with Lynn in weeks and me miss her! We love Friday Face Off and my Mommy so enjoys searching for lovely covers. The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme choose a book (this doesn’t have to be a book that you’ve read), compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.
I own that copy of Grimm's Fairytales! It's beautifully illustrated too.
I like Stephen King's books but he publishes them so fast, I can't keep up! I haven't read this one yet.
Later is high on my wishlist! Happy weekend!
I haven't read a Stephen King novel in a very long time. A few years ago, one of his stories really creeped me out, and I haven't gone back since.
I hope you enjoy your day of reading and relaxation! I have to work tonight, so I'm trying to enjoy my morning while I can. 🙂 It always goes by faster when you have somewhere to be.
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ?
I am the total opposite of Dulcinea. 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend and get your ballet shoes!
Those are such beautiful covers! I agree with your choice, though I found the third cover (first row) also quite striking. Dulcinia is supercute, though I can't remember her from Puss in Boots… And good luck with the Stephen King book! I am not strong enough to stomach more King (after Misery, IT and Carrie), but I've read his memoir On Writing, and liked that quite a lot!
I love the covers of the Grimm stories!
Thanks Helen! There are still so many more,I just chose these ones first.
I have to look for that Stephen King book. It looks great – love that cover! Hope you have a good day off.
Hi Yvonne! I just finished it and it was pretty awesome. Stephen King weirdness and all.
Grimm's Fairytales and Fairytales in general are my earliest memories with fantasy as well!
I've heard good things about the new Stephen King…I just have a love/hate relationship with his books. I'll read his shorter works. Anything over 500 pages I pass on…
Hope your day off has been enjoyable!
Hi Heather! Believe it or not, but this is she shortest Stephen King I have read. Okay, I haven't read all that much. But The Stand was 1000+ pages, 11/22/63 was also something like 800 pages and Under the Dome was also a tomb to carry.
But Later is brilliant and I highly recommend it!
I LOVE that beginning! I only just started reading Stephen King this year. I'm going in order of publication date, and I've only read Carrie so far. I have a long way to go! But your post is motivation now! Thanks!
Hi Cheryl! I only started reading Stephen King when I was in my mid thirties and haven't read so many. The Stand is an epic of course! Don't skip that one. My favorite has to be 11/22/63. I thought that was a brilliant read!
Good luck with your King journey! Sure you'll enjoy the ride.
It's been ages since I last read a King book. His books seem to be hit and miss with me. He's a great storyteller though. I hope you continue to enjoy Later!
Dulcinea sounds like a great character. I think you are just like her, Elza. 🙂
I don't know if I ever really read Grimm's Fairytales other than abridged versions or re-tellings of one sort or another. Or maybe I have read some of them and just do not remember . . . That's possible too.
I hope you have a great weekend!
Hi hi! Stephen King truly is the king of story telling. I only started reading his books when I was deep in my thirties and now I can't resist it. I think you should only read him when you are older. Not that I like all his books, but I tend to have a knitting pattern with his books – knit one, skip one…
I also thought Dulcinea fit Elza very well.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will have great weekend too!
Those snippets really draw me in and I'm loving that retro cover! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂
Stephen King is one of those authors you don't have to promote. He's just a best seller come what may. I'm just about done with Later and it's really, really good!
I recall seeing that Stephen King cover a while ago so it, so good to know you've found time to read it. I think I prefer the sleeping beauty style cover, though the first cover is probably similar to what would have been around in my childhood – particularly as books were expensive and often second hand!
Hi Louise! The Stephen King book is really great.
Yes! The first Grimm cover is exactly the style that was popular when we were kids. But I like the more classic looks.
I love how you have combined all these lovely memes into one lovely post.
Aah thanks Debbie! If I have time on a Friday, I love doing this. It always sets the tone for the weekend perfectly.
Great excerpts! Now I want to read more. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.
Hi there Laurel-Rain! I'm just about done with the Stephen King. Can't put it down!
That sounds like a Stephen King I might be able to read. I do like the retro cover. This week I am spotlighting Amaryllis by Jayne Castle which is a "paranormal romantic suspense." Happy reading!
Hi Kathy! Long time! Yes, I can also only stomach certain Stephen King novels. This one sure is one of them. I am enjoying it very much!
I'll hop over to you now, thanks for stopping by!
I absolutely devoured the Grimms' Fairytales as a child and I still love revisiting them! 'Later' sounds like a very intriguing book although I have only read one Stephen King book so far so I don't know if I'm ready for it yet! I hope you have a lovely weekend and do drop by my Friday post if you have the time! – Juli @ A Universe in Words
Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson were both big favorites. I've read most of them in Afrikaans, as that is my mother tongue, but the magic wasn't lost!
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