Friday Meme’s ~ Needful Things

October 25, 2019 Memes 10

Since there are a few Friday Meme’s that I want to participate in I have decided to post them all in one post.

book beginnings memeBook Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. Take the first sentence of your current read and post it.

Leland Gaunt opens a new shop in Castle Rock called Needful Things. Anyone who enters his store finds the object of his or her lifelong dreams and desires: a prized baseball card, a healing amulet. In addition to a token payment, Gaunt requests that each person perform a little “deed,” usually a seemingly innocent prank played on someone else from town. These practical jokes cascade out of control and soon the entire town is doing battle with itself. Only Sheriff Alan Pangborn suspects that Gaunt is behind the population’s increasingly violent behavior.

Couldn’t let October go by without at least one Stephen King on here. 🙂 This was one of my favorites as a teen and I think I am do to try it again and see if I still like it! 🙂

You’ve been here before. Sure you have. Sure. I never forget a face. Come on over here, let me shake your hand! Tell you something I recognized you by the way you walk even before I saw your face good. You couldn’t have picked a better day to come back to Castle Rock.

I really like how this one starts as it just kind of sucks you in as it’s like the book is talking right to you so you want to keep going and find out more. 🙂 I really wanted to keep going, so I know a reread will be happening probably early next year!Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda @ Freda’s Voice. It’s like Tuesday  Teaser but  you have a specific place in your read that you have to turn in your read (page 56 or 56%) to get your teaser.

The depression which had been circling him ever since he left The Blue Door in Portland, circling the way wolves often circled campfires in the adventure stories he had read as a boy, suddenly fell upon him. He let go of the doorhandle and just sat behind the wheel of the station wagon, hoping it would pass.

You can’t never say that King doesn’t know how to write a cool description (even if he can get a bit long winded with them…lol)

Page 56 of my hardback copy.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.  Each week we are asked a question to answer so it reminds me a bit of FF and so I thought it made a good fit to my other Friday Memes.

What’s your favorite horror book-to-movie adaptation?

Of the top of my head I am going with The Stand by Stephen King, I really enjoyed the book and movie. I am curious about the new remake tv show that will be coming out next year! Movie I thought was better than the book would be Jaws, that book was a bit on the boring side.


10 Responses to “Friday Meme’s ~ Needful Things”

  1. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    Did you see the movie for Needful Things? I think all of the books are better than the movies but it’s still pretty good. Did you watch In the Tall Grass yet on Netflix? Please do so maybe you can clue me in on what I fell asleep on 🙂

    • Stormi

      Yes, I seen the movie for Needful Things and I enjoyed it, books are always better though! (at least most of the time). I didn’t watch Tall Grass cause you said it was bad…lol. I will give it a try and see if I can make heads or tales of it. 🙂

  2. Berls

    I’ve actually never read Stephen King – I guess not a huge surprise since I’m not a fan of horror. However, I know he also does some more psychological thrillers… I saw one of them as a movie, forget which. I’ve also seen several of his books-turned-movies (IT, for example) and they’ve been okay. But I don’t think I could handle them as books – our brains are way more powerful at scaring than special effects. I hope you enjoy your reread 🙂

    • Stormi

      I think if you want to attempt Stephen King you might go with the Bill Hodges trilogy, I haven’t read them but they are more mystery/thriller with some supernatural added in. The Outsider which was a sort of spin off of it was good and not real scary, mostly a mystery. 🙂

  3. Glenda Ricord

    My name is Nao, and I am a time being.

    Ozeki, Ruth. A Tale for the Time Being (ALA Notable Books for Adults) (p. 3). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

    This is the opening line of a wonderful book I’m reading.

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