Thursday, September 6, 2012

Follow Friday (#31)

I'd like to extend a big hello to everyone stopping by from Follow Friday (hosted by the fabulous Parajunkee and the equally fabulous Alison of Alison Can Read).  To any old followers happening across my blog, another heartfelt hello, and it would be completely awesome to hear from you guys!  For those who don't know, I'm Kat-- reviewer of mostly fantasy, historical, and scifi-esque fiction (often I do venture into other genres, though).  I've been away from the blogosphere for a fairly long time and am just now getting back into the groove of everything.  Follow Friday is just about the funnest (this is a word) thing ever, and I'm so happy to be participating again!  If you leave your blog's link when you comment, whether old follower or new, I'll be sure to visit or follow you back.

So this week's FF question is:

Q: What are you reading right now? How do you like it?

And my answer: I'm currently reading a few books at once, some of them for literature classes and a few for fun.  I'm just getting into The Drawing of the Three, second book in Stephen King's Dark Tower series, and really enjoying it so far.

It seems kinda strange that I claim to be such a hardcore fantasy fan, and yet I'm just now reading The oh-so-classic Dark Tower books, but my only defense is: the spines of some of those later books are pretty darn thick.  I mean, the Wolves of the Calla may be a supposedly fantastic, unbelievably spectacular book, but how many pages is it?  Oh yeah, over 900.  But, if I continue to enjoy the series this much, I'm sure to get to it eventually.  I'd love to hear you guys' thoughts on Dark Tower, what you're reading right now, how much you love it/don't love it, whatever you like.  And don't forget to leave your blogs' links so I can follow you back! 

Wishing you all happy following and a great weekend filled with much reading,


Trish said...

hhhmmm. i haven't read very much S. King. Maybe i should revisit him!

Trish - My FF

Jac (For Love and Books) said...

I read the Dark Tower series in January (although I have yet to read Wind Through the Keyhole) and I think The Wolves of the Calla was my favorite. (At least right now, ask tomorrow and it'll probably be a different answer!)

These ones are long, but they are OH SO GOOD!!

Come see what I'm Reading now!

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

I don't think I've ever read The Dark Tower. My favorite King book is (if I remember the title right--it's been years!) The Dragon's Eye. Another fantasy, rather then horror, book. I remember being very interested in what was going on.

Kelly Walker said...


I haven't read The Dark Tower series either but my husband really enjoys it.

Liesel K Hill said...

I've read the Gunslinger, and thought it was very intriguing, but haven't gotten to the rest of the series. Glad you're liking it! :D New follower via GFC. I have FFs at both Musings on Fantasia and LKHill. Happy Friday!

Amanda P said...

That Stephan King book is on my TBR that series has come highly recommended.

New follower!

-Amanda P
Paranormal Romance

Books, Shopping & Rock N' Roll

TheReadingPenguin said...

I get nervous if the book is over 500 pages...that's a HUGE time commitment for a slow reader like me.

I'm a new follower! My FF

Naomi Hop said...

I haven't read any Steven King stuff either. I would like too, my sister was always reading his books. I need more time and money for books!! Lol!!

Here's My FF!
Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
New Follower :)

Ashtyn said...

I haven't read these books yet but they sound so good! Maybe I'll check this out once I've made a dent in my TBR pile!

New follower :)

Here's my FF post:

Liana Chau said...

Hey there! I'm a new follower! I have yet to read the Stephen King books.

Concise Reviews By Michelle said...

I am a new follower
I remember reading Stephen King when I was a teen, I loved them, but then they started to give me nightmares, and had to stop, "It" was the scariest one ever, gave me bad nightmares, and can't stand clowns since then, they creep me out, lol
I now just read paranormal/fantasy books. :) No horror anymore, lol
Here is mine
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Sabina said...

I haven't read the Dark Tower series. Just another series of books on my TBR pile. =(

New follower.
My Feature & Follow =)

Emily said...

Followed! I've heard about that book before! Sounds really awesome!

samaine18 said...

I haven't read Dark Tower yet.
New Follower
Che out MY FF

Sydney said...

I'm ashamed to admit it but I've never read anything by Stephen King. It's better now than never! New Follower.

Sydney @ Starry Storm said...

I still haven't gotten completely through Dark Tower... with the kindle, those huge books are usually easier to get into - you have no idea you're in for +- 1000 pages that way :)
I'm a new e-mail follower.
Here's my FF post for this week.

adinabb said...

It's been so long since I read Stephen King. I must dig out his old books, I know I've completely forgotten all the plot details.

New Follower via RSS

Book Blogger Mom said...

I haven't read that book.
I'm a new GFC follower.

My F&F -

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

I'm a fan of Stephen King's books and I love fantasy, but I haven't got the time to read these.. I don't mind how thick they are, actually :p

Visit my FF.

Tribute Books Mama said...

Sounds like a thrilling series.

Christine (Rainy Day Reads) said...

I just came across your site and it is really lovely! I happily followed you and will enjoy reading your updates. You can find me over at Rainy Day Reads, It would be great if you could stop by and I would love to have a fellow book lover as a new follower.
Christine x
Rainy Day Reads

Rebecca said...

I haven't read any Stephen Kings books- although there are a few that I want to read- I think I may have read some of his short stories- I can't remember but i know my dad is a SK fan so I must have . I often put off reading books that are longer because I am impatient. I hope you enjoy the series.
ps I am a new follower!

Rinn said...
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Rinn said...

Hi, I found you via Follow and Feature, and have followed you on GFC. If my blog interests you, I'd love it if you could do the same:
You definitely review my kind of books! And I love the unicorn rating system, hehe =)

Lee @ Rally The Readers said...

Sadly, I've never read any of Stephen King's books. Some of my family members are huge fans of his and have read all of his books. I love fantasy, so I'll have to check this series out.

New GFC follower. Our FF

Emily said...

I've never read him before! I always thought Stephen King was for the older crowd(x

Thanks for following me! Followed back!

Between the Bind said...

Not a big SK reader...but I appreciate some great fantasy!

***New GFC follower***

I'd love for you to check out my WoW @ Between the Bind.

Jenni said...

I haven't read any Stephen King before, to be honest! But I do hope you enjoy this <3

New Follower • My FF

Kat said...

@Emily-- Ha ha, I don't usually respond to FF comments on my blog much, but this one made me laugh! You're probably right about King being more popular among the older crowd, but well, I guess I'm old at heart. Thanks for following back! :)

Page Girl's Page of Book Reviews said...

Hi just hopping by the FF and became a follower

Heather said...

You know, I've always meant to read King's Tower series, it's always touted as one of the best Fantasy series ever... and people love it so much... and yet somehow I've avoided it.

I have to fix that!
Old follower here :)

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