I have discovered Steven King, after years of refusing to have anything to do with him. I don’t like horror, but I’d heard that the covid situation was reminiscent of The Stand, so … It’s really good! Only occasionally gruesome, mainly a powerful story about well developed characters dealing with a frightening (and worryingly real) situation.
I enjoyed The Stand! I read it a couple of years ago and particularly the beginning part with the flupocalypse. I’m not 100% I would find it quiiiiite as fun now (but then I did re-watch Contagion after the pandemic and enjoyed that, so who knows).
I enjoy the vicarious rich person lifestyle fallen on hard times but still having servants and big houses in the country aspect. Kind of time travel. Plus appealign characters and always a little romance. I just finished The Swimming Pool, which I think is my favorite. I also like The Album.
I also like the books of Mignon G. Eberhart. There is a series with Nurse Sarah Keating and then quite a few standalone mysteries. And then there is Christianna Brand, I recommend Green For Danger. I could go on and on, I love this type of book.
Hahaha this is like me. Whenever I see people with books, I have a compulsion to find out what they’re reading. If it’s someone I know, I’ll ask. If it’s a stranger at a cafe/ on the bus/ wherever, I try to glance surreptitiously at their book.
I’m currently still reading Albert Camus’ “The Plague” (pandemic-related reading seems really popular these days), and re-reading “The Hobbit” (to get a break from all things pandemic and real-life related!)
Well that’s terrifying! Haha. FYI, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M Auel. Unless the light in the bedroom is turned off early by a certain someone wanting to go to bed (who’d do that?) in which case I’m working through a HP Lovecraft anthology on my Kindle ;)
Thank you so much! I’m honoured that you nominated. I don’t, however, accept these style of awards. It’s just that the acceptance posts don’t fit my style of writing, so they stick out like a sore thumb on my site. I will answer your questions over on your post though. Again, I super appreciate that you thought of me.