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posted this note on and tagged it with Reading Salem's Lot Stephen King Twin Peaks

I’m currently listening to Salem’s Lot. Once again, a Stephen King book. I think I’m on a King bender at the moment.

I think this book had quite some influence on the original Twin Peaks. The (first?) funeral scene gave me a lot of the same vibes as Laura’s funeral, and the towns of Twin Peaks and of Salem’s Lot doesn’t appear to be that different.

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posted this read on and tagged it with Reading Stephen King The Dark Tower The Waste Lands
Read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dark_Tower_III:_The_Waste_Lands

I finished The Waste Lands last week and it was absolutely fantastic. The Dark Tower seriers seems to get better for each book.

posted this on and tagged it with Reading Stephen King The Dark Tower The Waste Lands

I was fully onboard ”The Dark Tower” after ”The Drawing of the Three” and ”The Waste Lands” really kicks things into high gear. I did not see the thing with and about the bear coming.

posted this note on and tagged it with Maratonmarschen Reading Stephen King The Long Walk

I’m currently reading ”Maratonmarschen” by Richard Backman. It’s the first book I’m actually reading (as opposed to listening to) in a long while and it’s hard to get into the habit of reading. I’ve only gotten a few pages in but it’s really good.

posted this note on and tagged it with Andy Weir Reading Seveneves snapshots The Martian

Earlier today I started listening to The Martian by Andy Weir. I wasn’t really sure what I was in for but so far I love it. I see a lot of similarities to Seveneves actually. Space, dire situation, people desperately trying to solve problems both big and small with whatever they’ve got at hand.

posted this note on and tagged it with Reading The Stand TV shows

I was just listening to the last few chapters of The Stand and thought about how the ending of the 2020 TV show was better than the novel because it didn’t drag on so much. It ended nice and clean after the stand in Vegas.

Boy was I wrong. There’s apparently an entire episode that we missed.

posted this note on and tagged it with Podcasts Reading

For the past month or so I’ve listened to almost no podcasts, instead making my way through audiobook after audiobook, finishing four books I’d started in the past1, starting and finishing one2 and starting and soon finishing one3 and I feel great about it. I’m seriously considering deleting all podcast subscriptions, maybe even the apps as well.

If I listen to a lot of podcasts during a day while doing small chores around the house I often end up with a feeling of not accomplishing anything, wasting my time and my brain power. Doing the same chores but listening to books makes me feel like I’ve done something. Maybe I haven’t done the greatest thing in the world, but I’ve done something I enjoy and want to do more of.


  1. Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves 
  2. Stephen King’s The Stand 

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What do other people use as ”canonical source” for books, movies, and such? By that I mean if you blog about having read a book or watched a movie, what is the site you link to for the book/movie?

posted this read on and tagged it with Neal Stephenson Reading Seveneves
Read Seveneves

Last week I finished Neal Stephenson’s Seveneves. In short I loved it. Best book in quite a while. I’ll write a more in-depth review soon, hopefully.

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posted this note on and tagged it with Neal Stephenson Reading Seveneves

I’m 236 pages (just started Part 2) in to ”Seveneves” by Neal Stephenson and I’m absolutely loving it. This is the kind of nerdy topics, full of even nerdier digressions that I love.