Each Summer I focus on another aspect of collecting Stephen King. The first Summer I began buying first editions. This took a couple years! I still don’t have true firsts for anything before The Dead Zone, and only a second edition Dark Tower 1. But – I do have hardback copies of all the novels. Then I spent a summer collecting books about Stephen King. This was more massive than I thought it would be! (Seems like one Summer all I did was have a book case built and organize the collection). Then this Summer I began buying movies. But, I’m slacking off on that because I’m more interested in reading Cell, Christine and The Road to the Dark Tower.
So why do I focus on King in the Summer? Because one hot summer as a teen I began reading The Stand. I spent blazing hot days under a fan as I turned page after page. It was truly the first book I read cover to cover. I thought one night as I read, "wow! I’ve read 100 pages today!" A true accomplishment, since my parents thought I was probably illiterate.
I got my daughter started reading Eyes of the Dragon, but she doesn’t seem too hooked yet. I wish it were on audio.