Welcome to the newest weekly feature here at Bookshelf Fantasies… Shelf Control!
Shelf Control is all about the books we want to read — and already own! Consider this a variation of a Wishing & Waiting post… but looking at books already available, and in most cases, sitting right there on our shelves and e-readers.
Want to join in? See the guidelines and linky at the bottom of the post, and jump on board! Let’s take control of our shelves!
My Shelf Control pick this week is:
What it’s about (synopsis via Goodreads):
Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark.
Lisey knew it when she first fell for Scott. And now he’s dead, she knows it for sure.
Lisey was the light to Scott Landon’s dark for twenty-five years. As his wife, only she saw the truth behind the public face of the famous author – that he was a haunted man whose bestselling novels were based on a terrifying reality.
Now Scott has gone, Lisey wants to lock herself away with her memories. But the fans have other ideas. And when the sinister threats begin, Lisey realises that, just as Scott depended on her strength – her light – to live, so she will have to draw on his darkness to survive.
How I got it:
I bought it when it first came out, a brand-new hardcover edition.
When I got it:
In 2006, right when it was published.
Why I want to read it:
It’s Stephen King! Not that I’ve read all of his books (or even come close), but I’m always at least interested in seeing what they’re about. This one really sounded terrific and creepy, plus the cover is gorgeous (the red dust cover lifts off to reveal really wildly colored flowers underneath, as I recall). I have so many unread Stephen King books on my shelf, but I think this is the only hardcover, and it makes me feel guilty knowing that I splurged and then never read it!
Want to participate in Shelf Control? Here’s how:
- Write a blog post about a book that you own that you haven’t read yet.
- Add your link below!
- And if you’d be so kind, I’d appreciate a link back from your own post.
- Check out other posts, and have fun!
And if you’d like to post a Shelf Control button on your own blog, here’s an image to download (with my gratitude, of course!):