Shelf Control #22: Lisey’s Story

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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:

Lisey's StoryTitle: Lisey’s Story
Author: Stephen King
Published: 2006
Length: 513 pages

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!

For more on why I’ve started Shelf Control, check out my introductory post here, or read all about my out-of-control book inventory, here.

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!):

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8 thoughts on “Shelf Control #22: Lisey’s Story

    • I think I have about 10 or so Stephen King paperbacks that I still need to read! Every time I go to my library’s big book sale, I end up picking up a few. šŸ™‚

  1. I haven’t had very good luck with the two Stephen King books I’ve attempted to read but this one actually sounds really good and possibly worth me giving him another try!

  2. Oh, no! This is one of my favorite Stephen King titles!!! I can’t talk though considering the number of books I’ve let linger in the TBR and the number of Stephen King titles I have hoarded as well. I’ve read most of them but I do have a stack that I haven’t gotten to as well (MR. MERCEDES, cough, cough).

    • This is one of your favorites? Awesome! Oh, Mr. Mercedes is still sitting there on my stack to be read as well. And I never did finish the Dark Tower series.

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