I started Peter Benchley’s Jaws yesterday, and am only about 45 pages into it. So far, it’s really good. I’d forgotten it was a book prior to being turned into a film, and was reminded when I read that it’s Corey Taylor’s favourite book. I think it was in his first book.
I have several others out from the library, and one purchased that I’m reading or plan to:
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen and Owen King - It’s seven hundred pages long and I’m only about 100 into it. The thing is due back on the 25th, and I’ve just been too busy to really devote much time to reading it. So I guess I’ll have to return it then wait for the other 11 people who have holds on it to read it and return it and then pick it back up. I don’t feel like paying $25+ for the book when I’ll only read it once. (It’s 40% off at Walmart, and is normally $40 new).
Nightmares & Dreamscapes by Stephen King - This summer was filled with an obsession for Stephen King’s short stories, for me, and this is one of the last ones I have to read. I’d say I’m about 65-70% through it, and have been reading it slowly. I read Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Just After Midnight, and Everything’s Eventual before. The latter was my favourite.
It by Stephen King - Got a copy of this given to me for free by a nice lady on Craigslist, but I kept seeing the new version (which has larger text and a nicer cover) and decided to buy it. I’m only about 70 pages in.
Corey Taylor’s first book
The last book I finished was Juggalo by Steve Miller, which was very informative but could’ve been structured better. It was interesting to dive into how the group was classified as a gang like the Crips and Bloods by a 2011 FBI report, which means that people would get pulled over for wearing such clothing or having stickers on their car and get searched for no good reason. Or get stiffer penalties for small misdemeanours for being a ‘gang member.’ As someone who used to listen to the band, and has friends who still do, it’s absurd to think about. Sure, there are some stupid people in the group who do bad things, but as a whole the group is far from a gang. People are nice to each other and others, and that is actually preached by what is the most hated band in the world, yet one that does food drives and pro bono concerts.