Stephen King

26 Dec



Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy.


Hello, my name is Vashti and I’m a writer of horror, fantasy, and suspense/thriller. It’s no secret, to those who know me, that I’m a huge fan of author Stephen King. I’ve read most of his books, including the non-horror ones. It is always a bit scary for an avid reader, such as myself, to go watch a movie adaptation of a book I’ve loved reading. Too many times things go horribly wrong. Like when a director or screenwriter change too much of the storyline and mix in a great deal of ‘hollywood’. Like they’re going to tell a better story then Stephen King, really? The directors and screenwriters that have remained within Stephen King’s storyline have gotten it right. Don’t mess with a good thing people.

Anyway, I get goosebumps and chills up and down my spine when I’m asked who Stephen King is. I take a few steps back and imagine a green gooey alien behind his/her skin mask. You’d have to be from another planet not to have heard of Stephen King. He is the bestselling author on the planet and a very wise man. Today, I’m going to list some of my favorite Stephen King books, movie adaptations, and quotes. If you’re not familiar with who Stephen King is you will by the end of this post and maybe you’ve been a fan of his all along and didn’t even know it. 😉

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My Favorite Stephen King Books:

1/  The Green Mile

2/ Salem’s Lot

3/ Misery

4/ The Shining

5/ The Stand


My Favorite Stephen King Movie Adaptations:

1/ Misery


2/ The Green Mile

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3/ The Mist

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4/ The Shining

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5/ Stand By Me




My Favorite Stephen King Quotes:

1/  “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.”

2/  “And as a writer, one of the things that I’ve always been interested in doing is actually invading your comfort space. Because that’s what we’re suppose to do. Get under your skin, and make you react.”

3/  “Get busy living, or get busy dying.”

4/  “I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.”

5/  “Books are uniquely portable magic.”


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by Vashti Quiroz-Vega


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Are you a fan of Stephen King? What Stephen King books have you read? What movie adaptation is your favorite?

33 Responses to “Stephen King”

  1. histeve433 December 26, 2014 at 2:10 pm #


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  2. my5littlemonkeys December 26, 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    I live near Stephen King which is pretty neat!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 27, 2014 at 11:27 am #

      Ahhhhhh! You’re the luckiest woman in the world! 😀 Is he a good neighbor?


  3. jorobinson176 December 27, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    Seen, read and loved them all too! 😀


  4. olganm December 27, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    I think overall he´s been quite lucky with adaptations to screen compared to others. I´d have a hard time thinking which one I like the most…Although Misery is one of my favourites, I imagine partly because of the writer character…HIs book ‘On Writing’ too, although I haven’t managed to catch up some of his most recent ones…Long live Stephen King! Thanks Vashti and happy new year!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 27, 2014 at 11:35 am #

      Hello Olga! Yes, you’re right, his book ‘On Writing’ is fantastic too. I guess I was thinking more of his fictional writing. You work too hard. Take a break and relax with one of his new books. I think you would like ‘Lisey’s Story’. It’s about a woman coping with the death of her husband, who happen to be a bestselling author. You have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and New Year! 😀 xx


  5. mihrank December 27, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    well know about Stephen King – Excellent Introduction!!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 27, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

      Thank you Mihran! 😀


      • mihrank December 27, 2014 at 11:53 pm #

        Thank you so much, I am very much hoping I will have the honor to be interviewed by you!

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

        I would love to interview you, Mihran. It would be an honor. Lets make it a goal for 2015. 😉


  6. Christie Campbell (@AKitchenHoor) December 27, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Eyes of the Dragon. The first book I ever read and my all time favorite next to the Gunslinger series. I actually have a personalized autographed copy of Four Past Midnight. My mother negotiated it after he gave a talk at Georgetown. He is my ALL TIME fave author.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

      Hi Christie! Oh my God! How could I have forgotten The Eyes of the Dragon? I loved that book and read it three times as a teen! This novel was a deviation from the norm for Stephen King, who normally writes horror. The Eyes of the Dragon is a classic fantasy. I loved it and I’m still waiting for the movie. 😉 Have a great New Year’s Eve and New Year! 😀


  7. Darlene Nemeth December 27, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Are you kidding? I love Stephen King. I spent my teen years and early adulthood reading his books. I think the Stand is my favorite book and the Shining is my favorite King movie. I would very much like to read his book on writing. My daughter read it and enjoyed it very much.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 30, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

      Hi Darlene! Stephen King’s book ‘On Writing’ is a great learning tool. He also talks a lot about himself in the book which makes it even more interesting. I highly recommend it. The Stand and The Shining are both awesome books. Unfortunately, the TV miniseries for The Stand did not do the book justice. Hopefully someone else will give it another try. However, The Shining (movie) was an excellent Thriller/Psychological horror. Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall were great in it. 😀 Have a happy New Year’s Eve and New Year!


  8. Mrs. AOK December 28, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    I love Stephen King, I agree this person must be a green gooey alien, to not know the great Stephen King. I was recently asked to list five of my all time favorite books, and Stephen King’s Am Writing, was listed on it’s on as my writing bible 🙂 Your lists are awesome!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

      Hi! That’s awesome that you love Stephen King too! Thank you, I’m glad you liked the books and movies on my lists. Have a great New Year’s Eve and New Year! ❤


  9. Rae December 28, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    I’m a fellow fan too… Green Mile, Stand by Me and Shawshank are in my top 10 of movies

    (Also I must confess to having a bit of a crush on him as well as enjoying his writing!)


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

      Ha, ha! We both have a crush on him. I met him once in college and he was the sweetest man. Those are amazing movies, great adaptations and great acting. I never get tired of watching them. The books were just as awesome. 😀


  10. doreen@househoneys December 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Stephen King is one of my favorite writers, and I have to agree with your list vashti, especially Misery and The Green Mile, which is probably my second favorite movie (Shawshank Redemption is the first).

    The Shining ranks up there too. When you think about it, I have a feeling what contributed greatly to the movies being so awesome was the casting. Bates in Misery, Nicholson in Shining, Hanks in Green Mile…seriously, could it get any better?

    Heeeeeerrrsssssssss Johnny!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega December 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

      You’re right Doreen. Casting did have a great deal to do with it. I loved Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan in The Green Mile, Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman were amazing together in The Shawshank Redemption, Kathy Bates was an incredible Anni Wilkes and James Caan played a great Paul Sheldon too in Misery. When the actors get the characters and play them well that’s part of what makes the movie unforgettable. 😀 Have a great New Year’s Eve and New Year! 🙂 xx


  11. alexandrastarbuck January 1, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of Stephen King too. My favorite book is The Stand and I’m really excited about the two movies they’re going to make based on it. I heard Matthew McConaughey is going to play Randall Flagg.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 2, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

      Ooh! That sounds great. Now I’m excited too. I hope it’s much better than the TV miniseries. :/

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      • alexandrastarbuck January 15, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

        I know, me too! 🙂

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  12. Joy @ Yesterfood January 3, 2015 at 9:40 am #

    Vashti, my favorite Stephen King book is On Writing, and I remember really enjoying reading Christine many years ago. Tons of movies, but Shawshank Redemption, The Stand, and The Secret Window are some I liked a lot. 🙂 Flat out terrifying: Cujo (book), Pet Sematary (movie). Thanks for sharing this great read with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! 🙂


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

      Hi Joy! I’m glad to know you’re a Stephen King fan. Oh yes, The Secret Window starring Johnny Depp was a great movie! Thanks for reminding me of that one. It is always a pleasure sharing with you and the girls on Treasure Box Tuesday. 😀


  13. Katherines Corner January 3, 2015 at 10:38 pm #

    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. I like his movies but His books scare the heck out of me LOL. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 4, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

      Hi Katherine! Yes, some of his books are scary but that’s the point of a horror writer. Ha, ha! Some of his movies are frightening too. 😉 It’s my pleasure blog hopping with you! Until next time. 😀


  14. Jonathan Dunbar January 16, 2015 at 7:05 pm #

    Thank you for giving me permission to use you wonderful quote I hope I can do justice to it x


  15. 1stpeaksteve January 17, 2015 at 3:37 pm #

    Another big fan and agree with the movie list. I guess some of the mini series ones just kind of fell flat. They seemed to have struggled with the job of bringing something brilliant to life. Sadly, some almost came across like being a SciFi production.

    But Misery, The Green Mile, Stand by Me, and some of the others were winners.

    Have a good weekend!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 19, 2015 at 4:47 pm #

      Hi! Yes, you’re right, some of the mini series have fallen flat. I’d like the next mini series to be picked up by HBO or Stars. Hopefully they can get some decent actors to bring the main characters to life. You have a great week! 😀

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