Review: 11/22/63 by Stephen King

Reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King was going to be my first time reading an Stephen King novel and I was very excited about it. It seemed like a book right up my alley and I wasn't disappointed.

The story was really interesting. School teacher Jake is approached by a local cafe owner who has discovered a portal to the past. Jake's mission is simple, to go back in time and prevent the assassination of JFK. There will obviously be a butterfly effect from these actions, something that Jake is always aware of as he sets out to change history.

I liked that the writing was straightforward, and created a real sense of place. I also liked the idea behind the story, how single events can shape the course of history. My only reservation was that King seemed slightly... corny at times.

I only read half the book. This wasn't because I found the book boring or difficult. I enjoyed it. Sadly, it was just a little too long for me to read at the moment. I got to half way through, and although I wanted to keep reading it, I could tell it would take me till Christmas time to get it finished with a 6 month old baby to look after. So I have left it to finish off another time when I give it the attention it deserves. 

A few months in the life of Page Turners - here's my baby

Here he is, Baby Page Turners aka Ninja Turtle and... can you believe it he is almost 7 months old. 

He is the most adorable thing that there ever was. Although I sometimes find his a little frustrating (go the eff to sleep Ninja Turtle) every single moment is worth it.

This is a photo of him in his cot. We haven't transitioned him from our bedroom yet, but hopefully I will be ready to let him sleep in his big boy bed soon. No crawling yet, but he's giving it his best shot.

His favourite books are The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Where is the Green Sheep?

I have been doing a lot of re-reading simply because I find it isn't too challenging to my fuzzy baby brain. I have fit a few new books in there though. Now, I just need to find more time to actually get on the computer.