Tall One has started reading my Stephen King books. I was her age when I first “discovered” him, and I love that she’s reading my old books. She’s starting with Salem’s Lot and snuck it to school. She brought it home, amazed, and told me to look in the front. There was my name in my loopy teenage script, “Sarah Murphy”. Wow, that takes me back!
She is enjoying the book and said she needed to ask me a few questions. I thought it would be about the book and was trying to remember the story line. No, she wanted to know how old Stephen King is. Since I read him when I was her age, she’s worried that he’s “really old” and that maybe he won’t have a lot more time to write. Even though we have a big stack waiting for her and plenty more where that came from, she’s already worried she’s going to run out. That’s my girl.
Stephen King is the writer who taught me brand loyalty, and I can see she’s hooked in the same way. I’m loving it.
I assured her that not only does he still have plenty of years left, but that he is a prolific writer. I told her he writes even more than ME. She feels better now and can continue reading.
I know what she’s feeling. She found someone she enjoys reading and she wants to know there’s going to be more.
This is why we subscribe to each other’s blogs. This is why we get a little thrill when we see our favorite faces pop up at the top of our lists. I want MORE.
We’re all just reading addicts looking for a fix. And Ahhhh, life is good!!