Teaser Tuesday: Needful Things by Stephen King

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.

Hello and happy Tuesday. This past weekend was booked with my father in law’s 80th birthday party on Saturday then the yearly company picnic on Sunday so I didn’t get a chance to type up my Sunday updates post but I did manage to sneak in this teaser today.


I took a break from re-reading Needful Things recently because I wanted to get to Meltdown and post my thoughts on it which I did. Now I am back to reading King and here is a snippet:

“At least she had not kept the baby out of spite or defiance; no one could hang that on her. She found herself surprised by love, that simplest, strongest, and most unforgiving of all emotions.

She had moved on. No-they had moved on. She had worked a number of menial jobs, and they had ended up in San Francisco, where she had probably intended to go all along. In that early summer of 1971 it had been a kind of hippie Xanadu, a hilly headshop full of freaks and folkies and yippies and bands with names like Moby Grape and the Thirteenth Floor Elevators.”

p.230, Needful Things

I googled headshop since I hadn’t heard that term before.

Enjoy your week. what are you reading? Share a snippet in the comments if you’d like. xo

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22 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Needful Things by Stephen King

  1. I have never been to a ‘headshop’ you understand, however a colleague who visited Amsterdam in Holland last year mentioned the term and I believe had actually been inside one or two during her sightseeing trips.

    I haven’t read any Stephen King in several years and then, not this particular book, but this one certainly sounds like him at his vintage best, although I am not sure I could cope with the chunkster number of pages. The teaser lines you chose are compelling, when read in context with the full premise and I have to admit to being sorely tempted!

    I hope that your FIL enjoyed his milestone birthday and the company picnic sounds like a neat idea and just the R&R you needed after all the plans and preparations for Saturday!

    Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂


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    • Interesting she has visited them on her trips.
      This is definitely a long read, I’ve set it aside again to get to a review book so it’s looking like I will have read two books in between this one, maybe a third also.

      The birthday celebration was very nice and the picnic was good also. Thank you and have a good weekend!


  2. Happy 80th birthday to your father-in-law! It sounds like you had a fun and eventful weekend. I haven’t read this one by King yet. Maybe one of these days. 🙂

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  3. Happy birthday to your father-in-law! I enjoyed the snippet from the book. I haven’t come across the term headshop in years! Enjoy your week! I’m enjoying time with my daughters now. 🙂

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  4. I think i thought I hadn’t heard it back when I read this the first time but probably wouldn’t have sought out the meaning as back in the old days it would have meant finding a dictionary lol.

    BTW incase you haven’t seen it I have a Stephen King themed giveaway on the blog 😀

    I love this Meme, not very often I take part but I think I may do this one, thanks lovely xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  5. I haven’t heard of a ‘headshop’ before either. What did we do before google? Lol I am guilty of digging out my dictionary back in the day, but only for words that really bothered me!

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