Dear Uncle Stevie,
I don't know how it happened, but somehow we lost touch for a few years. I mean, you were always my favorite uncle, and I made sure to read every one of your stories as soon as it came out. I even spent an amazing eight weeks or so traveling with you and Roland Des Chaines through the wilderness chasing the man in black (that's right-I read all seven books in a row). After that, you mysteriously disappeared from my thoughts (perhaps there was something that didn't want me to remember!). Did I know that something was missing from my life? There must have been hints, little tugs at my consciousness-why didn't I pay attention?!?
We can give credit for my sudden reemergence into your world to a book blog challenge. I was cruising through my book blogs, randomly reading here and there the witty, insightful words of my fellow bloggers, and suddenly I stumbled upon it-the Stephen King Challenge. Did you know that there are otherconstant readers out there trying to read every word you ever wrote? I thought, "Now there's a challenge I've already completed, since I've read all of his books!" (Please mark the smugness in my tone.) But then, I looked at the list of your complete works. And there were five, count 'em, FIVE titles on there I had never even heard of, much less read! Oh, clearly there were dark forces at work, if I could somehow miss FIVE of your masterpieces. I needed to read my Uncle Stevie, and I needed to do it NOW!
Your (nearly) constant reader,
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