Any Dark Tower readers?????

Started Book VII last night, this series is incredible. I highly recommend it to anyone.
The thing I like about King, is how all of his books tie together. The stand, Tha talisman, Insomnia, etc… These though take the cake as a series, and with char’s from all the other books, really show how the King world looks.
I like that as well. I have never been a big horror fan but I have a lot more respect for King after reading this series. I will probably read more of his books now.

Can Stephen King’s son be as good as his father?

I just picked up Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill nom de plume for Joe Hillstrom King, Stephen King’s son. I’ve only managed to get through the first 20 pages without interruption but so far its pretty impressive. I’ll give a full review when I’m done. If you want to check it out, its 30% off at and 20% off at stores.

Looks just like Daddy

Book trade?

I’ve got a bunch of books that I’ve read and all sitting around. Is anybody interested in trading books in bulk? Maybe like 5 books at a time or something between members (to cut down on shipping costs)
what kind of books do you have, I tend to read things along the lines of steven king, dean koontz, or else the true crime type of thing.


Let’s attempt to List Every Book You’ve EVER Read

I think it would be cool to have a thread where we list books we’ve read, and as we remember them we can come back and edit our list. We can also help each other figure out the names of books if we just remember the story, and use each others list to help remember. Anyways I’m going to start my own list, I’m sure it will take a while to remember most of them. If you participate you should keep your list in one post, and use other posts for discussion and such.
Unsorted Brainstorming

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy! What order?

I’ve never seen any of the movies or read any of the books. Which order do they go in? Does it start with "The Hobbit"?
The Hobbit
Fellowship of the rings
Two Towers
Return of the King.
Just an FYI, the Hobbit has not been made into a movie yet.


What kind of beds are you using?

Currently, my wife and I have a Simmons Back Care mattress that we bought about five years ago. We didn’t do as much homework as we should, and now as I research the bed, I’m finding that our results are very similar to most everyone else. Those results are the bed breaking down already, body impressions, etc.

My wife thinks she wants a new bed so we checked out a local dealer of beds, called . The beds are extremely comfortable, and I love the technology they use in them, however the cost is very, very high. For example, for the bed we liked, a queen model would run $3100, a cal-king (the next size up from Queen at this place): $4200.

A/C locks?

So apparently the hot thing in the local neighborhoods is stealing the freon out of A/C units (townhomes with low fences, easy targets). they sent out an email saying that for $80 (parts + labor) someone could come install locks on the A/C units to keep the freon from being stolen.

has anyone had experience with these locks? how much do they cost? if its a decent amount less i’d like to do it myself and possibly go around doing it for everyone that wants it for just a few bucks.
They’re not stealing the freon. They’re stealing the copper and getting cash for it as scrap. Big cash. There’s a lot of copper tubing in an AC compressor.

Portable air conditioners

Hello everyone on OT. I would like to apologize if this topic has been discussed. I cannot search so I can’t search for this topic.

I’m looking to get a portable air conditioner for my apartment. I can’t seem to find any details on I was wondering how easy the setup was since you have to vent the hose through the window. Also, how much electricity it uses? I found a few with a EER rating of 9.0 (is that any good)? Thanks for looking!
cant get a window unit? i hear the portable units dont work so well

What Are You Reading??? v.New

I just finished The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
I just picked up for whom the bell tolls
I also wanted to get Haunted by that fight club guy
The Sun Also Rises was great.

Just finished Haunted. I only found it mediocore. Maybe I was expecting too much. Some of the short stories were really well done, but the overall connecting story did nothing for me.

Rereading Huxley’s Brave New World at the moment.
Boy’s Life by Robert R. McCammon


Wine Recomendations

My favorite under $15 wine recomendation:
Estanice Cabernet Sauvingnon
Average Price $12 in VA. Available in most wine retailers
Tasting Notes:
Every year its a consistantly good bottle of wine. I have never had a bad vintage. It will easilly age for 10 years, however is always drinkable now.