Caffeinated Speculation: Have you seen the trailer for “It”?

All right, where are my Stephen King fans? Are you obsessed with his books? Love his movies? If so, this post is for you!

So, this week the brand new trailer for Stephen King’s “It” came out. (You can watch it here, if you’re brave enough!) I have a confession—I probably wouldn’t have even known this movie was coming out if it weren’t for my teenaged girls. See, we happen to be pretty big “Stranger Things” fans. (Like we have a countdown for season 2 in flashing neon lights dead center of our living room. Just kidding! The colors are in glitter, not neon. *winky face*) Anywho…just as any teen likes to do, my girls particularly enjoy following their favorite actors on every form of social media possible. (“Watch this clip of Gaten Matarazzo falling, mom! It’s hilarious!”) Naturally, they know every single detail of every star of the show and regularly tweet to them. (*Mom hides face in palm*) My middle daughter even bought the same ring Millie Bobby Brown wears because, duh! That makes her just like Millie!

I digress. Back to confession: Okay, so the only reason “IT” was on my radar in the first place is because Mike from ST (Finn Wolfhard—And yes, my “middle” also owns the “Finn Wolfhard” T-shirt!) happens to be in “It”! Are you following me? (Phew. I think I need to sit down.) So, my girls have been waiting eagerly for this trailer to come out and this week their heads exploded into a million pieces because it did.

The end.

Okay, maybe not. But they did get super excited and have watched the thing a billion-and-one times already, if that’s a thing. But here’s the sad part—their writer-mama has never even read this book. (*Writer-mama runs and hides in corner*) Yes, yes. I hear you guffawing but really, I like horror just as much as any other girl, but I haven’t read this book. Because, CLOWNS!

Ack! Are you kidding me? I’ve never wanted to read the book—or certainly never see the original movie—because I don’t have a death wish of clowns. But here’s the thing: I think I’m going to read it now. For real! I’m geared up and ready to hit the library today so I can grab me a copy of the SK-man and read up on some scary scary clownage. And the weird part is, I’m sort of excited about it.

This begs the question: Will I be in the theater in September when this baby hits the big screen? Answer: If I can get through the stupid book, then yes. I’d like to see how the movie compares. One thing is for certain, though. I’ll be sitting alone in that overly crowded theater watching Pennywise scare little children because neither of my girls will be with me. They’ve watched the trailer a hundred times but have already said they’re too afraid to see the movie. Because, ya know…


What about you? Have you read the book? Seen the original? Plan to the see new installment? What are you thoughts on this classic horror novel and where is your excitement level in this whole thing? Feel free to share below! I’d love to find someone who’s just as scared of clowns as I am!

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Freaking scary poster for the freaking scary movie.


Book Review coming soon…

Soooo, I do realize that it’s been a solid week since I’ve posted anything. I was really looking forward to today because I’ve been reading an awesome book that I can’t wait to review! Aaaannnddd, I haven’t finished yet 😉 But once I do, you will hear all about it and can ‘ooo’ and ‘ahhh’ at my findings. Until then, I will give you a hint – it has an old fashioned picture of a young girl levitating on the cover. (Which is why I never picked it up earlier – I thought it might be hokey. I was so wrong!! Don’t judge a book by it’s… well, ya know 😉

Other than that, I’m now obsessed with listening to the “Les Miz” soundtrack, since I saw the show (again. for the fourth time.) last night. Look forward to some Parisian influence in my writing… tee-hee.

And on another note, I’m really looking forward to the release of the movie “The Fault in our Stars”, this weekend! My man and I already have plans for a date night (or afternoon, as it may be) to see it. It is based on one of my favorite books of all time, and from the buzz, sounds like the movie has actually done the book justice! Yay! I would love it if things weren’t screwed up for John Green and the amazing world of TFIOS I have playing in my head. If you haven’t read it, drop whatever you’re doing right. now. and go buy it/borrow it/steal it/do whatever you must to complete this task! You will not regret it! (Don’t hate for all the crying you’ll do during the process, though. Fair warning.)

Real book review coming soon! Happy Reading!