NEWS - 20 YEARS

Lilja's Library Highlight: December 11

Posted: December 11, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2011...

...the first of two episodes of Bag of Bones airs on A&E.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: December 10

Posted: December 10, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1999...

...The Green Mile premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: December 2

Posted: December 2, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2004...

...the Book Faithful is released in the US. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 29

Posted: November 29, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2005...

...The Mangler Reborn premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 22

Posted: November 22, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1999...

...the Book Blood and Smoke is released in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 21

Posted: November 21, 2016, 00:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2007...

...The Mist premiers in the US.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 18

Posted: November 18, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2013...

...the remake of Carrie premiers in the US.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 12

Posted: November 12, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2000...

...The Simpsons episode Insane Poppy Clown airs. King do the voice for himself.



Here is my review of the script for the episode.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 11

Posted: November 11, 2016, 09:01:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2014...

...the Book Revival is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 11

Posted: November 11, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2008...

...the Book Just After Sunset is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 10

Posted: November 10, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2009...

...the Book Under the Dome is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 9

Posted: November 9, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2010...

...the Book Full Dark, No Stars is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 8

Posted: November 8, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2011...

...the Book 11/22/63 is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 4

Posted: November 4, 2016, 09:01:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2003...

...the Book The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 4

Posted: November 4, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1997...

...the Book The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: November 3

Posted: November 3, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2015...

...the Book The Bazaar of Bad Dreams is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 31

Posted: October 31, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2000...

...the Book Secret Windows is released in the US. The exact release date seems to be unknown...

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 29

Posted: October 29, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1997...

...Trucks airs on USA Television Network.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 25

Posted: October 25, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...Thinner premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 24

Posted: October 24, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2006...

...the Book Lisey's Story is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 23

Posted: October 23, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1998...

...Apt Pupil premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 18

Posted: October 18, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2014...

...Big Driver airs on Lifetime.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 15

Posted: October 15, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2005...

...Riding the Bullet premiers in the US.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 12

Posted: October 12, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1999...

...Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 9

Posted: October 9, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2001...

...Children of the Corn: Revelation premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 8

Posted: October 8, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 7

Posted: October 7, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2014...

... Mercy premiers in the US.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 4

Posted: October 4, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2005...

...the Book The Colorado Kid is released in the US. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: October 3

Posted: October 3, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2000...

...the Book On Writing is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 28

Posted: September 28, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2001...

...Hearts in Atlantis premiers in the US.



Here is my review of the script.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 26

Posted: September 26, 2016, 00:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2009...

...the remake of Children of the Corn premiers in the US.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 24

Posted: September 24, 2016, 09:02:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2013...

...the Book Doctor Sleep is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 24

Posted: September 24, 2016, 09:01:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2002...

...the Book From a Buick 8 is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 24

Posted: September 24, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...the Book Desperation and Regulators is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 23

Posted: September 23, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2001...

Do you remember back in the day when Wap was the big buzz thing? It was that time periods way of letting you put web content viewable on a cellphone. Wap died pretty fast and today no one uses it. But in 2001 Lilja’s Library was there!

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 22

Posted: September 22, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1998...

...the Book Bag of Bones is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 21

Posted: September 21, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2004...

...the Book The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 15

Posted: September 15, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2001...

...the Book Black House is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 14

Posted: September 14, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1999...

...the Book Hearts in Atlantis is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: September 1

Posted: September 1, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2011...

...the Book Mile 81 is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: August 29

Posted: August 29, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...the Book The Green Mile: Coffey on the Mile is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: August 28

Posted: August 28, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2012...

Today 14 years ago I did my very first interview about King. It was with BBC radio and a lot of it was about King’s claims that he would retire from publishing. I guess we know now that I was right when I said I thought he would keep publishing books for many years to come…

Lilja's Library Highlight: August 21

Posted: August 21, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2012...

...the Book A Face in the Crowd (e-book) is released in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: August 3

Posted: August 3, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2010...

...the Book Lilja’s Library – The World of Stehen King: The Book is released in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: July 28

Posted: July 28, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2008...

...The first episode of N was released.

Lilja's Library Highlight: July 25

Posted: July 25, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...the Book The Green Mile: Night Journey is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: July 24

Posted: July 24, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2000...

...the Book The Plant - Installment one (e-book) is released on King's website.

Lilja's Library Highlight: July 12

Posted: July 12, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2006...

...The first episode of the first season of Nightmares and Dreamscapes aired on TNT.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: July 9

Posted: July 9, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2010...

...The first episode of the first season of Haven aired on Syfy.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: July 1

Posted: July 1, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2003...

...the Book The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger - Revised and Expanded Edition is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 27

Posted: June 27, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...the Book The Green Mile: The Bad Death of Eduard Delacroix is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 24

Posted: June 24, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2013...

...The first of the first season of Under the Dome aired on CBS.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 22

Posted: June 22, 2016, 08:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2007...

...1408 premiers in the US.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 20

Posted: June 20, 2016, 00:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2004...

...The firts of two episodes of The Shining aired on TNT.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 16

Posted: June 16, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2002...

...The firts of the first season of The Dead Zone aired on USA Network.



Here is my review.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 12

Posted: June 12, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2007...

...the book Blaze is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 8

Posted: June 8, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2004...

...the book The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 4

Posted: June 4, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2013...

...the book Joyland is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 3

Posted: June 3, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2014...

...the book Mr Mercedes is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: June 2

Posted: June 2, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2015...

...the book Finders Keepers is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: May 30

Posted: May 30, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...the Book The Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: May 23

Posted: May 23, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2006...

...Desperation aired on ABC.

Lilja's Library Highlight: May 13

Posted: May 13, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1997...

...Quicksilver Highway (includes Chattery Teeth) aired on FOX.

Lilja's Library Highlight: May 12

Posted: May 12, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2003...

...The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer aired on ABC.

Lilja's Library Highlight: April 27

Posted: April 27, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1997...

...The firts of two episodes of The Shining aired on ABC.

Lilja's Library Highlight: April 25

Posted: April 25, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...the Book The Green Mile: The Mouse on the Mile is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: April 20

Posted: April 20, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2010...

...the Book Blockade Billy is released in the US. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: April 6

Posted: April 6, 2016, 09:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1999...

...the Book The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: March 28

Posted: March 28, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1996...

...the Book The Green Mile: The Two Dead Girls is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: March 21

Posted: March 21, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2003...

...Dreamcatcher premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: March 20

Posted: March 20, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2001...

...the Book Dreamcatcher is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: March 19

Posted: March 19, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2002...

...the Book Everything's Eventual is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: March 14

Posted: March 14, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2000...

...the eBook Riding the Bullet is released.

Lilja's Library Highlight: March 12

Posted: March 12, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2004...

...Secret Window premiers in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: March 3

Posted: March 3, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2004...

...the first episode (of 13) of Kingdom Hospital aired on ABC. Here is my review of the pilot.

Lilja's Library Highlight: February 27

Posted: February 27, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2002...

...the first episode (of three) of Rose Red aired on ABC. The other two aired on February 28 and 29.

Lilja's Library Highlight: February 21

Posted: February 21, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2012...

...the Book The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: February 17

Posted: February 17, 2016, 16:27:48

ON THIS DAY IN 1978...

...the Book Night Shift is released in the US and UK.

Lilja's Library Highlight: February 14

Posted: February 14, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1999...

...the first episode (of three) of Storm of the Century aired on ABC. The other two aired on February 15 and 18.

Lilja's Library Highlight: February 12

Posted: February 12, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2009...

...the eBook UR is released. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: February 1

Posted: February 1, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 1999...

...the screenplay for Storm of the Century is released in the US.

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 25

Posted: January 25, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2013...

...Guns an essay discussing King’s thoughts on the gun control/gun rights issue facing the U.S., is released.


“I think the issue of an America awash in guns is one every citizen has to think about,” said King. “If this helps provoke constructive debate, I’ve done my job. Once I finished writing ‘Guns’ I wanted it published quickly.”

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 24

Posted: January 24, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2006...

...Cell is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 23

Posted: January 23, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2005...

...Riding the Bullet premiers on USA Network.

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 22

Posted: January 22, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2008...

...Duma Key is released in the US and UK. Here is my review of the book.

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 18

Posted: January 18, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2000...

...The PC game Stephen King’s F13 was released.


Lilja's Library Highlight: January 16

Posted: January 16, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2007...

...Pary 1 of 3 of my interview with King is published on my site. The others followed on January 17 and 18. You can read them here:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 11

Posted: January 11, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2008...

...A video trailer for Duma Key is released.

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 5

Posted: January 5, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2003...

...the second season of The Dead Zone premiered on USA Network.

ON THIS DAY IN 2012...

...Marv’s Museum opened. Here I display props that’s been in different movies based on King’s work.

Lilja's Library Highlight: January 3

Posted: January 3, 2016, 12:00:00

ON THIS DAY IN 2009...

...Lilja's Library was featured in the comic version of THE STAND. In "Captain Trips" #4 one of the store signs said "Lilja's Library".

20 Years in the World of Stephen King

Posted: January 2, 2016, 12:00:00

One thing I will do during 2016 to celebrate the 20 years of Lilja’s Library is something called 20 Years in the World of Stephen King: Highlights From 1996-2015. Here I will pay extra attention to things that happen on a specific date sometime between 1996 and 2015. The first date is January 3rd…