Re: What are you reading now?
11/22/63 was excellant. Now it is a King book, which means it delves into touches of other King books at bits and pieces (sometimes this is a good thing as it brings back brushes w/ characters read long, long ago, sometimes its not so good) and at certain points, it gets plain weird, but the story telling and pace of the book is great, the concept is interesting, and since I read it around the same time I was reading "killing Kennedy" by Bill O'Rielly, the history behind the book (at least the parts that are not obviously fiction) comes across pretty solid.
Sounds like I'm like you, I read a lot of King in middle school and thru high school. Got back into a bit reading the Shining after college (I had owned it for awhile, but never rad it for whatever reason), but had not read much by him since the early 90s. I think it was Gerald's game that threw me over the edge and put him down for all that time. Based upon the recs here, I picked up 11/22/63 and vastly enjoyed it.