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Question: Happy (early) Halloween! Do you like to read scary books? Why or why not? If so, what is the scariest book you ever read and why does it deserve that honor?
I like scary books but honestly it takes a heck of a lot to scare me. Even with movies. My brain can’t seem to turn off and I just know in my head it’s not real. There have been a few books that have managed to give me the creeps though.
The first scary book I ever remember reading was Pet Sematary by Stephen King. This book scared the shit out of me! I was dating my husband at the time and wouldn’t even leave the house unless I could bring the book with me to read. I remember him and his friend taking me to Taco Bell for lunch and I was in the back seat of the car reading. I even had nightmares afterwards. That was over 20 years ago and I have no idea if it would scare me if I read it now. I should re-read it sometime to see.
More recently there was Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake and I just finished the wonderful, creeptastic The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. Both shocked me at how creepy and graphic they got for YA.
It wasn’t so much the gore, which I LOVE, but both Blake, and Bickle made me care about what happened to the characters and took them places that left you wondering if they could make it out of this book alive. Reading has become somewhat predictable, so when I actually fear for a characters safety….THAT’S when I’m scared!
What books scare you? Is there a subject matter that maybe scares you more than straight up gore? Mine would be serial killers because they really exist. I can’t read books about serial killers.
Bonus question! Just for fun – have you ever dressed as a literary character for Halloween? Brave enough to show a photo if you have one?
No, I haven't, but I did dress up my dogs as Harry Pawter, Dumbledore and Professor Trelawney one year. I have pictures somewhere but I could only find the one of Beau as Harry P.
P.S. Check out my Book Blogger Confessions partner, Pam’s month long Halloween Hootenanny over at Midnyte Reader!
~ Creepy reviews.
~ Ghoulish giveaways.
~ Scary posts.
~ Frightening interviews.
~ Spooky goodness.
Next Book Blogger Confessions is November 5th and the topic is politics and blogging!
Question: Should bloggers & authors discuss politics? Does that turn you off to a blogger or an authors books if they tweet/post about their political positions or do you appreciate their passionate point of view?
Get the upcoming questions right here