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Question - Happy Halloween! Do you like to read scary books? Why or why not? If so, what is the scariest book you've ever read and why does it deserve that honor?
Bonus question just for fun: Have you ever dressed up as a literary character for Halloween? If so, are you brave enough to show a photo?
Answer: The answer is yes. Yes I like to read scary books. One person's gross out is my giggle. One person's Horror is my "Hell yeah!" Why? That's a difficult question to answer. All my life I've loved to walk on the spooky side. There is just something about delving into the dark and exploring the shadows, including my own. I find scary books more exciting, deeper and more empowering in a way. They are a way to examine what a character is made out of and in turn contemplate what you, as a reader, are made of as well.
The scariest book I ever read, that really scared me was Pet Semetery by Stephen King. I read it while I was in college. I remember clearly being in my dorm room reading on my bed. Floors below me and floors above me filled with people. I was frickin' scared that something creepy and crawly was going to come find ME out of all those people. I have never been scared like that by a book since and totally loved it!