Monday, October 15, 2012

Book Blogger Confessions (Monday, October 22, 2012)

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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!

I don't think I've ever dressed up as a literary character for Halloween.  I'm not sure what that says about me as a book blogger.  Oh wait!  Yes I have it was a spooky take on the Mad Hatter.  The label in my hat says 6/66.  Also, you can see my Bloody Red Riding Hood costume on my Twitter avatar as well. 

How about you?  Do you like scary books?  Why or why not?


Jenny said...

I just watched Pet Semetary over the weekend! I'm not a big scary book or movie person (though I do better with older scary movies where the effects aren't as gruesome), but I did love King's The Shining. I actually had to read it for a paper in high school English and I loved it. Scared the life out of me, but it was so creepy and good:)

Nina @ Death, Books, and Tea said...

I love scary things because there's just that little thrill about getting scared out of your mind. Ring by Koji Suzuki and Unwind by Neal Schusterman creeped me out for two different reasons. I couldn't get through Pet Semetary-I didn't get the plot. I did try it when I was 12 though... should I try again? Actually, the little King I've read hasn't scared me at all really. Carrie and Christine were less scary, more awesome!

Karen said...

We picked the same book!!! I think that's the last time I was ever truly frightened by a book.

I think I'm pretty desensitized these days so it would take a lot.

Like I said in my post - it's the real life horrors that scare me but I can't read about that or else I wouldn't be able to leave my house. lol

LOVE your costume!! That is so creepy!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Yeah for another scary book fan and yes the older books totally rock it :)Cute costume

Unknown said...

Wow, I don't know if I ever bothered to see anything deeper in a scary story. I was too busy being scared to analyze.

Smash Attack Ash said...

LOVE your costumes! A lot of people picked King today. Go figure!

Anonymous said...

Great costume! :)
I don't really like to read scary stories... I'm such a chicken, lol. For one thing, I'm a jumpy person to start with, well, it gets worse when I'm watching/reading something scary... also, there are the nightmare :/

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