Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Halloween Blog Hop: What book gave you goosebumps?

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Let me preface this story with an explanation.  Guys, I can't handle horror.  I won't watch any scary movies unless forced (to my friends who drove me to your house and then innocently put on Saw KNOWING I COULDN'T LEAVE BECAUSE YOU WERE MY RIDE...that was just cruel!) except the occasional zombie movies...although those are usually brought on under duress as well.  To put this into context, I had to stop watching Death Note because it gave me nightmares.  Guys.  This is an anime.  I can't even handle a CARTOON.   So I don't know why I thought I could handle scary books, but I did.  So when I had to stay up late to catch the camp girls sneaking out to meet the boys, I didn't think it would be a problem to start reading my first horror book...at midnight...alone... (*cue looks of everyone looking at me like I'm an idiot*)



That's right guys, I thought this book would be a piece of cake to read as my first scary book ever.  Alone.  At midnight. 

So needlesss to say when I finished this book at 3 AM everything was NOT OK.  That book is freaking terrifying!   I WAS SO WRONG ABOUT SCARY BOOKS.  They might be even worse than movies.  Scratch that, they're definitely worse because this is a time when having an overactive imagination is very, very bad.  I was barely holding it together when I heard noises out in the hallway.  Noises I most certainly didn't want to investigate.  Cautiously making my way across the room to grab a pair of pants to put on (only after checking under my bed of course.  Only dust bunnies were there, thankfully)...when...A SPIDER CRAWLED OUT OF MY PANTS!!!!!!   After quickly checking the hall for any errant students, I returned to my room.  Only to discover that I now had no idea where that spider had gone.  If there is anything worse than knowing there's a spider near you...it's knowing there's a spider is near but not knowing WHERE near you.   Now some of you might not know much about spiders and me.   Let's just say I don't usually handle them well, and my state of mind after reading Misery was not helping.  But I think anyone who was already in a Misery induced state of heightened terror could be excused by acting like this:


Which is more or less how I spent the rest of the night, until I fell asleep.  With the lights on.  And that my friends, is the story of how I read my first (and most likely last) scary book.

10 comments:

  1. We are complete opposites in the scary/horror category. I LOVE it, the scarier the better. Stephen King is my all time favorite author, and the Saw movies are awesome!!


    That was not a nice thing your friends did.
    "Friends Don't Force Friends To Watch Scary Movies!"

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  2. Ah yes, the imagination is a wonderful thing when it comes to romance.... Not so much when it comes to scaring yourself silly. Right there with ya!

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  3. I know right? It wasn't as bad I had expected it to be (although I still watched a good third of the movie with my eyes closed haha). And I must say, I ADORE Cary Elwes....but he shouldn't be in scary movies haha

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  4. I really underestimated the power of how well I could scare myself silly! My mom called me last night to remind me that in the middle of me being a sobbing mess apparently I had called her hahahahahahha. I have no recollection of this, it's completely lost in my period of hysteria

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  5. I do not do scary things either. No books, no movies, and no haunted houses/hayrides/corn mazes.


    I did read Night Film a few weeks ago - but only during the day time (and if it was sunny outside)...

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  6. I started watching American Horror Story - at noon, in the sunlight, while reed making so I wasn't paying THAT close attention either. I'd wanted to see the show because particularly the second season has a great cast (James Cromwell!). I thought because it was a tv show, it would be less scary. WRONG. Instead of a 2 hour terrifying movie, it's like a 12 hour one! Yay! I couldn't even finish the first episode haha

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  7. I'm with you, my imagination runs away with me when I read scary books. I've never read Misery but have seen the movie and it was creepy!


    My dad read Silence of the Lambs alone, in a wooded, isolated cabin and was so scared he slept with his fillet knife under his pillow! Ever since my parents and I make sure there's another (non-terrifying) person in the house when we read scary books.

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  8. Yeah I am not sure I'll ever check out the movie...maybe...one day...when I get some courage!

    HAHAHA - that sounds like an even worse decision than mine was! I'd say reading/seeing scary things with another person in the house is definitely a wise choice.

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  9. Saw your comment on The Daily Mayo about The Thirteenth Tale. I Loved it too.

    I have her newest book. I hope it is just as good.

    Happy Hopping!!

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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  10. BTW, very nice blog...going to follow.

    Happy Hopping!!
    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog Hop Answer

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