Monday, October 15

Book Blogger Confessions: Scary Books


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?

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I am not generally a big fan of scary books. When October rolls around I will pull every Halloween movie out of the closet and watch but books I tend to avoid. I would rather laugh and read about happy people, at least at the end. Halloween is my favorite holiday but that is mostly because you get to dress up. Well, that and all the candy. :)

I was once recommended to read Bad Girls Don't Die and I went so far as to check it out. But then I chickened out and most likely read something friendly. I really don't like nightmares. Besides why dream about being chased by scary people when I can pleasantly dream about some of these hotties currently gracing the books shelves. There are some great male characters in the novels right now.

But when it comes to scary books the first one that comes to mind is Cryer's Cross. I can't say for sure that is the scariest, but it is definitely the most recent.

Why is it the scariest? Well I won't tell you. You will just have to find out for yourself. But I am warning you that you might get a bit chilled by this thriller.

But other than this book I think there are some really scary dystopian stories out there. There is just something about the villain in a dystopian that is terrifying. They suffer from some type of madness and seem to have no limits to what they will do. Plus the really terrifying villains seem to always be two steps ahead. There is just no escape and the despair and hopelessness that those villains plant in your heart is hard to overcome.


Anyway, thanks for the topic.

8 comments:

  1. Cryer's Cross was nice and creepy. What I loved about it is that it wasn't over the top with the spookiness. I think you have a great point about your dreams...I happen to love when I dream about spooky stuff though.

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    1. I don't mind my repetitive spooky dreams so much as the ones based on a creepy book.

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  2. I haven't read Cryer's Cross and I have it on the shelf so this might be a good time to read it.

    I don't intentionally read something to get scared. Mostly because I don't scare easily but I love a good creepy story.

    Pam - you're weird - you LIKE to have scary dreams??? bahahaha JK

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    1. I think I almost subconsciously avoid scary books. It doesn't mean I won't enjoy them if I gave them a chance. I think I have liked just about every one I have managed to read.

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  3. I loved Bad girls don't cry and sorry that you don't like them. I have yet to read cryer's cross. yes dytopians are cool scary that way.

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    1. It isn't that I don't like them. I just chickened out after looking at the cover up close. I guess I am a little bit of a wimp. Maybe I will get around to them next Halloween.

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  4. I have the Cryers Cross on my bookshelf!! I've been meaning to read it!? Anyway I'm with you on the scary book thing.... but meh, most of my reading lately has been about ghost and vampires. I LOVE vampires ♥

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    1. I used to really like vampires but I read a few too many books that couldn't quite get it right. The new emergence of vampire/dystopian is an interesting twist though. It might just help revive my dying love for vampires. I am more of a werewolf girl. :)

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