Book Blogger Confessions is a meme every 1st and 2nd Monday hosted by Karen from For What It’s Worth and the Midnyte Reader.
It’s where book bloggers “confess” and vent about topics that are unique to us.
Feel free to share, vent and offer solutions, and remember to visit For What It’s Worth or the Midnyte Reader for other confessions!
This week’s confession:
Happy 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 do not seek out ‘scary’ books. They are not what I like to read best. However, I do appreciate – A LOT – a good thriller aspect in my usual fare. My usual fare being YA. I do love suspense and mystery – a good ‘whodunnit’ without the novel being a ‘whodunnit’, if you get what I mean.
The last book that legitimately scared me was Elixir by Hilary Duff. It’s not in itself a scary book, but Duff and her ghost writer wrote a scene so chilling and haunting that I felt my pulse quicken in respond. To me, that kind of reaction to a book is what I look for.
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?
Ha ha ha – no. I’m Australian. We don’t really celebrate Halloween, although I have been to a few Halloween parties vagualy executed as an excuse to get together and drink. I’ve dressed up as various thematic characters – angels, fairies, even Morticia Goth once. Unfortunately, there are no pictures of such events.