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, thank-you very much. Why you ask? because I do not like to have nightmares and be deprived of my sleep. Because that is what scary books and movies do to me, they give me nightmares. Do you know I sleep with my bathroom light on and the door cracked open so it’s not completely dark in my room? I also like to have my dog in my room and keep my closet mirror/door thing closed. I have a flashlight in my nightstand, are you understanding me now? Scary movie trailers give me nightmares so there is no way I am watching the movie and there is no way that I am spending hours reading a book about characters being possessed by demons, or angry spirits hiding in your closet, or baby face dolls who are looking one direction and then in a completely different direction the next time you go and dust them. (My brother and I finally convinced my mom a few months ago to get rid of the choir of creepy porcelain dolls that were positioned under our TV, but one still remains). I will read eerie books like The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff or dark and tense books like This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers and I will even consider reading books like Possess by Gretchen McNeil, The Graveyard Queen: The Restorer by Amanda Stevens and The Devourer by Simon Holt, but I won’t read them because every time a horror movie trailer pops up on my TV I am reminded that I am a big bowl of marshmallow puff and I will constantly remind my friend that paranormal does not automatically = horror.
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?
No, but I did try to dress up as a winter faery from Melissa Marr’s Wicked Lovely series for a Faery Costume Ball at RT, the costume wasn’t what I imagined but if you want to see a picture visit Scribing Shadows.