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Would You Rather…? The Spooky Edition

As I have no post in place for today, and have no idea what to write about, and I haven’t been reading these last few days, I’m stealing this meme from Norrie over at Reading Under The Blankie, because she’s way cooler than I am!

Thrillers or Supernatural(s)?

Easy answer, thrillers. I just don’t read supernaturals, they tend to make me snort, laugh maniacally, or roll my eyes in despair.

Ghosts or Zombies?

Oh, come on, no brainer, it has to be ghosts. Ghosts are way cooler than brain-dead zombies. Talking to the dead, discussing Jane Harper’s latest release, asking what it’s like on the other side, does it snow, you know, that sort of thing

Vampires or Werewolves?

Duh! Werewolves, they are after all, eh, my distant cousins twice removed on my mother’s side, through my Irish lineage—or am I think about my cousin’s Irish setter? Hmm

Witches or Demons?

Probably demons, now I come to think about it. Given I love Dara a demon Djinn from S.A. Chakraborty’s THE CITY OF BRASS, and who wouldn’t want to live there immersed in all that magic and intrigue.

Would you rather read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?

Being as I’m not a big cat lover (give me a puppy dog any day) I’ll plump for the 13 chapters, especially as I’m not superstitious. 13 is my lucky number.

Would you rather read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?

Definitely the brightly lit room, as I’m as blind as a bat. And reading by candle light? Over-rated if you ask me. I’m liable to set the room on fire

Would you rather face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?

I’m hedging my bets, as you don’t know what my worst fear is, and I’m not about to talk about it outside of therapy. I stand a better chance stuck in the mind of a killer. Who just might ask for me to be evicted after a day or two. After all, I’m a writer, I have a lot of weird people trapped in my head!

Would you rather watch a scary movie or read a scary book?

Books don’t scare me, but watching a movie? Yep, saw one when I was 20 that scared the shit out of me. Not about to repeat that ever again.

Would you rather read spooky books during the fall time, or all year?

If I really had to pick, it would be during the fall.

Would you rather read 10 spooky books in October or all year?

If I had to read 10 spooky books it would take me all year to read them. And what books would I choose? How about:

  • Rosemary’s Baby — Ira Levin
  • Frankenstein — Mary Shelley
  • Dracula — Bram Stocker
  • The Haunting of Hill House — Shirley Jackson
  • The Witches of Eastwick — John Updike
  • The Exorcist — William Blatty
  • Hell House — Richard Matheson
  • The Bell Witch — Brent Monahan
  • The Witching Hour — Anne Rice
  • The Magicians — Lev Grossman

And you, what spooky and scary books have you been reading for Halloween?

6 Comments

  1. Only two, three different answers.. it’s going to be so boring if you read mine :-). I haven’t read any books of your list but finished reading The Lingering, a novel that definitely falls into that category. I quite liked it too, it was suggestive and kept you guessing but it wasn’t over the top.

    • You are never boring, Inge, and I’m sure your answers will be just as much fun as Norrie’s were. Oh, and the Lingering sounds like a ghost story, I hope you do a review and let us know what it was all about. There are not many good ghost stories to be read.

  2. Yeah, Rosemary’s Baby!! Even the movie was good. One of those rare ones i actually like 😀

    Imagine you could have a demon friend. Or a pet demon! That’d be kinda cool. I finished recently the second Dresden Files book and the MC was using his demonic acquaintance to help him with his investigation. It actually seemed like more hassle than benefit :/

    I tried reading the Exorcist years ago. I think it could have been the translation, but i gave up after a few pages.

    • I also forgot to mention The Omen too. That was a spooky read as well as the movie too. Dang, and I completely forgot about the Dresden Files. And probably a whole lot more. The 60s and 70s were rife with supernatural books and movies.

      The movie for The Exorcist is probably way scarier than the book, the visuals always creep me out more than words do.

  3. So many difficult choices 🙂 I didn’t know The Exorcist is based on a book. I saw the movie and had nightmares 🙂

    • Oh, you too, Jasmine? I think everyone found the movie way more scary than the actual book. As I mention to Norrie, the visuals are what make the Exorcist give you nightmares.

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