I spotted this tag at Books, Blogs, and Busy Days and I thought it sounded like fun. I’m feeling the Halloween vibe right now and am looking forward to decorating a pumpkin with my munchkin sometime soon. Unfortunately that also means finding her a Halloween costume she is satisfied with which is not an easy task. In the meantime, I thought I’d do a Halloweeny book tag!
Favorite Horror Book
I don’t read horror all that often but when I do I really want it to scare the pants off of me. I want it to give me nightmares and have me leaving the lights on. Most recently the book that has given me that feeling is The Haunting of Ashburn House by Darcy Coates. I love a good scare from time to time and this book delivered.
Scariest Moment in a Book you have Read
Oo! Oo! I know just the moment. In The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison there are some scenes that give me the serious chills. The part that sticks out most in my mind is when (spoilers) The Gardener murders one of the girls he keeps in his garden, encases her in resin, and displays her dead and preserved body on the wall for all the other girls to see. Completely freaky and it stuck with me for a long while.
Have you Dressed up as a Book Character for Halloween
I haven’t, no. Sad, right? I didn’t become truly interested in books and literature until I was in high school and by then I had stopped doing the whole Halloween candy. I was the Scrooge that wouldn’t even give out candy for Halloween to the neighborhood kids. Bit of a Grinch, I know. I hope to go to a comic con at some point and dress up as a book character, though. I’m thinking I’d like to be Lila Bard.
What do you Think your Favorite Fictional Character would Dress up as for Halloween?
First, I have to pick a favorite fictional character. How can anyone pick just one? I’ll just choose one of my favorites, from which there is a great pile. I choose Arthur Bryant from Christopher Fowler’s Bryant and May Mysteries. Arthur, I don’t think, would be terribly interested in Halloween but if he did dress up, I think it would be as his partner John May. They both respect each other, have spent decades as partners, and appreciate what the other brings to the investigative table even though they have the tendency to annoy each other. Arthur would have a whole huge story about why he was dressed as May while at the same time denying that he was. I love those two gentlemen.
What is your Favorite Type of Horror
That is a tough one. I think I am going to go with the psychological thriller. Mind games, terror, and a most likely not happy ending? Lets do it!
If Books were as Cheap as Candy, which Book would you give out to Trick or Treaters?
Trick or treaters are, most usually, small children. What book would suit small children of a reading age while still being entertaining and maybe teach them something? I’d go with The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan.
My Halloween TBR
Because I think Halloween is for classic horror.
Recommend some Halloween Reads
Whatever you want. Maybe you like to forgo the creepy and read a mushy romance at Halloween. If that is what you want, then do it. Maybe around Halloween you live in, say, Australia and your summer is on its way then perhaps you want to pick up a summery beachy read. Do it! Read what makes you happy, don’t feel pressured to pick up a horror/thriller just because of a holiday.