Thursday, November 1, 2007

Booking Through Thursday - Horror!

Here's this week's Booking Through Thuirsday question, and it'll be a quick easy answer for me!


What with yesterday being Halloween, and all . . . do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping?

I thought about asking you about whether you were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I asked that last year. Although . . . if you want to answer that one, too, please feel free to go ahead and do both, or either, your choice!


I absolutely hate horror novels. I am a complete wimp as my husband will attest. I can't stand scary movies or books and avoid them all. If I accidentally start a book and realize it is too scary, I'll put it down immediately. I hate being scared! I'm not talking just blood and gore - I'm not good with the really psychologically twisted stuff either. I've never read or seen Silence of the Lambs, and I avoid Anne Rice novels! I'm sure horror novels are well-written, but they are not for me.

9 comments:

Bridget said...

Yes, I did try Silence of the Lambs. And I've never been sure just why ...

Sometimes I think the Cowardly Lion had a good point or two!

LisaMM said...

I know how you feel! I used to be much braver about it than I am now.

http://www.lisamm.wordpress.com

Presbyterian Gal said...

I used to read scary, gory horror novels and grisly murder mysteries. Couldn't get enough.

Now I can't stand 'em. I want pretty stories. Or interesting tales. I'll go as far as mystical, like the Time Traveler's Wife, but that is it.

Matt said...

Silence of the Lamb is creepy but it's a great novel. I have yet to see the movie. :)

I'm not a fans of vampire story so I don't read Anne Rice book.

Literary Feline said...

I do read various kinds of horror novels, mostly ones that crossover into other genres as well. So perhaps they don't always seem to scary. :-) I don't often feel afraid when I read books like that other than for the characters themselves perhaps.

The types of horror novels I do not care for are not so much a result of my not wanting to read something too scary, but more a case of my not being able to buy into the story itself.

gautami tripathy said...

I don't like the modern Vampire books. Those I find are pretty boring. But others I can as I don't scared easily.

cj said...

I've never scene the movie version of Silence of the Lambs and I never will. I enjoyed the book tremendously and I think the movie would only ruin that.

cjh

Dewey said...

Ha ha, I'm the same way. Though sometimes I can force myself. I read Stephen King sometimes, because I love his writing style enough to tough it out. I'm less likely to try scary movies, but if I do, I have to cover my face during certain parts.

BookGal said...

Bridget - I feel like the Cowardly Lion a lot!

Lisa - Thanks for visiting.

Pres - I can do mystical too. I used to read scarier things than I can now. Maybe it's age creeping up on me.

Matt - Thanks for visiting.

Literary - You are braver than I am. If I'm afraid for the character, I end up sleeping with the lights outs. I'm a wimp!

CJ - I probably wouldn't sleep if I read or saw it:)

Dewey - My husband will cover my face for me - he'll even skip parts on DVDs so he doesn't have to sleep with the light on!