Friday, October 28, 2011

TGIF and Spooky Reads

To keep in the spirit of Halloween, we’ve decided to participate in the TGIF meme over at GReads!  Our top 10 list this week (found here) was spooky themed so this week’s question is still very fresh in our minds.    

Question: Which stories have chilled you to the bone?

Answer: Pretty much anything by Stephen King has the ability to produce cold sweats for a 2 to 3 week period in the middle of the night.  As teens we loved to torture ourselves with a late night read of something like The Dark Half, It, The Langoliers, or Bag of Bones.  For whatever reason, we could rarely avert a final trip to the bathroom before lights out and at no other point in our lives have we displayed such impressive feats of speed.  It also didn’t help that unnamed family members thought it was hilarious to throw objects at our bedroom windows in the middle of these aforementioned reads.  No wonder our nerves are shot to pieces...

In addition, we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t mention The Haunting of Hill House and Something Wicked This Way Comes as worthy candidates of our creepy reads list.

Okay, now we need to return to the Angry Birds costume we promised our son.  Have a great weekend and a SAFE Halloween!


  1. First off...Love the idea of an Angry Birds costume. Please post pictures ;)

    Second, I know you said you've never done The Shining but it was my first Stephen King. I thought it was creepy but maybe a little less than I had been anticipating?

    Any suggestions for my next foray into King?

  2. THE LANGOLIERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love the made for tv movie, I bet the book is amazing. Even though I'm a super chicken.

    New follower here!

    Lah @ LazyGirl Reads

  3. Thelibrarianreads,

    If you want creepy, I would highly recommend Bag of Bones. Not his most popular title, but the characters are amazing and it’s our favorite King book. Personally, I didn’t LOVE The Stand, but it seems to be on almost every “must read” list...