I'm afraid of a book!
September 7, 2007 1:35 PM Subscribe
How can I read this scary book without going crazy? This may sound silly, but I swear it's serious....
posted by lunasol to society & culture (24 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Right now I'm reading The Historian,
which is really awesome, and gripping, and I can't put it down. Every night for the last week, after I get off work (at about 9:00) I've been basically rushing home to read it.
But it's also scaring the crap out of me! I live alone, in a small, old house, and every creak makes me jump while I'm reading. I go upstairs to bed and I'm afraid to open the door to my dark bedroom.
Remember the episode of Friends where Joey reads "the Shining," and gets so scared by it that he puts the book in the freezer? Yeah, that's me with this book.
I want to finish to book, because I've definitely gotten invested in the characters and the mystery and want to know how it ends. But I've always been bad at reading or watching scary books and movies. Any thoughts on how to not get so freaked out?