Wednesday 31 October 2012

My book club on Halloween....

You know that interview our some people have been answering throughout the month? I kind of forced my book club to do it too...
Everyone here is either twelve, thirteen or fourteen, aside from Harris who is our generally awesome librarian who supplies us with sweets.

-Why do/don't you read scary things?
Laura :Scary books are pointless.
Starcrux: Because I enjoy scary things.
IfOnlyFredWeasleyHadLived: I don't really. I like feeling safe when everything is over.
ILoveDogs: I don't-they scare me.
Sarah: I read "scary" things but they're not very scary, so I mainly read them for the plot.

-What flavour of scary do you like reading about?
IOFWHL: Murder mysteries are my limit.
Katy: I love urban legends and cryptids.
TheFreeElf: Whatever people recommend.

-Out of everything in the world, what do you find scary?
TheFreeElf: Being trapped.
Starcrux: Wasps!

-If you could insert yourself into any horror novel, which would it
be, who would you be, and why?
Katy: I would be an innocent bystander because it is a cool phrase.
ILoveDogs: I wouldn't.
Mimz: Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. I could kick Bella's arse and take the Cullen's money.

-Classic (pre-1970s) or modern horror-which do you prefer and why?
Katy: Modern day because it's funny.
Harris:Pre-70s-more suspense, not always graphic descriptions-I prefer my imagination to scare me.

-What's the scariest thing you've read to this day?
Katy: I've not read anything scary.
ILoveDogs: Zombies.
Mimz: Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses.
Starcrux: The Enemy by Charlie Higson.

-What books scared you most as a child?
Harris: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl because of the insects!
Sarah: When I was younger I was really scared of Voldemort. Now, it's Weeping Angels!

-What do you do to celebrate Halloween?
TheFreeElf: Sleep. Eat chocolate. Basically the same as I do every day!
IOFWHL: Give out sweets.
Katy: I raid the cupboard for sweets.

-Any fun Halloween stories you have to tell us?
[Edit: None of them have one! Kind of disappointed in them because three of my book club shared in the fun of what you'll be told about for my thing tomorrow...oh well.]

-Any other spooky books you want to share?
TheFreeElf: I read mostly sad depressing books, not scary books.
Sarah: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

Further discussion threw up Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Henry James' Turn of the Screw, Eggy Ally/Edgar Allan Poe, The Signalman and Dickens in general, The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler, Daphne de Maurier and The Birds, Unwind by Neal Schuesterman and last but not least, Misery by Stephen King.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a great post that was really interesting. I must compile my own Halloween questionaire for my bookish friends as it would be really facinating to find out the results, as everyones thoughts and tastes on books & spooky stuff is different. I would like to wish you a Happy Halloween and hope that you have a spooky good time! x


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