Book Blogger Hop is hosted each week by
This week's question is:
Name one book you've read in the past that still haunts you today.
My answer is:
It would have to be Stephen King's, The Shining.
I loved it and it is one of my favorite books ever.
But I was reading it at our cabin, in the woods. Granted, we have neighbors--it's right by a Wallowa Lake State Park-- but they are few and far between. And it's the woods! Dark Forest. Wild animals roaming about.
For some reason, I remember being alone.
Reading at night.
NOT A SMART THING TO DO!
It has always amazed me how that man can put a string of words together in a sentence that scares the hell out of you.
I mean---it's words. Written down.
If I do it, it sounds like this: It was a dark and stormy night and the creepy monster was peeking thru the window as I sat reading a Stephen King novel.
See? Not so scary.
Whether you like scary or not, you have to agree it takes talent to be able to scare and unnerve readers by just words on paper.
I am participating in a read-a-long this month: Salem's Lot.
This one might stay with me for a long time too.
Yes, another Stephen King book.