Blog Hop: Reading While Haunted

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is:  You’re spending a night in a haunted house.  What book would you bring with you?

Firstly, I would not spend the night in a haunted house!  I jump and freak out in fake haunted houses, when I know perfectly well it’s all actors and effects, so even a hypothetically-haunted house is completely out the window.  Absolutely nothing supernatural could happen and I’d still be freaked by every sound!  In fact, I recently beta-read Audrey Murphy by Karen Blakely (due to be published this December!), in which the heroine accepts a dare to spend the night in a haunted house.  I swiftly learned that I would fail this dare, as I offered frequent advice that the heroine ought to be more scared…

Now that all of that is out of the way, let’s try to imagine a situation where I do in fact spend the night in a haunted house.  What book would I bring?  If I thought the house was actually haunted by malevolent spirits, I’m going to have to go with a Bible as the most likely to be helpful and protective under the circumstances.

If we’re theorizing that it’s not really haunted, just creepy, then I’m leaning towards something comforting that doesn’t require too intense of concentration.  Probably either L. M. Montgomery’s journals (because I’m weird that way 🙂 ) or maybe Winnie-the-Pooh.

Is there any hypothetical possibility that I might want to bring something atmospheric, like Dracula or something by Steven King?  No.  No, there really isn’t!

3 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Reading While Haunted

  1. I’m absolutely with you on this. I do NOT spend nights in haunted houses!

    Maybe if it was forced on me (in which case it would be unlikely to give me the opportunity to choose a book) I would pick something to read aloud that any ghosts might enjoy. Wind in the Willows, maybe. I like your thinking on Winnie the Pooh. Otherwise it would have to be the Complete Guide to Ghostbusting.

  2. Funny post! I like how adamant you are about NOT spending a night in a haunted house. I’m with you there! And the Bible is a great choice to ward off any real malevolent evil spirits. If you don’t read it, maybe you could at least hold it up in front of them, sort of as a shield. 🙂

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