This Top Ten Tuesday’s topic is “10 Facts about Me”. I’ve tried my best to keep the last several very site-oriented, but decided to relax it a bit and have some fun with it. So, here you go, 10 book/movie oriented facts about me. You might be surprised! Top Ten Tuesday is, as usual, brought to you courtesy of Broke and Bookish.
10 Facts About Me
1. The first horror book I can ever (trying) to read was Stephen King’s Christine.
2. The science fiction book that planted the love of the genre in me was Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
3. I have a ‘zombie-novels’ shelf on Goodreads with 57 books on it. I’m sure I’ve read more than that and just can’t remember them.
4. I grew up reading historical romances. Literally grew up reading them. I know I was reading them at 8 years old, and probably before then.
5. The grossest horror book I’ve ever read was by Richard Laymon. Pretty sure it was this one. There was this monster with, uhm, certain parts of the male anatomy for fingers….
6. I had night terrors as a kid, and I blame the majority of them on my mom letting me watch The Nightmare on Elm Street series. Seriously, you STILL couldn’t pay me to sleep on a waterbed, or relax in the bathtub with my eyes closed because of that series.
7. I’m scared of water. (Why is this on a bookish list, you ask?) Any movie (Dante’s Peak, The Wave, etc) that has a wall of water rushing at the screen scares me. I have to look away. I also can’t be comfortable in water where I can’t see the bottom because YES, SOMETHING IS DOWN THERE waiting to grab my ankles and pull me to a watery death. I was in my twenties before I could even close my eyes in the shower with water running over my face.
8. I’m not a fan of 1984. Yes, yes, I know. Its one of the THE dystopian books, but… it’s not very well written! I’m sorry I can’t toe the “Oh, this book is awesome line”, but it’s just not that good to read. Don’t get me wrong, the ideas are scary as all heck, but… it’s clunky and dry.
9. For a horror movie fan, I go against the grain when it comes to slasher movies. Friday the 13th and Halloween movies are, as a general rule of thumb, instantly on my Yawn List.
10. Possession books and movies are my favorite type of horror. Its very cliche, and not often well done, but I absolutely love them. I will go for a possession book or movie over other choices 95 percent of the time.
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