November 1, 2007

BTT: Oh, Horror!

From Booking Through Thursday:

What with yesterday being Halloween, and all . . . do you read horror? Stories of things that go bump in the night and keep you from sleeping?

I thought about asking you about whether you were participating in NaNoWriMo, but I asked that last year. Although . . . if you want to answer that one, too, please feel free to go ahead and do both, or either, your choice!

I don't read horror generally, but I do read Stephen King, and I have read some Dean Koontz when the mood strikes. Pet Sematary was one of the first King books I read, and it scared me pretty badly - I was probably too young to be reading it. I eventually read all of his books and have enjoyed them: he has a way with characters and dialogue I find pretty natural. The Koontz I picked up out of desperation one time at the library - I needed paperbacks rather than hardbacks, and the pickings were slim. I enjoyed them, but his tend to be more repetitive, and sometimes I can't tell whether I have already read the book before!

As for NaNoWriMo, I considered it again this year, but I think instead I'll go with NaBloPoMo as a more manageable challenge. I might do an A to Z about me as a way to fill at least 26 posts.


Literary Feline said...

I'm discovering that Stephen King is a hit and miss with me. I decided I need to be more picky about which of his books I want to read. Dean Koontz on the other hand, what I've read by him anyway, is an author I have been impressed with. I don't know that I'll read all of his books, but I hope to read many more.

gautami tripathy said...

I can't read Koontz. King I can, but Not all his books. Like Literary Feline, I am being picky too.