I have constantly heard that Frightening Stories to Inform in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz is frightening so I believed I would give it a go. Well, I do enjoy a spooky story! There is something remarkable about laying in bed, checking out a horror book and knowing at some point you have to put the book down and try and sleep. I found these stories pretty funny. They were certainly ghost stories, but weren't particularly scary - I guess they are focused on children though!!
When I was a kid I used to check out as typically as possible. I loved ghost stories and anything about alien abduction (unusual kid). I remember reading Point Horror books in bed and frightening myself to the point I would wish to oversleep my moms and dad's space.
I read all the way through my teens and as I entered my 20s, it started to route off. I simply didn't have the persistence for it anymore. I still bought books but mainly ones focussed on recommendation instead of anything you would actively check out in a couple of sittings, or in bed. I didn't truly know why I could not engage with reading like I had in my more youthful days till I began treatement for anxiety and stress and anxiety in my 30s ... unexpectedly a little bit more headspace got here and I discovered that I could engage with books again. So I began looking for groups for individuals that simply want to read without feeling evaluated on their options - I could not really discover anything where the focus was on the pleasure of reading rather than either super-biased fandom or chin-stroking psuedo-intellectuals fighting their way through Moby Cock. I wanted a Book Club for people like me who simply wan na read and smile. So, here it is ... join me if you want to speak scary stories book about books without feeling judged, if you wish to share your thoughts or discover your love of reading. Join me if you just want to hang out and speak about interesting characters and universes. Shut The Book Up, Rebels, you remain in the Club!