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Do you like spooking yourself?

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With the lead up towards Halloween it seems like everyone is talking about all of the thrillers and horror shows that are going to be on TV between now and Halloween night. For me, I’m not that into spooking myself.

In fact, you will almost never see me sitting through a horror film. I even get anxious watching a thriller or sci-fi series on television.

I will spook easily. Very easily. So if I do get caught up watching, you will likely find me  with both hands over my eyes, just peeking through. In fact there are times I plug my ears because the music even gets to me!

So for me, if I am going to get caught up in the latest spook session, I would rather it be where I have less of the visual and a little more control.

I thought I would test my limits and see what I could bear reading. It feels like forever since I’ve picked up a book so I figured why not?

For some reason, reading is easier for me than watching…I can come up with my own pictures and ideas in my head without having the horror of it all staring at me in the face.

So, I decided I would try to immerse myself in some spooky reads with my Kindle just in time for Halloween. I love it because I can have my husband or the kids in bed with me so I’m not alone. They can watch what they want, and I can read to my heart’s content and take in whatever I want. Plus with its built-in front light I can still see! Even when I’m hiding under the covers!

The Kindle Paperwhite has so many great books to download and read, and for those of you who love nail-biting reads, this is definitely for you. But reader beware, don’t read these if you’re home alone and the power goes out…

Here are some of our fav’s to get you totally spooked!

· It by Stephen King
· Dracula by Bram Stoker
· The Birds by Willow Rose
· Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
· The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
· A Delusion of Satan: The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials by Frances Hill

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Here are some of the great features of the Kindle PaperWhite

  • Built-in adjustable light – you can read day or night
  • Unlike tablets, no screen glare, even in bright sunlight
  • A single battery charge lasts weeks, not hours
  • Read with one hand – over 30% lighter than iPad mini
  • Indulge your love of reading without interruptions like email alerts
  • Lighter than a paperback, comfortable hold Kindle in one hand for those times when you can’t put the book down
  • Enjoy text that reads like the printed page
  • Time to Read is personalized based on your reading speed, and is constantly updated as your speed and habits change. At a glance you’ll know how much time it will take to finish a chapter or book
  • Choose from either text sizes to prevent tired eyes and keep you reading longer

So are you ready to get spooked just in time for Halloween?

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  • nicky October 30, 2017

    I used to love reading scary books when I was younger, for example “It” by Stephen King. Now that I’m older, I don’t like getting scared! 😉

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      I wonder why its easier when you’re younger?!

  • Kate October 30, 2017

    I’m pretty sure I haven’t ready a scary book since Goosebumps in middle school… maybe now’s the time?!?

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Hahaha! My sons friend reads that too!

  • Alison Braidwood October 30, 2017

    I re-read Stephen King’s The Shining every few years. That always creeps me out.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Haha, so why do you re-read them?!

  • Elaine G October 30, 2017

    I don’t read scary books anymore. When I was a kid I remember reading a scary book called Watcher in the Woods. Realized scary books were not for me.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      That sounds spooky!!!

  • Natalie October 30, 2017

    Omg, as a kid I would pick up these stupid true crime books by Ann Rule. She wrote The Stranger Beside Me which was her experience of working with Ted Bundy at the police office. I can’t read them now but I still get the shivers.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Crazy how things can stay with you for so long!!

  • Nancy T October 30, 2017

    I haven’t read a scary book in ages – I used to read Stephen King but now I’m more on the lines of Goosebumps with my girls.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      I’ve heard good things about Goosebumps for the kids! Stick to what you are able to handle! Lol

  • Tammy Dalley October 30, 2017

    I remember reading goosebumps, those books gave me the creeps!

  • Maryanne October 30, 2017

    I used to read them all! Skeleton Crew was probably my favorite!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Nice! Way to go!

  • jan October 30, 2017

    Fave scary read was The TommyKnockers. Loved it

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Never heard of that one!

  • Pam October 30, 2017

    I’m not into scary movies like you. I don’t mind reading thriller type books though. Anything by Jodi picoult. If you consider her thriller. Lol. Such a wimp

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Hahaha

  • Florence Cochrane October 30, 2017

    I like reading books like Carrie. That is my kind of scary

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      That is a good one!!

  • kathy downey October 30, 2017

    My favorite scary read is anything by Steven King

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      He’s a great author!

  • Jenness M October 30, 2017

    House of Echoes by Barbara Erksine!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Sounds intriguing!

  • Rebecca Roberts October 30, 2017

    Oh goodness I am right in the middle of Carrie by Stephen King. The movie is scary but the book is just haunting, it’s truly a great and creepy read!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      That movie is so scary!!!

  • Stephanie October 30, 2017

    The Shining by Stephen King!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      YES!!!

  • HEIDI C. October 30, 2017

    It is not in the scary genre, per se, but Flowers in the Attic was horrifying to me when I read it.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      Omg yes. Loved those books. Even the remake they did recently on tv freaked me out!!!

  • ivy pluchinsky October 30, 2017

    I think the only horror book I ever read and liked was The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 30, 2017

      That’s the second person to mention that one! Never heard of it!! But SK is a great author

  • Sab Edwards October 31, 2017

    https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6294732-worst-nightmares?ac=1&from_search=true THIS BOOK was probably the hardest one to read. I read it during the day outside and I would have to stop and breathe.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 31, 2017

      Oh wow!!!

  • Marlene J October 31, 2017

    I would have to say The Shining – it just gets to me.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 31, 2017

      YES! Agree on that one!

  • Judy Cowan October 31, 2017

    I would have to pick Misery by Steven King. Used to read scary books all the time when I was younger, now not so much.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov October 31, 2017

      Yes that’s a good one too!!

  • Melinda October 31, 2017

    Cujo was a scary read.

  • Lynda Cook October 31, 2017

    I can’t remember the titles, but back when I was younger I read pretty much all of John Saul books they always scared the crap out of me, but they were so good!

  • Shelley N November 1, 2017

    When I was younger I used to read lots of scary books and I was a big fan of Stephen King and Clive Barker but I cant seem to handle horrors anymore -in books or films so I stick with historical fiction. My favourite horror book is The Haunting by Shirley Jackson.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 1, 2017

      Sounds like a scary one!

  • nicolthepickle November 1, 2017

    I’m not huge on scary reads but Hansel and Gretel scared me as a kid and it still does.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 1, 2017

      I should check that out again… I remember it only vaguely

  • Juliee Fitze November 1, 2017

    The book I found the scariest id Kojo.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 1, 2017

      I don’t know that one!

  • Sandy Trojansek November 1, 2017

    I remember how Steven King’s Firestarter freaked me out back in the day!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 1, 2017

      All of Steven King freaks me out!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 1, 2017

      Never read that one!

  • Jonnie November 1, 2017

    Nope! I cannot read scary books or watch scary movies. I just can’t handle it. The last one I read would have been Amityville Horror back when I was a teenager. I was too scared to watch the movie and thought the book wouldn’t be as bad. I was wrong!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 2, 2017

      Omg that was scary!!!

  • Lisa L November 2, 2017

    I’m not a big fan of scary books or movie but I did read (and watch the movie) Coraline by Neil Gaiman. It did creep me out.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 2, 2017

      Haven’t seen that one!

  • Soozle November 2, 2017

    I like to read Stephen King novels – The classic King of scary 🙂

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 2, 2017

      Yes he is!!

  • Lori L. November 3, 2017

    I remember reading Misery when I was like 12 and being completely freaked out! I don’t really read scary novels anymore but I am big into mystery.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 3, 2017

      I remember that one too!

  • Krista M November 3, 2017

    I will also have to say Misery by Stephen King. The way the book described Annie, I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. I still haven’t read IT but I hear that one is super scary!!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 3, 2017

      I won’t even go near IT!!!

  • Jenny B November 3, 2017

    Not exactly my favourite read per se (because I don’t read a lot of scary books- I scare easily) but Salem’s Lot by Stephen King is a memorable one because it is just utterly terrifying!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 3, 2017

      Sounds terrifying!!!

  • Shirley Shepherd November 3, 2017

    My favorite scary read is The Shining by Stephen King!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      Good one!

  • tracy k November 4, 2017

    anything by stephen king!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      Great author

  • Amie November 5, 2017

    I loved It ! So much more to it then the movie gets in to , its a great scary one ! Almost to scary , lol

  • Amy Heffernan November 5, 2017

    Dracula by Bram stoker! Thanks!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      Good one!!

  • Tara Betterley November 5, 2017

    It had to be Stephen King Books… and I love true murder books.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      SK books are good!!

  • Linda November 5, 2017

    My favourite scary read is The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      Hmm haven’t heard of that one but it sounds good!!!

  • Dave November 5, 2017

    Stephen King’s The Shining

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      Great one

  • loucheryl November 5, 2017

    Reading Salem’s Lot by Stephen King scared the crap outta me.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      Haha no more!

  • Shelby Terwell November 5, 2017

    I love Stephen King novels!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 5, 2017

      Ya!

  • Juanita May November 5, 2017

    Anything by Stephen King or Dean Koontz. Both authors are so good!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 6, 2017

      Yes agree!!

  • Lushka Smith November 5, 2017

    The Other was one of my faves.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov November 6, 2017

      Oh ya! Good luck!!

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