Today I’m doing the ‘would you rather book tag’ but this one has a spooky twist! 🙂 The Spooky Would You Rather Book tag or should that be booook👻 tag!😂🤪 I found this tag on Kira Jeanette, it’s apparently originally by The Book Pusher on YouTube, and thought it would be fun especially as we head towards Halloween! The tag name is pretty self-explanatory and all you have to do is decide between two options and give your reasons as to why you chose that. As always if you want to do this tag please feel free, and let me know where your answers are so we can compare. 🙂
And now, on to this special spooky edition of the would you rather tag…
1. Thrillers or supernatural?
I definitely like both but I’ve always had a fondness for supernatural stories even from a very young age. Stuff surrounding Halloween and spookiness like witches, vampires and other supernatural creatures and phenomena (is that the right word? I’ve been reading a book that’s filled with so many new-to-me English words it’s making me question everything I say/write!😅) have always fascinated me. Supernaturals tend to be in the fantasy genre or a cross-fantasy genre which is one of my favourite genres (historical fantasy being a new favourite cross-genre), however a fantasy can sometimes also be thiller-like so I like to think that you can sometimes have both, lol😅 Though if forced to choose I’d still pick supernatural over thriller.
2. Ghosts or zombies?
Ghosts, definitely ghosts.👻 Zombies, apart from the ones in Plants vs Zombies who just look silly, or The Sims 3 Supernatural who are usually after ‘Graiiins’ instread of human brains, zombies tend to have little else of interest to me and it’s a bit creepy to have creatures that seem like just soulless wanderers who want nothing more than to eat your brains. I haven’t really read many books with zombies either but there’s little intersting about zombies to me other than the fact that they’re either ugly or a bit scary when in a horde, though they usually move slowly don’t they so not so scary in that repect.
Ghosts on the other hand can be a mixture of different things from ones that are creepy and haunt you to ones that you can befriend and have full blown coversations with. I just like ghosts too because in theory they shouldn’t be able to harm you so much and there’s just something perfectly spooky but more interesting about ghosts, especially in the recent book I’ve been reading for a blog tour which features a servant spirit (or ghost) who chooses when to materialise and has an attitude where he often complains…much more interesting than dead creature after the contenst of your head!👻
3. Vampires or werewolves?
I’m not sure which I prefer, but I do know which scare me more in general and it’s vampires.🦇 Werewolves can be terrifying during the full moon, (depending on which stories you read) but they’re usually only scary during that time and not so much later in the month, whereas vampires are just all round scary and also usually more creepy and good looking (again depending on which stories you read). I like the intelligence of vampires usually in stories, or the eerieness in how normal they can appear, though with a touch of creepy, and given the fact I’ve read about more vampires than werewolves I just find them more interesting. So I’ll probably say vampires for this one.🧛♀️
4. Witches or demons?
I’m not sure if I’ve read about many demons compared to witches but I have read lots of different witch stories and would definitely pick them as the magic can be both good and evil and there’s more scope for different stories involving magic than I find stories about finghting or dealing with demons. Having said that though there’s something interesting in the dark side, but no, I’d still pick witches over demons🧙♀️ (maybe also because I’ve always liked dressing up as a witch for Halloween?😅)
5. Read a book with 13 chapters or a book with a black cat on the cover?
Are either one of these options supposed to be unlucky? I’ve never found the number 13 unlucky, simply because I was born on the thirteenth of a month so find it a lucky day instead. And as for black cats, I always thought they were lucky rather than unlucky, at least until I grew up and realised that some people find them unlucky. My mum, coming from Poland, always thought they were lucky and so taught me so (I don’t know if it’s a Polish thing or just her experieces). As for which of these two books I’d prefer to read, I’ll say the one with the cat, but only because cats are my favourite animal and I adore a book cover with any type of cat on it! 🙂
6. Read a spooky book in the dark with only a candle for light or by yourself in a locked brightly lit room?
This is a weird one. As someone who finds reading in low light a huge struggle especially recently when my eyesight and eye strain has been worse (I sometimes get headaches reading in low light), I’m not sure if I’d like the candle option. Coupled with the fact that I once read a book about a girl being stalked, until it got too dark to read in the room and then felt scared of the darkenss outside my windows (thinking creepy stalker was watching me😳) I’d probably prefer the locked room option, but that’s only assuming that noting weird or creepy was in the room with me except for my imagination.😂
7. Face your worst fears or be trapped in the mind of a killer?
Aaargh! What a horrible prospect. I think despite how horrible both options are I’d definitely pick the first, facing my worst fears, over the mind of a killer. I suppose it depends on what the fears you have are but as much as I am terrified of some things (no, I don’t want to list my worst fears here if you don’t mind) there’s a chance at overcoming your worst fears and whe nyou over come fears it’s actually quite empowering (although again it depends on what the fear is). But to be trapped in the mind of a killer is such a horrible idea. I’m incredibly sensitive when it comes to reading anything too dark and although I do read horror and thrillers I can’t read them when I’m having a sensitive day and so the idea of never being able to get away from the dark thoughts of a killer is just horrible! (unless the killer has quite mundane everyday thoughts then I might be okay with it😂🤪)
8. Watch a scary movie or read a scary book?
Both have had me scared before. As I’ve said some books just shocked me or creeped me out like that book about the stalker, and the film Ring (the Japanese one not the US remake which wasn’t scary at all to me after seeing the Japanese one) really scared me at some point when I was watching it for the first time at night. Both have the power to scare but I think I’d prefer to read the books rather than watch the movies. Oddly I’m picking the scarier option but there’s something disatisfying about most horror movies these days ( I rarely get spooked out or scared, more often just grossed out at the gruesome bits) that I’d rather get spooked with a book that will stay with me for a while, as long as it’s not something that’s going to haunt me for years…😲😱
9. Read spooky books during the autumn or all year?
Although I like to read them in the autumn I actually prefer to read different books throughout the year. My taste changes depending on the time of year but I have sometimes been interested in a spooky book in January, April or June, so I’d definitely pick all year rather than just the autumn.
10. Read 10 spooky books in October or 10 spooky books all year?
I don’t think I could read 10 books in just one month so I’d again have to pick 10 spooky books for a whole year. Sometimes I really get into the spooky reads in October and it’s definitely better for my blog to have spooky book reviews in October, but as for my personal taste, I’m sometimes just not ready to read something scary or gruesome so I’d prefer to read 10 spooky books (or even more) during the whole year, spaced out as and when I’m interested.
Wow, so there are my answers to this spooky book tag. I hope you enjoyed reading this post and let me know what your answes would be to the questions above. As always if you do this tag just let me know where I can find your answes or include a link to this post in yours if you’re on WordPress and I can follow the link. I hope you’re all enjoying the spooky season and let me know what, if any, spooky books you’re reading too! 🙂
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