There are different ways to be afraid of a book. The most common way to think of it is obviously, the scary ones… the ones that you feel may just be too dark, too frightening, or perhaps on a topic that kind of freaks you out… like lets say…. CLOWNS.
But there are also other ways to be afraid of a book and this is the type I am talking about today. It could be that final book in a series that you want to read, but at the same time you don’t want to end… don’t want to set free that character, or perhaps really… even know what will happen.
It could also be, as in my case…. a book you are afraid to read because you have put said author up so high on the pedestal from previous books they have written that you LOVE and you are afraid that this new book may just show you they are human after all.
My book that I am afraid to read is:
If you know me as the BIG HARRY POTTER fan dork that I am… then you may understand why. I thinking JK Rowling is brilliant. Every time I re-read a Potter book or an article on the books – I catch something new and then I love her writing even more. It’s kind of like people who do not want to go to a funeral of a friend because they want to remember them as they were…. and no I am not comparing Casual Vacancy to a funeral. 😛
I am not saying I will NEVER read Casual Vacancy. It is JK Rowling after all. I do own the book, I pre ordered it before release and it has sat on my shelf in the “R’s” ever since. I will get there…. someday. I just need time.
Is there a book that you are afraid to read? Please share your thoughts here!