Halloween is my least favorite holiday. I often say it is because I have always lived in colder climates and schlepping costumed children through the neighborhood while freezing your tushy off is not my idea of fun. That is only part of the problem, however.
I’m a scaredy cat. Things like ghosts, aliens, zombies, etc. scare me. I’m okay with witches, but beyond that I can become a complete wreck as my imagination takes my mind places it has no business going.
When Twilight was popular my older daughter read the series- one of the characters has her same name (she is older than the books but people ask if she is named after them. No.) I wanted to see what was so fascinating to her, so I bucked up and read the series. For the next summer every time I rode my bike home alone at night my mind would conjure up images of vampires chasing me home. I got home faster.
My book club read Gail Carriger’s Soulless, which is part of her Parasol Protectorate series. A very funny book. I could handle those vampires and werewolves a little better for the humor.
And lets not even talk about my viewing of Pod People via MST3K about 20 years ago- I still get a shiver of fear opening my garage door in the dark, my brain envisions Trumpy lurking outside (and now Trumpy has a whole different connotation…- even scarier…). No matter how often I remind myself it isn’t real, my nervous system appears to forget on a regular basis.
All this brings me to my Lesbian Book Bingo card. And if you aren’t already playing, there is still time! Check out Jae’s author page. https://jae-fiction.com/lesbian-book-bingo/. It’s a fun way to win some free books. I, of course, have yet to complete a card because I have yet to fill the paranormal square. 😐
So I am looking for recommendations. I do love witches. Vampires and zombies give me nightmares. Werewolves are only sort of scary. Help me fill my card. And if you need recommendations for squares on your own card, check out our past reader’s perspective blogs (every Saturday) and The Lesbian Review blog https://www.thelesbianreview.com for their Top 10 lists.