You are warned. This is totally about me.
I have the above sitting in my tbr and it’s been there for over a week now. This is pretty strange since (a) I really like this series and (b) I know this book will be bloody good cos Katiebabs chook and Book Pimp Ana told me it was.
So I said to myself: Self, what’s going on with your random brain now?
Myself said: I don’t wanna read it.
I said: Have you totally lost the plot, Self? You like this author!
Myself said: Well, that last book freaked me out, I!
I said: WTF?!
Myself said: Remember the spiders!
Myself: Yeah. *gagging* Squicky.
See, I hate spiders. I seriously hate them. If I didn’t want to add yet another disorder to my list, I would say I am arachnophobic.
My skin crawled the entire time I was reading Demon Bound and I kept on seeing little, hairy legs out of the corner of my eye. *shivers up spine* Okay, yuck. I seriously need to stop talking about it.
Basically, I’m wimping out. Yeah, that’s right. Tough-as-nails Kris is hesitating to read Demon Forged because she’s scared shitless and needs to be reassured – to the gazillionth degree – that this story is spider free.
This also made me wonder how – I might need to make that ‘if’ because, let’s face it, it might only be my mind that works in this way – others with phobias have felt when they have come across the subject of their fear, etc in fiction.
For example, if you’re claustrophobic and you come across a sex scene in an elevator, does your love of smut far out weigh your levels of freakoutiness?
Oh, and I’m thinking of starting a campaign to get publishers to put warning labels on books, but in a positive way so it’s not all skull and cross bones with big red ‘x’es and stuff.
This is the kind of thing I mean:
Pretty good, right?