maybe it’s me, but…

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!

I: *shudders*

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?

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67 Responses to maybe it’s me, but…

  1. Kris says:

    Yikes, indeed. 🙂

  2. Mumma J says:

    One learns very interesting things reading your blog Sissy!

  3. orannia says:

    Kris – might I suggest reading said spider paragraph next to your cats while in bed…if you're in the bed the monsters can't get you…well, it's worked so far.

    As for fears…it took me YEARS to watch Aliens, and I had to watch it hiding under a blanket with a stuffed toy for protection…it was as close to bed as I could get 🙂

    And Tam – I remember BJ and the Bear 🙂 I heard the theme song the other day – the radio had a retro 80s weekend. I still prefer MacGyver though.

  4. Kris says:

    Hey Mumma, I think from now on you need to ring me before reading my posts. Just in case of any incriminating comments.

    Orannia: The boy kittens eat spiders, Orannia, so they will be of no comfort whatsoever. Last night they woke me up because they were playing with a cockroach. A cockroach!! They are disgusting.

  5. Tam says:

    Thank you Orianna, now I don't feel so old.

    I have been fortunate to not have any traumatic medical experiences. Well, a c-section is sort of traumatic but it doesn't come up very often. Not like fancy dildo ultrasounds. Eeeek. Yeah, I can see that would be off-putting.

    I never really think much about s*****s. But all of a sudden last night on Cake Wrecks there is a plastic one apparently trying to fuck a dog made out of cake (or maybe he'd rimming it, not sure) and the scary (?) old movie on the retro movie channel this morning is Earth vs the S*****. One of these weird things that now you've brought it up I'll see them everywhere. Hopefully not in my house though.

  6. Kris says:

    They are insidious, Tam, and completely evil. I mentioned that I hate them, right.

  7. JenB says:

    I love spiders, snakes, AND dildos.

    Is this gonna be a problem in our friendship?

  8. Kris says:

    Only if what you think we have is based on certain types of sex.

  9. JenB says:

    I'm not clear what you mean by “certain types of sex.”

    And…is our relationship based on sex? This is new to me.

    Inter-continental sex. LOL

  10. Kris says:

    Well let's see… we talk about anal sex, we talk about dildos, we talk about butt blugs.

    I'm pretty sure that our intercontinental relationship is based on anal sex.

    Not that we're having it – at least one of us isn't – but, yes, it does seem pretty clear. LOL.

  11. JenB says:

    Intercontinental anal sex.


  12. JenB says:

    (Should I ask who's on top?)

  13. Kris says:

    What geographically???

    Oh. You mean T-O-P.

    Well, I thought that would've been obvious, hun, since one of us has a heck of a lot more experience bottoming than the other. *hehehe*

  14. JenB says:

    I pity anyone still following comments on this post.

  15. Kris says:

    It's not only this one, Jen. Believe me. LOL!

  16. Tracy says:

    I know I'm really behind but so glad that you added that “also 4” after “also 3” because I was going to have to correct you. 🙂

  17. Kris says:

    I figured someone would, Tracy. 😉

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