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Does anyone else get totally spooked by books? This evening I finished reading this crime novel I was reading (by the same guy who wrote _The Bone Collector_. It was called _The Coffin Dancer_, so I'm sure you can imagine it didn't include happy-happy frolicking, or anything like that. Anyway, point is, after I finished reading it, I fell asleep. I woke up a half hour or so later, spooked that, while I had been asleep, an ingenious sociopathic killer had silently and stealthily made his way into our apartment, ready to kill. Now, two hours and 167 pages into _Like Water for Chocolate_ later, I've realized that I'm being silly, but I'm still keeping an ear out for Jeremiah knows what. Am I the only one that does this?

-- Anonymous, December 05, 1999



-- Anonymous, December 06, 1999

When I was in junior high, I read "Scary Stories", which was a collection of urban legends and other assorted scary things. There was one story about a girl who was called the "Ice Princess", and all of her friends wanted her to loosen up. One night, they found a dead animal of some sort, cut off its paw (which looked like a human hand), and hung it from the ceiling. When she walked in the room and turned on the light, it was there, and she was freaked out. A couple hours later, her friends noticed that she never came out and went to investigate. They found her in the closet, white as a ghost, gnawing on the hand. From then on, I was afraid of my closet since I thought that there would be some ghost chick in there eating a hand and growling at me.

I am also afraid of "The Sixth Sense", "Nightmare on Elm Street", and "Chucky".

-- Anonymous, December 06, 1999

Books still get me in a particular mood. The other day I went to the library, cruising for something to read. Two of the things I ended up were Diary of a Mad Bride and Otherwise Engaged, both of which are about weddings. I read the former already, and I'm currently reading the latter. They are a valuable source of information for me as I help Jaysa along the path to wedded bliss, but they're making me have nightmares of a different sort. Nightmares in which I get married. My subconscious needs to review your steps, Joy.

-- Anonymous, April 17, 2002

It's okay, Cheese. As long as you hop right into marriage and skip the whole engagement part (so you don't become a mean beast of a woman), you'll be fine. I think.

You need to get married soon so I can bring out the old Freshman mamba dress and party it up like it was 1994 again.

-- Anonymous, April 17, 2002

Actually I read those Scary Stories books, the worst one I thnk was the Scarecrow one, were these two farmers out in the middlef nowhere, made a scarecrow and named it after their boss, until the damn thing came alive and killed one of them. Brr... The book is currently at the bottom of a large pile of books in a box, which is at the bottom of a large pile of boxes.

-- Anonymous, April 19, 2002

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