Because I thought “just how scary could this book be?” Now, I wish I could bleach my brain.

My dumb ass was looking for another Stephen King book to read recently. While I’ve seen so many of the movies, I’ve only read about six of his books so far.

I came across SK’s book, IT, and thought perfect! A few people told me they couldn’t sleep for weeks while reading it and I thought, even better!


I’m such a dumbass!

It’s like every single one of my childhood fears is in that damn book. Which is why it’s such a great book. But just a few pages in, my mind was like “Beep, Beep! Red Alert!! Put this book down right now!!!”

No way, it’s too good.

Red Alert!! Red Alert!!

I kept on trying to put the book down but by this time, I was so paralyzed with fear and my heart was racing like crazy. So, I kept on reading.


I think I’ve scarred myself forever with this freaking book. I didn’t get that far along in it, mostly because my husband woke up and asked me when I was going to sleep. There I was, lying in bed and practically on top of him at this point.

I was too afraid to move but jumped my ass out of bed, ran to the bathroom, then came zooming back into bed. I’m pretty sure my feet were like cartoon running feet.

I turned off the light (if you’ve read the book before, OMG, even that’s terrifying) and was lying in my bed, perfectly still. I was too afraid to even put my arm under my pillow.

I had planned on reading something funny to balance out the scary but didn’t want to chance waking up the hubby again. And I sure as hell wasn’t going to get out of bed to do it.

I was lying there for at least an hour, wide awake, when all of a sudden I heard the banging of a door and footsteps.

That made me jump up to the ceiling.

Then I realized it was the hummingbird coming to crawl into bed with us. She’s been doing that for a little while now. My heart finally went back into my chest and I calmed down a little. It still took me a few more hours to fall asleep.

Not just because of the book but also because my 4 year-old is like a little sleeping ninja. Her knee usually comes up and whacks me in the stomach or under my chin.

Since I love sleep way too much, I’m pretty sure the best idea is to put the book, IT, on hold, probably forever.

I love scary shit but holy hell, this book, and what little I’ve read of it, scared the fucking shit out of me. If you’ve read it before and got all the way through, I’m amazed.

If you haven’t read it before, maybe it should be kept that way. I really didn’t believe just how scary something could be. Stephen King has definitely proven to me that he is the “master of horror” after all. I thought the other books I’ve read of his were creepy and would keep me up but this book, wow, it will absolutely terrify you.

If you’re like me, that may sound like a good thing, but if you ever want to sleep again, maybe not.

“What he saw destroyed his sanity in one clawing stroke.” I knew I was fucked after reading that sentence.

Lesson learned! Although, maybe the movie isn’t as scary……

Dumbass Alert!!

What has been the scariest book/movie that you’ve come across?

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6 Responses to Because I thought “just how scary could this book be?” Now, I wish I could bleach my brain.

  1. Tabitha Crow May 1, 2013 at 06:25 #

    You are completely right about “It”. I read it when I was a teenager. My stupid frickin’ OCD wouldn’t let me just stop reading it so I read it through slitted eyes. I felt like a little kid covering up my eyes but peeking through the cracks! I didn’t sleep for more than snatches of time for about 3 months. Just when I could get through one whole day without horrible images popping in my head the freakin’ CIRCUS came to town. I am convinced some of those “jolly” clowns are really “It” in disguise. Also, to this day, I walk to the other side of the street when there is one of those sewer things.

  2. Paige Hudson Garcia May 1, 2013 at 19:29 #

    PLEASE read “The Stand” by him, if you haven’t already. It’s a different kind of book, makes you think, and horrifying in its own way…..but only if you happen to have, you know, a LOT of time on your hands!
    (Even though I AM a reader, it was the longest book I have ever read, but couldn’t put it down the 1st time and have re-read it 5 or 6 times since!)
    “The Shining” is a pretty d@mn good book, too.
    What are YOUR favorite reads?

  3. Kristen May 2, 2013 at 06:13 #

    You know SK lives in Maine, right? Just sayin’…
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    • Elle May 3, 2013 at 16:11 #

      I know! Squeee! My mom and I already plan on stalking SK once I move there. Hehe! And if the FBI is reading this, I’m just kidding!! 😉

  4. Fran May 2, 2013 at 19:14 #

    To be honest I left the horror train when I had my first child. After that anything where children are in danger or killed makes me a wreck… I just want to read happy fluff. You should get yourself a copy of The Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Hard to put down and fun to read!

  5. Heather May 9, 2013 at 07:02 #

    Definitely SK’s The Stand. Almost everyone in the country dies because of a government test gone wrong and THEN it gets weird? Very scary. But his It is right behind as a close second.

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