Welcome to Bookish Blatherings, a Bad Bird Reads feature where I ramble about bookish or bloggerish things and hopefully you will join in on the discussion.
I love ghost stories. The whole, do they or don’t they exist makes ghost stories so much more frightening. Maybe it can happen to you one day. BoOoOoOo! However, um, well, don’t look at me when I say this but, *sighs* I don’t like ghost stories in books. I know, how dare I even breathe such words. But I seriously thought this over. I can’t name one full-on ghost based book I fell in love with. There have been ones I liked a lot like the Downside Ghosts series by Stacia Kane and the few ghost books from the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong. They were good, but honestly, it wasn’t the ghosts that did it for me, it was the characters.
I’m more of a ‘ghost stories in movies’ kind of gal. Maybe when it comes to ghosts, I need more visual stimulation. I usually have a great imagination while reading, but not when it comes to ghost stories. I always feel a little lost. But not with ghost movies. What book can beat the visual horrific beauty of Poltergeist, Paranormal Activity, The Haunting (the original from 1963), The Blair Witch Project, Lady in White, House on Haunted Hill, The Others, The Sixth Sense, Insidious, and The Ring (I think these were all movies not originating from books, but let me know if I’m wrong)?
You know, while writing this, I did realize that I loved The Shinning, The Amityville Horror, and 1408 movies which were all books first. Maybe I need to try those before I ban ghost story books from my TBR forever.
So, that’s my spiel. How do you girls feel about ghost story books vs. movies?
Do you prefer ghost story books or movies?
Can you recommend any amazing ghost story books?