Nowadays I am a pretty pragmatic person, I believe mostly in what I see and have a healthy does of scepticism versus the supernatural but that doesn’t mean it can’t scare me shitless! This weeks theme for the themed Thursday is haunted houses and it made me think of one of the few horror movies that actually scared me for real. And it wasn’t even in color.
I happened on this movie from 1959 late one night and just couldn’t turn it off. It uses very fem special effects, mostly just sounds but I still remember the creeping fear it instilled in me. The fear that stuck around a good long while after. The haunted house troupe is still my favourite scary movie troupe. Other good examples of it are The Others and The Orphanage.
So I was a bit too tired to manage my blog last night which was a bit sad since it was the first Theme Tuesday, an event put together by Boktimmen-Fia. We all who wanted to join sent in one or several themes and then she pulled one from a jar. This first week the theme is “Why is it important to be a reader?”
I am having problems answering this actually because I can’t image not being a reader. Books have been a constant companion in my life for as long as I can remember, when I couldn’t read myself I was read to and when I started to learn I read everything, even the signs passing by as we went somewhere in the car.
If I wasn’t a reader I wouldn’t be be and that’s why I think being a reader is important, because it gives you a chance to find out who you are by being other people for a little while, by getting to know people who are long dead or made up, by loving people not even from this world.
And it doesn’t matter what you read. Sure, I might raise an eyebrow now and then at peoples choices but really, “50 shades…” or War and Peace don’t matter none. Just as long and words are read and stories told.