Thursday, March 26, 2009

Facing My Fears

I just got into Ted Dekker's books a few weeks ago, and I am on my fifth one now. I'm not sure if I'll make it through this one, though. It's about a serial killer, and so far it's got me on edge. Skin. That's a pretty creepy title. Or at least a pretty creepy-looking cover. Look at the red lettering...and the face that looks like it's sinking into the sand. Ew.

I like suspense and scary stories, but I have started reading while I ride the exercise bike at home. It's motivation to get me reading, especially with the recent page turners I have devoured. However, living in the middle of the country and riding the bike in the basement of our large house/church when I'm alone...I'm just not sure how I feel about finishing this one under such conditions. I already moved the bike so that I face the basement while riding. There is NO possible way anyone could sneak up behind me. This morning when my time was up, my heart was beating a little faster as I rounded the corner to fill my water bottle and return it to the refrigerator. When I ride tonight, hopefully it will be less fear-inducing. Maybe Matt will be home by then. I'm about 120 pages into the story, so I am wavering between finishing it and finding out what happens or quitting now and moving onto something less...murderous.

Stay tuned.


melanie said...

i am super impressed.. twice a day??? makes me want to sneak up behind you.. hehe

Heth said...

You are a braver woman than I. Tyler said it was creepy.

Have fun with that.

Tina said...

oh yes that is so horrible.
I want to read them too. I read the first one but can't get beyond that one. I get so scared and creeped out and have bad bad dreams.

I had nightmares when shawn started playing cabella's dangerous hunts on the wii.... I am a wimp wimp wimp.

jenni said...

i'll stick with my nice feel good Christian romance novels! :) ... Lori Wick, Denise Hunter, etc.