Through the Woods
Emily Carroll

Me, while reading Through the Woods: OMG, this could become this generation's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! It's so pretty and atmospheric and I love the rhythm of the words and AUUUUUUUUUGH.

AUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.

AOOOOOOGGGGGGAAA.

Yeah, so, it's also really really scary and I think I'll finish reading it tomorrow morning instead of right now.

Josh, hopefully: Does that mean that you're going to stop shrieking?

Me: Barring nightmares, yes. But after those stories, nightmares are a distinct possibility, so.

Josh: *side eye*

Me: It's totally creepy! I'm not even being a wimp! LOOK! LOOK AT THE SCARY PICTURES!

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A SEVERED HEAD! AND THEN THE STORY GETS SCARIER! AND AUUUUUGH, DOES THIS BEDROOM SCENE ECHO GOODNIGHT MOON, OR AM I IMAGINING THINGS? BECAUSE GAAAAAH:

Josh: Are you going to calm down and let me read my own book at some point?

Me: When I've distracted myself away from being freaked out, yes.

Josh: So, you LIKE the book, yeah?

Me: Oh, yes. Love, even.