So, last night, I was reading Monsters while stuck in a box blind with my husband while he waited for some poor, unlucky hog to wander by. And let me tell you, it is a really eerie feeling to be reading a zombie/post-apocalyptic novel when you're out in the middle of nowhere, with no one to hear you scream for miles, especially the darker it got and the more animal noises you begin to hear. That little oinker to the left might not look terribly menacing, but that fence (not the post) stands three feet high, making that little piggy pretty damn big.
Not to mention the fact that my husband uses this green light on the scope of his gun that just adds to the eerie backdrop. And then I heard a pack of coyotes off in the distance. I was definitely in the right frame of mind for my zombie book. =) OH, also, we were reviewing the images from the livestock cameras he has out on the deer lease, and I shit you not, I swear I saw a chupacabra. My husband says it was likely a mountain lion, but I like my theory better, even if it probably was just a coyote. ;0)
Anyway, during the day, the deer lease is actually a pretty peaceful, beautiful place to relax and read a good book, which is what I do while my husband checks the feeder and fences. Well, that and take pictures of the natural flora and fauna in the area:
But the deer lease at night is still a creepy place to read a zombie story. And it made me curious. We all have our favorite cozy nooks to read in, but where's the weirdest place you've ever read a book? Did it fit the atmosphere of the story you were reading? Was that purely coincidental? (I'd actually taken Monsters and Not a Drop to Drink, both of which would have been perfect reads for the secluded Texas back country.)
I can honestly read pretty much anywhere, as long as it's relatively quiet or I have my headphones. And I'm actually looking forward to the next creepy outing to the deer lease so I can catch up on some of my scarier reads. =)