Sunday, September 8, 2013

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.  =)


  1. My grandparents live down in east tx and there are hogs everywhere. When their little they are so freaking adorable but when they're all grown up they're big, ugly and MEAN. I've never really read in a really odd place...I've read in my closet before. Not very cozy.
    Happy reading and don't get eaten by a chupacabra(:

  2. I'd say you were jumping at every little noise! I can get freaked out over scary books sitting in my house w/the lights on, let alone in the dark! Brave girl you... ;)

  3. Wow, I've never thought about this before actually! I don't think I've read anywhere weird, sadly. Maybe the bathroom (not in that weird, macho way where they take in a sports newspaper. When I'm in a good book or avoiding people at church...sounds awful I know...I sneak off to the bathroom no one uses and hide out and read. But I like your weird reading spot because it definitely adds to the mood!

  4. Whoa, WHAT? I just had to google "box blind" and I've learned a whole bunch of things about Jen and Texas living that I hadn't realized before, hah.

    I'm racking my brain to think of weird places I've read...but I think I'm pretty boring in that respect, since I mostly like it quiet when I read.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  5. I don't think I could read a scary book in the dark in the middle of nowhere. I can't think of any crazy places I've read a book.

  6. Woooooooow, I definitely couldn't read out in the darkness like that, at least not a scary book.

    I think the weirdest place I've ever read was at a bar. My husband and I were visiting my dad, and the two of them went out for something (can't remember.) Anyway, I was in my dad's home alone, and there were so many terrifying noises and creaking and I just couldn't sit by myself anymore. So I left the scary ass apartment and went to the sports bar about a block away, sipped my cocktail and read my book while I waited for the men to meet me there. Definitely got a few strange glances, but I didn't care!


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