When the sun is in the sky and all is well in the world you should not sit on a couch and decide to read a book in one sitting. You should especially avoid this if you can't even remember what the book is about, but only remember that it has been on your to-read list for ages and now you have an afternoon free. So I read a zombie apocalyptic Young Adult book in completely one sitting and didn't realize until I was done with it that the sun had set and all the blinds were up, letting the forest outside shift in the night wind.
Yeah, not the best idea. Oh, and I forgot to mention the book: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. It was good. Really good. I just couldn't tear myself away from the book and I had to tell myself to calm down and read the WHOLE paragraph before jumping to the next page to see if what was going to happen next. Man though, it wasn't really a happy book. It had some disturbing images and a lot of death, but it was sure thrilling and I sped through the entire novel like there was no tomorrow.
There's only one problem. Once I was done reading I was thinking, breathing, and seeing unconsecrated bodies leering at me all around the house. My legs were kind of shaky because I had been so tense while reading the book that I hadn't moved from my position for a couple of hours.
Needless to say, I did NOT want to be alone. The house was far too quiet and I couldn't quite distinguish between reality and fantasy. So it was a good thing my sister was home to distract me otherwise I probably would have gone crazy. It's even been hours since I read the book and Still whenever I hear an odd noise my heart kind of speeds up.
Gee whiz, I can only imagine what my dreams will be like tonight, but it was totally worth it. Haha.
~Currently listening to:
The Silver Cord by The Classic Crime