Alright, short story time and a peek into my weird mind and

Alright, short story time and a peek into my weird mind and

5/24/2021, 6:31:42 PM
Alright, short story time and a peek into my weird mind and how this relates to this book. . I have been irrationally afraid of vampires my entire life. As a kid I could never sleep unless the blankets were pulled up around my neck. (you won’t find me tempting a vampire or making it any easier for them to get at my throat) . Flash forward several years when I refused to read Twilight during the Twilight craze because anyone who believes a vampire can be good deserves what they get. Anyway, after I got married this all came up when the Twilight movies were coming out and I revealed this deep fear to my husband. Later that night when I was just about to fall asleep, my husband slid his arm over and placed two fingers on my neck and whispered “just feeling for the perfect spot.” hahaha. OMG. I basically flew out of the bed and it was in that moment that I had this wild thought that I had no idea who my husband really was after all and that he could in fact be a vampire lying in wait to drain the life out of me. . Eight years later I’ve finally read (and enjoyed) Twilight (book one), I’ve come to accept that my pale and handsome husband may be a vampire, and this is a funny joke between us. . Anyway, why do I mention this? haha. Because when I read the synopsis for “Unraveling Oliver” it reminded me of that moment. This book opens with the horrific crime of Oliver basically beating his wife to death after years of wonderful marriage. They share a career of writing children’s books together and then suddenly he’s beaten her into a coma. It’s that one moment where you look at someone you’ve known for so long and wonder and realize maybe you didn’t know them like you thought. . BECAUSE MAYBE YOUR HUSBAND IS A SECRET VAMPIRE. Or someone capable of beating you senseless. It’s honestly terrifying. This book arrived on my doorstep this past week and isn’t very long. I’m thinking about bringing it to BEA with me next week to read on the plane! . Has anyone read it? What are some of your book-inspired fears?

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