Guess what?!  I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo today!  This book is intense, and after about page 100, it turns into a “I can’t put this down” kind of read.  The plot, the characters, the twists and turns…it was amazing!  

There are two more books in the series – The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, and I definitely want to read them.  However, there’s one small dilemma.  I’ve heard from multiple sources that they are scary reads.  I actually found The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to be a bit frightening at times.  I probably didn’t do myself any favors by reading it right before bed, but there were a few times where I put the book down and immediately called Vishnu just to get my mind off of what I just read.  One night, I tossed and turned and woke up multiple times sweating and nervous. 

What do y’all think?  Have you read the other two books?  Am I just being a scaredy cat or did you find the books to be a bit frightening?

Something you should know about me is that I am probably one of the biggest scaredy cats out there.  I jump and scream at every little thing.  In spite of this, I used to be a big horror movie fan.  I loved them all.  Vishnu and I even watched a foreign horror film (High Tension) on our first “date.”  Now, I don’t even welcome the suggestion.  If I documented all of my scaredy cat moments for y’all, it would turn into a full-blown essay.  No joke! [This is one of those posts where I can see my friends and family vehemently nodding in agreement!]

So, let’s just say I don’t go straight into the other two books.  What else can I read?  Water for Elephants?  The Help?  Any and all suggestions are welcome!!!


Before I sign out, I have to share today’s breakfast with y’all!  This has really been breakfast week on myinnershakti, hasn’t it?  Well, this one tasted like a big peanut butter cup…

I saw the recipe on Jenny’s blog and knew I had to try it ASAP!  I followed the recipe to a tee, and it really was as amazing as it looks – chocolately, rich, creamy, and HEALTHY!!!

With so many awesome breakfast recipes floating around the blog world, don’t expect me to stop experimenting any time soon! 

Well, I should probably get to bed ASAP because I have the 20 mile Walk for Hunger tomorrow, and I have to be up bright and early.  I can’t wait to share highlights from the day with y’all.  🙂  Goodnight!

P.S.  My guest post for Stefanie at The New Healthy will be up tomorrow, so be sure to check it out!

By Parita

0 thoughts on “Scaredy Cat”
  1. I’m glad you liked it! All three are pretty intense, but I’d say the second two are just as intense, just maybe not in the sexually violent way the first one is – those books really made me think about what life is like in Swedish cities!

    Water for Elephants is definitely a must read, although there are parts w/ animal cruelty in them that made me cringe, but it doesn’t mar the book at all! I also read One Day (it’s now a movie w/ Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess) and I LOVED it! So funny! Aaaand I just finished The Hunger Games – definitely a YA novel, but I like the dystopia set up!

    Sorry for the novel comment – I just love books!

    1. YAY! Thanks for all the insight and suggestions! I know I definitely want to read the other two books in the series, but I’m just thinking that I may want to space them out a bit. Maybe I’ll pick up One Day next! Thanks!

  2. My mom and I are SUCH scaredy cats the other day her cell phone buzzed in her pocket and she screamed and jumped, I screamed and jumped as well! LOL

  3. After seeing The Help on Julies blog, I really want to read it! Sounds super as I’ve always been fascinated by the slavery movement. It turns out that it’s also on my mom’s ‘must-read’ lists!

  4. I’ve been wanting to try those oats for awhile! I was in Cambridge today, but I had plans to go to Mayfest which was why I couldn’t go to the walk with you. Anyways, I hope it was fun! I was hoping I’d run into you!

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