Growing up, I distinctly remember the seeing Goosebumps books in Reading Club flyers and at Book Fairs. I remember my friends reading them and swapping books so they could read all the books in the series. But for me? No thanks. I thought those covers were so creepy! And don’t forget the titles, like One Day at Horrorland or It Came From Beneath the Sink! I wasn’t that brave...I don’t want to know what’s under the sink! So I stuck to my Baby-Sitters Club and Boxcar Children books (which had pastel-colored covers and pictures of friends, NOT ghosts!)
Around this time last year, R. L. Stine was scheduled to come to the office and sign books for employees. I decided to use this opportunity to conquer my fear and finally read a Goosebumps book! I’m an adult! I could do this…right? So I picked up The Haunted Mask(I’ll admit, I thought about trying Night of the Living Dummy, but that one STILL freaks me out!) Unfortunately, the event was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy, but I was still proud of myself for reading it…even if it did give me the creeps.
Since I’ve finally read my first Goosebumps book, I am truly looking forward to this Saturday, October 19, because R. L. Stine will be at The Scholastic Store in Soho! If you’re in NYC, be sure to come by! You can make monster blood,have your book signed, and participate in a Q&A. It'll be a fun (and spine-chilling time) for fans of all ages!