Way back in the 90’s, a time when there were no iPads, we had to do things the hard way for entertainment. Things like riding your bike, having corn wars with the neighbor kids, and actually reading books. Until I came across these Goosebumps books, I kind of forgot that I ever liked to read.
Even as a kid, I was always interested in things that are spooky. I never got into the Babysitters Club, which was a popular series in the 90’s. However, I did have a nice collection of Goosebumps books. I had about 50 different books that I kept in the bookshelf of my Treasure Troll headboard.
During one of my thrifting stints, I found these amazing copies of old Goosebumps books:
Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes
The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb
Welcome to Dead House
Say Cheese and Die- Again!
One Day at Horrorland
Night of the Living Dummy
The Girl Who Cried Monster
*FAVORITE!* The Haunted Mask (And it comes with a bonus mask inside!)
And three sparkly “Reader Beware…You Choose the Scare!” editions:
#1. Escape from the Carinval of Horrors
#2. Tick Tock, You’re Dead!
#3. Trapped in Bat Wing Hall
I was going to sell them but I think I am actually going to keep them for my son to read once he learns how. He has seen something on YouTube about Goosebumps’ Slappy the Dummy and was excited to see me bring these home.
I remember reading all of the non-sparkly books listed above. I don’t think I had too many copies of the “Reader Beware, You Choose the Scare!” books. It says that you can choose between twenty different scary endings.
All I know is that I forever blamed my horrible nightmares on these books. But, then again, it could have also been because my older brother and I watched Nightmare on Elm Street when I was just at the wee age of seven. That could also have triggered some wild childhood imagination.