Probably a difficult question for most. If you’ve read my bio on here, then you know I mention one book in it. A book written by Avi several years ago. I read it in middle school. I think I may have mentioned it as the first book I remember reading, but I think it may better be classified as the first book I remember enjoying reading.
I don’t know what I read in elementary school besides R.L. Stine. I can tell you for certain that I wasn’t reading anything by Mrs. Rowling, though the first books would have been released during my elementary years.
So if I was put on the spot and asked this question I’d say books by R.L. Stine and Avi really got me into reading. Though I can’t hardly remember any of the books I read.
Can you name the book that sparked your interest in reading?
I wrote earlier this year about the forthcoming Goosebumps movie. Well it’s here. And it still looks nice and fun for the whole family.
I don’t know about you, but I grew up reading those books. I remember having dozens of them. I definitely wish I still had them and I’d put them on my shelf. But I have no idea where they’ve run off to. I’m not entirely sure how popular the books still are today, but I can tell you that we struggle mightily to keep any in stock at my store. We have plenty of copies of the more recent series, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen more than two copies of Goosebumps.
I have no idea if this movie will do well at the box office or not, but man does it bring back memories for me. I may need to pick up some of the old stories I read just to see what I used to love. Do you have a favorite book in the series? Maybe a favorite monster? Or maybe you’re going to see the movie this weekend.