Ah, it’s that special time of year again, folks. The time to carve your pumpkins with hideous faces, put plastic tombstones on your front lawn, and buy the biggest bag of candy you can find. That’s right! It’s Halloween, my favorite time of the year! As such, I have a very interesting idea for my month long celebration of this spooky holiday.
Before I get into my own plans, I would like to advertize briefly for two awesome affiliate websites and their celebrations. First up, my lovely girlfriend, Laura, over at Laura’s Honest Ramblings, will be conducting a month long marathon of famous spooky series, The Twilight Zone! She hasn’t had much experience with the show before and she’s excited to really get into it. She’ll be covering most of the classics and a few obscure, interesting episodes throughout the month.
Next up, the Haunted Drive-In is going to join the Countdown to Halloween this year! Throughout the month, Michael “Rabbi” Sandal and I will be writing articles about our experiences with Halloween. We have quite a few cool things planned and I’m excited to start it. But for now, allow me to go into my plan for my own personal blog…
As many of you may know, I am an avid reader. I have been since I was very young, reading the Dr. Seuss books practically daily. As I got older, I started going into more adventurous books, things I could really sink my teeth into. Thus, I discovered Goosebumps, the series that I consider to be my gateway drug to the horror genre. I became obsessed with Goosebumps, buying up any book I could get my hands on. However, although I do have a bit of a collection, I realized that I haven’t read most of the classics. Say Cheese and Die, Monster Blood, The Haunted Mask, all in my collection and all have gone unread. That is why, this month, I am going on a spooky story binge!
I’m calling it Reader Beware Month! I will do as many blogs as I can (probably not one each day, but as many as I can) reviewing and talking about books that are quick and easy to read and also have an air of the macabre. Most of the books will be Goosebumps related, but I reserve the right to talk about other good scary reads, including horror comics.
I know I’m going to have a great time reading all these scary and spooky stories! I hope you guys have half as much fun reading what I have to say. As always, if you have read any of the upcoming stories, feel free to give your opinion on them in the comments. Now excuse me, I’m going to curl up with a good book and hope nothing tries to kill me while I read.