What was a book/series that got you into reading when you were young? Mine was Goosebumps. I was obsessed as a kid, and it fueled my love of all things cheesy horror related. Since this month marks its 30th anniversary, I thought it'd be fun to highlight some of my favorite covers from the original series.
1. The Blob That Ate Everyone: You know how I said I love anything cheesy horror related? Well, that extends to sci-fi as well. I vividly remember going to a drive-in when I was really young and watching The Blob, and you guessed it, I loved it so much. So, obviously, this cover reminds me of that and it always hits me right in the nostalgia bone.
2. Calling All Creeps: I'm a child of the late-80s, so I thrived in the '90s. I don't know how to explain it, but I feel like this cover encapsulates the whole '90s aesthetic so well. Everyone was obsessed with dinosaurs, the clothing with the backwards cap, the denim sleeveless jacket, the long sleeve button down on top of another long sleeve shirt, it all just screams the '90s.
3. Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns: I told ya, I'm obsessed with Halloween and everything to do with it 🤷
4. Deep Trouble: Fun fact about me: I was a shark kid growing up, and I only dreamt of having two jobs- 1. Hosting my own horror show like Elvira, and 2. Becoming a marine biologist like Hooper from Jaws. I used to spend every moment in the library reading about all the different species, and tracing/labeling their anatomies into notebooks. Then I hit high school and discovered just how terrible I am and math and science, so I'll just pick this up instead.