Revenge of the Living Dummy, which is the first of the Goosebumps HorrorLand series, a spin-off of the original, wildly popular Goosebumps books. There is also a Give Yourself Goosebumps series, which is like Choose Your Own Adventure and Goosebumps 2000 and Tales to Give You Goosebumps, which is a series of short story collections, Goosebumps Most Wanted, Here is the wikipedia article to avoid confusion! There are also two books called Goosebumps Triple Header, which contain three stories each! Within the Goosebumps HorrorLand we also have Goosebumps Hall of Horrors. If you have any interest in a more concise list of the Goosebumps incarnations, you can look at the lists here!
R.L. Stine is probably one wealthy man! According to Celebrity Net Worth, he is! Here is a neat little story. If you want kids to read, you have to love this guy. He has received many awards for championing reading. Was ROTLV a Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy? No. But it wasn't Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects and Other Man-Made Catastrophes, so it didn't do any harm. And if it gets kids to read without doing any harm, then, awesome!
What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.