Nostalgia is such a wonderful thing. Especially when it comes to remembering all the things I used to love. I never realized until I started looking back how important books were to me even as a child. To think I was making decisions about what I wanted to read at such an early age is mind boggling to me. I have always been a reader and I guess I developed a taste for mystery and horror at an early age because I remember how I loved reading books that would scare the bejeesus out of me….ENTER the Point Horror Series!
Yes yes, the sinister stories of suspense and terror written to titillate the overactive imaginations of young kids! There were several authors who wrote for and contributed to the Point Horror series. The most popular and widely noted included Caroline B. Cooney, Richie Tankersly Cusack, Carol Ellis, Diane Hoh, Lael Littke, Christopher Pike, and R.L. Stine. And while I remember reading ALL of these authors I was particularly enamored with everything R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike.
From the brilliantly bright titles in a chillingly blood dripping font, to the hilariously clever taglines, I enjoyed giving myself a good scare with these books. I really cannot remember what made me pick one of these up to begin with, perhaps a suggestion from a friend? But it took one and I was done! I DEVOURED these books as fast as I could.
I remember saving my money and going to the bookstore to by two or three at a time. Remember when books were 2.50? The good ole days! I remember spending so much time poring over the descriptions, and titles, trying to decide which ones to buy and which to save for another day. I traded with friends, checked them out from the library, and convinced my parents to buy them for me every now and again. They never had a problem feeding my reading addiction!
At one point I had a pretty HUGE collection of them. Looking back, I now regret selling them off when I got too old for them. I did however pick one up from the used bookstore this weekend for old times sake. And in honor of the upcoming ghoulish holiday, I’ll be posting the review for my throwback read, My Secret Admirer by Carol Ellis soon. I think I’ll go back and grab some more of these too and maybe post the review every now and again. I can’t wait to get my hands on some old Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine books to reacquaint myself with this fun phase of my life.
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