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#1 blondiegrl149


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Posted 30 August 2003 - 09:12 AM

Hey everybody.  I was just wondering if any of you out there read paranormal books as kids.  I remember getting books from Scholastic Book Orders in grade school, and still have some of those paranormal books now.  

These are the books I read as a child:
Ghosts! - Alvin Schwartz
In A Dark, Dark Room - Alvin Schwartz
13 Ghosts: Strange But True Stories - Will Osborne
Still More Tales For the Midnight Hour: 13 Stories of Horror - J. B. Stamper
Tales From the Shadows - Devra Newberger Speregen
Great Ghosts - Daniel Cohen
Ghost Train to Nowhere - Phil Roxbee Cox

Has anybody heard of any of these?
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Posted 30 August 2003 - 09:25 AM

I used to read anything and everything by R.L. Stine.  I remember in 6th grade he came to my school to talk to us about his books and such.  I missed getting his autography cuz of all the kids, so my dad was nice and took me to this bookstore where he bought me 3 of his books and we waited in line for like, 3 or 4 hours to get his autograph.  It was well worth the wait though.  I got my "The Mask" signed (from the Goosebumps series).  

I also read (and own) all of the "Haunted Ohio" books by Chris Woodyard.  It's pretty cool cuz one of the places my mom used to work at near Cleveland was in the fourth book, Rider's 1812 Inn.  I've been there and it's pretty cool.

Oh yeah, and the "Scary Stories" books (who wrote them again?  I think Alvin Schwartz, but don't hold me to that).  Those books were the shiznit!!!

LOL, I have also been reading Stephen King and Dean Koontz since middle school.
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Posted 31 August 2003 - 04:33 AM

The first book I read, and bought, was Haunted House.  It was a Scholastic book and its currently floating around my house somewhere...
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Posted 31 August 2003 - 07:41 AM

One of my favorites was "The Thing at the Foot of the Bed and Other Scary Stories" by Maria Leach.  That one will always hold a special place in my heart.   ;)

Another one by that author was "13 Ghostly Tales".  Another classic...

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 03:44 AM

In A Dark, Dark Room

THANK YOU! I've been trying to think of the name of that book forever. i remmber staying up reading that book then hiding under the sheets all night haha.

Still More Tales For the Midnight Hour: 13 Stories of Horror , i read that one too.  I'll have to go out to my book collection and see if i can't dig up any of these old books, i want to read them again ;D

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 08:34 AM

some of them i still have are

haunted kids - nash and zullo
ghosts, hauntings and mysterious happenings - phyllis emert

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