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R.L. Stine interview


Shelf Awareness interviews R.L. Stine – author of the Goosebumps series.

On your nightstand now:
The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry, The Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon, Liberty by Garrison Keillor, Walking Shadow by Robert B. Parker.

Favorite book when you were a child:
Pinocchio. The original was very violent and alarming.

Your top five authors:
Ray Bradbury, P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, John Dickson Carr.

Book you’ve faked reading:
????

Book you’re an evangelist for:
Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury and Time and Again by Jack Finney.

Book you’ve bought for the cover:
Popcorn by Ben Elton. The cover looks like a popcorn box–irresistible!

Book that changed your life:
Mad Magazine, Tales From the Crypt comics, Barefoot Boy with Cheek by Max Shulman, Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury.

Favorite line from a book:
Most dialogue between Jeeves and Bertie Wooster, especially in Right Ho, Jeeves.

Book you most want to read again for the first time:
Pale Fire by Nabokov.

(Thanks to Shelf Awareness – one of daily reads)

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