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)