I am an ally for LGBTQ people. In the past few years, I have been educating myself on these issues and all forms of oppression, exploring diversity in its many variations and definitions. And just when I was getting pretty comfortable – don’t do that because it means you’re getting smug – life threw me a curveball. My teenaged son came out to me two weeks ago. BOOM. Read More My Son Came Out to Me. Now What?
In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to start this series off with a review of the classic children’s and YA series Goosebumps by R.L. Stein. I chose How I Got My Shrunken Head specifically because when I saw it at the library I felt like I specifically remembered being creeped out by it when I first read it. Upon re-reading though, I had absolutely no recollection of the plot at all and it was published in 1995. I was 13 in 1995 and probably too old for the Goosebumps books, so to be honest I’m not sure I ever read it. Nevertheless, I did read a lot of Goosebumps as a kid and I’m sure this one is representative of most of them. Read More The Furious Bookshelf: Goosebumps? More like…Goslingbumps