Over the course of my reading in 2018, I found myself drawn to the dark corners of the library and my own book collection. As you can see from this photo of the books I read and gleaned from the first in this three-part series, darkness makes its way into a lot of my book selections.
With this post, I’m going to focus on two horror writers who captured my imagination repeatedly this year: Stephen King and Lauren Beukes. I may not have torn through the books as quickly as I’d hoped, but I still walked away from all six of these thankful that I’d stuck with them and gone on those rides.
Like most people my age, I was a gigantic fan of Nickelodeon. That channel was just packed with awesome for kids of the 80s and 90s. I even remember when my local cable decided to swap the channels that Nickelodeon and USA were on (4 and 6). I probably would have knocked someone out to get a Double Dare or Finders Keepers T-shirt and possibly murder someone to actually get on the show. If you don’t remember Finders Keepers, it was like a live action hidden picture search game show where kids ran through a dissected house to find a certain something (or somethings) in a messy room. As a big fan of Highlights and the hidden picture section of that magazine, this game show was right up my alley. Someone should bring that back. Here’s a clip from the show: