I admit it; I have a problem when it comes to books on the paranormal. And that problem is that I must own them all! I’m not sure when my addiction began, but the first paranormal book I remember asking for was a 1972 Scholastic Books edition titled simply, Haunted Houses. I vividly recall begging my mom to buy it for me at one of those Book Fairs at my elementary school in upstate New York.
I still have that book. Although since then, it has been joined by hundreds and hundreds of books on the paranormal (981, to be exact) that, as much as I try to keep them contained, often spill out across my desk, ending up in piles on the floor. People often remark that you can’t stand anywhere in my house without there being a book within reach. Believe it or not, it’s true. But that’s because I love my paranormal books so much that I always want them close to me.
But I also enjoy sharing my books. Words can’t describe how happy it makes me after our monthly ghost meetings to see The Ghosts of Ohio members rummaging through what has become known as my Strange & Spooky Library and picking out a handful of books to take home to read. Of course, the number one question everyone always asks is “which are the best ghost books out there?” And here’s where you can find out for yourselves!
There is a web site, Goodreads, which allows people to not only tell others what they are reading, but also provide ratings and reviews of books they have read. I’ve recently joined and have started rating the books in the Strange & Spooky Library. Obviously, I have a long way to go, but if you’re dying to know what I’m currently reading or which books I have read and really liked, all you need to do is sign up for Goodreads (it’s free) and then ask to be my friend. And trust me, I’ll accept you as a friend. Because anybody who likes paranormal books is definitely someone I’d consider a friend!