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They Learn A Lesson? I Guess?: Chicken, Chicken (Goosebumps #53) Chapters 21-27

October 30, 2015 by


Today we finish reading this year’s Goosebumps book, Chicken, Chicken, just in time for Halloween tomorrow! Who doesn’t love a scary story to get in the mood for Halloween? It’s a shame we didn’t read one. Chapter 21 The last chapter ended with Crystal and Cole breaking into Vanessa’s house to look through her spell books, and […]

WHAT THE CLUUUUCK?: Chicken Chicken Chapters 15-20 (Goosebumps #53)

October 29, 2015 by


Last week’s post ended with an unparalleled moment in Goosebumps history. To recap: “She’s turning us into chickens!” Cole called to Mom […] “It’s the truth!” I cried. “You’ve got to help us. Cole and I—BLUUUCK—we’re both turning into chickens!” “That’s good news,” Mom replied calmly “I need two more chickens for the barbecue this afternoon.” Oh, mom.  […]

They Get Chicken Chicken-ed: Chicken Chicken Chapters 8-14

October 23, 2015 by


How’s everyone enjoying this year’s annual Goosebumps reading? Fun fact: of the original 62 Goosebumps books, Chicken, Chicken was 53rd. It’s called Chicken, Chicken, so you can determine how R L Stine was doing in terms of ideas by this point. Previously, Crystal and her brother Cole have had their second encounter with requisite mysterious townsperson, Vanessa. They accidentally cause her to spill […]

I Can’t Believe We’re Really Reading This: Chicken, Chicken (Goosebumps #53) Chapter 1-7

October 22, 2015 by


I think we all have an understanding that this post is dedicated to Bellomy, who is proof that persistence makes all your dreams come true. Well, if those dreams include reading Chicken, Chicken.  Chicken, Chicken Chapter 1: We begin with a vivid description of chickens, which really sets the tone for a scary tale: I […]

They Go In The Basement ONE LAST TIME: Stay Out of the Basement Chapters 16-21

October 28, 2014 by


Ready to finish this year’s Goosebumps? Depends… ARE YOU IN FOR A SCARE? Chapter 16 Margaret is hanging out with Diane (the only other character in this book) when her father (the mad scientist who is turning into a plant person – I dunno, maybe you forgot?) announces that he’s leaving to pick up her […]

People Continue to Go Into the Basement: Stay Out of the Basement Chapters 11-15

October 27, 2014 by


Margaret begins to suspect her father is turning into a plant, which is a major turning point for most girls that age. This really isn’t a tale of horror so much as a tale of growing up in an uncertain world where at some point we all must realize our fathers are plants. [Matthew says: […]

The Dad Is A Mad Scientist, In Case You Missed That: Stay Out of the Basement Chapters 6-10

October 21, 2014 by


Welcome back to our third year of Goosebumps coverage in celebration of Halloween, everybody! Hope everybody is enjoying our first Goosebumps without Greg and his terrible decision-making skills vis a vis cameras with demonic powers. Hahaha, that Greg! What an idiot. [Ariel says: I miss that time you realized he was played by a young Ryan […]

They Go in the Basement: Stay Out of the Basement Chapters 1-5

October 20, 2014 by


It’s the spookiest time of year again, which means more Goosebumps here at BBGT and me avoiding any situation where I’m required to wear a costume. Now that I’m too old to trick or treat, blogging is the only way I want to celebrate Halloween, damn it. [Matthew says: Although thanks to the archival power of the […]

Greg Is Justice: Say Cheese and Die — Again Chapters 24-26

November 1, 2013 by


Okay, so Halloween was yesterday and “society” doesn’t want us to be “scared” anymore, but we have a Goosebumps to finish. Also this last post is only three chapters because apparently I’m really bad at math. Chapter 24 Greg and Shari, cursed by the evil camera, decide maybe the only course of action left to […]

Happy Halloween! Greg’s Still Really Fat: Say Cheese and Die–Again Chapters 19-23

October 31, 2013 by


Previously, the curse cast on Greg to become fat began to come true. Strangely, no one seems to find it alarming that Greg has packed on an extraordinary amount of weight in an incredibly short period of time. He also attempted to prove to his teacher, again, that his story was true, but Sourballs accused […]