👻 I’m Ghost and I love all things dark and spooky. 👻
When I was a kid I was incredibly quiet. I didn’t really talk (I have Selective Mutism) or even make much noise. Most of the time you wouldn’t even hear me come into or leave a room. My parents worked full-time, so my moms parents would take care of me and they started calling me Ghost. They would be doing something in a room by themselves, but when they turned around, there I was. I was always scaring people. Sometimes it was on purpose but most times it was an accident. They would always say I’m like a ghost. It wasn’t long before my parents started calling me Ghost. When I was older, the few friends I had for a bit would come over and hear it, so then they started. Eventually, even my teachers were calling me Ghost. It’s just what everyone calls me.
When I was around six years old, I started reading on my own, and I got hooked on Goosebumps. By the time I was 11 I was obsessed with horror movies, and was reading a lot of Stephen King, true crime and anything on the occult. I was the weird kid that didn’t talk, wore black and read weird books. Needless to say, I didn’t have many friends, and I got bullied a lot. So I would just spend most of my time during the week reading as much as possible. I loved to learn and I loved to escape. On the weekends I would go to my dads and we would rent a bunch of horror movies.
Once I started high school, I stopped reading. I don’t know why I did this, but I did. In 2008 I got back into reading. Which is great, but I was reading things other people were telling me to read. I do like to read pretty much every genre, but I haven’t been reading the books I loved when I was younger, and I miss it.
So that brings me to why I’ve decided to start this blog. I did it as a way to help me get back into what I love to read most. Maybe if I have a book blog to talk about these books, I might pick them up more. No more picking up the popular books on BookTube. I’m going to try to read what I want to read. I’m going to try to read what 11-14 year old me would have read. Hopefully by creating A Novel Nightmare, and talking about these books, I will find other people who enjoy the books I love. I will still read a bit of everything, but I probably wont talk about them on here. This is an attempt to get me to pick up more of what I really want to read, and I hope it works.