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Children’s horror author R.L. Stine — whose beloved Goosebumps series turns 25 this year — riffs on his love of Pinocchio, P.G. Wodehouse, and Pet Sematary.
My favorite book as a kid
Pinocchio. My mother read this to me at a very young age, 3 or 4. The original Pinocchio is very violent...