We’re jumping on Neil Gaiman’s bandwagon, this Halloween give a scary book. This isn’t to replace trick-or-treating so don’t think you get to eat those bags of bite size Snicker bars all by yourself. This new tradition is designed to enhance the holiday. All Hallow’s Read couldn’t come at a better time for me. One child is too old for Halloween, another is going trick-or-treating with friends, and we don’t live on a block that attracts little candy devouring kids. It looked like the holiday was over for me. Now I have something plan and look forward to on October 31st, finding appropriately scary books for friends and family.
Need some ideas? The Guardian asks Kate Mosse for her top 10 ghostly stories and How Stuff Works recommended their All Hallow’s Read picks. Have some of your own ideas? Share them with us. For those of you who are reading this on October 31st at 5PM and are out of Halloween steam, check out Things That Go Boo, a website of scary stories and poems. Print one out and slip it under a loved one’s pillow for a last minute Halloween treat.