All Hallow’s Read

Brainiac ManiacNeil Gaiman came up with the idea for All Hallow’s Read—a Halloween/reading celebration during which you give scary books and comics to people. Did you participate?

I gave Sarah a copy of Stephen King’s Different Seasons, which I think I read for the first time when I was just about her age. I remember really liking it, too, especially the last novella, The Breathing Method, which incidentally, is the only one of the four novellas in that book never to have been made into a movie.

Dylan got a copy of In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories by Alvin Schwartz and Dirk Zimmer.

The scariest thing I could get Maggie to try is Beverly Cleary’s book Socks. After insisting she couldn’t handle scary stories, when we got home from the bookstore, she was watching a vampire/werewolf movie on Disney (and no, not that one). What gives?

Anyway, if you didn’t participate this year, put it on your calendar for next year. I think it’s a great new tradition.

photo credit: Kelley Mari

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