Just how brilliant is this new tradition being born just now, and how cool is being part of its birth? Just as cool as most of the stuff that comes out of Neil Gaiman’s brain (strictly figuratively).
The principle is nice and simple: give someone you love (or hate – my addition) a scary book this Halloween. Besides the candy and the zombie teeth let’s make this a tradition.
Check out the site http://www.allhallowsread.com/ for a detailed description, book recommendations and some cool extras like the I’ve Got the Need to Read card (on the left) or some mini-books you can print and gift straight away.
I’m sure that you’ve got the hang of the thing now, but I highly recommend watching the host Neil Gaiman’s explanation on his YT channel anyway. For the full experience.
And an important addition this year: download a short story for free and the hosting site Audible will donate one dollar to Donorschoose.org – or Booktrust, if you’re in the UK. This is only until Halloween, so please go to www.Audible.com/ScareUs and download the short story Click Clack the Rattlebag for free, written and read by Neil Gaiman – you don’t even need to register on the site to do so, and I assure you – having listened to the story myself (a few… OK, a dozen times) – it is worth it. Get it before Halloween.
So, who is going to get a scary book from you and which book do you think makes the best gift?