I essentially read two books over the last two days, both due in part to the Halloween season.
The first is The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury (reviewed here), which I now read annually the week before Halloween each year. It’s a wonderful short book that covers the history of Halloween and how different cultures have viewed and practiced it over the years, all told through the eyes of a bunch of boys dressed up for Halloween who travel across the ages.
Also read The Box: Uncanny Stories by Richard Matheson. I’ve never read Matheson before and was happy to get my hands on a collection of some very entertaining stories, some of which I recognized, all mostly featuring a fun surprising twist at the end — in some cases I was able to spot it just before I got to it — as well as the story “Mute” which was a Twilight Zone episode. My review for The Box will be showing up shortly on BookBanter.net.