It’s that time of year again — Hallowe’en — and this year I continue a tradition I started in 2007 where I read my personal favorite Halloween book: The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury. Since ’07 I have built on the Halloween reading, adding some Edgar Allan Poe and whatever else I think my be fun and enjoyable and Halloweeny during the week leading up to the fated night.
This year I enjoyed:
“October in the Chair” by Neil Gaiman
“The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Pit and the Pendulum” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe
“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe
The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
And it seems like Neil Gaiman himself wants to do something similar with his modest proposal to have more days during the year where we give books as gifts, and proposes for Halloween to give scary books to people — kids or adults — as well as to read scary stories. He even put up a quick website that will grow and build over the coming year in time for next Halloween. On the site there’s a page of recommended articles with suggested Halloween reading from the Washington Post, Joe Hill’s blog, The Huffington Post, and How Stuff Works.
And here are some recommended reviews for books you might to read yourself or to each other this Halloween:
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FOR ADULTS —