All Hallows Read

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Famous, and rather cute author, Neil Gaiman, has come up with an idea to spread the love of books. He calls it All Hallows Read and the idea is to give scary books instead of chocolate and candy for Halloween…

Okay, I think we can add the word ‘and’ to that equation : This Halloween give scary stories AND chocolates… and candy. Ahem.

Anyway, talented author and blogging friend Candy Korman has taken Neil Gaiman at his word. She’s giving friends and family scary stories and wants the rest of us to do the same. You can find her All Hallows Read post here :

Although Australia isn’t as big on Halloween as the US, I rather like the idea of reducing cavities by giving books so this is a tradition I wouldn’t mind promoting.

I’m going to get the Daughter some ‘nice’ scary reads. Plus I have some friends in mind as well… mwahahahaha!

I’ve got some great titles from Candy’s post but if you know of any other scary reads in the free or 99c area could you let me know in comments?

Oh, and if you get a scary story this Halloween, don’t blame me, blame Neil Gaiman… and Candy .:D



About acflory

I am the kind of person who always has to know why things are the way they are so my interests range from genetics and biology to politics and what makes people tick. For fun I play online mmorpgs, read, listen to a music, dance when I get the chance and landscape my rather large block. Work is writing. When a story I am working on is going well I'm on cloud nine. On bad days I go out and dig big holes... View all posts by acflory

4 responses to “All Hallows Read

  • EllaDee

    This is just not my thing ;( I read The Dark by James Herbert and it put me off scary books forever… scared the beejezus out of me. Ditto for scary movies. I can’t even watch American Werewolf in London, which I quite enjoyed at one time. I think the veil between my subsconscious and the netherworld is too thin 😉


  • Candy Korman

    I’ve already given out 10 All Hallows Read treats! More to come (I just have to verify which email addresses my friends use with their Amazon accounts.)

    Anyway, I’ve given A.C.Flory’s “The Vintage Egg” to 3 of my friends, as not all my buddies read horror genre fiction and there are some truly scary notions in her speculative fiction.

    Happy Halloween — and All Hallows READ!


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