Allow Us to Explain
Way back in the earlier part of this year Neil Gaiman decided that it was really too bad that we, as a culture, didn't have a holiday that was just about giving books to people. After all, giving someone a book that you like can be a deeply personal thing, if it happened to also be a book that taught you something, helped you in some way, or maybe even changed your life. So, he decided to do something about it, which is, to tell people about it. Thus: All Hallows Read (official site here, Gaiman explains here), an exciting new tradition of giving people the gift of a scary book or story on Halloween. We're no strangers to devouring a book ourselves, and have our own Halloween favorites and picks, so, in the interest of supporting the birth of a holiday that gets more people to read books that we like -- therefore increasing the number of people that we can chat to about the books that we like -- we offer you not just ten, as these things usually go, but a full thirty scary books, stories, and comics for your reading pleasure. Happy Halloween!