A New Halloween Tradition?

Neil Gaiman (one of my all-time favorite authors) made a wonderful suggestion a few days ago:

You know, there aren’t enough traditions that involve giving books.

There’s World Book Day, which grew out of Don Quixote Day/Cervantes Birthday/St George’s Day in Spain, where roses and books are given, but really, we need some more instant traditions that involve the giving of books, the kind that spread all over the world.

And then I thought, Hallowe’en’s next weekend…

So: I propose that, on Hallowe’en or during the week of Hallowe’en, we give each other scary books. Give children scary books they’ll like and can handle. Give adults scary books they’ll enjoy.

I think that’s great! So I want to pass that idea on …

Here’s Neil’s entire post.

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