Last year, I heard about Neil Gaiman’s idea to give the people in your life scary books for Halloween. He calls it All Hallow’s Read and hopes it will catch on and become tradition. Here’s a video of Neil Gaiman explaining his idea:
Bloggers like Nymeth and Larissa love the idea and, this year, Nymeth even organised an All Hallow’s Read book blogger swap to celebrate.
My books (and some candy!) arrived this week, yay! [I want to add a photo but it won’t upload, I’ll try again later]
Thank you Iris for the fabulous reading material (and for the candy!). I started The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins this morning and am surprised to say that I love it. I say I am surprised because I don’t read many classics – though I admit that there is so much love for Wilkie Collins in the book blogosphere that I was tempted to try reading him at some undefined point in the future. I am so happy that you chose this particular author for me, as I would have been missing out.
The other book I received is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – I have not read it yet and am really looking forward to it. But I chose to read The Moonstone first because I just finished Tolkien’s The Hobbit last night and back-to-back fantasy is difficult for me for some reason. My brain can’t cope.
Again – thanks so much Iris! And a big thank you to Nymeth for the idea and initiative. And of course to Neil Gaiman himself too. 🙂