A This ‘n That Thursday on Reading

So I came across Neil Gaiman’s bloody brilliant idea the other day on Twitter: All Hallow’s Read.
It’s pretty simple. Just give someone a scary book to read on Halloween. It doesn’t have to be brand-spanking new. It doesn’t have to be just for kids. It doesn’t have to be written by Neil Gaiman, even.
Just go watch the short video and hear what Neil has to say. But you’ll probably be distracted by the zombies in the background and not really listen. Or maybe that’s just me.

Anyway, I love this idea. In fact, I love it so much that I’ll give some lucky blog reader a scary book. Maybe I’ll give away a couple of scary books. I guess that depends on how many scary books I can round up. In the meantime, leave a comment with the word “BOOk” in it and you might get one from my personal stash of creepy favorites!
Also, whilst piddling…um, make that business networking, on Twitter, I came across a very funny site about the value of our libraries. If you’re familiar with the book, Go The F*** To Sleep, and have a wondrous imagination, you’ll know where I’m going with this site. And why I can’t actually mention it in a G-rated blog. You’ll just go and laugh and laugh and laugh.
Or again, maybe that’s just me.

9 thoughts on “A This ‘n That Thursday on Reading

  1. One BOOK that freaked me out was SALEM'S LOT by Stephen King (I know, big surprise.) Another BOOK was CUJO. I have/had two paperback versions of it and both times, I had to put the BOOK face down because the cover alone creeped me out. (I mentioned BOOK 3-4 times – I think I'm covered.) 🙂

  2. Oh, yes, the basement scene in Salem's Lot was creepy. The BOOK that I found most disturbing was THE EXORCIST. To this day, I have not been able to watch the movie. Linda Blair is all grown up, ready for a Rascal and a Jitterbug, practically, and I still can't watch it, even though now the clips seem dated and campy.

  3. Book. Book, book, book! 🙂 Neil Gaiman rocks. There was a great quote by him on facebook the other day. It was: "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."Love it!

  4. Val, The Exorcist (book) was WAY scarier than the movie. Oh, my gosh, now I'll have that music stuck in my head.And Lisa, Neil G. rocks big-time. I thought about giving away my signed copy of The Graveyard Book.Um, I don't see that happening. But speaking of Facebook, I sent a message to Bruce Coville, telling him I'd be giving away one of his books (I don't have any signed ones, drat it all)and he sent a very nice message back. I seriously love Facebook. And authors.

  5. BOOks that have creeped me out or scared the wits out of me are: The Exorcist, Salem's Lot, and Silence of the Lambs.I love scary (or is it scarey?) BOOks.Donna

  6. I can't read scary books — they make me come undone more than usual. Years ago, I started the Exorcist and was distracted by the people on the floor above me. Then I remembered we were on the top floor. Probably squirrels, but I put down the book and never picked up a creepy one since then.

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