October is my favorite month. I am most certainly not alone in my affection for this beautiful time of year, with its cool mornings, gorgeous blue skies and brilliant colors. I also love the appearance of spooky Halloween decorations everywhere. Pumpkins and bats and ghosts. The occasional skeleton hand sticking up out of the earth.
It’s also the season for All Hallow’s Read, that unofficial holiday made up by Neil Gaiman in which we are all encouraged to give someone a scary book to read. I have done this several years in a row now, and I look forward to doing it again this year. In the coming weeks, I will offer up a list of All Hallow’s Read possibilities for you to give away. In the meantime, please enjoy Mr. Gaiman’s video describing this wonderful tradition he created: