Halloween is almost upon us! I love this holiday for so many reasons. Costume parties. Candy everywhere. Pumpkin carving. People in the neighborhood gathering outside after dark to mingle, which is almost unheard of in this rainy neck of the woods. It’s also the one time of year that I get to satisfy my crazy costume obsession by witnessing all the amazing, genius ideas people come up with.
In the spirit of spookiness, author Neil Gaiman has proposed the tradition of All Hallows Read. He suggests the benefit of giving each other scary books for Halloween. Who knows? Maybe it will stick. Since I can’t afford to give each person in the blogosphere a book, I am going to give a book recommendation, instead:
Maybe This Time is a novel by one of my favorite authors, Jennifer Crusie. It’s a quirky romance that will make you laugh out loud, which is one of the reasons I love her books so much. It does have a dark, supernatural element to the story that had me turning on all the lights at night (think ghosts and haunted houses), but don’t let that scare you away. The plot twists and hilarious characters make it one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.
How about you? Any good books you want to recommend? I’d love to hear them. Whatever you decide to do for the upcoming holiday, I hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!