Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

And happy All Hallow's Read as well. As I'm sure you know by now, Neil Gaiman instituted a tradition of giving someone a scary book for Halloween and named it All Hallow's Read. I haven't gotten my act together to actually give anyone a book this year, but I do have a couple of recs which I've put up at Escape Into Life. And they are from two very different parts  of the spooky spectrum. The first, State of Grace by Joy Williams is spooky in a very Southern Gothic kind of creep factor way, and the second, Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow, is a novel about werewolves in L.A. written in free verse. So look to your own creeped out preferences and check one--or both--of these out.


  1. Great choices for spooky reading!

  2. Hope you're getting some spookiness in your own life this weekend, Kathleen, though from totally benign spirits, of course!

  3. She was generally well received in our book group as well, Patti. And I'm just realizing that even if I can't share books with eveyone, I can definitely share her new (I think) short story from the newish online publishing venture. It's called "Cats and Dogs", and it is generally apropos for an All Hallows Read...