Give scary books for Halloween.
Writes Neil Gaiman on his blog:
You know, there aren't enough traditions that involve giving books.
I love this idea. I already ran out and bought the book I'm going to give. Pass it on.
**UPDATE** I received this book, and I gifted this.
I also like what Joe Hill had to say:
I’m going to adopt this as a Halloween habit and I hope you will too. The only thing I’d add is that I think you should also take twenty minutes on Halloween evening to read a scary story to your kids, or with your friends, or your family. Everyone reads The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve, which is fine, but Halloween is really a time to share a good bone-shaking horror story that will keep your loved ones awake at night.
I couldn't agree more. As Alvin Schwartz pointed out, scary stories want to be told. So, what are some of your favorite scary books?