Yes, yes, it’s only September, but you know what? I love Halloween. Lots of people do. And so, I want to introduce to this blog something I’ve been hosting on tumblr for the past two years: All Hallow’s Read-a-Thon. (Not to be confused with All Hallow’s Read, which is about giving books on Halloween. Cool idea, but not what this is.)
Basically it means dedicating the month of October to reading as many Halloween-ish books as possible. This could include horror novels, books by authors like Stephen King, books about vampires, witches, ghosts, etc. They don’t have to be scary, they could just be paranormal. Last year, for example, I read Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson, plus I started House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski but that was dense and ended up taking me through November to finish.
Last year and the year before I also made challenges throughout the month, but I think I might skip that this year. I might just do a few reading sprints still, or maybe do a Bingo for it (it seems to be a popular thing to do with reading now).
Let me know if you’d be interested in joining something like this. I don’t get a lot of participants, but we have fun anyway!