Since I usually don’t “do” Halloween (I mean, the dressing up part), I was wondering what I’d do here at Paperback Fool to mark the occasion. If I was really being honest with myself, probably nothing. I like the spirit of the season, but I refuse to buy into its current goofy, corporate identity. But since I’m feeling festive, I was thinking that perhaps I should leave you with a book or two to enjoy during this ghostly season. Maybe the scariest book I ever read? Well, that would probably be The Shining by Stephen King, but that’s not fun. I mean, I’ll be honest: I don’t read scary books just because it’s Halloween. I read them year round. (Check out The Shining though, it’s scary as hell).
So how should I properly convey the Halloween spirit to you, the reader? How about by sharing the REAL way I get into the holiday season…by watching ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ of course! Putting aside the fact that Hot Topic tried to lay a claim on the Disney classic for emo teens the world over, it’s one of the greatest Disney movies ever made if not for the storyline, then for the amazing music. I could never tell if it was a Halloween or Christmas movie, or perhaps I should watch it around Thanksgiving…anyway, I think it’s appropriate anytime during the next three months. So re-visit an old favorite, and have a happy Halloween.