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Give a Book for All Hallow’s Read 2012

It’s that magnificent time of year again! It’s All Hallow’s Read! Yay! All Hallow’s Read is a Halloween tradition created by the brilliant author Neil Gaiman. In the week of Halloween, or on the night itself, you give someone a scary book. Simple! It could be a loved one, a friend, or hey, even a…

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Review of ‘Teeth: Vampire Tales’

Teeth: Vampire Tales is, as I’m sure you can guess, a collection of vampire short stories. This particular anthology is for young adults, which made me a bit nervous at first. I read a lot of anthologies, but never any for teens and I was expecting an entire book of lame stories about cheesy teen/vampire…

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All Hallow’s Read is Back!

Last year horror author Neil Gaiman created All Hallow’s Read, a day where you give a loved one a horror book in celebration of Halloween. When I wrote about All Hallow’s Read last year it was still a new idea, just something he happened to mention on his Twitter one day, but since then this…

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Neil Gaiman’s All Hallow’s Read!

Neil Gaiman, beloved horror and fantasy author, put an awesome idea up on Twitter a few days ago: “This year make Halloween All Hallow’s Read.” Neil suggested giving someone you love a scary book on the 31st. Being the colossal book geek I am, I think that has got to be the best Halloween idea…

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What Neil Gaiman REALLY Said About Vampires

Countless websites on the interwebs are all aflutter over Neil Gaiman talking trash about new vampire authors and their weak, emo vampires. But as it turns out, those sites got it all wrong, they took his words and twisted them into something completely different. Lucky for us, Gaiman cleared things up in his blog. “(Small,…

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Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book

It was a foggy night when Nobody came to the graveyard. A small toddler, not quite two and just learning to walk he had managed to climb out of his crib, down the stairs, out the front door of his house and up to the old graveyard at the top of the hill. It’s a…

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Snow, Glass, Apples

Vampires can creep in and scare you from just about anywhere; Neil Gaiman made this apparent in his short story titled “Snow, Glass, Apples.” I have read a lot of revamped fairy tales, pun not intended, and can easily see where vampires fit into them, —Bluebeard, Hansel & Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and others. By the…

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By Blood We Live

By Blood We Live is an excellent collection of vampire stories written by the masters that have conquered the horror and supernatural genres. This book pulls together three decades worth of vampire tales that come in all flavors – from the good to the bad, this collection covers stories about men, women, the undead, the…

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