Poll: Halloween Books

I almost forgot something that I need to do today, so no lengthy and detailed blogging this morning. Instead, a quick poll regarding Neil Gaiman’s suggestion of giving kids scary books for Halloween:

Halloween is a classic holiday, which means you’re bound by classical rules, and can only choose one item, not a quantum superposition of multiple options.

(I think he means giving scary books to kids you know or are related to, not handing them out to Trick-or-Treaters, but it’s more amusing to picture it that way. Also, I am aware of the European roots of Halloween, so don’t feel like you need to point out that it originated in Britain.)


  1. #1 Kengi
    October 25, 2010

    Books lead to ideas. Ideas lead to independent thought. Independent thought leads to uncertainty about the future.

    Scary stuff indeed! If we let our kids read, they may decide to not become fund managers, and then who would pay to abandon us in nursing homes?

  2. #2 David Owen-Cruise
    October 25, 2010

    Great idea if we can get cheap bags of fun-sized books.

  3. #3 Reynir Heiðberg Stefánsson
    October 25, 2010

    Give’em books? Good Omens!

  4. #4 Thisbe
    October 25, 2010

    Is it wrong that I couldn’t care less what Neil Gaiman thinks? Other than that if anything, his suggesting something makes me doubt that it could be a good idea.

  5. #5 Pam
    October 25, 2010

    Books are great, don’t get me wrong. But, I wouldn’t want a book as a substitute for candy any more than I’d want candy as a substitute for a book…

  6. #6 CCPhysicist
    October 25, 2010

    I am impressed that you know about Jack Chick, and disturbed that only one other person voted for it! The right one could scar a kid for life.

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