BBH—Trick or Treat

In this case, as it has been all week here at Maison 52, TRICK.

Cause yes, once again I am not going with the scheduled prompt, which was—

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein vs. Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Which classic horror tale is scarier? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer) 

In my defense, I’m not a huge fan of horror, and have not read Frankenstein OR Dracula, so have no opinion on which is scarier.

Instead, as is my wont, I scoured the BBH archives, looking for a topic that was still Halloween-y. I liked this one, from Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer:

Would you consider giving out books to trick-or-treaters instead of candy?

Maybe, but it would need to be under some pretty specific circumstances.

IF I knew the general ages of kids that I was likely to see and IF I knew approximately how many kids I’d be seeing that night, and IF I expected that the kids would be young enough that I could buy board books or picture books such as not to bankrupt myself…well, maybe. It’s an idea that appeals to my little book-loving heart, but it’s not terribly practical in the anonymous neighborhood I live in. Some years, I get five trick or treaters; some years 30. Sometimes they are wee, sometimes they are linebackers. So, it would be really hard to get an appropriate cross-section of books. And it would be expensive to try.

So, nice idea, but probably not.

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog

2 thoughts on “BBH—Trick or Treat

  1. I’ve not read either book, and don’t intend to read them. I love the idea of giving books instead of candy but as you said it’s both expensive and impractical given the randomness of who knocks on the door.


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