Today I went to 2nd & Charles with a bagful of trades. I picked up Roald Dahl's The Witches, six books from James Howe's Bunnicula series, Nathaniel Hawthorne House of 7 Gables, 8 Tales of Terror by Edgar Allan Poe, and The Complete Horowitz Horror by Anthony Horowitz. I didn't buy any RL Stine books because they're much cheaper at Goodwill and the Columbia County Library ($0.50 each).
I also got a few horror titles for the teen crowd and parents, if they want them. I got Stephen King's The Dark Half, John Saul's Brain Child, and Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door, all on clearance for $0.50 each. With my store credit, I walked out of there with a sack full of bugs and I'd only paid less than a dollar. Yay for saving money!
But that bag isn't the only bunch of All Hallow's Read books I have. I already had a few appropriate titles that I'd picked out of 2nd & Charles's Free bin: a Christopher Pike novel, Winnie-the-Pooh's Halloween, Thirteen (horror anthology for the junior high crowd), John Gardner's Grendel, James Howe's Eat Your Poison Dear, and a short Ramsey Campbell book (probably better suited to the teens and parents). I also have a thin Edgar Allan Poe poetry collection and, from a past trip to Goodwill, an Encyclopedia Brown mystery book (remember those, 80s kids?) and Christopher Golden's Straight On Til Morning. And I even threw in one book each from my own Stephen King and Ray Bradbury selection (The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon and One More For The Road, respectively). Oh, and I'm currently reading a Scary Godmother comic collection, which can also be added to the pot once I've finished.
I think those are all the ones I've set aside. I'm anxious to see how well this goes over next month. I hope the trick-or-treaters are as excited about it as I am! (Which is VERY excited, in case you couldn't tell.)