Well, it was time for Halloween festivities here in the entwood.
Alas, time has been so short this year, there was no time for clever literary pumpkin carving but we did continue our annual tradition of demanding something in return for some treats in your bag.
First of all, you HAVE to say "Trick or Treat." You cannot just shove your bag forward without even a hello.
Costumed Kiddies: "Trick or Treat"
Chez BookMoot: "Hello Kiddies, Happy Halloween. Who can tell me the name of one of your favorite books?"
I was ever so pleased to hear a chorus of "Oh yeah, I remember this place." Even better were the kids who are so well trained now that they recite the question with us or shout out a book title as we open the door.
Some of the titles mentioned this year included:
2 for Barney
"2007 Guinness Book of World Records" (shouted out, loud and clear)
Jack in the Beanstalk
Sea of Monsters
Because of Winn Dixie
various Harry Potters
several Lord of the Rings
Three Little Pigs
The Tale of Despereaux
The Titan's Curse
"I don't have one." (Arrrrrrrrghhhh...)
Like a Song
3 for The Misadventures of Maude March (this is a Texas Bluebonnet book this year)
8 for Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo (this is a Texas Bluebonnet book this year)
One of the nicest things about this year's trick-or-treaters is that almost every one of them said "Thank you."