Book Blogger Hop - 16th to 22nd October

Book Blogger Hop

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.

Question

16th - 22nd
Would you consider giving out books to trick-or-treaters instead of candy? 

(submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)

Answer

No, definitely not, they trick or treaters in my neck of the wood barely do enough tricking or treating to warrant candy never mind books!  They generally just turn up at the door expecting me to give them sweets but I demand a joke first!





23 comments

  1. Wha ha ha!! I also won't give out books as candy! Although... for my aunts 70th birthday, I gave each of her guests an Agatha Christie book. She had doubles and triples of so many of them!

    I'm not taking part in Book Blogger Hop for this month as we don't have Halloween in SA and I don't have enough investment in the topic though. I did do the rest of my Weekend Book Friends! Weekend Book Friends #11

    Hope you will have a good weekend.

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    1. Halloween here in Scotland is nowhere on the scale of the US, I’m hoping my kids are growing out of it!

      I love the sharing of the books plus you can’t go wrong with Agatha!

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  2. Ha ha, I think most kids would be shocked to get a book instead of candy😁

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    1. Definitely! I remember going out with my cousin about thirty years ago and we’d get peanuts and tangerines! There would be a riot now!

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  3. Haha, I definitely don't think most kids would appreciate a book over candy! Candy is just the expected thing on Halloween, I don't think I'd mess with that!

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    1. I know, I dread to think what the repercussions would be if the kids didn’t get candy!

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  4. Ha! It's not that I don't think books are a treat, but the logistics of it. How many do you buy? What topics? What age group? and they cost more than candy, let's be honest. Also, kids show up for candy. I remember my daughter and her cousins getting a toothbrush from the dentist's home, and they were NOT happy

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    1. That’s very true, it would be a minefield, sweets are much simpler! A toothbrush! That’s so funny, what a shame! You’d think the dentist would give out loads of sweet so they can get more business!

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  5. This will be our fist Halloween in Virginia, but a lot of people don't want to do it this year because of COVID. I think giving out small books WITH candy would be fun. ;)

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? πŸ’¬

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    1. It’s actually been banned here this year, the kids have been told by our government not to do it.

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  6. We don't celebrate halloween here, but that's what I like about this Halloween, the kids coming and doing the trick or treat and decorating the house, the whole community taking part thing sounds fun but of they don't do anything then yes, better demand a joke first Hahaha!
    Here's my Friday Post

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    1. That’s the one thing here, they seem to think the can get sweets without a joke!

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  7. I don't think even the biggest reader would take kindly to books over candy!

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  8. Halloween isn't huge in the UK, though it is gaining in popularity. Sadly some older children see it as an excuse to cause trouble, throwing eggs at houses and expecting money rather than sweets.
    I tend to lock my gates and not really take part.

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    1. I was in Tesco and Morrison’s today and they aisles devoted to Halloween (and Christmas) are huge. Before we had kids we would just switch the lights off, where we live now is above the town so only the die hard kids come up here.

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  9. We don't get anyone coming to the doors where I live . It's not a big thing where I live. If anyone tried a trick, the police would get called for sure. I like Halloween except for the trick or treat side of it! But no, I'd never give away books to the kind of kids in our area-they'd set fire to them!

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    1. What I like about Halloween is more the autumn side of it, I love the pictures of the big American houses decorated with fancy wreaths and pumpkins, when I win the lottery my house will be like that.

      The majority of kids are good round here but there are a few little darlings that I wouldn’t trust.

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  10. I like the idea of giving books if the kid's wanted them. Make it an option or something. I'd still have candy on hand though.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  11. That's an interesting question.. For one I wouldn't because i'd fear it'd be not loved as it should (as I don't got much reader friends, I barely even give books as gifts...)

    That being said, we don't have much trick-or-treaters here xd We are in a middle of a cul-de-sac surrounded by people who aren't even there/don't give treats ... so they don't even bother ahah

    Kristina @ Books-and-dachshunds.com

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    1. I have only given a book as a gift if I had been instructed to by the book, usually by the mum!

      Thankfully there aren’t too many visitors to our door but I do see some amazing outfits if I’m out with the dog.

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  12. It would be too difficult to have enough different books for all the different ages anyway. πŸ˜› Plus, not everything needs to be about reading. 😏

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