If you're looking for a fun Halloween read this month, check out Neil Gaiman's Newbery Award winning "The Graveyard Book." It is a captivating tale from page one and will keep you enthralled and delighted straight through to page 307. Don't let the cover fool you; this novel is much more whimsical than it is creeptastic. It is only slightly scary, so it's just fine for younger audience (or wimpy grown-ups like me) and the writing is top notch, so adults will be just as enthralled as the kids are. The edition that I read included a copy of the author's Newbery acceptance speech. It is worth the read as well. I may have teared up a bit as I read it. His view on the power and purpose of books is exactly my own. Indeed, it is probably the rallying cry of book-lovers everywhere.