Welcome to the October Country

Christmas gets twelve days and an advent calendar, but where’s the love for Halloween? Why should St. Nick get all the pre-event buzz when Old Nick’s got a perfectly good holiday worthy of a countdown of its own? (And no, stores putting out their candy and plastic skeletons in July doesn’t count. Same goes for the Christmas trees that come out the second Halloween is over.)

In order to right this grievous wrong, throughout October I will sporadically make various Halloween-related posts in anticipation of the big day. After all, if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing in a half-assed way!

Day One:

To kick things off, please enjoy these two book-and-wine pairings. Whether you prefer red or white, zombies or vampires, now you can toast the season in style while reading some top-notch, holiday-appropriate fiction.



Zombie Zin and Vampire White can presumably be purchased wherever fine wines are sold. By Blood We Live and The Living Dead can be purchased here, among other places.

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