Wishing you were hosting a Halloween Party? Try this one:

Every October our friends like to host a reading of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. They pre-order a bunch of copies (enough for 1 copy per 2 people), set up enough seating for 20 to 30 people and serve every fall-flavor dessert you can think of.

All the guests take part in the reading — each person reads 3 or 4 paragraphs and turns move around the circle in order. By the time everyone in the circle has read a couple of times the story is finished.

It is surprisingly entertaining to hear your friends read aloud — funny to see who can’t resist breaking into an accent or who has the instinctive ability to emphasize anything even slightly off-color. Some people are really good at reading aloud and others (read: me) are relieved when their turn is over.

An especially creepy event for New Yorkers, because Sleepy Hollow is just a 15 minute drive from here.

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