Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Spooktacular Giveaway Blog Hop!



October brings to mind many things for me - birthdays of beloved family members and close friends, and festivals - so many of them! While the kids start planning their Halloween costumes in earnest, I plan on the sweets and snacks I think I will make for Deepavali (or Diwali - the festival of lights)- think being the operative word here! With Navaratri barely having waved goodbye to us, we have Diwali calling us forward followed by Halloween of course. And it is fun to celebrate everything - the lights and the costumes (and the sweets) all make this month spectacular indeed.
So to celebrate the same, here is something sweet - a $10 Amazon Gift Card to pick out a treat for yourself. 
And to those of you who have visited earlier, I am trying out a new look on my blog - a big thanks to Aloi at Guiltless Reading and Dana Fox of The Wonder Forest and owner of Envye Design Shop for this template. I am still playing with it so as the hop progresses, you might see changes here :)
Use the rafflecopter to enter the giveaway, and visit the many wonderful blogs to increase your chances at winning amazing prizes. Thank you to Kathy for hosting this hop.
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49 comments:

  1. My favorite spooky novel is Don't Breath a Word by Jennifer McMahon.

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  2. Coming back as a kid after trick or treating and going through my candy like Scrooge McDuck and his gold.

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  3. Taking my kids to the pumpkin farm. Phyllis Lamken

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  4. I love carving pumpkins with different faces.

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  5. My favorite memory of october is carving the pumpkin every year.

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  6. I love Anna Dressed in Blood! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. favorite memory was the home made witches costume my mother made. A big pointy fabric hat and long cape and she used green food coloring in her makeup for my face and arms/hands.

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  8. Favorite memory was going back to the middle school where I once attended and presenting a writing workshop as a visiting author!

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  9. My favorite horror book is Experiment in Terror by Karina Halle.

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  10. I like going apple picking with my family.

    RC Name: Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

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  11. My favorite October memory is going on my first Haunted Hayride. So much fun.
    Jennifer Rote

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  12. My favorite memory in October was my great niece being born exactly one month after my birthday in September. She is the first grandchild and first great niece in our family :)

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  13. If I want to read "spooky" I read something from Stephen KIng, like Thinner.

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  14. Mu favorite spooky book is The Shining by Stephen King.

    I messed up the rafflecopter form, I entered the wrong name for the follow on Goodreads option. I followed as Ashfa Anwer.
    Sorry for the mess :(

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  15. My favorite spooky book is from Stephen King , Misery.

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  16. A couple of years ago, we took a trip to Disneyworld in October. It is my favorite memory!
    Dede (following on GFC - savingsinseconds)

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  17. My favorite spooky book is The Shining by Stephen King.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

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  18. I love October because it's my birthday month! :)

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  19. Mary DeBorde
    One of my favorite spooky books: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson :)

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  20. My favorite spooky book is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow :)

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  21. My favorite October memory is making apple cider with my grandparents. Thanks :)

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  22. I love October when the trees start to change color. Its so beautiful. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. October meant mostly clear weather back home (compared to the summer with its tons of thunderstorms). Pretty leaves all around (in the country, so lots of hills and trees with few people). Great stargazing weather :) And great weather for 4-wheeler riding!

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  24. My favorite spooky book was one that I read as a kid, it was, "In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories" by Alvin Schwartz.

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  25. I like Stephen King's The Shining. Those twins were really scary!!!

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  26. October is my birthday month, so LOTS of good memories!

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  27. October is my birthday, so I always enjoy October. I would say that It by Stephen King is one of the scariest.

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  28. My favorite spooky book is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.

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  29. I love getting ready for Halloween, it is so much fun to have the whole month to gear up for the holiday.

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  30. I think the spookiest book I've read is A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. I loved it!

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  31. One of my favorite Halloween memories is from when I was in middle school. The Blair Witch Project had recently come out, so my mom and me decided to run with it. We made a body out of tomato cages, put a black dress on it, stuffed newspaper into the arms and shoulders, added black gloves for hands, and put a wig stand (the Styrofoam-face variety) on top for a head. We draped her with an old cape from when I'd gone as a witch years before, tacked on an old, green mask I'd made in art class on the wig stand, and put a black wig (also taken from a previous costume) on top. Then we pulled a witch's hat low over the face, and set her out by the door.

    We didn't stop getting compliments on it all night!

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  32. Fav books are It by Stephen King and First Days by R. Frater.

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  33. One of my favorite spooky books is The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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  34. I thought Evie's Knight was pretty great, by Kimberley Krey.

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! Fingers crossed. :-)

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  35. My favorite October memory is dressing up as a Ladybug when I was, like, three years old to go Trick Or Treating. :3 -Tori

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  36. My earliest Halloween memory is of a full moon and a huge spider 's shadow on the bricks of our front porch.

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  37. I'm a Google Friend (follower): Cori Westphal

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  38. I read the book Spook when I was a kid. It's about a witches dog. It's a cute little childrens halloween story. I loved it! Not really spooky, but a fun halloween read!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  39. When I was in middle school I help at a Haunted house, so much fun and loved the people.

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  40. My favorite scary reads are anything by Stephen King, but especially It.

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  41. I love anything by R.L. Stine.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  42. One of My favorite Halloween memories is trick-or-treating with my sister. My sister and I went as pumpkins in costumes made by my mother. Our costume were made out of cardboard boxes and we painted then orange and my mother colored our hair orange too! We loved it. It was the last 70s when Mom's still made your costumes.

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  43. I love October! halloween, pretty tree colors, cooler weather, Oktoberfest and a local bookfest. How to pick just one as my favorite part of October is impossible!

    -Jamie

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  44. My favorite spooky book is Stephen King's The Shining

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  45. It by Stephen King was definitely the scariest book I've read. Not sure I have a favorite! Thanks!

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  46. My favorite spooky book is Karen Moning's Shadowfever.

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