I've decided, in the spirit of my favorite holiday (which is sneaking up on me this year, just as it does every year -- and really, I would expect nothing less of such a holiday) that I am going to have a Halloween Challenge.
From here until October 31st, I am going to try to read as many scary or supernaturally themed books as I can, review all those I read (well, we'll see how long that "all" lasts...), and maybe squeeze in a scary movie or two as well. I'm also going to try to post on some Halloween related subjects, and maybe snag some Halloweeny interviews. I have no set goal, just the general Halloween overkill (get it? overkill), and the more I get through, the better.
Potentially, the more I get through, the better for you, too. Depending on how many reviews I do, and how many comments I get on them, I may decide to host a giveaway or two...
I would also love it if you would participate. Again, there are no set rules, you can read what you want, review what you want, etc. It doesn't have to be anything official, but if you do read something Halloween appropriate, and you do happen to review it, why not stop by and let me (and the rest of the world) know?
Again, if enough people stop by and leave their reviews, that may develop into yet another giveaway. (So the ball's in your court, guys.)
I'm going to leave that pretty little picture up there as a button in my sidebar, so if you want to add a review or find a list of links of the books I'm reading and reviewing for the challenge, just push the button. Also, if you want to steal it for yourself and join the challenge on your own blog, please do. Just link back so I (and again, the world) know and can follow along!
Happy Haunting, y'all!
Spotlight On: Zombies
Spotlight On: Ghosts
Spotlight On: Ghouls
Spotlight On: Witches
Spotlight On: Haunted Houses
Spotlight On: Shapeshifters
Spotlight On: Vampires
Anderson, M.T. Thirsty : vampires, celestial beings, forces of Darkness and/or Light, former gods
Armstrong, Kelley Bitten (to be reviewed): werewolves
Briggs, Patricia Moon Called : skinwalkers, werewolves, fae, vampires
Briggs, Patricia Blood Bound : skinwalkers, werewolves, fae, vampires, ghosts, sorcerers, demons
Briggs, Patricia Iron Kissed: skinwalkers, werewolves, fae, ghosts.
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard Book : ghosts, murderers, vampires, werewolves, crypt beasts
Grahame-Smith, Seth Pride and Prejudice and Zombies : zombies
Hamilton, Laurell K. A Kiss of Shadows (to be reviewed): faeries, goblins, former-gods, cultists
Jenkins, A. M. Repossessed: demons, fallen angels, technically dead boys
Leitich Smith, Cynthia Eternal (to be reviewed): fallen angels, vampires, shape-shifters
Martinez, A. Lee Gil's All Fright Diner : zombies (human and bovine), vampires, werewolves, ghouls, Old Gods, sorceresses, minions, etc
McKinley, Robin Sunshine (to be reviewed): vampires, warlocks, demons, various oddments
Moeller-Masel, Christine Madame M Presents: Creepy Little Bedtime Stories (to be reviewed): various oddments, ghouls and whatnot.
Rees, Celia Witch Child: Witch Trials, creepy Puritans
Ryan, Carrie Forest of Hands and Teeth (to be reviewed): zombies
Stiefvater, Maggie Shiver (to be reviewed): werewolves
Smith, L. J. Secret Vampire (to be reviewed): vampires/lamia, witches
Whitcomb, Laura A Certain Slant of Light (to be reviewed): ghosts
Coraline (to be reviewed -- maybe)
Last House on the Left (to be reviewed -- maybe)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (to be reviewed -- maybe)
The Kraken is the New Vampire...
Zombies: Motivated Capitalists?
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