Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

It’s that time again. What time is that? Time for the annual Spooktacular Giveaway Hop, hosted by I am a Reader, Not a Writer!

I think the scariest thing I’ve seen this year is the mass proliferation of “Pumpkin Spice Everything” in every single store. While I’m grateful that the Pumpkin Spice Brigade is holding the too early Christmas Decoration Horde at bay, I think I’ve smelled enough pumpkin spice to last a lifetime. And the month is only half over.

This is my favorite recipe for pumpkin beer. Or pumpkin anything except pie.

pumpkin beer meme

If the endless promotion of pumpkin spice everything isn’t scary enough, there are plenty of books to make you shiver. I’m reading Broadcast Hysteria for Halloween. It’s about a real-life scare that should still be fascinating. On Halloween in 1938, CBS Radio broadcast Orson Welles adaptation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. And thousands of people got hysteric believing that Martians really were invading New York City.

What scary books are you reading for Halloween? Or what’s your favorite scary book? Let us know in the Rafflecopter for your chance at a $10 Gift Card or $10 Book.

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179 thoughts on “Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

  1. My favorite scary book is Ghost Story by Peter Straub. I plan to read Enter Night by Michael Rowe this year.

  2. I’m moving at the moment and don’t have time to read. I hope to one day read Amityville Horror.

  3. I plan on reading some Stephen King short stories for Halloween. Even in the short ones he manages to scare the life out of me!!

  4. I am a fan of Steven King. He is as scary as I intend to go although I would like to read misery!

  5. There are so many I’m wanting to read! Blood and Salt, The Dead House, A Madness so Discreet, Slasher Girls and Monster Boys…

  6. I’m expecting a book about Portland ghosts in the mail, so hopefully I’ll be reading that soon.

  7. My favorite scary books are any Stephen King books. It, The Shining, ‘Salem’s Lot, and Pet Cemetery are some of my favorites.

  8. My favorite scary book was Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin. I’m hoping to read Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs or Catacomb by Madeleine Roux for Halloween πŸ™‚

  9. The scary book for my halloween is my exam booklet. Sadly I have an exam on halloween afternoon and dont get to enjoy the spooky season as much as usual

  10. I don’t really have a favorite scary book. I have scary books I’ve read that I won’t read again like “The Tommyknockers,” though.

  11. I always read Stephen King ‘s Pet Semetary this time of year. I still think it is one of his scariest stories. Thanks for the chance.

  12. I haven’t read any really scary books but in honor of Halloween I’m reading Blood Promise which is the fourth book in the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs.

  13. I’m reading Chapel Noir by Carole Nelson Douglas, which is about Irene Adler investigating Jack the Ripper, so scary indeed!

  14. I think I am going to be cracking open Rot and Ruin just in time for Halloween! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚ Fingers crossed…

  15. I’m looking forward to read Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Thanks for the chance!

  16. SO far my favorite scary book is IT by Stephen King. Searching for a new favorite though.

  17. Picking a favorite scary book is hard. Thrillers are my favorite. I’m wanting to read the new JD Robb book from the In Death series.

  18. I look forward to reading Chapelwood, the sequel to Maplecroft, by Cherie Priest. Book 1 was so excellent I really look forward to seeing what the author does in Book 2.

  19. I happen to be a proud member of the pumpkin spice brigade! Anyway, I don’t have any plans to read a spooky book for Halloween, but my favorite spooky writer is Stephen King.

  20. I plan to read:
    Carrying Albert Home: The Somewhat True Story of A Man, His Wife, and Her Alligator
    by Homer Hickam

  21. I never read any Goosebumps books, so I think I will start those for my Halloween “scary” reading.

  22. I recently read The Ghost of Graylock to try to get in the Halloween mood. It wasn’t very scary and was more suspense, but that’s just the way I like it! Thanks for the great giveaway hop!

  23. My favorite scary books are The Heart-Shaped Box, It, and The Shining. I was planning to read the new Stephen King book, but with a child’s birthday on the 25th, two costumes to buy, and another child’s birthday on Nov. 15, I suppose my wish for that book isn’t going to come true. Oh well. Maybe the library? But I need my own copy for my collection…there’s always Christmas… πŸ™‚

  24. My all time favorite scary book is still “The Shining” by Stephen King. I was planning to read “Dr. Sleep”, also by Stephen KIng, this fall, but I have too many books that I still need to read first.

  25. One of my favorite scary books is Christine by Stephen King. I didn’t think I could believe a car was evil but, wow, I fully believed it while reading this story. Thank-you!!

  26. any of steven Kings books The Shining or the Stand seems to be what i wanna digi n to again perhaps

  27. I’d have to say The Shining is probably one of the scariest I’ve ever read. “It” by Stephen King, comes a close second!

  28. Thanks for the chance!
    I don’t have a favorite scary book, but I have a favorite scary author Stephen King. I am reading shiver right now it is a Halloween anthology!

  29. I don’t consider myself to be a huge fan of scary/horror books, but I guess I’m just in the mood this time of year since I’ve bought a boatload of ghost story books and the like. Also, Amazon had a huge sale on scary books the other day and I bought even more, including The Girl with all the Gifts, which had been on my wish list. I’m going to be busy. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for participating in the hop.

  30. Since I’m pretty much freaked out by anything, I’ll likely stick to picture books and read my toddler Charlie Brown’s Great Pumpkin Halloween story πŸ™‚

  31. My favorite scary books would be The Shining/Doctor Sleep by Stephen King and Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. One of my recent faves is Knock Knock by S.P. Miskowski. Right now I’m reading Days Gone Bad by Eric R. Asher.

  33. I haven’t read many, so I’m going with The Devouring by Simon Holt. It has some twisted and gorey nightmare scenes πŸ™‚

  34. My favourite scary book is Dracula by Bram Stoker and I’m currently reading The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman (that sounds like an obvious choice, doesn’t it? πŸ˜‰ )

  35. I don’t read scary at lease it’s not scary to me but I do read paranormal Romance and Dark Guardian by Christine Feehan is a great kind of scary book.

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