Hauntingly Great Reads: A Horror/Halloween Themed Booklist

Food For Thought, Random

Hello, Readers!

It’s that time of year! Time to break out the hoodies and horror flicks. So in honor of one of my most favorite times of the year, I figured I’d write up a themed booklist, featuring titles (that I’ve read) that have haunted me in some way or shape.

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

Frost by Marianna Baer

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancy

Possess by Gretchen McNeil

Misfit by Jon Skovron

The Dead & The Buried by Kim Harrington

By These Ten Bones by Clare B. Dunkle

The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Through Her Eyes by Jennifer Archer


A Bewitching Giveaway

Contests, Food For Thought, Random

Hello Readers!

If you tuned in last week, and read my review of The Misadventures of Salem Hyde than you already know how much I enjoyed it. But what you don’t know is this: I want to pass this great book off to some lucky reader out there!

That’s right, it’s giveaway time!


Not only am I giving away the ARC (advanced readers copy) of The Misadventures of Salem Hyde, but I’m also including two shades of green nail polish (that that I say matches the color of the book cover perfectly, and a sparkly light green), a neon greenish/yellow owl bracelet, and a witchy window cling set.

Now that you know what’s up for grabs, let me fill you in on the fine print.

Giveaway is open from today Wednesday October 2nd, 2013 at noon and will run for one week until Wednesday October 9th at 11:59 p.m. . Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

To enter simply leave a comment on THIS blog post (and THIS one only) telling me what your favorite halloween candy is (I’m a fan of candy corn, but I only seen to want it or to eat it around this time of year).  When leaving your comment please make sure to leave a valid e-mail address.

Winner will be contacted via e-mail sometime on October 9th, and will have two days (until October 11th)  to respond to e-mail with mailing/shipping information. If response is not recieved within the two days, a new winner will be selected and notified.  Prize will be shipped out via standard media mail.

Good Luck!


Giving Thanks Book Blogger Swap

Food For Thought, Random

Hello Readers!

Happy October!

You already know about my YouTube addiction, so it’s won’t surprise you that while I was a watching a video, I came up with a great idea. An idea that my real life bff and fellow blogger Miss Print helped bring to life.

After watching Sprinkle of Glitter’s Box Swap video, I posted on twitter that I too wanted to swap a box with someone, but alas didn’t vlog nor have anyone to actually swap with. Prompt to respond Miss Print said “we have all the same books anyway”. While this was true, and a point well taken, I wouldn’t be dismayed. I explained to her that a box swap didn’t necessarily need to include books, but rather other things that we love (we, as readers are multifaceted you know).  After that, Miss Print got it! Without even having to ask, I knew she’s was on board.

So we chatted both on and offline and decided that we wanted to host a box swap for book bloggers.

Introducing the Giving Thanks Book Blogger Box Swap hosted by myself (The BookBandit) and Miss Print!

Any book blogger located within the United States is free to sign up (use the sign up form below). Sign ups are open for the whole month of October, from October 1st (when this post goes live) and will run until 11:59 p.m. on October 31st. Please provide as much information as you possibly can. Please make sure to fill out all required fields (any confidential information will of course remain confidential).

Obviously this is a book blogger box swap, books are more than likely expected, but please feel free to include other non-book goodies in your box.  This isn’t only a chance to give and receive a great surprise, it’s also a chance to get to know others within the blogging community.  And (obviously) to give thanks to such a community.

Emma (Miss Print) and I will be busy matching participants the first week of November. You should receive your match during that first week, via e-mail,  no later than November 9th (ideally, we’re aiming for the 7th of November, but by November 9th at the latest).

Participants who are signing up, please be aware that there are some hard and fast guidelines. There is a fifteen dollar (1$15.00) spending limit. However,  if you want to give a little more, and spend a little extra, that is completely up to you as the buyer. Also, all packages MUST BE MAILED by NOVEMBER 16th! That is a firm deadline.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to e-mail both Emma and I at: GivingThanksBoxSwap@yahoo.com

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