Friday, September 26, 2014

Halloween in the Book Blogosphere!

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (comes with being a horror story lover), and it’s definitely one holiday that has a lot of themed events in general – that includes around the book blogging world. So I thought I would take the opportunity to round-up awesome events that are coming up for this great holiday so that everyone can see all the happenings around the blogosphere. And I encourage you to join-in with a couple of them, too! Nothing is more fun than being in the spirit of all things creepy! πŸ™‚


Bookish Halloween Events for All!

#ReadingCram Chills and Thrills Readathon

Chills and Thrills

This readathon, hosted by Danasquare, Juliababyjen’s Reading Room, Little Red Reads, and A Perfection Called books, runs from October 24th until Halloween October 31st. You read spooky themed books, you can set personal goals, too. You can also join the fun daily challenges that the hosts are organizing, for example: Oct 30 Twitter Synopsis Challenge–Make up their own synopsis for a scary book (made up story) using 166 characters or less (to post on any social media). There is a linky and form sign-up here if you would like to participate!

Horror October – The Fortnight Edition

HorrorOctober2014mini Oh, The Books is hosting their 2nd annual Halloween event, Horror October, lasting a fortnight from October 18-31st. During this event you can post any type of Halloween-ish posts – be creative! Post creepy covers, awesome costumes, reviews, recommendations, favorite horror novels. Anything you can think of! There is a linky where you can sign-up here. Leann will also have a list of Halloween events and she might have some that I missed or didn’t know about, so drop by Oh, The Books in early October for that!

Salem’s Lot ReadALong

salemsLotJackie’s Bookbytes is putting together a fun readalong for all you vampire novel fans! The readalong is for Salem’s Lot by Stephen King which is a perfect pick for this time of year! If you don’t have the book, she has links where you can read it and listen to it online, and you can sign-up for the read-along here! You can post about your progress and chat along with the others who are participating which makes it fun!

A Fortnight of Fright 2014

FoF2014This events runs from October 17-31st, to celebrate Halloween and everything horror-related. For this event, you would write up a guest post on any Halloween topic and it will be posted on one of the event host’s blog. This is a great way to get your blog out there especially if you’re newer – all the readers/followers of these hosts could come across your post and notice your blog. Or to just put your voice in front of new readers. I think it’s a lot of fun either way. You could write a review, book recs, Halloween recipes, or anything you have you in mind that’s Halloween themed. There’s more info and an easy form to fill out if you on each hosts’ blog: [The Book Addict’s Guide]Β  [Books Take You Places]Β  [Tripping Over Books] – though you only need to sign up once.

Nyx at Night

nyxjpg3In their own words: “Nyx Book Reviews will be taken over by the dark side. It’s impossible to predict what will happen, but I’m predicting some posts about containing horror goodness, awesome giveaways, and plenty of candy.” I think that sounds pretty darn awesome if you ask me! If you would like to participate with a Halloween-ish post of your own, you can email or Tweet her. Contact info can be found on the intro post here!

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril IX

lavinia-portraitRIP1This event has already started, but it’s not too late to join. Stainless Steel Droppings is hosting a reading challenge with different levels depending on how many books you challenge yourself to read. Since this is Halloween themed, the books should be thrillers, mysteries, gothics, or anything that would fit the Halloween criteria. This event already has 162 participants which is amazing. You can join in and get all the info here!

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon

wonderfully-wicked-readathon-2014Running from October 17-31 is the 9th edition of the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon hosted by My Shelf Confessions! Basically you challenge yourself to read as many books as you think will be possible, to get through aΒ  bit of your TBR list. They’re also planning book challenges and even a Twitter party with hastag #WWReadathon! Sounds like a fun time! Get all the details and sign up here!

All Hallow’s Eve

AHR13_WebBannerThis is a wonderful event that Neil Gaiman started, where you give someone a scary book to read. That’s all! It can be a book you have at home, or go find out second hand, and give it to someone who you think would like it. And maybe a bit of candy to go along with it? I think that would make it even better! πŸ˜€ You can watch an awesome video with zombies and such, as well as find out more info and read a FAQ etc on the dedicated event website here!

There are also a few upcoming events that have not been announced yet that will be coming.I was told Great Imaginations, and Books Make Me Happy are also planning something, so stay tuned on those blogs for all the details soon! πŸ™‚

Are you hosting a Halloween event of your own? Leave the link to your intro/sign-up post here:


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Canadian blogger, wife, mother, coffee lover, and sarcastic at heart! She has had a love for all things bookish since before Amazon and eReaders existed *le gasp*. You can also find her organizing tours and other fun things at Xpresso Book Tours.

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22 Responses to “Halloween in the Book Blogosphere!”

  1. Carmel @ Rabid Reads

    I’ve been tempted in the past to do a Halloween event myself, but there are just SO many of them out there that I’m afraid mine would get lost in the shuffle. I do like following along though, so thanks for sharing this list. Dark Faerie Tales is hosting Fall Carnival, although it’s not just about Halloween.

  2. Helena Reads

    Omg! This is so awesome! Thank you so much,I probably wont join but will definitely look at all the cool themed books.

  3. Melanie (YA Midnight Reads)

    Oh so many awesome events! I will definitely check some of these out. So great of you to share these to us, Giselle πŸ˜€ We at YMR are also hosting a Halloween week event but we haven’t posted the intro post yet or even told many people about it lol.

    Thanks for sharing! <33

  4. Pili

    I love Halloween and this year I don’t work so YAY! I’m gonna be travelling and in the US from the 13th till the 17th so I’m not gonna be able to take part on any of these though… But thank you for sharing Giselle!

  5. Lisa Foster

    I love seeing this list as I love Halloween but don’t see many kids out anymore. It has got to the point that my honey and I go to the movies now the last 2 years due to little activity in the neighborhood.
    However, I will be out on a cruise to the East coast and plan to visit Salem, MASS. on Oct 13th- the source of witches in America- if you know your history and they celebrate Halloween ALL MONTH LONG – a season by itself.
    I plan to write about it when I get back as cruise is Oct 10-18th (expect it abt Oct 19th.)