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Happy Hallow’Read! Giveaway #1

Happy Hallow’Read! Giveaway #1

It’s that time of year again when ghosts, goblins and zombie teddy bears come out to play. And once again I am celebrating with Happy Hallow’Read! To kick off the countdown to Halloween, how about a giveaway? One lucky reader will win a hardcover copy of Gretchen McNeil‘s fright-filled YA novel TEN! All you have … Continue reading

The Dead Kid Detective Agency: A Review

So here’s what you need to know: October Schwartz (yes, that’s her real name) is the new kid at Sticksville High School. She likes black eyeliner, hanging out in the cemetery behind her house and writing horror. She is the youngest person at Sticksville High on account of her skipping a year, and if that … Continue reading

Happy Hallow’Read Winners Announced!

I was thrilled at the response to my Happy Hallow’Read giveaways, but I’m even more thrilled to announce the winners! So without further ado, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: The winners are…. STELLA C. won the YA Prize Pack: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic) in hardcover The Undead by Kirsty McKay (Scholastic) … Continue reading

Happy Hallow’Read: My Bookish Costume

Today’s the day! Happy Halloween! I’ve been several bookish things for Halloween in my life… Alice in Wonderland, Hermione Granger, the Queen of Hearts… and now I can add to the list Dorothy Gale! You probably already have your costume for this year, but in case you’re off to a party this weekend and need … Continue reading

Happy Hallow’Read: An Interview with Leah Bobet

Today I welcome Toronto-based writer Leah Bobet. Leah’s debut YA novel, Above (Arthur A. Levine Books), tells the story of Safe, a secret refuge beneath Toronto, and the damaged beings that make it their home. Leah stopped by to chat about her character’s mutations, Toronto’s inspiring past, and the book that still terrifies her. Danielle: … Continue reading

All Hallow’s Read: The What and How of It

In 2010, Neil Gaiman posted a proposal to scare the world one book at a time. The result? All Hallow’s Read, a Halloween tradition where people give away scary books. Why? Why not! Ok, if you really need more of a reason… To promote literacy, to scare—I mean share—a favourite spooky book, to spread the … Continue reading

{Guest Post} Bookish Halloween Costume Ideas

Today I welcome book-blogger Michele from Just a lil’ Lost: In terms of bookish Halloween costumes, it might be safe to say that The Hunger Games will dominate this season. Whether you want to look competitively fierce like Katniss or stylishly fierce like Effie, the elements to put together this costume can be relatively simple to … Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Books to Get You in the Halloween Mood

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. How perfect is this week’s topic?! In case you haven’t been following, throughout October Bookish Notions has been celebrating Halloween with Happy Hallow’Read, a month of spooky reads and ghoulish giveaways. I thought I would split this week’s Top Ten post … Continue reading