Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

This giveaway hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, I Am A Writer and The Diary of a Bookworm

What's up for grabs...

 The winner will get to pick TWO of the below books:

-Paperback of Dracula
-Hardback Snow White, Blood Red
-Hardback of Warm Bodies

To Enter...
-Leave a comment letting me know your favorite halloween memory or best halloween prank and don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you.

-Following is NOT required
-Open Internationally
-Must be at least 16 years old
-Must enter by October 31, 2011, 11:59pm EST
-Winner will be chosen and emailed on November 1st
-Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email

Good luck and don't forget to check out the other blogs participating in the hop!


  1. Thanks for the awesome gway. I'd love to win and read any of these spooky themed books! =) ~Mera


  2. I have so many great Halloween memories, so I'll just choose one from the top of my head. When I was about 10 or so, I went to my friend's halloween party and they had a "haunted house" in their basement consisting of a scene from The Exorcist, except it was with a Beavis (from Beavis and Butthead)mask. I was still deathly afraid to go down, so I ripped my awesome coffin cape by trying to run back up the stairs.


  3. We don't celebrate halloween where I am in Australia but my favourite halloween memory was when randomly one year when a little girl came trick or treating with her older brothers looking out for her, I thought that was so cute.


  4. Well, where I live we don't celebrate Halloween. But I've always watched it be done on T.V. and shows and wanted to it.


  5. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    Not much celebration of Halloween here (South Africa) although it is growing especially among the young., so I can't relate any memory of it.

    Can say that I love the Great Pumpkin in the Charlie Brown comic strip !

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  6. Well I feel bad because I don't have any spooky Halloween memory.


  7. OOOOOOOOO sign me up babe!
    forevereading at gmail dot come

    Come see mine!

  8. I had my first date on Halloween night when I was sixteen. But that was actually the least memorable part of the evening. My mother had dressed up as an orangitang and her mask kept falling down so that she could not see. Then grandma and I both went racing for this house that gave huge chocolate bars, didn't realize there was a ditch and ended up on our butts in the grass. No wonder the poor guy never went out with me again -- he must've thought we were nuts. But despite how *bad* all of this might sound, we all laugh about it now.

    isis_willowsong (at) hotmail (dot) com

  9. Great giveaway Jen:) I am from Europe and we don't celebrate Halloween at home:( I know, it sucks..If we did I would surely dress up as a mermaid, though it would be pretty interesting to see me "walking" in that thing..LOL

  10. And I forgot to enter my mail address..Hope this won't be a problem:)


  11. Thanks for the great giveaway :)

    My favorite prank - We toilet papered the IT guy's house...and he caught us! It was hilarious but he thought it was funny too.

    Happy Halloween!

    rachie2004 AT yahoo d8t c-m

  12. We don't really celebrate Halloween here, but we sure do our part: horror movies night with lots of candy. ;)
    thank you for the international giveaway!

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

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  14. (New follower)

    I spent most of my youth in France where Halloween isn't that big of a deal so I don't really have fun memories that are specific to Halloween and could not have happened any other night of the year. But when I was 15 we convinced a friend's brother to get us into a member only club. We were all dressed up as elves and really did not look the part in there! But we got to watch a man dancing with his own reflection all night. ;)


    (forgot e-mail addy, keep doing this!)

  15. My favorite Halloween memory is going to the haunted house with my friends when I was a kid. We were all so scared we screamed and ran through the whole thing.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. As you know, we don't really celebrate Halloween. But I once gave a 'Happily Never After' Halloween Bday party! Everyone had to get dressed like a fairytale character gone bad. And a friend of mine had dressed up her horse as a unicorn and took him with her for a short while! (The party was next to his stable!) So cool! I had a real unicorn at my party!


  17. My favourite memory is of trick or treat-ing with my best friend. We decided to 'trick or treat' her house but her parents had run out of candy. Instead, her Dad presented us with 'magic apples' which turned out to be apples wrapped in silver foil. We were not very impressed!

    Many thanks for a great giveaway!


  18. I only have a couple years worth of memory because I was already 14 when I got to the U.S. I guess my fave memory would be the year when I spent Halloween with my college friends and we walked almost all night.

  19. Halloween isn't as big in the UK as it is in the US, but the year that stands out to me the most is the year me and Mr B went to a fancy dress party. He looked like a crazed Arab with his baggy pants and scarf wrapped around his head, and I went as his harem wife with an outfit I borrowed from an Indian friend of mine, who even helped me cover my face correctly and put beads in my hair. The entire night was an absolute hoot because at the time, Mr B worked as a dustman (garbage truck driver to you US folk), and we'd told everyone he was going in his work clothes and I was going in a bin liner as his bag of rubbish. They were relieve when we turned up in something else. :o)

    Great giveaway.

    jbherbal at hotmail dot co dot uk

  20. Ohhhh Going Halloween Singing with my sister and a friend. . . Oh LOVED it! It was so cool! and I got loads candy lol and we went to like every house were we lived and sang our hearts out lol :) We werent that to lol


  21. We don't celebrate Halloween either but last year me and one of my friends decided to have some fun: we carved pumpkins, ate lots of candies and caramel apples and watched a couple of movies together, it was fun. :)


  22. Dressing like Strawberry Shortcake is my Favorite memory. Afterward I smelled like Strawberries for a week...LOL


  23. The last time I went trick or treating. I got a lot of candy and I had fun with my friends.

    annafriday11 (@) gmail (dot) com

  24. BEAUTIFUL blog design...love the flowers and nice, light colors.

    Stopping by from the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop.


    Stop by my blog if you like to see flying bats from the Blog Hop Post. :)



  25. My last Halloween trick or treating was probably the best. We were all wayyyy too old, and danced at every stop sign we saw!


  26. My best Halloween memory is so easy! Last Halloween I got married to the man of my dreams! I loved having a Halloween wedding (although there were no costumes, I was technically a bride, hehe)


  27. Hi! Great giveaway! My favorite Halloween memory is dressing up as Hermione and going to a neighborhood that was all decked out in Harry Potter decorations and costumes! There was about ~5-6 blocks of houses (the streets were roped off) and they had decorated them based on sites in the book! They also gave away treats like butterbeer, etc. It was great!

  28. Now that I'm in college, my fondest memory of Halloween is trick or treating in general. Now that I'm too old to go door to door asking for candy, I miss the free treats!


  29. I think it was about 20 years ago.... (whew I'm old.) We all went trick or treating in the rich section of town (they handed out WHOLE candy bars!!), we went to this one house, my grandparents neighbor no less, and they gave us stamps. Yes, postage stamps. It was the last year we stopped at their house. Really? What are a bunch of kids going to do with stamps? LOL

    hk11kira (@) gmail dot com

  30. My favourite halloween memory was last year when my school organised a Halloween Ball and everybody came dressed up and then our teachers formed a band called the ghoul school and played all the songs for us to dance too - although they kept playing the monster mash and everyboyd would sing along - it was an awesome night :)


  31. Thank you so much for this giveaway!! And thank you for making it international!!

    We don't really celebrate Halloween here in South Africa. There is no trick-or-treating etc. but my family loves Halloween and we always make an effort at this time of year. My fav memory would have to be Halloween 2009. It was my grandfathers last time celebrating with us and he always got into the spirit of things! He loved making scary ghouls and monsters for us to decorate our home with :) and he was an extremely talented man! He made a huge "life-size" Frankenstein's monster and we dragged the thing around our neighbourhood. We'd place it st our neighbours's front door, ring the bell and hide in the bushes to see their reaction when they opened to find this monster waiting for them!! LOL It was the best!


    Good luck to everyone!

  32. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Halloween! The best part about Halloween is the candi
    Email- sarikapatkotwar@gmail.com

  33. My favourite Halloween memory is of when a friend of mine in university talked me into acting in a local haunted house.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

  34. Hi there - just saying thanks for being part of the blog hop - do not include me in the giveaway - -
    Happy reading!
    www dot romanceatrandom dot com

  35. We don't celebrate Halloween over here in Lithuania, but we have an All Saints' Day on November 1st. It's a somber occasion when people visit the graves of their relatives and light candles on them. My favorite memory is visiting a cemetery in the evening when it's dark and there are candles shining everywhere around.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  36. One of my favorite Halloween memories would have to be the year that my son went as a vampire chef! He was 2 at the time and carried a spatula every where! People thought it was hilarious!

    ty for the entry!


  37. In Czech Republic we don´t celebrate Halloween much, but I have memory when I was younger and I was with my best friends and we were talking about ghost xD It was funny and also scary :)
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  38. One of my favorite memories was helping make a haunted maze for the neighorhood to walk through. I had a lot of fun decorating (we went with a crazy asylum theme)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  39. Halloween wasn't such a big tradition when I was a kid, so... now that's actually celebrated, me and my friends get to behave like kids all over again! I think my best memory involves me attempting a combined disguise, a mixture between vampire and rock idol. The party was okay, but the best thing was the prepping and hair-doing and make-up-ing and... the laughs. Oh, the laughs!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    roncn.contact AT gmail DOT com

  40. My son has special needs. One year I made him a knight costume with real "chain" mail. I needed a flashlight and batteries, so we ran to the store quickly before trick or treating. Every man that saw him, stopped him, and told him his costume was awesome. He was so happy that halloween. He wasn't able to trick or treat at more than a couple of houses, but he was so happy, it was his best halloween.

  41. My favorite Halloween memory is the year that I trick or treated the whole town. I dont live in a very big town but the pride I felt as I looked at my 3 pillowcases full of candy i still remember. It was a huge feat for a 12 year old. :D

    megnate at telus dot net

  42. One Halloween i remember was when I was 4 or so years old, and dad and I were going around the neighborhood trick r treating when we realized that a cat was following us around. I have a big soft heart for cats, and so does dad, so we paid attention to it at first and figured it would head off when it got bored.

    Nope, it followed us the whole night so we adopted it and called it Pumpkin in honor of the holiday!

    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  43. My best Halloween memory is when I turned 18 and went to "Papas&Beer" a Halloween Party at Rosarito Beach with my cousin.

  44. ermmmmmmmmm

    really, nothing much,

    the most was a prank for a friend



  45. thanks so much for making this international!
    im from chile, so here we dont celebrate halloween in the same way that in the Usa, we do parties and get dressed in costumes...thats is very fun!!

  46. Halloween isn't big here and I hate pranks, so ... my favourite thing was not getting pranked :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    emi3mle at yahoo dot com dot au

  47. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Um, I guess the best Halloween memory was when I was visiting my dad, I was about 12 and we went to on a Haunted Woods walk. I hate those kind of things and didn't want to go but I ended up freaking out the least. My brothers and sisters were holding on to me and my step brother fell in a puddle.


  48. My best halloween memory was when I was little dressed as a huh haha teletubbies and went trick-or-treating with my friends.

  49. My church threw a Harvest Party one year and did a little spooky room for kids. There were all these boxes set up so that kids would stick their hands in and feel what was on the inside. There were gross things like slimy gummy worms and such inside. I thought it was really cute and fun :]


  50. Thanks for the giveaway. We don't really celebrate hallowen here but it's my mom's birthday so we celebrate that instead
    marieevans1990 at rock dot com

  51. I love all the movies playing on television to get you in the Holloween spirit!!!

    pinkstarburst08 (at) hotmail.com

  52. we would pull a joke on the phone and answer it saying nut ward Dr cook speaking what do you need

  53. My best friends birthday was Halloween so she always had a Halloween Party. My favorite one was the Haunted basement....so spooky.


  54. My favorite halloween memory is staying in because the weather was bad and watching horror movies with my dad :)

    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

  55. Thanks for the giveaway !!!
    Unfortunately, we don't celebrate halloween in Indonesia. At halloween, I usually watch scary movie.


  56. Thanks for the giveaway! Best memories, dressed up as Sailor Scouts with my friends and went to get candy.


  57. GREAT give away!!

    One of my best memories is dressing up with my husband and friends as a mock death metal band. It was epic... running around town handing out flyers was even better!

    jennimerritt.writing (at) gmail (dot) com

  58. My youngest son was born on Oct 30 so my favorite Halloween memory would have to be the first full day spent with him :-) Plus after a c-section, I looked frightful enough to not need a costume!! Thanks for having such a generous giveaway and for being a part of this HUGE Spooktacular Hop!! Happy Halloween!! I follow via GFC -The Happy Booker

    Donna @ The Happy Booker

  59. we do not celebrate Halloween here, but my US friends last years sent me a box full of halloween related candies!!! YAy for them!

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  60. Thanks for the giveaway!
    I'm from India so we don't celebrate Halloween here but I love the idea of eating lots of candy and chocolate:)

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

  61. My boyfriend and I spent last halloween scaring little kids... but we got into lots of trouble because we really upset some kids and their scary mum shouted at us.


  62. Two years ago my friend dressed up like the Joker. We went to a party and I decided to play a prank on him so I sneaked behind and spillt fake blood over him. But then he turned over and I found out that he was a complete stranger, just dressed the same way as my friend!



  63. I don't celebrate Halloween but I do love eating candy and watching scary movies on October 31st.


  64. My favorite memories are of my son dressing up and going out with friends trick or treating and to haunted houses in peoples garages.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  65. I don't have many Halloween memories, most are of me and my brother dressing up and going out for trick or treat.


  66. my Favorite halloween memory was dressing up as an alien and going to my daughters school halloween party!! classic!!

    GFC Michlee Luker

    jmluker at winco dot net

  67. thanks for the giveaway! my favorite memory is when i used ti go trick or treating with my mom.

    gfc follower: Katie


  68. My best Halloween memories were when my children were little and would dress them up in their costumes and take them out trick or treating. For years, my son was so fascinated that all you had to do was holler trick or treat and people would give you candy.


  69. My best memory would be trick or treating with my parents when I was younger, favorite times :) edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  70. my favorite is when my nieces and nephews come over on Halloween and we watch scary movies, eat pizza and play games. we let them hand out the candy and let them have fun making popcorn balls or cookies. my niece is diabetic so she can not go trick or treat and this is a great way to keep them from feeling left out and still give them a little bit of a treat.


  71. My fave Halloween memory is going through a haunted house with my little siblings and having them look up to me for protection/reassurance that everything was going to be okay.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    thenarcissuslibrary at gmail dot com

  72. Smashing pumpkins!


  73. Thank you for this great giveaway!!

    My favorite Halloween memory is my oldest daughters second Halloween(she was only 2 months old for her first). She was a pink and black fluffy kitty and I remember every time I drew whiskers on her face, she kept rubbing it off. We eventually got her to stop and went trick or treating. She was so scared to go up to the houses, it was the cutest thing ever!! And at almost every house, the person handing out the candy said that she was the cutest, sweetest kitty they ever saw! I love trick or treating with her and this year she is going as a Princess and her little baby sister(3 months old) is going to be either a penguin or a butterfly!

    Happy Halloween & Good Luck Everyone!!

  74. Oops! Forgot my email...


    I blame this damn flu! :(

  75. my favorite memory is watching old scary movies with my family.
    good luck to all!!


  76. One of my favorite Halloween memories was last year. I took my brother and his friend trick-or-treating and we came to the best house in our neighborhood. You know that one house that goes all out? Yeah, this was it and we walked up the drive way passing a lawnmower pulling a wagon full of crying kids. We got to the door and after the boys had got their candy a man ran out with a chainsaw and a Jason mask. My brother and me laughed but his friend freaked out. He started running crying for his mom. This kid who always acted so tough just broke down and I felt kinda bad but I couldn't stop laughing. He ended up going home after that leaving my brother and me to go trick-or-treating alone.
    wolfluvr420 at yahoo dot com

  77. I was seven. My mom's boyfriend was supposed to take us, but was working late. My uncle came over to do it, and took us everywhere. We needed three rooms to sort the candy. The mini chocolate bars alone took up the whole dining room table.


  78. My favorite memory is when I dressed up as a witch and my little brother was winnie the pooh. We were so little and it was so much fun. e got four bags of candy that night! these books look great and my email is prettyhaydengurl@yahoo.com

  79. My favorite prank hmm.. one year my friend and I dug a trench in her yard next to the walkway going to her porch, when everyone was trick-or-treating she'd hid in the trench in a brown dusty slicker and I'd cover her with dirt, grass and leaves so everytime someone was going to the porch she'd jump up and scare them. We scared a lot of people.


  80. My favourite Halloween memory was when I was in grade 6(14 years ago!!wow just realized that...lol)and I went trick-or-treating with two of my friends and the night ended with "would you like your door back?" It's an inside joke story but for the rest of my life I will never forget it..HAHA!!

    I'd love to be entered to win!!


  81. My favourite halloween moment is meeting my husband in 2002. My email is cerievans1[at]gmail[dot]com. Thanks

  82. When I was little, we would go trick or treating then order pizza and stay up really late since we didn't have school the next day.

  83. My favorite Halloween memory is just going out with my siblings trick or treating. We had a lot of fun!

    lhoffpauir at gmail


  84. My favorite Halloween memory is going out trick or treating with my Dad, he always acted like such the kid that it was always fun. :]


  85. My fav. Halloween memory is when my two boys and their friends went trick and treating and our cat
    followed them to every house to make sure they were
    safe or something. so cute. It was so cold and icy
    weather too. Even "Muse" the cat went for the fireworks too. What a loyal cat, eh. the boys still talk about their amazing kitty.
    thanks for the spooky book giveaway.
    dayle b at telus dot net

  86. Well, unfortunately we don't celebrate Halloween in Slovakia so I don't really have any funny stories but I spent summer in US this year and the weekend I was leaving home (in September) we had this big Halloween parade in the amusement park I was working at. It was amazing because I got to experience the somewhat real halloween atmosphere even if it was more than one month earlier :)

    judittten at gmail dot com

  87. we don't celebrate Halloween. But I've always wanted to. the customs :p


  88. My favorite memory of Halloween is from last year! We took my two daughters, and my niece trick or treating! It was so much fun!


  89. Hi Jen! I laugh remembering the time my high school friends and I went out trick or treating. When we got to the door, we'd sing "trick or treat" in 3 part harmony. Lame! jenniferlanebooks at gmail dot com

  90. Best memory, probably the year I was 8 1/2 months pregnant and went as the Goodyear Blimp


    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  91. My birthday is actually on Halloween, so I have many good memories--most involve presents! Haha.
    amercnchic (at) aol (dot) com

  92. I just love trick or treating with the boys. Last year we were able to go 2 days in a row. Thank you


  93. My favorite Halloween memory would be the year I dressed as a Star Fleet officer when I was around 9. Everyone commented on how awesome I looked. I really thought I was going to Star Fleet academy.


  94. I would love to win your prize. I love Halloween and spooky things.

    Thanks trinity

  95. I hand out candy every year, love blog hops! tWarner419@aol.com

  96. my dad taking me trick or treating when i was a kid

  97. My favorites memories are when I was in college and got to get a store-bought costume for the first time- Hippie!

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  98. I have really vivid memories of filling out the candy worksheet in elementary school. We'd each count our halloween candy out by type and then everyone would add their amounts to the class chart the day after.

    AmethystDaydreams at zoho dot com

  99. Sadly I don't have any memory of pranks, but I do remember when I was a kid that my happiest memory would be when my cousins and I filled up 2 pillow cases each. it was AWESOME!! =)
    Thank you so much for this chance in entering your giveaway!! and Thank you for being a part of the the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!! Happy Halloween =)
    Don't forget to have your Jack-o-Lanterns out to keep the spirits away!!

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  100. I woke up & my Mother was gone. No one would tell me where she was. 6 days later she arrived home with the spawn of the Devil - my baby bother.


  101. We don't celebrate Halloween in South Africa but I always imagine that I would LOVE all the costumes you guys get to wear - you are sooooo lucky!!

    baychriz at gmail dot com

  102. My favorite Halloween memory is watching my daughter trick and treating for the first time when they understand what to do on their own.


  103. My fave Halloween memory was going with my niece the first time she went trick or treating.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  104. My fave Halloween memory was working a Halloween booth with prizes for a local school. I also worked in the Haunted House.

    And dressing up!

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  105. I don't have a lot of Halloween memories so I'm very fond of the point in time when my classmates and I had a test of courage :)

    Thanks for the international giveaway!

    aloveforbooks at gmail dot com

  106. My cousins and I just used to put plastic spiders over someone's food and just wait to see their reaction when they noticed. We were very young, 7 or 8, and it was fun for some reason. xD

    jen7waters at gmail dot com

  107. Thanks for the giveaway! I have loads of halloween mermories most of them are because my birthday is the day before so always loads of celebrations,


  108. Watching It's the great Pumpkin Charlie brown every Halloween :)

    petrellinyc-blog at yahoo dot com

  109. We watch Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin and enjoy chili before trick o treating every year.

    your1chef at aol dot com

  110. My favorite hollowed memory is going trick or treating with my cousins when we were kids :)

    Kelsey d
    Gfc follower kel

    Poisnivyred AT gmail.com

  111. My favorite memory would have to be last year's Halloween. I went as the Big Bad Wolf and my four year old sister went as Little Red.


  112. My favorite Halloween memory: taking my little brother trick-or-treating for the first time. He was so cute as as jedi knight!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  113. My favorite memory was trick or treating with my mom for the first time. I loved it so much.

    katvela12345 At hotmail.com

  114. That would probably be the first time me and my sister started the tradition of swapping Halloween candy. Except it wasn't really swapping because we both had high prices (in candy, ei; 2 tootsie rolls for a sucker), for certain items.

  115. My favourite memory is when my sister and her fiance took me out to trick or treat!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  116. I won a costume contest when I was about 10 in a homemade devil costume!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  117. fave memory: scaring my little bro and making him cry so much XD

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

  118. I used to always go around our neighbourhood with my best friend every year and I remember this one year an elderly man didn't have any candy left so he gave us a TON of pennies and I mean there were loads! we found it so funny and I've always remembered it.

    smileess_ox at hotmail dot com

  119. Great costumes! (yes I'm commenting on your most recent post here, shh) And corn-filled turds? Geh? Though they look DELICIOUS! xD
    My favourite memory? Gawd. I don't have many. Most of my Halloweens in recent years have been spent not celebrating Halloween. I do remember going trick or treating with a few friends when we were kids and coming home to watch.. probably Poltergeist or something. My dad let me watch anything that wasn't *too* bad, i.e. sex-filled.

    jaedia at live dot co dot uk
    Once Upon A Time

  120. We don't celebrate Halloween in Spain but I've always wanted to go trick and treating (too late now, I'm too old ... ).


  121. awesome give awya ty my fav memory has to be when i was 11 and our family didnt have the money for me and my baby brother a costume so my older brother improvized he helped make me an awesome one with out any actual money was so much fun and made me happy at least not one id forget even if i looked like a boy all part of the spirit to be somethin ur not for one year


    ty for the give away

  122. My favorite Halloween memory was my last year to go trick or treating. A group of my friends got together and we all dressed up as Christmas gifts. lol... It was so fun...
    following GFC as aprilharvell

  123. My favorite Halloween memory is my first Halloween. My mom made me a white princess dress and a circlet made with wire and small pink roses. The circlet kept pulling at my hair.

    itwasalie at gmail dot com


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