24 October 2012

What's the (Halloween) Story Morning Glory?

It's one week till Halloween and I should be blogging but I can't seem to tear myself 
away from my current read (Witches of East End) and listen (The Name of the Star). 

So tell me how what are you reading? Something spooky or paranormal for Halloween? 

Thinking about dressing up? Visit The Hopeful Heroine's post about bookish heroine costumes

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  1. I'm reading A Casual Vacancy. I probably won't dress up since I'm a stick in the mud. :/

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    1. Awwwww ;)

      So how's ACV going? I will keep my eyes peeled for your review.

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  2. The Name of the Star is very appropriate reading for this time of year - nice choice!

    I'm reading several books, but the one I'll try to finish next is probably Shelter by Harlan Coben. And then Origin by Jessica Khoury.

    As for dressing up, I'm going to a Dia de los Muertos party next weekend, and I'll probably paint my face to match the traditional 'look.'

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    1. Thank you :)

      Both sound awesome. And for some reason, I'm drawn to the name Pia.

      OMG OMG OMG! How fun! Are you wearing a Mexican style dress too? :)

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  3. I'm actually reading a vampire story, Kiss of Death by Debie Viguie. So far, so good! I really want to get it finished so I can pull of Witches of East End and re-read it. After seeing you mention it on here and Goodreads I need to do that and get some extra Halloween reading in before it's too late. ;-)

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    1. I saw! I had no idea book two had come out. I really liked book one.

      Yay! I love that I inspired you! :)

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  4. The Name of the Star gave me some real creepy vibes (but it was so good!). Why do I choose to read books about zombies/ghosts/etc late at night? I also am totally dressing up for Halloween, I've got my renaissance dress all picked out ;)

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    1. Right?! ;) I feel ya.

      Renaissance dress? NO WAY! I'm so jealous. What color? Did you buy, rent, or make it? :)

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  5. I've been wanting to read The Name of the Star. I hope you're enjoying the audio. I'm reading a few books right now, including Monstrumologist.

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    1. I finished it this weekend. I liked it :)

      Monster hunting? I can't wait for the review :)

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  6. I am reading a Vampire story called A Hidden Fire. So far it is really good!

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  7. Reading The Darkest Minds and The lost prince :)
    Dressing up as Kitty Martini from the GINi Koch's alien series

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    1. Oooooooooooo nice!

      I don't know who Kitty Martini is but she sounds like a bad a$$ and I really really realllllly hope you post a picture :)

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  8. I am reading The Dark Half by Stephen King!

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    1. Oooooo some vintage SK! How's that going? He always scares me.

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  9. I;m not reading anything creepy at all! As for costume, I have no idea but I would like get into the spirit of things by giving out candy in costume!

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  10. Oh, how are you liking Witches of East End? Sadly, it was a book that I tried twice to get into and was not able to finish... I don't deal with spooky reads very well, lol! I am actually reading an MG right now called Horrid Henry's Monster Movie, so cute! I may try to read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer this weekend, since I've been told that it does have a bit of a creep-factor to it ;)

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    1. Allot so far! I thought the drama would be a turn off but I must admit it's sucking me in more. ;)

      Horrid Henry sounds adorable!!!! :)

      I want The Unbecoming sooooo bad!

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  11. I just bought a crapton of "halloweenish" books over the weekend and I want to read ALL of them but I know it's not possible. ): Why can't Halloween be EVERYDAY?

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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  12. I just finished reading a 'scary oldie' from the Point Horror series and I picked up Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The only other Halloweenish book I've read this month was Feed by Mira Grant.

    Glad you're enjoying your books!

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    1. Ooooo I've been wanting to trying ALVH! I can't wait for your review.

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  13. Ooooooh! Looking forward to your review of Witches of East End! You're reading it at such a good time too!!!

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    1. Thanks :) I know right? With Halloween and I just found out (after I started it) that they are filming the pilot! ;)

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  14. I am reading NightWatcher by Wendy Corsi Staub and listening to The Walking Dead: Road to Newberry by Robert Kirkman. One is a stabby serial killer and the other one is full of evil people that I am rooting for the zombies to eat :)

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  15. I loved Name of the Star and I can't wait to see what you think of Witches of East End. I'm reading Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor and it's so good but I listened to Daughter of Smoke and Bone on audio so I miss Khristine Hvam narrating.

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    1. Funny that you say that 'cause I'm going to try DOB&S today on audio :)

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  16. Not sure about the dressing up part...and I am reading mysteries!

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    1. One can never go wrong with mysteries in my book ;)

      Stay safe sweetie! :)

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  17. I just finished reading THE HALLOWED ONES--vampires in Amish country! :D I hear good things about NAME OF THE STAR, look forward to your review.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  18. I've started ParaNorman--but I just can't seem to stick with it.

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    1. Oh fun! I can't wait for your review.
      Is it slow?

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  19. I've been reading a string of cozy mysteries. Not really Halloweenish, but its as close as I'm going to get. It was decided by my monkey that I should dress up as a fairy, so that's what I'll do.

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    1. Oh fun! Mysteries are a great way to celebrate.

      Yayyyy fairy!
      And what are the kids going as? :)

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  20. I'm reading The Warlock's Curse now...and havbe ben doing witchy read all month (If only I could motivate myself to write the reviews!!) I'm curious to see what you think of Witches of East End...

    And I usually always dress up as a witch...big black hat and all...lol

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    1. I know! I've loved it! So cute! Bravo!

      Hey girl, I loooove witch costumes. Do you go as a pretty witch or do you do warts and all? ;)

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  21. I'm hooked on the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost so have bought most of the books so I can read them back-to-back :)

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    1. Yah know, I've never tried her books. I must change that.

      What a fun book marathon of sorts :)

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  22. I'm not doing anything at all. Bar results come out the next day. I'm not going to be any fun for Halloween. I read few Halloween books but I am revisiting childhood shows with my brother like 'Are you Afraid of the Dark.'

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    1. Oh no! Good luck. *fingers crossed* You're going to do awesome ;)

      OMG I use to love that show! What a brilliant thing to do! :)

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  23. I love your site and am ecstatic to honor your hard work with the One Lovely Blog Award. My post with the details here: http://ajarndtbooks.blogspot.com/2012/10/winner-of-one-lovely-blog-award.html

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    1. Why thank you Angela. :)
      Sweet of you. Thank you and thank you for coming by.

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  24. Love the bookish heroine costumes! Hope The Name of the Star has picked up for you. It took me a few chapters to get into it but then I got sucked in :)

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    1. It did :) Thank you.

      Yes!
      Me too!
      I wrote it down. It took until Chapter 7 to get good. I can handle that in an audio. In print I would have given up.

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  25. I had been hoping to find some time to read something spooky, myself, but of course I haven't been able to fit anything else in between my review books. I have been watching quite a few classic horror movies this month though! I just saw Silence of the Lambs for the first time... Eek!

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    1. Awwwww you're a good girl! :)

      Oh fun! Classic horror. Like 80s or older?

      OMG Silence of the Lambs is scary!

      Have you seen Dark Shadows? I just rented it this weekend and loved it. A perfect mix of dark campy funny.

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  26. I would love to dress up as Karou but I know I couldn't pull it off with my job..blue hair LOL

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    1. Oooo that would be cool! I bet you could. Plus, it's a good excuse to find a fun blue wig. ;)

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  27. I'm reading House of Dark Shadows. I'm just starting it so I'm not sure if its spooky or not, it does involve magic, though.

    No dress up for me, I have to work the day of and the day after.

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    1. Oooo how's that going? I've been meaning to try it. I was hoping with that cover it would be spooky. I will keep my eyes peeled for your review. ;)

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    2. Its actually VERY good. Rich characters, complicated plot, plenty of descriptive writing. Its reminding me of a cross between Shadow and Bone and The Legacy Series.

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  28. I just finished Alice in Zombieland and wrote a review (if you want to read it the link's here: http://therandomranterer.blogspot.com/2012/10/alice-in-zombieland-white-rabbit.html ) . I don't think I'll dress up. Wait, actually, I'll dress.....RANDOM! Put on whatever and apply whatever and just go to school liked that! XD

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    1. Nice :) I'm on my way to read your review.

      You go girl! You could always dress backwards? That could be fun. I remember when I was a kid we had a backwards day periodically. ;)

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  29. I wish we did celebrate Halloween in my country (the right scary way) so I could dress up and 'celebrate' it. But unfortunately we don't, so I'll just get lost in scary movies! :D

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    1. :) Awwwww

      Where are you from again?

      Got any specific scary movies in mind? :)

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  30. I'm trying to work up the courage to read Gretchen McNeil's Ten, but I scare absurdly easy so I've been putting it off. Maybe I'll read it around Christmas when there's all sorts of happy movies and cheerfulness about ;-)

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    1. Ooooo you go girl!

      I started that one but the slow start turned me off. I need to try again.

      Oooo that's a marvelous idea. Like the sugar load around you will help with the scariness. I like that plan. Clever girl! :)

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  31. Started Bleak House early. No Halloween reads for me this year, oh wait! I did read Anna Dressed in Blood and LOVED it! Review to come. Thanks for the recommendation.
    Was going to look for orange tights to wear to work, but since Hurricane Sandy is visiting everyone went crazy going to the stores for milk bread and eggs. no costume this year.
    How about Baby Whimsy or you? Dressing up?
    Have a wonderful Halloween and enjoy your reads :)

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    1. Oh yay! I love that one! SO glad you liked it. :)

      Oh bugger! Stupid Sandy!

      No trick or treating for Baby Whimsy, but she did have a Halloween costume party this past weekend and I dressed her up as Princess Leia. It was adorable. Cutest baby Leia ever I think.

      I did dress up. I actually did Rosie the Riveter. :)

      Thank you sweetie. You too. And please stay safe! :)

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  32. I'm all done with spooky reads this year. I think I over did it. ;)

    I don't even have a costume this year. I'm totally failing at Halloween 2012.

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    1. LOL When did you start? :)

      Are you going to start doing more sweet mushy stuff for the holidays?

      Awwww what are your kids dressing up as? :)

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    2. I started reading spooky reads in August.

      I don't necessarily do sweet mushy stuff either. I just need to step away from the psychopaths for a while.

      My oldest thinks that age 12 is too old for dressing up, so no costume for him. My youngest is following in my footsteps of loving monsters by being Frankie Stein from the Monster High series. She looks so cute!

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    3. O August? Oh that is a long time of them. :)

      I feel ya!

      Frankie Stein? How cute!!!!

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  33. My son has said he now only wants to go as a regular boy. Okay then.
    as far as spooky reading, I've been reading The Passage which is down right terrifying.

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    1. OMG really? How funny! ;)

      Terrifying? Wow. I can't wait for your review.

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  34. I just checked out the link, and I loved some of the costume ideas. Last year, when meeting my friends at our usual haunt I saw a wide variety of body parts due to costume malfunctions. Good grief. Hope the Whimsy family has a great Halloween :)

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    1. Oh my! Good grief indeed.

      Thanks sugar :)

      You dressing up this year?

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  35. LOL! I totally know what you mean... And yet I still somehow managed to keep something fresh on the blog go figure. ^_^ I current read isn't creepy in the Halloween sense but creepy as in the control sense...CREWEL by Gennifer Albin. So far so good! Happy (almost) Halloween!

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    1. You go girl! Between Baby Whimsy and my visiting mama, I'm not getting much time and I keep squirreling it away for my Halloween literary treats.

      :) Happy Halloween to you too!

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  36. I am actually reading outside my genre. The Reaper by John Connolly. Crime fiction. It's gory enough so I guess this counts as Halloween read :)

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    1. Ooo that is outside for you! You go girl!

      And yes gore definitely counts :)

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    2. Normally I would say if anybody asks that I'm an urban fantasy girl, not a crime fiction. But funnily enough lately all I'm reading is crime fiction :)

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  37. I am reading a really cute middle grade read called Saranormal: Ghost Town. It's about a 12 year old, Sara, who sees ghosts. It's the first in the Saranomal series.

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    1. Oh that sounds adorable! :) I do hope you'll be reviewing it. I can't wait. :)

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  38. I REALLY enjoyed The Name of the Star!!!

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  39. Ooo, I loved Witches of East End! I just finished book two, The Serpent's Kiss, and it was so good! Enjoy...and let me know what you think!

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    1. Will do! Tell me this, does the back story get better? I felt like I didn't quite get that part. :)

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