What’s spooking book bloggers?

30 October, 2010

Want to know what myself and other book bloggers recommend for some good, scary Hallowe’en reading? The lovely Boof aka The Book Whisperer has asked some of us for some spooky tips. Go on, what are you waiting for? Check it out NOW!

Yesterday I carved a pumpkin for the first time for my lovely kick-boxing mad nephews. It was fun and, dare I say it, turned out rather well. I’m avoiding watching scary things on TV this Hallowe’en (just watching some Harry Potter again) but am looking forward to an extra hour in bed as the clocks go back tonight.

And I’ll be trying to finish The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox and Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link both of which I’m loving just in time for the end of R.I.P. V. And trying to come up with a serviceable outline for Nanowrimo which starts on November 1st. Anyone else joining in? Fingers crossed!

Happy Hallowe’en everyone!

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6 Responses to “What’s spooking book bloggers?”


  1. Happy Halloween! 🙂

    Thanks for linking to my blog too. As for scary movies, I normally avoid these like the plague but this year I have a craving for some spooky fare so I’m off to check out what’s on tonight.

    I have been wanting to read The Meaning of Night for ages so looking forward to your thoughts on that too.

  2. nymeth Says:

    Happy Halloween, Sakura! Enjoy your books, and best of luck with NaNo! I admire those of you who are brave enough to take part 😛

  3. Carl V. Says:

    Happy All Hallows Eve. I wish you all the best in finishing your books in time for the end of R.I.P. I know for a fact that I am going to find myself at the end of the night tomorrow with two books unfinished that I’ve been working my way through: The Turn of the Screw, and The Simple Art of Murder (short stories by Raymond Chandler). Ah well, I will continue on with them nonetheless.

  4. Bellezza Says:

    It’s hard to imagine anyone carving a pumpkin for the first time nowadays; I’m so glad you had the thrill! Did you bake the seeds in butter and coarse salt? Did you carve a scary face or a happy one? My husband always carves moons and stars, so it’s quite beautiful and peaceful. No demons for us! 😉

  5. Fëanor Says:

    What you need is the violently vile yet strangely sympathetic medieval twins: The Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart. Or have you read it?

  6. chasing bawa Says:

    Boof: My review will be up soon^^ Ended up having a very unscary Hallowe’en.

    nymeth: Ha ha, we’ll see what happens this month. No plan, no idea!

    Carl V: Couldn’t finish ‘Pretty Monsters’ in time. Fell asleep! Your two titles sound pretty spooky and I haven’t read either. Looking forward to your thoughts.

    Bellezza: I didn’t even know you did that with the seeds! Next time. I, of course, carved a scary face. So much fun. Lots of ideas for the next one now I know what I should and shouldn’t do.

    Fëanor: I have heard of this book but haven’t read it. Did you say medieval twins? That already sounds creepy good!


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