Thursday, September 24, 2015

It's time! The 2nd Annual Spooky Swap is here!

ARE YOU READY? It's time to swap!

To start, please make sure you read the General Guidelines post. If you get to the end of the document and still have a burning question, email me or comment here! I'm always happy to help.


This swap is Halloween themed, or Fall themed if that's better for you. I understand not everyone celebrates Halloween and so please don't be worried that I'll run you off if you don't. The theme is open to interpretation!

The following items are required in your package:
* One Fall/Halloween item that is wearable (socks, gloves, beanies, earrings)
* One Fall/Halloween item that is edible (CANDY! Ahem...or something less sugary)
* One Fall/Halloween book 
* One Fall/Halloween themed item of your choice (think pumpkins, leaves, etc.)
* A note to your swap partner! 

Money Limit: 
Your box must contain items that add up to at least $20. Anything beyond that is your own personal choice, if you'd like to add extras. You may also add items that are not on the theme list if you so choose!
        * Some helpful hints:
                 - Check out dollar stores. You can get lots of fantastic and fun items there!
                 - Shop the dollar spot at local stores like Target or Walmart.
                 - Go thrift store hunting. This is perfectly okay! Just make sure the item is in good condition.
                    (A good rule of thumb is to think, "Would I want to receive this?")
                 - Re-gift something of yours (in good condition of course) that you think fits the box.
                 - Make something. It's cool to include something handmade. Again, just make sure it's something     
                    you'd like to receive yourself.

Shipping Information:
This swap is open to all our members, but please make sure to include if you are not located in the U.S. or, if you are in the U.S., whether you're willing to ship internationally. All delivery confirmation numbers must be in no later than October 25th. This also means your box should be shipped no later than this date. You must procure a delivery confirmation number when sending your package, and drop it in this form. No delivery confirmation means you won't be eligible for future swaps.

Ready to join in?

Fill out THIS FORM completely to sign up. 

I'll match you with a swapping buddy and send out information as to who you will be mailing to. Please know I try to keep this a surprise, so you won't know who is mailing to you unless you specifically ask.

***Sign ups will be open until October 5th***

Late sign ups will not be accepted. I need that time to match people up and still give you ample time to go and do some shopping!


If you sign up, your are promising to send a package. Please make sure you can follow through! I never want anyone to end up without a box. Thanks!

Monday, September 21, 2015

October's Book Pick!

Pumpkins. Black cats. Eerie sounds that snake their way through the night.

Yes, friends, it's almost the month of October. All Hallows Eve approaches, and this book club is prepared to celebrate with a thoroughly sinister read.

Are you ready to brave a well woven horror book? I certainly hope so, because that's exactly what we're going to tackle in the month of October!

In life, not every sin goes unpunished. 


For four aging men in the terror-stricken town of Milburn, New York, an act inadvertently carried out in their youth has come back to haunt them. Now they are about to learn what happens to those who believe they can bury the past -- and get away with murder.

Peter Straub's classic bestseller is a work of "superb horror" (The Washington Post Book World) that, like any good ghost story, stands the test of time -- and conjures our darkest fears and nightmares.

This book has been out for quite a long while, so it shouldn't be too hard for all of you lovely people to borrow it from the library if you so choose. Otherwise, here are some places to get your copy, and get your scare on!

Amazon - New MMP ($7.19)
Book Depository - New Paperback ($7.18)

But wait... there's more... it's GIVEAWAY TIME!

To celebrate us being back in the swing of things, and to get some of you set to read this book with us, I'll be giving away a few copies of Ghost Story!

If 5 or less people enter, 1 will win.
If 6-8 people enter, 2 will win!
If (and let's be honest I'm hoping for this) more than 8 people enter? I'll give away 3 copies.

To enter, leave a comment stating the last horror themed book, movie, or even event that you experienced, and a little bit about how you liked it! That's it. You're entered.

*hugs and happy reading*

Sunday, September 20, 2015

We're Back!

Cue the epic music, and break out the champagne! We're back!!!

As most of you may remember, we left this blog behind to give BookLikes a shot as a book blog forum. I figured we'd give it a few months, and then reassess the situation. As it turns out, I've missed our blog home! I understand a lot of you weren't ready to make the commitment for a new account on a new site, and I'm okay with that! I'm ready for us to be back here, where everyone is happy.

Stay tuned for more announcements this week!