Friday, October 26, 2012

Bookie Brunch: Trick or Treat 2012

Welcome to Bookie Brunch: Trick or Treat!
On each blog stop from now through Halloween, a blogger or vlogger will have a handpicked Halloween treat to share with you - it might be a video clip, or a feature about great spooky films, a playlist of great, creepy songs, a recipe for treats, or a gallery of witches.

It might be anything! But it's sure to be something fun, so feel free to drop by each day from October 23-31, to pick up some cute treats to put you in the Halloween mood. All the treats will be added into the linky at the end of this post, so feel free to browse.


FOLLOW me to Chawton House. Perhaps we will get some treats...

MISTRESS of the house, Jane Austen, opens the door to reveal a Halloween party in progress.

DELIGHTFUL scene of costumed guests!

Angels and Dragons (from Northanger Abbey)!

Luddites (from Persuasion)!

Mummies (from Mansfield Park)!

Sea Monsters (from Sense and Sensibility)!

Werewolves (from Emma)!

Zombies (from Pride and Prejudice)!

AND MR DARCY as a vampyre!


Lady MAD points excitedly to THAT girl in the crowd...

It is America Singer as a sea monster (from The Selection by Kiera Cass)!

At which point, we are approached by one of Jane's guests, Mr. Lovecraft, who is also in sea monster attire.

He presents a treat for our goody bag...

The Best Weird Tales of H.P. Lovecraft
(Commemorative Edition)

Originally written for the pulp magazines of the 1920s and 1930s, H.P. Lovecraft's astonishing tales blend elements of horror, science fiction, and cosmic terror that are as powerful today as they were when they were first published. This tome brings together all of Lovecraft's harrowing stories, including the complete Cthulhu Mythos cycle, just the way they were first released. It will introduce a whole new generation of readers to Lovecraft's fiction, as well as attract those fans who want all his work in a single, definitive volume.

Sweets for the sweet...

WIN a paperback version of this book!

Open to US only.

Offer ends: November 1, 2012


VISIT at least 3 other Trick or Treat stops from the list below and leave them comments.

TELL me where you went.

AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)


Contest has ended - winner is here



Happy Halloween!


* image sources Chawton House, Jane Austen, Mummy, HP Lovecraft, Sealection - special thanks to MAD for sharing her illustration created for a cover contest.

* About Bookie Brunch: Trick or Treat!: The first blog hop was a Bookie Brunch special event for Halloween, and it was a lot of fun, so we're just continuing the tradition. Bookie Brunch was a weekly book discussion founded by Sasha Soren, the author of Random Magic. Browse archive.

Also this month - drop by for Video Week: Random Magic, from Oct. 21-31 (come see my vlog on the 31st), featuring an entertaining week of cool reviews and creative features from vloggers around the world. They're featuring the book Random Magic by Sasha Soren. Browse schedule.

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