It’s Halloween! If you tell me Halloween is in 30 days, you are sadly mistaken. Halloween, dear children, is a state of mind that begins on October 1st and runs for 31 marvelous days, and I shan’t hear you say anything different.
If you aren’t familiar with Blogoween, it’s a month-long blog event run by Sam and Clo, hosted by several amazing bloggerinos, where there is a month of prompts specifically about the joys of Halloween and Fall! There are three tiers to sign up under, so don’t feel like you are obligated to post for 31 days straight unless you really want to. Check it out here if you’re interested in signing up!
The first 3 days of Blogoween are hosted by Anthony over at Keep Reading Forward, and today starts us off with the Halloween Creatures Book Tag 2.0! Thanks so much to Sam for tagging me – I love her blog to pieces and her Twitter is such fun, too.
Let’s get this party started!
A Magical Character or Book.
Matilda, of course! Who didn’t grow up wanting telekinetic powers that could be harnessed to overthrow their enemies? If you say you didn’t, you’re a liar, or you somehow managed to not watch the film or read the book. If the latter is the case, go fix that right now. I’ll wait.
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.
Perfect sleepover nightmare fuel.
A Book that Truly Shocked You.
I still get chill bumps thinking about this book, years after I read it for the first time.
A Dark, Evil Character.
Mrs. Coulter from His Dark Materials. What a terrible, sorry excuse for a human being.
A Character that Should Never Have Died.
RIP, Cat Stark. I read the books before I watched the show, so I’m going to count her here. Plus her book death was so much sadder than her HBO death.
A Book that Made You “Hungry” for More.
Oh, Scythe. Neal Shusterman is so good at ripping my heart out and stuffing it back into my chest, and this was certainly no exception.
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.
Obviously the answer here is Molly Weasley!
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.
I have to give this one to The Wife Between Us, which absolutely sucker punched me in the chest more than once and laughed about it. What an amazing twist.
A Book that Still Haunts You.
Absolutely Girl Made of Stars. This book should be required reading for every human being who comes in contact with people of the opposite sex … so, you know, every human being period.
A Book that Really Scared You.
Absolutely Jar of Hearts – I was riveted to this one until the very end, I couldn’t put it down. It was electric and terrifying in all the right ways.
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.
This jackwagon from Caraval and Legendary. I have a bone to pick with you, sir.
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.
As long as children experience death and loss, Charlotte’s Web needs to be there to help put salve on those wounds. (by the way, children will always – unfortunately – experience death and loss).
A Cover too Scary to Look At.
I wanted to be original on this one and not put the cover of IT or something like that, so I thought back to my bookshelves and dredged up this cover – it’s not scary-scary, but it’s uncomfortable. In some ways, that’s worse.
The Monster Mash
It’s Fun to Be with Friends on Halloween!
Tag Your Friends!
- Katie @ Pages & Pugs
- Paige @ A Conjuring of Lit
- Destiny @ Howling Libraries
- Elley @ Elley the Book Otter
- Asha @ A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea
Can’t wait to see what else October has in store for us. Who else is participating in Blogoween? Link me up in the comments!