Bookish Halloween Bonanza: Schedule of Events

Hooray, it’s finally October! I am so excited for all things spooky, pumpkin-full, autumnal, black, and orange. I’m also excited for my  Bookish Halloween Bonanza! On this post you’ll find compiled a list of all the things you can expect to see this month. As the posts are live, the links to the pages will be added here. I’ll also indicate what giveaways are active and when. The bottom line? This post will be your go-to source for all of the Bookish Halloween Bonanza activities, so bookmark it now! Oh, and don’t forget to enter to win the ultimate bookish halloween box at the end of this post! It’s going to be full of fantastic, horrifically bookish items!

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All spooky stories have been written specially for the bandar blog’s Bookish Halloween Bonanza by C. W.  Thornton.

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The giveaway is over!

I gave away a fantastic surprise box as a celebration of my 6-month bloggiversary. I hand-picked each item to make sure it was both spooky and bookish. Inside was a collector’s edition of Dracula and Frankenstein, a Forbidden Forest candle from The Melting Library, a Frankenstein bookmark from Crafted Van, a The Shining button from Big Daddy Buttons, a Funko Pop from A Clockwork Orange, and a Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children pouch from Out of print. I had a ton of fun putting it together, and had even more fun getting to give it away!

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    1. Haha, I’m glad it’s slowly growing on you then! Spooky is fun! And it doesn’t have to be totally horrifying – it can be light spooky, too 😀

    1. Hahahaha, that sounds wonderfully ridiculous!! Scary stories are best when shared with someone – I love that you read them to your cousin (:

  1. My favorite horror stories from childhood was always Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Just the cover was creepy enough.

    1. Hahaha, right?!? I remember reading those in one sitting. It’s probably what started my horror obsession! Good luck on the giveaway!

    1. Did you enter to win the complete collection of Poe’s that’s going on right now?? It’s a pretty edition!! Click on the link of the “five reasons you should read Poe…”

  2. Night of the Living Dummies (Goosebumps) is the only horror story that I remember from my childhood. Or maybe the others were too scary and were instantly wiped out of my memory.. 😀 Awesome giveaway you got going! 😛

    – Lashaan

    1. I think the only Goosebumps I read as a kind was the Cuckoo Clock of Doom (or something like that?). I was obsessed with it and read it all the time, lol. Kids are so dumb. Haha, probably the other ones got wiped from your memory (; Good luck on the giveaway!

  3. I didn’t like reading while growing up, especially not scary books, but I remember I had a mini collection of Goosebumps (that dissapeared) so they would have to count, and now that I’ve picked up reading I don’t read much horror although I am quite sure I’ll love Dracula (I love that movie, the good one!hehe)!!
    I am currently reading Stalking Jack the Ripper and this one defintiely has that dark mood and I am just loving it!! I cannot wait to read more works like this one, frankestein, King’s work…

    1. Yes, Dracula! It’s SO GOOD. I wasn’t a reader in middle/early high school, and it was actually Dracula that turned me into one. I LOVED that book. I did read a couple of Goosebumps novels as a kid, and those were super fun, too 😀

  4. My favorite was Scary Stories to tell in the Dark. The story that fascinated me the most was the one with the lady that had a ribbon tied around her neck.

    1. I just watched that movie for the first time the other day! It was definitely fun! I liked the subtlety and how we never quite knew what was going on. (:

  5. I used to read Goosebumps when I was in middle grade! Though I never really understood the story at that time. I really just wanted to be spooked! Now, I get scared because of murder mysteries! But ofc I love them xD

  6. My favorite childhood scary (not so much horror) stories were always Choose Your Own Adventure Goosebumps books! I just felt more part of the tale and scary adventure. Nothing’s more terrifying then to find out if your tale ends on the next page turn.

    1. Hahaha I remember those “Choose Your Own Adventure” books! They were fantastic! I also enjoyed Goosebumps quite a bit 😀

  7. I once lived in a house that was supposedly haunted by a boy. I happened to have the best luck my bedroom also being his room. I never had a problem with him since I don’t believe in any of that stuff anyway. My room happened to be downstairs and so my sister and I had a living room all to ourselve. The couch happened to face the door to my room and my little swears to this day that at one point she had fallen asleep and when she woke up she saw a boy standing in the doorway of my room. She told me that she could see right through him. I, of course, still think she was dreaming but meh who am I to say she didn’t actually see a ghost?

    1. How creepy! I don’t believe in paranormal stuff really either, but that stuff still freaks me out (I think maybe there’s a small part of me that either wants to believe or does just a little bit!).

  8. My favourite scary story has to be Hater by David Moody. It’s one of those story’s that could end up coming to furition, and as they say life can be more scary than fiction.

  9. Loved the Goosebumps books and Anthony Horowitz horror offerings for kids when I was growing up. Gotta love the classics, though; but I didn’t get to them until much later.

  10. Happy 6 months on your amazing blog!

    I can´t remember exactly how the story went but when I was a kid there was a story going around about a hand. I only remember it to be creepy. http://www.castleofspirits.com/humans.html , had to look it up because I couldn´t remember it haha 🙂 I´ve read both Dracula and Frankenstein and loved them both, especially Frankenstein (I even watched the old black and white movie! The book was better though!) Those editions are gorgeous!

    1. Yes!! I know that scary story! My husband loves it, so I had heard of it from him. It’s fantastic. The classic horror stories are so much fun. Good luck on the giveaway!

  11. The first scary book I really enjoyed and read by myself that I actually remember was and is It by Stephen King I read it in the fifth grade I stole it from my older brothers room and read that book ever night under my covers w a flashlight until I knocked out. God was that a scary book and one of the reasons I now love horror stories and movies but most of all my obsession with Stephen King.

    1. Hahaha, I had a similar experience! I got a collection of short stories from authors like Stephen King, and it was TOTALLY graphic and a little too violent for my elementary-aged self. My grandma read a bit of it and told my mom to take it from me. I hid the book, my mom forgot about it, and I proceeded to do exactly what you did and read it on the sly. Lol. Maybe that’s the reason I now love horror, too??

  12. Spooky Stories to Read in the Dark is so good, would borrow from the library when I was a kid, and I bought it and the two sequels a couple years ago.

  13. My favorite childhood horror story was The Fat Cat by Jack Kent. And no, it wasn’t actually a horror story, but I can’t imagine classifying a story about a cat that goes around eating everyone it meets as anything less than horrific.