Hyped for Halloween Book Tag


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I found this tag on The Scarlet Reader‘s blog. Be sure to check out her wonderful book blog.

Happy Halloween!! If you celebrate it that is. If not then I hope you have a happy Sunday. I’m spending the day watching horror movies with my husband and maybe eating some treats. I came across a recipe for slow cooker stuffed apples that sounds delicious and autumnal. Perfect for a Halloween movie marathon.

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The Hyped for Halloween Book Tag

What book gave you the creeps?

It’s been years since I read it but I distinctly remember ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King gave me the heebie-jeebies. I was a teenager when I read it so I’m not sure if it would have the same effect on me now. I don’t remember the story anymore but I remember it creeped me right out!

What book gave you the best Halloween vibes?

I love reading books with supernatural beasties but they don’t often have Halloween vibes. They’re full of vampires, werewolves and demons (oh my!) but they lack the spoopy fun that comes with something Halloween themed.

My Best Friend's Exorcism by Grady Hendrix

My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix is a fairly scary book that includes a level of ridiculousness that really suits the Halloween season. The image of that muscle-bound priest always makes me giggle but the descriptions of Gretchen’s possession are quite unsettling. It’s a solid melding of Halloween vibes.

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A favourite vampire book?

Almost everything I read has vampires in some form. Most of what I read has vampires as an intelligent and suave race of supernatural characters but sometimes they are the bloodthirsty creatures à la 30 Days of Night. My favourite are the intelligent ones like in A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

A favourite ghost-y/demon book?

The Cassie Palmer series by Karen Chance. This series has plenty of ghosts and demons making a mess of things on poor Cassie.

Shatter the Earth Cassie Palmer by Karen Chance Elaine Howlin Bookstagram

What book scared you so much you had to sleep with the light on?

I have never experienced this with a book but have with plenty of movies. The Blair Witch Project frightened the crapola out of me when I was a teenager. The Haunting of Hill House really freaked me out too.

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A favourite book involving witches?

A Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison Elaine Howlin Bookstagram

The Hollows series by Kim Harrison has witches in the Willow from Buffy sense not the Practical Magic sense (which is also a great book).

A book you wish was scarier than it was.

Slade House by David Mitchell was pretty creepy but I also found it a bit boring at times. It seemed unimaginative to me.

A book that takes place in October.

For the life of me, I cannot think of a single book that places in October….. I’m sure I’ve read a few but if it wasn’t integral to the plot I’m unlikely to remember a detail like that.

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5 thoughts on “Hyped for Halloween Book Tag

  1. I will say, Slade House is A LOT creepier if you’ve read the rest of Mitchell’s universe. It always bothered me a bit that Slade House can seem kind of off if you’re just reading it outright, and I do think he could have done a lot to let it stand on its own, but with the rest of the universe, it’s a pretty excellent addition.

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      1. There’s no “official you have to read this first” from Mitchell himself, but many of the characters interact with each other across his books, and particularly with Slade House. If anything, the true core of the universe is Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Bone Clocks, Slade House, and Utopia Avenue. Though, realistically, Utopia only has one chapter that connects to the rest, I’m sure some people would argue Cloud Atlas is the true overarching story even though only a rare few of those characters have showed up in other novels, and one of the main characters in Bone Clocks is a side character in Black Swan Green, BUT all the weirdness of Slade House truly depends on the chaos of Bone Clocks.

        Haha, sorry, I love Mitchell’s universe a lot, so I’m always down to ramble about it! If you try any others, I hope you enjoy!

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