Listen up, readers: I know it’s only October 3, but it’s time to give into the thrills and chills of the season. In the past, we’ve run our Halloween-themed blog contests closer to the 31st, but this year we figured we’d get you the books early so you’d have time to really creep yourself out before the holiday.
This week, you can enter to win an assortment of spooky books that range from truly scary (warning: do not read alone), to campy. I’ll let you figure out which is which:
By the way: Has anyone started planning a Halloween costume? I’ve alternated between Hester Prynne and Nancy Drew for the past five years, so I think it’s time to mix it up. Inspired by my love for The Wilder Life, maybe I’ll dress up as Laura Ingalls (bonnet and everything).
By the way, part two: Tomorrow’s edition of BookPageXTRA is all about our favorite books that will keep you up at night and give you goosebumps. Sign up now to join the fun.
TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post with the name of a) your favorite scary book or b) your best literary-themed Halloween costume idea.
CONTEST DETAILS: One winner will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 6 pm CST on October 7. The winners will receive copies of The Exorcist: 40th Anniversary Edition by William Peter Blatty; Plain Fear Forsaken by Leanna Ellis; Jane Austen: Blood Persuasion by Janet Mullany; Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense edited by Jack Dann and Nick Gevers; and Jack and Jill Went up to Kill: A Book of Zombie Nursery Rhymes by Michael P. Spradlin. This prize must be shipped to a North American address.
ETA: Congratulations to our winner, Jane! Jane’s favorite scary book is The Exorcist, and her favorite costume was when her daughter “in second grade, dressed up for literary character day as Laura Ingalls Wilder. She even carried a homemade ‘Charlotte’ doll.”
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.