Friday, September 28, 2012

All Hallow's Read, Neil Gaiman and the Awesomeness

Halloween is 33 days away. I am very excited about this.

I love Halloween, or All Hallow's Eve or Samhain, whatever your flavor. But this year I'm doing a bit more than just giving out candy to my trick-or-treaters; this year, I am participating in All Hallows Read.

This is an awesome concept started by the even more awesome Neil Gaiman. The concept is to simply give out books (preferably scary books) as well as candy to the goblins and witches that come a'knocking.

I already have 10 copies of Coraline squirreled away and am on the hunt for more. Every year I say I'm going to do this but every year I have a hard time finding enough affordable books to make it worth while. But you know what? Even five books would be worth it.

So I'm on the hunt and I will have at least 20 books to pass out. Coraline is an awesome book to give to both girls and boys, but I imagine the girls will want it more. I can recommend (very highly) The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman as a more appropriate "boy" book but the girls will enjoy it too. You can also find Goosebumps sold in huge lots all over the internet and in used bookstores, good for boils and ghouls. Another inexpensive idea would be comic books because anything that gets kids reading is awesome. And we know there are oodles of books appropriate for the older trick-or-treaters so just go crazy with those.

But I wouldn't recommend giving books INSTEAD of candy; give both - you don't want to clean up eggs and toilet paper in the morning.

Information on All Hallows Read can be found here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Upcoming Tour!

I love doing blog tours, as you can probably tell by now. My next book, Fire, wont be out until December but I just can't let Halloween go by without doing something! So, I have teamed up with YA Bound and scheduled a book tour for the month of October! Follow along from October 15th through October 20th to check out reviews, promo posts and giveaways!

Stops will be giving away ebook copies of all three books and I am currently putting together an awesome bag of Halloween treats for one lucky winner!

Here is is the schedule:

October 15:
A World of Mine - Review – Earth/Air
Chocolate Coated Reviews - Review - Earth
Reading with ABC - Review - Earth
Imaginary Reads - Review - Earth
Written By Brittan - Review – Earth
Beesleybuzz – Promo Post

October 16:
Kissed by Ink - Review - Earth
I Am A Reader, Not A Writer - Promo Post
The Book Rogue - Review – Earth/Air/Water
A Reader's Devotion - Review – Earth
Pink Polk a Dot Book Blog - Review - Earth

October 17:
Black Lilies Are Deadly - Review – Earth/Air
Behind A Million And One Pages - Promo Post
Words I Write Crazy - Review – Water
Turning the Pages - Promo Post
Splash of Our Worlds - Review – Earth/Air/Water
Unputdownable Books - Promo Post
A Soul Unsung - Promo Post

October 18:
The Reading Diaries - Review – Earth/Air/Water
The Book Life - Review – Earth/Air/Water
Library of a Book Witch - Promo Post
Books and Swoons - Promo Post
RuteCanhoto - Review – Earth/Air/Water

October 19:
My Chaotic Ramblings - Promo Post
Book Nerd Canada - Review – Air/Water
Ever and Ever Sight - Review – Earth/Air/Water
Step Into Fiction - Review – Earth/Air/Water
Every Free Chance Book Reviews - Review – Earth/Air/Water
Mr. Book Wonder - Promo Post
Books and Coffee with Creamer - Promo Post

October 20:
Lovely Reads - Review – Earth/Air/Water
Michelle Shouts Random - Promo Post
JennReneeRead – Review - Earth
TeenyReader - Review - Earth
Comfort Books - Promo Post