Friday, October 5, 2012

Halloween Book Day & Give-A-Way!

So I mentioned in my Sept. 30 post (where I ran down the schedule for this months posts) that Friday was going to be a 'Book Day' with a possible give-a-way. Well, I may not do the give-a-way all four weeks, but I am having one today. And the book of the day is:

Dressed For Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade


I love vintage Halloween costumes and I love beautiful photography. And here we have both. This is a great coffee table style book that every Halloween enthusiast should enjoy. Here take a peek:




Not only are the photos terrific, but the layout of the book is really nice. And the cover is to die for. Here's one of my favorite pics from the book, the Hep Cats:



This isn't really an in depth look at costumes of yesteryear, or a price guide type of thing. It's just a pretty book with pretty pictures. And looking at it always inspires me.

Now a little about the contest: Any books that I give away are used or like new copies. I'm not sponsored by anyone, I'm paying for these out of pocket because I wanted to share some of my favorite Halloween books with my blog followers. So these will not be 'mint' condition books.
To enter, just leave a comment below. I will pick a random winner next Thursday, Oct. 11 and the winner will be posted on Oct. 12, when I will also post a new book. We'll see how this works, I'm new to this give-a-way thing. Also, feel free to comment, even if you aren't entering the contest. If you're name happens to get drawn, I'll go for a second draw from the hat.

I don't want to exclude my readers that are overseas, but if you enter, be aware that if shipping is going to cost me more than $20, you may have to give up the prize. But like I say, I'm new to this so it may not cost that much at all.

This is an experiment. If things go well, maybe next year I'll have more give-a-ways, we'll just have to see.

11 comments:

  1. Not entering because I have this book but the winner should love it!!

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  2. That book looks really cool. Please enter me in the give-a-way. Thank you.

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  3. That's a great book. Whoever wins will be very happy.

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  4. I love the idea of this giveaway! I think used books have so much more character then brand new books, and I actually prefer a book that has seen some love!

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  5. Looks like an amazing book! Thanks for offering the contest, Belle!

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  6. Hope I'm not too late to enter! Looks like a cool book.

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  7. Old box Halloween costumes are the best. Mine were all ways torn up by the end of the night. Book looks awesome I would like to own it.

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  8. I'm pretty sure I dressed as a HepCat one year as a kid.

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  9. Well I've never seen this book, so old or not, it would still be new to me. I think it would look great just sitting out on the coffee table during Oct. actually! You can throw my name in the hat, if I'm not too late!

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  10. Agh! I missed the contest!

    Thanks for posting pics of the inside of the book. I've been hesitant to order this on Amazon because I'd heard mixed reviews on it, but it looks like a fun coffee-table book to have on the shelf, or um... coffee table.

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  11. Sorry you missed it!! I have two other books to give away this month, drawing for book #2 'Goth-Icky' is Friday (10/19/12), and I'll announce the winner & post a third book.

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