Friday, October 19, 2012

Halloween Book Day & Give-A-Way!

Hi all! It's been a crazy day today so I haven't had time to prepare today's post to the full extent that I would have liked to. BUT to get it in, it's going to be brief post. This is also my final book give-a-way for the month.
But now for the winner of last week's book 'Goth-Icky'..........

John Rozum!!
Congratulations! I know you will really enjoy this fantastic book!

Now for the third & final book give-a-way:
'The Upturned Stone' by Scott Hampton


This is one of my favorite books. The story is about a group of young boys in the 1960's who take a pumpkin off of the grave of an unknown boy who was murdered. On Halloween, the pumpkin is turned into a Jack 'o Lantern & a pie. The boys eat the pie & begin having strange & disturbing dreams. This is a great spooky story and reading it for the first time reminded me a lot of the film 'Stand By Me'. Here's some sample pages:



I also like that the story takes place in my home state, North Carolina. In addition, they also dress up as the Hammer Horrors on Halloween.


And that's something else I really love. But this is a really great book & I highly recommend it.

So, if you want to win a copy of 'The Upturned Stone', leave a comment below. The book is on order, and 'hopefully' will be here when I announce the contest winner. And you can comment if you already have the book, I'll be doing a name drawing from a hat next Friday (10/26/12) to select a winner.

5 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo! I'm very excited for this. Thanks, Belle! You're the best.

    The Upturned Stone is a great read and Scott's art is gorgeous. Whoever wins that will be very pleased.

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  2. Belle Dee, please put my name in the hat! The story and the setting sounds very interesting. Thanks!

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  3. Looks like an awesome book and I'll look it up even if I don't win the hat draw! I'm from North Carolina as well and I love stories that take place here. Makes it seem more "real" :)

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  4. Just catching up on all the Halloween Countdown Bloggery now in November.
    Loved your vintage scans!

    And THIS graphic novel seems right up my alley. Thanks for the tip!

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