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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bookie Brunch- Halloween Edition!

Welcome to this week's installment of Bookie Brunch! I hope everyone is having fun on the blog tour so far and is looking forward to Halloween tomorrow! Visiting me for brunch today are Jo from Fluidity of Time and Christina from The Book Addict! Let's dive right in and talk Halloween!

The first question open for discussion: What's your favorite spooky story? Alternatively, if you don't like spooky stories, why not?

Jo: I don't tend to read a lot of ghost stories or horror, although from time to time, I choose one, just to spice up my reading. I like Stephen King once in a while, although right now, my go-to horror author is Chelsea Cain.

Christina: I haven't read any spooky stories just regular paranormal.

Emily: If I'm left to my own devices, I tend to gravitate more towards the paranormal and urban fantasy sides of things as opposed to horror or ghost stories. I have read some excellent indie horror books, including The Sand Dragon by Michael F. Stewart from back in my BWB days. That one had me checking under the bed for awhile.

Do you have any other spooky/paranormal/ghost stories you'd like to recommend?

Jo: For something a bit different, Laura Bickle has a fun paranormal series. The first book is Embers: "Anya Kalinczyk spends her days as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department, and her nights pursuing malicious spirits with a team of eccentric ghost hunters. Anya suspects a supernatural arsonist is setting blazes to summon a fiery ancient entity that will leave the city in cinders."

Christina: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, and Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl.

Emily: My idea of an awesome fall read is a book that makes me want to make some tea and sit down for a marathon session of reading under a big, warm blanket while it's all gray and cold and gloomy outside. With that said, I definitely recommend the Charles Lenox series by Charles Finch- so far I've read and reviewed A Beautiful Blue Death and The September Society but there are two more books in the series after that and one due out on November 8th. It's a great historical mystery series- love it! Of course, you can't go wrong with a good and spicy paranormal romance either!

If you could dress up as any spooky book character, who would it be? What would your costume look like?

Jo: Ever since reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone, I'm totally set on coming up with a chimaera costume -- maybe some cool makeup and some horns or something.

Christina: Ridley from Beautiful Creatures- a skirt and a shirt and blond hair with pink in it oh and a lollipop.

Emily: I would totally be creepy Emily Grierson from A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner. You can read the entire short story here but suffice it to say she is a crazy, crazy lady. Miss Havisham has nothing on this lady.

Any other spooky things you'd like to discuss?
Jo: Nope! But I do love Halloween -- and it was fun to answer these questions! Thanks very much for having me!

Christina: Just have a Happy Halloween! :)

Since it wouldn't be brunch without some goodies, what's your favorite fall drink?

Jo: In the spirit of Halloween, and Brunch, I'm choosing a bloody mary today. :)
Emily: I'm not nearly as adventurous, sad to say- I'm going with a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.

Thanks for stopping by for brunch!  What spooky books do you recommend?
Let's talk about the brunch goodies - Halloween edition!

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Details: A spooky read plus a dark movie that's a perfect match for chilly weather or a rainy weekend. To win this book and DVD set, please leave email info and thoughtful or interesting comment below. A winner will be picked at random.

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