Oct 23, 2012

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop



And the winner is..........

Cricket


Congratulations Cricket!  I've sent you an email.  Please respond within 48 hours or another winner will be chosen.  

I've loved reading everyone's comments about the scariest books. I've added several to my TBR list! Thanks to all for making the Spooktacular Giveaway a successful blog hop!!!

I'm excited to participate in the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by I am a reader, not a writer & the diary of a bookworm! 

I thought I would share with you the scariest book I've read so far....And I hope you'll share your scariest book with me!

What is the scariest book I've read?  

Stephen King is the master of scary.  
The Shining and It are among the most scary books I've read.

I remember watching the movie Salem's Lot as a child. I had nightmares for weeks of the scene with the boy scratching at the window....

"Open the window. Open the window, Mark. Open the window, Mark. Please! Let me in! It's OK, Mark, I'm your friend."

Even today this movie quote gives me goose bumps!


In honor of all the things Spooky, I am rewarding one lucky individual with a free book of their choice (up to $10) from the book depository.  As long as the shipping is free (be sure to check the list of countries the book depository ships to free), you are eligible to win. The Giveaway ends at midnight on November 1st!!

Check out the list of other blogs participating in the Blog Hop below!  Have fun entering all the Fabulous Giveaways!!  Good Luck Everyone!!!

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95 comments:

  1. Hmm, the scariest book I've even read is probably something by Stephen King!

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  2. The scariest I've read would have to be one of the zombie books I've read- The Forest of Hands and Teeth or Rot and Ruin, maybe?

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    1. I really like zombie books!I just finished reading Wisteria. Of course, it has "flesh eaters". I'll have a review of Wisteria posted later this month.

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  3. Hey!

    The scariest book I read this year... I guess it would be Anna Dressed in Blood? I loved it, though I don't think it's really scary. Stephen King is scary reading, but I'm not overly into getting properly scared, just a bit startled or something. I like dark reads though, so it's something of a contradiction I guess?

    Thanks for stopping by my place and saying hi, following you back :D
    Love the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for the follow back! I love blog hops. It allows me to visit blogs and meet new bloggers. I've not read Anna Dressed in Blood but I've heard it's really good.

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  4. Hey there!

    Although I'm a huge horror movies' fan, I've never read a lot of horror books. I did read a lot of book Jack the Ripper related, and I guess that must be the most scary stuff, especially Diary of Jack the Ripper.

    Great Giveaway!

    Andreia (contact@tyrony.com)

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    1. You know...I've never read any books on Jack the Ripper. I've seen Jack the Ripper movies. I'll have to check out Diary of Jack the Ripper.

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  5. Stephen King is definitely super creepy! Dreamcatcher was the first book of his that I read and I was nauseated at some bits (I was 15). Then I read Salem's Lot. I think that was actually one of my first vampire books. Other than Stephen King, Poppy Z. Brite's books were really scary but also awesome!
    There are also quite a few that scared me when I was younger but probably wouldn't anymore now.
    My favorite Stephen King is the Dark Tower series though! Sooo amazing.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    glenraven.27(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love SK's Dark Tower series it is one of my all time favorite reads.

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    2. I haven't read the Dark Tower Series yet. I'll have to check it out.

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  6. The Shining by Stephen King is probably the one that sticks in my head the most. Between the old hotel, the woman in the bathtub, and the topiary bushes, it was a fright-fest. I also love being creeped out by The Other (an old book by Thomas Tyron).

    For the record, Salem's Lot is one of my all time fave movies (the original) and favorite books. One book I couldn't even finish because it bothered me too much was The Amityville Horror. I read half of it in one sitting and then tossed it because I was too creepd out!

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    1. Salem's Lot terrified me as a child. It has taken me years to overcome my fear of vampires. Thank goodness I've outgrown that fear!

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  7. I have to say that Stephen King's Salem's Lot tops my list of scary books, that and he had a novella called The Mist holy crap I was afraid of fog for years after. Thanks Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

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  8. anna dressed in blood

    mariannguyen16(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. I don´t get scare easy, ha.
    flaka.077 at gmail dot com

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  10. The scariest book is the Shining from Stephen King

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  11. Scariest book I remember reading was The Riddle at Raven Hollow. Thanks for the great giveaway! jadaloves[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I'm not familiar with this book. Thanks for entering!

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  12. I don't scare very easily but I remember reading Stephen Kings IT when I was younger and it scared the crap out of me. TwistedPixie7@gmail.com

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  13. rose madder freaked me out tyty

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  14. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

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  15. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. anna dressed in blood

    irreplaceablehunny AT hotmail.com

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway!! Super excited.
    It would have to be Stephen King books, they're all creepy.
    kp_kazamei(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Stephen King is awesome. Thanks for entering the giveaway!

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  18. Probably TEN by Gretchen McNeil
    Kpoo18(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I must read this. Everyone on the blog hop keeps mentioning it.

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  19. I think the scariest is Pet Cemetary.
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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    1. Ooh...another good book. It was very creepy!

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  20. I've read lots of scary books so it's hard to choose one. Probably the scariest was The Bad Place by Dean Koontz. Thanks!
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

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    1. My book collection contains every Dean Koontz book. He's an amazing author.

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  21. the scariest book that i have read.... was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer..... i really couldn't choose one... but this was definitely a twisting your mind kind of book.
    lenamars101@gmail.com

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  22. I read the Exorcist when I was a teenager and that book still spooks me.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I've not read the book. But the movie scared me to death!

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  23. The Exorcist has always freaked me out!
    -Jen Haile

    jenniferhaile1 at gmail dot com

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    1. The Exorcist movie scared me to death!

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  24. I don't usually read scary books, but Anna Dressed in Blood was pretty creepy.
    Lacey T
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I've noticed a lot of comments about this book on the blog hop. Hope to read it soon!

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  25. Salems Lot

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  26. When I was younger I read a book Called "Scary Stories to read in the Dark" That to me was scary when I was younger! Thanks for the great giveaway!
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. The Darkening Dream
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

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    1. I've not heard of this book. Who's the author? I'll have to check it out.

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  28. Salem's Lot by Stephen King. Scared the crud out of me.

    leyser73 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh yes...For me the movie was even scarier. Watching the movie as a child severely traumatized me! Took me years to recover.

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  29. IT by Stephen King is a scary read.

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    1. Sounds like Stephen King has scared us both!

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  31. Carrie by Stephen King and Velocity by Dean Koontz. I had to sleep with the ligts on for the next few days! My husband wasnt very happy about it :)

    thebookiebee AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Who can forget Dean Koontz! I have a collection of Koontz books. One of his books is autographed...I went to a charity auction and outbid everyone for the autographed book!

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  32. Velveteen by Daniel Marks
    marmaladelibby at gmail dot com

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    1. I've not read Velveteen yet. I need to add it to my TBR list!

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  33. The scariest book I've read is It by Stephen King! Thanks!

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    1. Stephen King has to be the master of scary!

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  34. The Shinning by Stephen King.

    spav05(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Good choice! I had nightmares from The Shining.

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  35. oh man, I read Stephen King's "It" when I was a kid and it messed me up on clowns forever!! LOL
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    ~Lynne~ zypadeedodah(at)aol(dot)com

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  36. I don't read a lot of scary books, but I love to watch scary movies!
    sarah_sal90(At)Yahoo(Dot)Com

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  37. The Monstrumologist :) It's great!

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    1. email: hisboywonder(at)gmail(dot)com

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    2. Not heard of this book. I'll have to check it out.

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  38. I think it was a James Patterson or Stephen King book when I was a kid!

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  39. Pet Semetary, for sure.

    sandra at pandareads dot com

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  40. It by Stephen King. Yikes!!

    acartwrightmorell gmail dot com

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  41. It is a tie between Thinner by Stephen King (I read it in fifth grade and it scared the pants off me OMG!) or Winter Moon by Dean Koontz

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Brandy from Book Worm Brandy
    bookwormbrandy.blogspot.com

    brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

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  42. Nightmares and Dreamscapes by Stephen King!

    jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

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  43. Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini! SO creepy.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    email: wright.emily[at]aol[dot]com

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  44. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater - so scary, and I loved it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  45. The Shining, scares me every time!
    kacidesigns@yahoo.com

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  46. Salem's Lott
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Several of Stephen King's LOL

    Nikki @ Books Most wanted

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  48. It by Stephen King .__.

    MostlyMisha AT gmail DOT com

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  49. It's a toss-up between The Exorcist and Salem's Lot.

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  50. Gerald's Game by Stephen King. Nightmares for so long!

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    Happy Halloween,
    Marlena

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    1. charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com. I should learn to read BEFORE I do things. :P

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  51. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill!!

    stephward84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. When I was little I tried to read some of the Goosebumps books, but they creeped me out. That was the only time that I actually remember a book terrifying me ;) Happy Halloween!

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  53. It was a Lois Duncan book when I was a teenager...I think it was called Stranger with my Face.

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  54. The scariest book I've read was It by Stephen King.

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    1. oops forgot email.

      craigcrystal(at)ymail(dot)com

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