Literary Blog Hop, 27 October – 31 October

Welcome to another Literary Blog Hop by the voracious reader Leeswammes who has hosted this giveaway for the past two years. There are around 50 blogs which have signed up to this and they are all giving away something book related. All their links are at the bottom of this post and anyone can visit and enter – just mind the blog’s own restrictions as some don’t post worldwide.

I am giving away a book of your choice up to the value of £10 from the Book Depository. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and you will be entered. Since it’s so close to Halloween / Samhain feel free to leave a scary book suggestion in the comments, just for fun. This won’t affect the giveaway.

The winner needs to respond to my email within three days or I will choose someone else. That’s it! Have fun discovering new blogs.

  1. Leeswammes
  2. Read in a Single Sitting
  3. Ephemeral Digest
  4. My Devotional Thoughts
  5. Devouring Texts
  6. Tony’s Reading List
  7. Nishita’s Rants and Raves
  8. Too Fond
  9. The Parrish Lantern
  10. Kristi Loves Books
  11. The Book Club Blog
  12. Sam Still Reading
  13. Silver’s Reviews (USA)
  14. Bibliosue
  15. Heavenali
  16. Under My Apple Tree
  17. Misfortune of Knowing (North America)
  18. Lena Sledge’s Blog
  19. Lost Generation Reader
  20. Seaside Book Nook
  21. The Relentless Reader
  22. Rikki’s Teleidoscope
  23. Monique Morgan
  24. That READioactive Book Blog
  25. kaggsysbookisahramblings
  26. Ragdoll Books Blog
  27. Kate’s Library
  28. The Book Garden
  29. Uniflame Creates
  30. Curiosity Killed The Bookworm
  1. Ciska’s Book Chest
  2. The Book Divas Reads
  3. Alex in Leeds
  4. Simple Clockwork
  5. Bluestalking (USA)
  6. Fresh Ink Books
  7. Sweeping Me
  8. Giraffe Days
  9. Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book (USA)
  10. Books Thoughts Adventures (USA)
  11. emmalikestoread
  12. Colorimetry
  13. Page Plucker
  14. Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity
  15. 2606 Books and Counting
  16. Book Nympho
  17. She-Wolf Reads
  18. The Little Reader Library (Europe)
  19. Booklover Book Reviews
  20. Dolce Bellezza

84 responses to “Literary Blog Hop, 27 October – 31 October”

  1. Thank you for the giveaway! I don’t really read scary novels, but there is one I bumped into, “Transgressions”, by Sarah Dunant. It is totally different from her historical novels, and what a scary night that was, while I was reading it 🙂

  2. Fantastic giveaway, thank you. I’m really easily scared (particularly on windy, rainy nights). I thought Villain by Shuichi Yoshida was quite eerie in places!

  3. Scary? How about hauntingly good? I just read “Hereafter” by Tara Hundson this week and if you like YA and ghosts, I say give it a go!

  4. Thanks for joining the blog hop … again!

    A scary book, hmm, have you read The Radleys by Matt Haig yet? It’s not actually very scary but a great read for Halloween. And it takes place about 5 miles from where I used to live. OK, that’s more interesting for me than you, but even so!

  5. Scary – hmm… I don’t really find books scary. That’s more for films (especially when your Dad comes home unexpectedly in the middle of a horror film…).

    Anyway, I’d love the prize – thank you 🙂

  6. Thank you for the giveaway and for making it open to all. Much appreciated.

  7. Ah, I would really like to enter. 😀 I love The Book Depository!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway. I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle, and it is a perfect halloween book! So deliciously creepy and amazingly written.

  9. Please enter me 🙂

    I don’t really read scary stories… so I can’t help you there 😉

  10. Thank you for the international giveaway!
    A scary book suggestion.. em.. The Restorer by Amanda Stevens comes to my mind.

  11. I’d recommend practically all of Stephen King’s books. Scary indeed.

  12. I’d love to be entered please 🙂

    As for spooky reads.. I am not very good with them usually. However, I have just read some fantastic ones for RIP. The last one I finished was The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, which is a children’s book but very entertaining.

  13. Hello and thank you for this giveaway. Scary books… Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is a very classical one but so good !

  14. I’d love to be entered, thank you! Hmmm, a scary book recommendation… I’m pretty easily spooked so I don’t read many (not before bed, anyway!), but I highly recommend ‘Long Lankin’ by Lindsey Barraclough. It’s actually a YA novel, but it’s set in a fifties village and is a beautifully written chiller based on an old ballad and the legend of Long Lankin. It was one of my favourite reads last year!

  15. Ohh, far too many people right now are talking about the dearest Edgar Allan Poe…. whom I have never ever read. It’s Halloween time after all.

  16. I would love to be entered, thanks for offering this giveaway.
    As for a scary book, I generally don’t read them! Though I am reading Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry right now….zombies are scary!

  17. Count me in! 🙂 I’m really enjoying visiting all the other blogs on the hop–it’s a great way to find new people to read. Thanks for the giveaway.

    P.S. Neil Gaiman has a new short story that’s a free download on Audible and that is especially for Halloween. To be read/listened to with the lights off! (Boo.)

  18. What an awesome prize! as for scary books, how about The Woman in Black by Susan Hill or The Passage by Justin Cronin.

  19. Thanks for the chance to win 😉 Yay for giveaways!

    A scary book recommendation…I don’t read too many scary things so how about a scary movie instead? The Exorcist..oooh 😉 That one always terrifies me!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!! I haven’t read any scary books, so I have no suggestions.

    1. Julia R you have won the giveaway but I don’t have a contact for you. Please reply – thanks! And congratulations 🙂

  21. The best scary story I have ever read is The Shining. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Oh, please count me in! I don’t read scary books, so I don’t have any good suggestions in that genre, the daily news is scary enough for me!

  23. Thanks for the giveaway. One of the scariest books I’ve ever read is The inhuman condition, by Clive Barker, and I am planning to reread The shining, by Stephen King, this month, and I suggest that and also Pet Sematary, of the same author =]
    I’d love to win this giveawy xD
    Good readings!

  24. I don’t read too many scary books, but Stephen King is always good for a creepy read 🙂

  25. Great giveaway, not a scary book, but
    My Little Fools

    Have you? —
    Have you ever been scared?
    I ask you again, my poor little friends
    have you ever been scared?

    Hiding – buried deep in the cupboard
    where the hot water-pipe rattles your soul
    hearing a foot on the stairs
    feeling those worries and cares
    Knowing, you, are their only goal! or
    now running down a dark lane
    the screams and the shouts just behind
    you stumble fall, graze your hand on the wall
    knowing there is nowhere else left to hide
    Your hearts beating faster and faster
    you think it’s about to explode
    but there is no relief in this tension
    as you feel this anxiety grow.

    Have you? —
    Have you, ever been paranoid?
    I ask you again, my poor little friends
    have you ever been paranoid?

    Don’t! hide in the deepest of corners.
    Don’t wrap yourself up in the gloom.
    Don’t wait for the knife, on
    some drear weary night, or
    you’ll find yourself deep in some tomb.
    Then, you may think your troubles over
    well, friends you can’t know me that well
    because I’ll raise all the ghouls
    and those sleep-sodden fools
    to make sure they stir up your hell.

    Oh paranoids, paranoids! show
    me all your little toys, hide
    from me all you little boys
    ————————-and girls.

    Have you? —
    Have you, ever killed someone?
    Laid, down, their bleeding corpse.
    I ask you again, my poor little friends
    have you, ever killed someone?

    Seen the knife, flash bright in the moonlight
    heard the pistol, bark and sigh
    seen the terror and fright,
    felt the thrill and delight
    as you realise it’s not you who’s to die.
    Then you read all your deeds in the paper
    the infamous things you have tried
    gun in hand, knife in your waistband.
    You know it’s you who will fry! But
    you’ll wait for your moment of glory
    a shootout you’ll face one dark night
    with the forces of law, to even the score
    as they judicially finish your life.

    So, now, my little paranoids
    scared killers all!
    You’ll meet me some day
    in some infinite way
    and realise you were my
    little fools!

    1. Ah Parrish, always a treat to have one of your comments. What a double treat today!

  26. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I’m rubbish when it comes to scary books, sorry. But to list a book somewhere on this comment, I’d most likely choose The Song of Achilles as my book of choice if I win.

  27. Hi great giveaway – I don’t read many scary books – but in the spirit of Haloween I am about to start reading The penguin book of ghost stories -which include chillers by people like Elizabeth Gaskell, M R James and many others – really looking forward to it.

  28. Thank you for this INTL giveaway. I’ve heard positive things about
    The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories by Jeff VanderMeer. It has been on my wishlist for so long.

  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I don’t really read spooky books as I get too easily scared! Sorry not to give a recommendation! Nice to find your blog.


  30. I kow most people have probably already read it, but I recently read The Woman in Black and totally loved it, so that’s my recommendation. Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  31. Thanks for the giveaway, I have a wishlist on the Book Depository site, so I hope I win!

  32. Thank you so much for the giveaway! 🙂 I actually posted a Top 5 Books for Halloween thing last week with some recommendations:
    Eye Contact is a must-read! I’m on page 100 and it’s unputdownable. I’d definitely recommend this one if you like crime. 🙂

  33. Since you’re not taking anyone prisoner (I hope), I will admit that I am a scaredy cat and the scariest BOOK i have ever read would probably be Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris. I told you it wasn’t scary!

    But thanks for the giveaway!

  34. The scariest and most disturnimg book I have ever read is definitely Rose Madder by Stephen King. I am not even sure I would recommend it!

  35. Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    My scary book recommendation is The House of Leaves, by Danielewski. Do NOT read when you are alone in the house!


  36. Thanks for the chance! I suggest The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  37. I’m not much for scary stuff, but THE GHOST’S DINNER by Jacques Duquennoy is a clever Halloween picture book.

  38. No suggests, however, I do love the mysteries by Wendy Corsi Staub and Erica Spindler.

  39. Thanks for the giveaway, count me in!
    I don’t read many scary books lately, but I think Poe’s short stories would be perfect for Halloween’s reading.. 😉

  40. Anything by Stephen King of course but also Jeremy C. Shipp’s Attic Clowns books or Rhiannon Frater’s Pretty When She Kills/Dies books.

  41. That is a fabulous giveaway! I love it.

    My favorite super creepy scary “perfect for Halloween” book is Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It is so well written, it was such a page turner for me. I loved it, hope you do too!

  42. I read a really good scary one recently. Breed by Chase Novak It was a did-not-want-to-put-down read for me. Thanks for the chance!

  43. I don’t read a lot of scary stuff but when I do it’s usually Stephen King or Dean Koontz.

  44. Thanks for the giveaway! I just finished reading The Haunted Book by Jeremy Dyson, I think it’s out this Thursday. It’s a collection of stories about paranormal happenings but it’s really cleverly put together – I got quite sucked in!

  45. Scary book:

    The Little hand by Susan Hill

  46. Thank you for the giveaway! I think John Saul’s books are terrifying

  47. Would love to win. I enjoy scary novels but mostly just read Mr. King around this time 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I enjoyed The Stand by Stephen King. It’s just creepy enough but didn’t keep me awake at night…too much!

  49. Thanks for the giveaway – perfect season to order a mystery novel!

  50. How happy that I found your Blog! The pictures are so cute that you just posted. As for scary stories, I have read Stephen King, Early V.C. Andrews and so many past and current Authors. The one(sort of a crime/horror) that stayed with me long after I finished the last page; was “The Room”. I appreciate your giveaway as I love to read. I hope to stay tuned for more of your insightful posts.
    Now, to dream of what book I would choose if I am a winner???

  51. Thanks for the giveaway! I don’t read a lot of scary books but a scary book that wouldn’t be considered horror that I read this year would be Gone Girl. It’s more creepy and scary because it highlights some of the worst aspects of human behavior. It definitely gave me some weird dreams!

  52. Thanks For Giveaway..A great Spooky read i would have to suggest Froze Fire by Tim Bowler

  53. Thank you for the giveaway! I don’t really read scary books but I’m currently reading The Exorcist, you can check it out. 🙂 It’s definitely creepy.

  54. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova gave me funny dreams when I read it. Really good book though

  55. Thanks for the giveaway, please enter me!

    The scariest thing I’ve ever read was actually a children’s book titled Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, and it had a story about a girl how always had a ribbon on her neck. Sent shivers up my spine as a kid…to the point I hid the book.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  56. I do not tend to read a lot of horror books, I tend to go for psychological or suspense rather than outright horror, but Val McDermid’s “The Wire in the Blood” was quite gory and horrific though it is classified as a mystery novel.

  57. I’m in! Scary stories that I love are those from Edgar Allan Poe, like The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Mask of the Red Death.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    elsa_maran AT yahoo DOT com

  58. Thanks for the lovely giveaway! As for a scary suggestion, how about The Woman in Black by Susan Hill?

  59. A scary book? One of the best I’ve read recently is Solstice by Donna Burgess.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  60. Anything by Stephen King is great for Hallowen! Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  61. Count me in! I dont’ really like scary books, but atmospheric ones like The Thirteenth Tale are good this time of year too!

  62. thanks so much!
    i reccomend you Anna dressed in blood or Girl of nightmares!

  63. Thanks for the chance! Always love the Literary Giveaway Hop! 🙂


  64. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

    I would suggest Velocity by Dean Koontz and Carrie by Stephen King.

  65. Thanks for this opportunity!

    maevalentine39 [at] gmail [dot] com

  66. Great giveaway! Have you read Bag of Bones by Stephen King?

  67. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  68. Thanks for sharing this giveaway. How about reading The Dark Half by Stephen King?

  69. Any thing form Edgar Ellen Poe and Stephen King are scary or thrilling!
    thank You

  70. Thank you for the giveaway!
    And I’d recommend anything by Stephen King, especially Thinner – that book scared the hell out of me!
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  71. Thank you for the giveaway! I don’t really read scary books so I can’t think of anything.

  72. Thanks for your giveaway….As for recommending “scarey” in books, that could be a long list. 🙂 Like others have said, Stephen Kings books but my favorite of his is Salem’s Lot. I read that when I was a teenager and it spooked me. I would dread the sun going down. 🙂 A recent favorite is The Passage and The Woman in Black is chilling too. Happy Halloween! 🙂

  73. Thank you, thank you! I’d love to win a free book! Eeep!

  74. I recommend any of Stephen Kings short story collections, they are fantastic! Thank you so much!


  75. Stephen King is the best for scary books. The Shining is my favorite.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  76. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop, great giveaway! I am currently reading a great creepy post-apocalyptic novel for Halloween, The Passage by Justin Cronin.


  77. I don’t read a lot of scary books, but I’ve written down some titles that others have mentioned.

  78. Ooo, I would love to enter too 🙂

    As for creepy books… Perhaps one of Stephen King short story collections? There’s usually at least one story for everyone that’s especially creepy!

  79. Lovely to discover so many good books via those taking part in the blog hop. 🙂

  80. Hm.. I believe I’ve read only three scary books: Red Dragon, Dracula and Interview with the Vampire, all of which I’ve enjoyed very much 🙂

  81. Thanks for the giveaway! I recently finished The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters and it was creepy!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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