Saturday, October 1, 2011

Happy October!

I don't know about you, but October is my favourite month! And even if it's not yours, it can still be a lot of fun - to celebrate the season coming into its full glory and to celebrate one of the best holidays of the year, I'm participating in some great blog events this month! I'm posting to give you all a heads up so you can check them out if you haven't yet, but may want to participate as well. :)

First, Random Acts of Kindness, hosted by the lovely ladies at Book Soulmates. RAK is SUCH a great idea, so if you are not already signed up to participate, I think you should! Basically, you submit your name, email, and a link to your wishlist (and your blog URL if you have one), and can list a top 5 from your wishlist as well. You can brighten someone's day by sending them something from their wishlist, and you just may get some items from yours!

Next up here is the 2011 Spooktacular October Paranormal Reading Challenge, hosted by Marie at Ramblings of a Daydreamer. She's using a fairly loose definition of "paranormal" here for the purposes of the challenge, so it doesn't have to be just ghosts, vampires, and werewolves...anything spooky will do, so you can feel free to include your faeries, mermaids, and aliens too! All you have to do is read and review at least three books falling under this category between 1 October and 31 October.

There's a bonus to participating, too - a giveaway at the end of the challenge! This will be my first reading challenge, so I hope I manage to make it, haha.

There is also the Zompocalypse 2011 Halloween Hop, hosted by Paranormal Wastelands. This sounds like it is going to be a TON of fun, and I am really looking forward to the 28th so it can start! I will be participating by hosting a Trick or Treat Giveaway for the hop. There will be many others, so make sure to stay tuned! So far, it looks like 37 other bloggers are signed up to participate, and the form is up on the page, so if you haven't already, and you want to participate, go check it out and sign up!

I haven't worked out yet exactly what I'm going to do for this giveaway, but regardless, the whole thing sounds like it will be a blast.

I also want to take this moment to remind everyone that tonight at midnight, entries will be closed for my Banned Books Giveaway and my It's My Birthday! Giveaway. If you want to be considered, make sure you get your entry in today, because I will be randomly selecting and announcing the winner for both giveaways tomorrow, 2 October. Good luck to everyone who has entered so far! If you win, but do not respond within 48 hours of my email to you, a new winner will be selected for that particular giveaway.

Are you doing anything fun for your blog this month? If you don't have a blog, are you doing anything special for October, in general? Reading anything creepy?


  1. It sounds like you have an busymonth ahead of you! October is ALWAYS a month of awesomeness (although I might just be saying that because it's my birthday month LOL)! ;)

    I really want to read Anna Dressed in Blood because I heard it was AMAZING, but I also heard that it was really gory and I have the weakest stomach in the history of the universe. Not exactly perfect when you have a sister who loves doctor shows. x)

  2. I've decked out my blog to consider halloween as well. :) And I'm also a RAK participant. I <3 it!

    I'm stopping by to give you an award!
    And here it is!

  3. Yay for October! I'm really excited for all the great things happening in the blogosphere this month and I'm so glad you signed up for the paranormal reading challenge! :-D