Wednesday, October 16, 2019

#FrightFall #Readathon - Mid-Event Check-In #SomethingWickedFall

Our month of scary is half over! I didn't post yesterday because it was my birthday. Didn't spend a lot of time online. Hope everyone is enjoying their scary reads. I know I am!

Share your progress in the comments, or post a link to an update post.

The prize page is live here. Thank you to everyone who donated.

This Saturday, October 19 is the Midsommar watch-along. Time is 10:00 pm ET/9:00 pm CT. We'll be discussing on Slack (It's free) while we watch. Click this invite link to join:

We're on the last week of the Doctor Sleep read-along. Check out the discussion post links at the top of blog to join in on the discussion at Castle Macabre. Also, if you're reading any scary books or stories, feel free to share in the comments section of the Horror Stories Master Post at Castle Macabre.

Anyone else doing Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon in a little under two weeks. I am. If you haven't signed up, you can do so here.


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Sunday, October 6, 2019

#FrightFall #Readathon - #Prizes #SomethingWickedFall

This is the giveaway/prize promotion page for all the prizes being given away for readathon participants. At the end of this post, you will find details regarding how the prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the readathon.

Note: The author of the book donated would greatly appreciate a review, if you win, on your blog and/or social media and/or on Goodreads, Amazon. Thank you! (This is not required to win.)


Stock Car Inferno by David L. Winters - Print copy (U.S.) or eBook (International) - (1) winner

Racer Emalyn Martin charms her fans but roils her male rivals. On her way to a championship season, she bumps a competitor mid-race. When his car explodes killing him, Emalyn falls under suspicion. Her Italian lawyer and his beefy brother must get to the facts before Emalyn's penchant for self-destruction derails her career. Fasten your seat belts. A killer gives chase, and there is nowhere to hide on a race track.

About the author
David L. Winters writes suspense to take you higher. He lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. with a small bird who manages his career. He holds a B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State University and an M.B.A. from Regent University. He has won several awards. His previous fiction work: Driver Confessional included an Uber driver chased by the Russian mob.


Willow and Oak - One Two Winners  WINNERS - ELYSE, MALLORY

2 items of your choosing from our Etsy Shop. New items are being added regularly, and some things are only in limited quantities. So make sure to keep checking our storefront to see what is available. There is no price limit on either prizes, and international shipping is included.

At the moment we offer book jewelry (bookmarks) in two forms:
  • Book Hook: it is a metal bookmark adorned with charms, pendants, beads, stones, or any combination of the aforementioned. It will sit firmly in the crease of the pages and drape over the spine of the book.
  • Book Thong: it is a bookmark in cord form. We have ones with a single string that is adorned at each end to make sure the bookmark is evenly weighted. We also have ones with multiple strands. These are great for bookmarking more than one spot in a book. This is very handy for those who like to bullet journal or those who want to keep a special page held while they continue on in their reading. 
  • All of our pieces have special names. Most are from books and film, but some are just special to us.
Here are some images of the items currently in stock, while supplies last. 4 items shown 2 images of each item.



Mr. Bones


About the owners

Nicole DiNatali & Ingrid Lundgren. We are two friends who share a passion for reading, game nights, dinner parties, and of course all things crafty! Ingrid, is the primary creator as she has a long seeded passion for making her own jewelry when she isn’t working her day job assisting special needs kids in the school system. Nicole is more of the administrator. She has a background in business and management. Nicole is an American who relocated to Sweden in 2008, while Ingrid has Viking blood coursing through her veins. 

Why we started the business

“It all started with a gift from my husband” – Nicole. After a business trip to China, Nicole’s husband brought home a gift that left Nicole bewildered. At first she thought this contraption must be some kind of hairpin or something. Only later did her husband clarify it was a bookmark. Bang! Revolutionary!! After using many a random slips of paper as a bookmark (that inevitably went for a walkabout), she tried out her new gift. This bookmark didn’t budge! No matter what happened to the book, the bookmark held like the 300 at the Battle of Thermopolis. Being that Ingrid loves to make jewelry, and we both love to read, bookmark business idea was born. We decided this was a great opportunity to put our creative chops to test, and also introduce more people to our artistic and creative take on book jewelry, as we like to call it. But it doesn’t stop there! There are plans in the future to extend the inventory to more bookish accessories and sparkly items.

Store Site:
Our e-mail:

Our Socials:
Twitter: @awillowandoak
Instagram: @awillowandoak



WINNER - LARA Prize One (One winner)
I will make a $15 donation to the winner's choice of a human rights organization, such as the ACLU, Boys and Girls Club, Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Amnesty International, It Gets Better, Planned Parenthood, or another human rights organization of your choice, perhaps your local chapter or a local organization. This giveaway is open internationally. Note: I will not donate to any organization that does not believe that all are equal, regardless of gender, race or sexual orientation.

Prize Two (One winner)
Winner's choice of any book title from the bargain books (these are generally used books) section of Better World Books. They ship internationally (priced at $3.98 or less) OR a $3.00 Amazon eGift card.

Giveaway Details
This is a readathon participant only giveaway. To be eligible, you must have signed up, participated and added a link to the official readathon wrap-up post (I will give everyone until Friday, November 8th at 11:59 pm CST to complete their wrap-ups). We no longer use a linky for wrap-ups. There will be a Google form on the readathon wrap-up post where you will enter your info, your wrap-up link, and answer yes/no on whether you want to win a prize or not. We have a total of 5 prizes. This means there will be 5 winners. I will award prizes on a first come, first served basis. I will draw the 5 winners with and email all 5 at the same time. The first person who emails me back with their choice gets that prize. I will mark off the prizes as they are taken. Winners will be chosen after the wrap-up post deadline (see above).


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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

#FrightFall #Readathon - Starting line! #SomethingWickedFall

And away we go! One of my most favorite times of year and, as usual, I'm ready. How about you? Lots of scary lined up again this year.

Once again, this year FrightFall is part of Something Wicked Fall at Castle Macabre. We're in the middle of a read-along of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep, we've been reading Gothic stories/books in September, and we had a watch-along of The Shining Saturday night. Our read-along continues this month, we're transitioning over to horror stories, and our next watch-along will be of the movie Midsommar on October 19. We're still working out the time. To weigh in, comment on the post in our Facebook group, reply in the Goodreads group, or comment on my Tweet on Twitter (@truebookaddict). For all the details on Something Wicked Fall, stop by Castle Macabre here.

Also, looking forward to Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon coming up October 26. Anyone else?

Remember, the one main "rule" of FrightFall is that you must read ONE scary book (which can be a thriller, mystery, Gothic novel, or similar for those who are faint of heart). The rest of the month? Keep reading scary if you want, or read whichever genre you choose.

I did not get many prize donations this time. I did have a couple of prize offers, and I will be offering a couple of prizes myself, as always. Everyone here knows that we like to make this about the reading anyway. I'll have the prize page posted by the end of the first week. Of course, there's always a chance I might get more prize offers since it is a month long event. We shall see!

Don't forget that you can participate even if you don't have a blog. Just link up with your Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (and just post your updates from whichever venue you choose) AND don't forget our Facebook group, our Goodreads group, and our Instagram. If you have any questions about updates, etc., feel free to ask. I will post a mid-event check in post around the middle of the month so be sure to stop by and leave progress, or a link, in the comments.

Hashtag across all social media is #FrightFall Feel free to also use #SomethingWickedFall

The linky below is the same one as the sign up linky. If you do a starting line/goal post, just add your link again, but be sure to put "goal post" beside your name, i.e. Michelle/True Book Addict (goal post). Note: If you're just signing up, you can do it here on this post. It's the same linky.

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