Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Giveaway Winner & Wrap-Up, Blogging Help

I hope everyone had a great, fun and spooktacular Halloween!

The winner of my Treat Giveaway, as chosen by, is....


Congrats Robin! Please email me your mailing address (I'll be contacting you shortly). You're going to enjoy Eternal and Asleep :) Thanks everyone for entering.

I'm going to share some of the fun Halloween responses left for the giveaway (if you don't want yours shown, you can email or leave me a comment asking me to take your comment down).

Halloween Jokes

From Shadowofwonder
Q: What happened to the guy who didn't pay his exorcist?
A: He was repossesed!

From elnice
Knock, knock. (Whose there?) Ben (Ben who?)
Ben waiting for Halloween all year!

From Llehn
Q: What's a mummy's favorite type of music?
A: A Wrap

From Erica
Q: Why did Dracula take cough medicine?
A: To stop his COFFIN!

From babygirlG
Q: What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?
A: Frostbite!

And some fun Halloween links and book suggestions ;)
How to be a werewolf

Why Zombies are Cool

I have received recommendations to read

1.Shiver (although I don't think it has poc in it so I may not read that one)

2.Sixteen Going on Undead by Yvette Ford (I hadn't heard of that one Elle so thank you, it sounds good!)

3. the L.A. Banks Huntress series (not YA but this has been recommended to me a couple of times so I'm going to try them anyway)

4. Fledgling by Octavia Butler (I haven't met a single person who doesn't love Octavia Butler, I'm determined to read her books over thanksgiving & Christmas break!)

5. Never Slow Dance with A Zombie by E. Van Lowe (I know the author is a poc, not sure about the main characters)

6. the Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (everyone just raves about him so I must check out his books).

I failed majorly at posting more Halloween reviews so those will just have to come throughout November (Soul Enchilada, Liar, Another Faust, the Exorsistah). And I will be doing a post later today about November being Native American Heritage Month.

Blogging Help Question: How do I display all my labels? I want to make it easier for people to find things on my blog, but I'm not sure how to show all my labels. Leave me a comment (or send me an email if it's a lengthy explanation). Thanks!

Finally, I had no idea people checked back on the comments on blogs so often! I feel bad because I thought people didn't check back to see if people responded to their comments (to be perfectly honest, I rarely check back on other blogs to see if people responded to my comments), so I stopped responding (although I ALWAYS read the comments). Now I know that you guys do and I will be doing a better job of responding to all comments left on my posts.


  1. Did you ever figure out how to do the labels? If not, go to Layout of your blog, add a Gadget, then select Labels. Viola!! It's that easy!!

  2. I did learn how, scroll down my sidebar :) (excuse the clutter, I'm going to convert to 3-column as soon as Dec. break starts). Thanks for the tip!

  3. Oops! Totally missed that! Sorry!! I'm thinking about converting to 3 column as well . . . just need to find the time to do it!!


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