I did a Halloween Book Tag last year.
THIS year, in honor of the holiday, I’m doing this brand new one that I found on Lori’s Bookshelf Reads.
#1 FAVORITE SCARY MUST-READ FOR HALLOWEEN?
Why do I even try to pick diverse books?
I read the same book every October and you KNOW WHAT IT IS.
I don’t know why I have such a soft spot for monster love stories, but I love The Scorpio Races SO VERY MUCH.
The capaill uisce attacking the Connolly’s lean-to terrifies me to this day.
#2 SCARIEST BOOK COVER?
(CONTENT WARNING: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO TO NUMBER #3 IF YOU DISLIKE EYE STUFF.)
(DISTURBING MEDICAL IMAGERY AHEAD.)
I VERY MUCH REGRET googling “scary book covers.”
I really shouldn’t have.
I saw a lot of horrifying covers, but this was the worst.
I’m so sorry.
#3 IF YOU COULD GO TRICK-OR-TREATING WITH ANY AUTHOR, WHO WOULD YOU GO WITH?
I am wildly enamored with Lily Anderson.
We could talk theater and witchiness and politics all day long.
I just really like her!
#4 IF YOU COULD DRESS UP AS ANY BOOKISH CHARACTER FOR HALLOWEEN, WHO WOULD YOU BE?
Oh, come on.
I stocked my wardrobe with a bunch of black V-necks and muscle tees to look more like Ronan Lynch.
I even SHAVED MY HEAD this summer!
Just throw me a faux leather jacket, some leather bracelets, and a navy raven sweater and I’m THERE.
#5 IF YOU COULD FIND ANYTHING (FROM ANY BOOK) IN YOUR TRICK-OR-TREAT STASH, WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE IT WOULD BE?
A UNICORN JEWEL LIKE THE ONE KARA DAVIS FINDS IN ALL THAT GLITTERS.
I want a shiny, swirly unicorn horn that manifests whatever I want.
I think this jewel attracts banshees, but whatever.
Honestly, why even go trick-or-treating ever again? Manifest candy! Manifest pizza! Manifest cheese-baked tortellini!
#6 IN WHAT FICTIONAL WORLD WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO TRICK-OR-TREATING?
Where would I be most likely to land candy and NOT be murdered by creatures?
I have a thing for quaint small towns, beach towns especially.
I like to think I could handle the bird watchers and locals from The Summer of Salt for one night.
Accurate? Who can say!
#7 WHAT BOOK VILLAIN WOULD YOU LIKE TO NOT MEET IN A DARK ALLEY ON HALLOWEEN?
ANY OF THEM???????
I have a thing about demons in fiction that I will elaborate on in a future post.
In summary, I’m normally not one for demons, but I have one fictional exception.
(Spoilers for The Raven King)
The Unmaker in The Raven King FREAKS ME OUT.
It destroys things without malice.
It rips people apart.
IT TRIED TO HURT MY BABIES.
It’s Neal Shusterman’s Unwind as a supernatural entity.
I HATE IT.
#8 WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER DRESS UP AS: A VAMPIRE, ZOMBIE, WEREWOLF OR SHADOWHUNTER?
Shadowhunters typically wear sleeveless tops and magical tattoos.
If I wear my Ronan Lynch costume, I am BASICALLY a Shadowhunter.
Also, even though The Mortal Instruments movie is REAL BAD, I love Isabelle’s outfits.
I would even grow my hair out for this costume.
#9 PICK A CANDY FROM HARRY POTTER THAT YOU WOULD LOVE TO FIND IN YOUR STASH!
I pulled up this exhaustive list of Harry Potter candies to find my favorite.
YIKES. So many OPTIONS.
It’s a tie between Peppermint Toads and Pink Coconut Ice.
They both sound (and look) delicious.
#10 WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY?
ONCE UPON A TIME I went to a Halloween party hosted by my friend’s Awana troop.
The leaders threw a bunch of candy on the gym floor, turned off the lights, and had the kids crawl around and grab as much candy as they could find.
I stuffed fistfuls of candy into a plastic sack, determined to come away with pounds of deliciousness.
Afterward, I sorted my spoils while the everyone watched Finding Nemo.
To my delight, I found what looked like a peanut butter cup with jack-o-lantern face made out of sugar.
It was a caramel cup.
A. CARAMEL. CUP.
And I’d managed to grab two of them.
They were delicious.
I have never been able to find them since that day.
Has anyone seen or purchased or eaten caramel cups since 2003?
CAN YOU SEND ME SOME???
Wishing you all the candy your heart desires.
Stay safe. Have fun. Keep away from murder horses.