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Last week on Twitter, author Neil Gaiman mused that there should be more holidays for giving away books. And because of the way things work on Twitter and the Interwebs, now there is. It’s called All Hallow’s Read, and the idea is–you give a scary book to someone you know to spread the love and the spine-tingling.

So, it turns out there are a number of spooky crafty books out there and I’ve got two of them to give away: The new Vampire Knits by Genevieve Miller and the classic, and truly weird, AntiCraft (Knitting Beading and Stitching for the Slightly Sinister) by Renée Rigdon and Zabet Stewart.

To get one of the books, all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me one or more of your favorite scary books and who you’ll be giving a scary book to this Halloween.

I will pick two winners at random on Halloween night. Good luck!

All Hallow’s Read – Creepy Craft Book Giveaway
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14 thoughts on “All Hallow’s Read – Creepy Craft Book Giveaway

  • October 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm
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    Awesome. I love AntiCraft. I don’t read scary books, but I do love The Phantom of the Opera, which if you watch the older b&w version can be a bit scary. “Mistress of the Art of Death” is a great mystery with some very suspenseful scenes. As for giving someone a book on Halloween: I never thought about it.

  • October 28, 2010 at 4:26 am
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    I like the Southern Vampire books by Charlaine Harris. I haven’t really thought about giving books for Halloween, but my husband would love any zombie-related book.

  • October 28, 2010 at 5:03 am
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    I love the Sookie books! They’re not totally scary but they’re funny and
    very entertaining. I’ve never read any zombie books, so I wouldn’t know what
    to recommend. 🙂

  • October 28, 2010 at 11:49 am
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    In the Catalonia region of Spain, particularly Barcelona, they do have a holiday when you give a book to your sweetheart with a rose, or anyone you are close to. It happens on St. Jordi’s Day (St. George) and the streets of Barcelona are filled with bookstalls selling for the holiday – it is awesome for a book lover.

  • October 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm
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    I think the scariest book I’ve read has to be “It” by Steven King. Totally creepy! I never thought about giving a book for Halloween, but that’s a good idea!

  • October 29, 2010 at 3:39 am
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    My husband and I loved the Anne Rice vampire series and we’d give each other a book from her series each Halloween. Once she stopped writing them, we switched to Stephen King books, and have gone also included Charlaine Harris and the True Blood series of books. It’s fun to do since we both have to get a book the other doesn’t have or hasn’t read. And sometimes it’s tough since some of these writers are rather prolific 🙂

    The scariest books we’ve read are by Stephen King. “IT” had both of us looking under the bed and feeling really creeped out. Doesn’t help we’re both afraid of spiders! LOL

    This Halloween, I plan on giving my darling a Stephen King book, but Full Dark, No Stars will have to wait until next Halloween since the release date is in November. This year I’m giving him Under the Dome. I’m looking forward to which book he’s going to get for me 🙂

    MariAngel (Ravelry id)

  • October 29, 2010 at 3:39 am
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    My husband and I loved the Anne Rice vampire series and we’d give each other a book from her series each Halloween. Once she stopped writing them, we switched to Stephen King books, and have gone also included Charlaine Harris and the True Blood series of books. It’s fun to do since we both have to get a book the other doesn’t have or hasn’t read. And sometimes it’s tough since some of these writers are rather prolific 🙂

    The scariest books we’ve read are by Stephen King. “IT” had both of us looking under the bed and feeling really creeped out. Doesn’t help we’re both afraid of spiders! LOL

    This Halloween, I plan on giving my darling a Stephen King book, but Full Dark, No Stars will have to wait until next Halloween since the release date is in November. This year I’m giving him Under the Dome. I’m looking forward to which book he’s going to get for me 🙂

    MariAngel (Ravelry id)

  • October 29, 2010 at 6:26 am
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    Wow–how forward thinking of you both! That’s a fun tradition. 🙂 I hope
    you get a great book.

  • October 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm
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    Would you believe the Nancy Drew series included some of the books that scared me the most? I would stay up late reading them even though Mom would tell me not to, because they gave me nightmares.

    The Magicians, by Lev Grossman, will be the scary book I give to my youngest sister. She loves the Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter; The Magicians is closer to our reality and therefore, I think, much spookier.

  • October 30, 2010 at 9:54 pm
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    I don’t know the Magicians, but it sounds great–I’ll have to check it out
    for my daughter, thanks!

  • October 31, 2010 at 3:56 am
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    My favorite scary book is “The Exorcist” – Wm. Peter Blatty—way scarier then the book. I would love to read Anticraft–it sounds very interesting! My sister and I love scary books–we usually read one and then exchange books–nothing better then having someone to discuss the book you just read with!
    kakihararocks@gmail.com

  • November 1, 2010 at 10:04 am
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    The scariest book for me was the bone collector, a great halloween book! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

  • December 16, 2010 at 7:41 am
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    Hi Tracie! You’re the winner of The AntiCraft – please e-mail me at aoh@ipsmedia.com with your address. Congratulations!!

  • December 16, 2010 at 7:43 am
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    Hi Mari–you’re the winner of Vampire Knits!!! Congratulations! Please e-mail me your address at aoh@ipsmedia.com, and I’ll get your book out to you.

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