Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Contest!

I realize it is almost Halloween and I'm a little late with this but I thought it would be fun anyway! Since Halloween is on Saturday, I thought I'd give away a free book!


I adore this book! It's one of my favorite Halloween books about a young girl who learns to be happy with who she is!

All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment about your favorite Halloween, your favorite Halloween candy, or anything you want to share with me about Halloween!

I'll close the contest November 4, 2009 at midnight. Best of luck to you and happy spooking!

13 comments:

Michele Holmes said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't read this book and always love to find new favorites. My current favorite Halloween book is The Halloweener, a story about a weiner dog who's mother makes him an embarassing hot dog costume for Halloween.

Kari Pike said...

My most memorable Halloween happened 17 years ago. I was released from the hospital after giving birth to our 7th child and I had to leave her behind because she was too jaundiced. The nurses made her a costume with a surgical mask covering her sweet little bum like a string bikini. Then they drew eyelashes on the eye mask that protected her own eyes from the lights. The hospital wouldn't let me stay with her (something about needing to be in bed and recover). I'll never forget how it felt to walk away and leave that precious baby...even though it was just for a few hours.

JentryandBonnie said...

Halloween's not one of my favorite holidays, but I relearned a valuable lesson a few years ago. I like shock value and when I was into dressing up I took that to extremes. For several Halloween's I got great reactions when I dressed up as a biker chick, since that exactly opposite of who I am. My husband and I had just gotten married and he wanted to see me dress up like since he had never seen me do it in person. So at his request I did. I had the leather pants, chains, multiple sets of earrings, magnetic piercings, bracelets and I had even found fake tattoos sleeves that made my arms look all done up. Then we went to a ward Halloween party. Since we were new in the ward and my husband is more outgoing than I am, no one really knew me. He would introduce me as his wife and people literally turned their backs on me after a polite hello. I had never felt more uncomfortable or out of place at a church function in my life. I relearned then that no matter what people look like, you cannot judge a book by the cover. It doesn't matter what someone looks like, whether it's Halloween or not, they are still people who have feelings and hearts too. Happy Halloween!

Laurie LC Lewis said...

I love Halloween. Next to Christmas, it was the holiday that generated the most excitement around our house. I'd decorate the house and put up Margaret, our scary electric witch, and then we set about to pick the perfect pumpkins and create the perfect costumes. It's hard to choose a favorite Halloween. Our annual routine was always fun--load about eleven kids into a van and set them loose on driveway after driveway, just beaming as they'd careen down the lanes with their bags flying at their sides. I miss all those days now, but I spend Halloween with one of my children's families every year, and it's just as wonderful as ever.

Valerie Ipson said...

All I know about Halloween is that my decorations are lame. My teenage son informed me of this fact earlier this week. Of course, my neighbors and their awesome and eerily-decorated exteriors are to blame.

Anna del C. Dye said...

We didn't have halloween in my country so it was a new thing for me. Being a seamstress I love the challenge it gave me. My three little ones didn't know what to think about their costumes, but they had a wonderful time.
The oldest was count dracula with pointed ears. (I have a thing about pointed ears)
My second boy was a lion and my baby girl a black and white cat, tail and ears. I had the funnes time making the costumes with things we had about the house. After our first year I decided it was tooo fun and I dress for it too. We left dad at home and I went with my kids. Loved it.

Rachel Rager said...

These stories are great! I've loved them all! Keep them coming!

Elizabeth Morgan said...

My favorite part of halloween is seeing all the little kids costumes. They are so cute to see them come to the front door.

MarthaE said...

Hi Rachel! Thanks for the nice contest. One favorite Halloween memory for me is my mother making us special costumes when we were young! One year my sister (1 and 1/2 years older) and I went as a pair of Dice!! My brother went as an upside down man! It is special for me to remember these since I lost my mom when I was 21 and she was a young 48.

GardinerGang said...

Growing up, I remember my mom and dad dressing up as an old man and woman for Halloween and knocking on relatives doors and windows trying to scare them. One year they decided to just walk into my aunts home and see what response they got from her. Needless to say, this scared my aunt so much that she started punching them and trying to rip their masks off their heads. That was the last year they did that. They figured they didn't want to give anyone a heart attack.

My mom always made Halloween fun for us kids and for her grandkids. I will always have great memories of her this time of year. I would give anything to be able to share more holidays with her. She had a great love for life and enjoyed making each holiday extra special for her family.

Anna del C. Dye said...

Rachel, I just found the twitter that said that I won the book for October. Thanks so much.
After I read it, I will donate it to the local school.
With the cuts in education many teachers are using more and more of their pocket's money to have what they need for their class. But this money doesn't cover books for the classroom.
I also find out that many children have not owned a book ever in their lives and I want to change that. I have started a box where I put elementary school books I purchase everywhere. Yard sales, second hand store, donated by other people and when its full I will deliver it to the local school.
My goal is to have a book in every home in that school. This book is a welcome addition to my almost full box.
Thanks again,

Rachel Rager said...

Anna, such a wonderful and generous thing for you to do! That's truly wonderful! I hope you enjoy the book, as do the children at the school! Please send me your mailing address!
rachelrager(dot)romance(at)gmail(dot)com

Author, "Women of Virtue" said...

I'm late and past the deadline, but I wanted to leave you a comment anyways and say THANK YOU for leading me to the book about a Witch wanting to be a Princess. I ordered it on Amazon and I love it. I am a big children's book fan and collect ones I love. So, I'm happy I passed by your blog and found this book. Yea!