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Monday, October 22, 2012

Sweet Heat Trick-or-Treat Tour!

Sweet Heat Trick or Treat Blog Tour

Trick or Treat
Gawd the Heat
Book Boyfriends are mental-sweets!

The word in the photo is your “treat”! Make sure you keep it in a safe place. “Visit” the Road to Hell series ( tomorrow, and each day thereafter, to find the next “treat”! The Sweet Heat Trick or Treat Blog Tour ends October 31st and on Halloween you’ll return to the Road to Hell series blog and receive your final word. Here’s the “trick”—you’ll have to arrange all the words you’ve received each day into a sentence and then provide the sentence in the rafflecopter provided. New entries will be added to the rafflecopter each day so be sure to check back at the Road to Hell series every day to increase your chances of winning!

I've never been a big fan of anything scary. Not movies, places, etc. However, my favorite 'treat' has always been books. Forget candy! Give me a good book any day! 

(Night Walker by Lisa Kessler!)

(Dragon Wings by DC Grace!)

(The Keepers by Monique O'Connor James!)

(Creatura by Nely Cab!)

My favorite book memory took place quite a while ago, back when Borders was still in business. (It was my favorite place to visit. I'd browse the shelf while mom went off to find her a book or two, and would approach her with a stack that was usually 6 books tall. Mom would often make me put one back, but we'd make several Borders trips a month because I ran out of books so quickly.)

I was young, probably 11 or 12. My favorite author at the time was Meg Cabot. Of course, she wrote as Jenny Carroll then. The first book I picked up from her was titled 'Haunted'. That was actually book 5 in her Mediator series, about a high school girl that can see and talk to ghosts. Though reading the fifth book first didn't make much sense, I liked the writing, the story, and the characters. So, of course, I decided to get the rest of the books. Books 1, 2, and 4 were easy to get a hold of. # 3 was not as easy.

(the new covers!)

My mother eventually had to order the book online at Borders from a seller. I waited eagerly at the mailbox and was ecstatic when the package finally arrived. I rushed inside, ripped it open, only to find that the package was empty. No book, nothing. My heart was broken.

A few days later, in an attempt to cheer me up and to also ask about getting our money back, mom took me to Borders. She left me to my section so I could pick out a few books to take home while she chatted with a lady about what had happened. Despite several days having passed, I was still bummed about the empty package. It felt like I would never be able to finish the series because I could not get a hold of that blasted book. I was flipping through the books until............

Holy cow! There it was! One copy of Jenny Carroll's Reunion hidden among its fellow book brethren! Grabbing the book, I ran to my mother waving the book for her and the nice Borders lady to see. I remember both of them smiling at me. The Borders employee wrote our story down on a little piece of paper, signed her name, stuck it in the book, and told us to tell our cashier that the book was free. I left Borders that day with Reunion, and a few other paperbacks, happy as a clam.

I still have this book, along with a lot of other Meg Cabot books that I read around that age. She was my favorite author for quite a while, and I do still enjoy going back to reread her work!

Here is Meg Cabot's Amazon author page in case anyone would like to check out The Mediator series, or any of her other books. My FAVORITE series by her is here 1-800-Where-R-You series! <3

What's your favorite book memory?

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Happy Reading! 


  1. My favorite thing about Halloween is all the awesome decorations!! Awesome giveaway!!

  2. Love the pic of you with Night Walker!!! :)

    Thanks for the shout out!

    Lisa :)

  3. The Haunted house and corn mazes are some of my favorite things about Halloween