Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway

It's time for another fun giveaway, thanks to I Am A Reader and The Diary Of A Bookworm for hosting. Last time I checked, 400+ blogs are participating and I'm #109!

My giveaway is international. It begins 24 Oct 0001 EST (Eastern Standard Time) and ends 2359 EST on All Hallows' Eve. A winner will be announced on 1 Nov no later than 1200 EST.

The rules to enter are simple:

1. Must be a follower to enter.

2. Follow me on Twitter for an extra point (not required to enter, but I love connecting with people in Twitterverse).

3. Leave a comment for an extra point, answering the following:
What is the scariest or most disturbing book you've ever read?

Please complete the FORM to get started.


What does the winner get? A $15 Amazon gift card OR $15 worth of books from The Book Depository. The choice is yours.

Even though I'm not choosing a book to giveaway this time, I do have some scary recommendations, just in case you are in the mood.


#5








Dean Koontz has written some scary books, but this one actually stopped me from jogging at night. I was too creeped out after reading this.


#4




I’ve seen the play, but nothing compares to the book. A film adaptation with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is coming out in 2012. Let’s see if it’s scarier than the play. Fingers crossed.






#3







This book left me traumatized.






#2





OMG! Some chapters are hard to read in the daylight.







#1


You couldn’t pay me to read this book. The title alone terrifies me. My late grandmother, an avid reader, devoured this book when it came out. I remember her telling me she couldn’t wait for the movie release to see how they were going to put some of those horrific scenes on the big screen. She didn’t think it could be done well. Thank you filmmakers for not disappointing my grandmother, but she still said the book was better.



Don't forget to tell me, what's the scariest or most disturbing book you've ever read?


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144 comments:

  1. The Exorcist was my scariest book too! :)

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  2. I also agree with your grandma.
    I was left in a fragile scared state for weeks by The Exorcist movie.

    Great book as well.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  3. I think Pet Cemetery. Okay, maybe It. Okay, anything Stephen King. :)

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  4. Pet Sematary was a very scary read for me. I treated it as bedtime reading and ended up with nightmares for 3 days running before I realised that I couldn't get away with reading it at night!

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  5. Unwind by Neal Shusterman has to be the most disturbing book I've read. I couldn't stop thinking about a particularly upsetting scene for days!

    Thanks for the giveaway - Im taking part too :)

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  6. I thought Animal Farm was disturbing.

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  7. Rosmary's Baby. I was young and pregnant at the time I read it. What was I thinking reading it?

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  8. I agree with you about IT by King. I'd add The Amityville Horror to the list.

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  9. Eeek! Those are some scary books. I'm not into horror, or else I'd say to enter me full force. But it's a very generous giveaway!

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  10. the form doesn' work for me so i put everything here

    thanks you for doing this giveaway

    the most scary book i read was IT by stephen king ( never again ^^)

    follower: isabelle frisch
    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Actually the scariest book I've read is #2 Salems Lot by Stephen King. All his books scare me!

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  12. The most disturbing one has got to be The Exorcist. I couldn't finish it. And I had to throw it away. I just couldn't keep it in my house, I couldn't stop thinking about it, I couldn't sleep... that was the first and only book (until now) that I have thrown away... just too creepy for me. O.o LOL
    thank you for the intl giveaway!

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

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  13. It's a toss up between Stephen King and Dean Koontz, although James Herbert has his moments :-)

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  14. Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door is easily the most disturbing book I've read so far in my life.

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  15. Do I complete the form or leave a comment? I'll do both. And I'd have to say Salem's Lot wins.

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  16. Silence of the Lambs had me leaving the light on in my room for a week after reading it.

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  17. I was going to get The Woman in Black until you said it was scary! Yikes. I'm too much of a wimp for scary.

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  18. IT, by Stephen King was easily the most scariest read for me. Even now when I walk by drainage areas on the road, I think of IT. :)

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  19. The House of Leaves by Danielewski still has me looking behind me as a I leave a room!

    Katie

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  20. The Lord of the Flies really scared me. The cruelty between the boys is just horrific and reminds me of when I was bullied in my Third Year Seniors. Awful, just awful.

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  21. The Exorcist is one of my top ones. Most anything by Stephen King, too.

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  22. I once read a book about this killer whose goal was to 'restart' a heart, or something. He was a serial killer and seemed to view the world as if... As if it was his own, personal store... Where he could shop for victims. Then, about half way through the book he was put to death and his spirit moved into the detective who had worked to put him behind bars body, thus.. Keeping the killer alive.

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  23. 'Salems' Lot by Stephen King. Don't know why. Vampire stories never scare me, but that one was the exception to the rule.

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  24. So, I don't read horror books so I can't contribute in that way. However, the most disturbing book I can recall is When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America. It's amazing how, in 2011, Black American women are still the lowest on the social totem pole.

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  25. coraline was my scariest book, not a big horror lovr

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  26. It - I hate clowns!

    Thanks for the giveaway

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd out

    bookd.out at gmail dot com

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  27. The first ever scary movie I watched was Jaws. I had nightmares for days, but as far as Halloween one it would have to be IT.

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  28. The Shining was scary--both book and movie!

    catherinelee100[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I'd say that IT was the scariest book I've read.

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  30. I haven't read any scary books because I can't even watch scary movies without having night mares for a week so I stick to paranormal romance. LOL Yes I am a scaridy cat!

    Happy Halloween!

    mrsqueentutt@yahoo.com

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  31. Love is He'll was the scariest book I read so far... Happy Halloween! :)

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  32. Dracula was the scariest I've ever read! Thanks for the giveaway!:)

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  33. I steer clear of scary or disturbing books... however, this halloween, I have prepared me a re-watch marathon of True Blood :)

    Cherry Mischievous

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  34. See Jane Run by Joy Fielding is the scariest book I have read.
    Thanks for a great giveaway.
    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  35. While not scary for obvious reasons, Incendiary by Chris Cleave is the most disturbing book I have ever read. It bothered me more than any other book.

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  36. The scariest book I've read was The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova.

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  37. I dont get scared whislt reading, but i was very creeped out by yht book The Lovely Bones. Probably because i am a mother and its disturbing.
    smallstarshines@Yahoo.com

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  38. Ditto on the 2 King books...Salems Lot in particular scared the heck out of me. Most of Kings books at least the ones I've read scared me silly. Dean Koontz is definitely a close runner-up for pure creepiness.

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  39. I'm not a fan of horror, just hearing about those books give me the hibby jibies, eck! Great giveaway though!

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  40. I agree that It by Stephen King is one of the scariest books I've read and also Phantoms by Dean Koontz

    lindahl at rogers dot com

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  41. I read Nevermore by Kelly Creagh which was very creepy!

    Janhvi
    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  42. Zombie books that I can't remember the title, but the zombies were smart and that was freaky. lisapeters at yahoo dot com thanks BOO!

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  43. I dont have much to choose from because most of my books are paranormal romance. But ill probably go for the Shining! plus add the fact that i've watch the movie and it gives me the scare. Ive yet to read anything about clowns! They give me the creeps!

    Thanks for making this giveaway an international one!

    nylesor85(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  44. I don't read that many horror books.
    Thanks for the giveaway! GFC follower -Kulsuma
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  45. THE STAND is great but THE EXORCIST was the most disturbing.
    dannho1958@gmail.com

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  46. I haven't read many horror books in the YA or Adult genre, but I really loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan.

    I also loved R.L. Stine when I was a kid!
    breakkanamexd[at]aol[dot]com

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  47. I've read many horror books. Though, one horror book that I enjoyed reading was Carrie by Stephen King

    exsedeum@yahoo.com

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  48. The scariest book I've ever read is The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan, and The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton Shaw.

    infalliblyyours@gmail.com

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  49. Don't really like scary books, but weirdest one was Stranger with My Face.

    xsweeteternityx(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  50. I felt strongly disturbed with The shining

    thx for the giveaway!

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  51. I would say Silence of the Lambs

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  52. Definitely, 'Growing Up in a Criminal Underworld Siberian Education". I had nightmares from this one.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

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  53. It by Stephen King


    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  54. The Dancing Puppet.


    was really creepy

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  55. Hands down, IT by Stephen King was the scariest ever...I still have nightmares about it!

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  56. The scariest books I've ever read are 'Salems Lot by Stephen King and The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson. I read the Amityville Horror late one night and had to call my husband out of the bedroom to walk me back through the hall to bed because I was so scared! I still get scared when I see a fly on the window screen!

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    methom@earthlink.net

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  57. Thank for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

    I am to big of a whoosie for the truly scary so my scariest was 'The Historian' by Elizabeth Kostova or 'The Phantom of the Opera'.

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  58. I'd have to say It by Stephen King as well.

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  59. Oh my... this is tough! Scariest or most disturbing? Hm. Well, it's not the scariest, but I definitely think The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier is very disturbing, in that it is so real. Also House of Stairs by William Sleator.

    Thanks for the chance!!
    roofbeamreader(at)gmail(dot)com

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  60. i thought frankenstein was pretty scary when I read it, carawling(at)hotmail(DoT)com

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  61. I guess I'd have to say that Guilty Pleasures by Laurell K Hamilton was the scariest book I read.

    Jennelle

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  62. VC Andrews' Flowers in the Attic was the most disturbing I'd ever read.

    GFC-Lisa Richards


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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
    http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/

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  63. Stephen King's IT scared me the most. Took me forever to read it too so i was traumatized for months lol

    Jodi Trudel
    trublujo at hotmail dot com

    Twitter- trublujo

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  64. IT! I still KNOW that clowns are evil! I'm not scared of them, but they send chills down my spine cause they are just creepy!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  65. Endless night by Richard Laymon

    Amber Y

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  66. I have been saying The Shining, but Salem's Lot is real close. They both scare me just thinking about them.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  67. Coma!
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this fantabulous Spooktacular Giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Hmm... my scariest book pick is Stephen King's Carrie.

    Morganlafey86(at)aol(dot)com

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  69. I want to read The Woman in Black now. Great list.

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  70. The scariest book I've read was the excorcist, the film is great as well

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  71. Anything Stephen King... But I so love reading his books. lol.
    april@pinebelt.net

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  72. I don't read scary books very often but... Stephen King can always scare me pretty much-
    Happy Halloween ! ;)

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  73. Amityville Horror. I read it in the living room. A car went up the stree. OMG! It was Jodi pig eyes! I screamed.

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  74. The Shining by Stephen King. The guy really IS a horror genius.

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  75. Your number 3 is my number 1 - IT. *shudders* *hides under the bed*

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  76. Ok its not the scariest but it DID have the most disturbing part - it was a chapter in a zombie book called "Zombies and Shit" by Carlton Mellick - it had a super sick twisted part that I can't even think about .....which is weird cause other than that part i liked the rest of the book
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

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  77. scariest book I've ever read was The Man Who was Poe

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  78. I still haven't read It. I must!!

    I love the old Dean Koontz stuff. I love the psychopath cat-and-mouse mind games, because that stuff can really happen which I find much more terrifying than zombies or vampires. Shattered was the first Koontz book I read (and his first) and it really freaked me out!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  79. I'm going to have to go with Amityville Horror-scared me to death -.-

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  80. I rarely read scary books, but the scariest was probably Anna Dressed In Blood! :)

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I actually haven't read too many scary books. I'm thinking of trying Anna Dressed in Blood here soon. But I really haven't gotten into horror books at this point. I wills ay though that IT the movie...gave me nightmares for about 3 solid years. But that's because I watched it when I was five. lol

    Come check out my Spooktacular Giveaway Hop for ANY book of your choice! :]

    ♥ Sarah

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  82. anything by Stephen King (i read It, Carrie, 'Salem's Lot and many others) it's really scary and you keep thing abou it a long time after you finish the book :)

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  83. I began to read IT, but I couldn't finish it. It was too much for me. >_<''

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  84. I find stories about evil people the most scary b/c the stories are either true or could be. Another commenter mentioned THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. I have read that and can't forget it. It is based on a real case in 1960's Indiana. There was a movie made about it too, AN AMERICAN CRIME, which I've also seen.

    Another scary one was THE BAD SEED by William March. It was about a sociopathic little girl. Again, I've read the book and seen the movie. I have a 6 yr- old daughter and I honestly don't know what i'd do if my daughter was like that.

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  85. The scariest book I've ever read is The Amityville Horror by Jay Anson.
    Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Halloween!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  86. IT by Stephen King it creaped me out
    good luck to all!!

    terri_dion@hotmail.com

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  87. For me it's The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan. Way too scary :D

    judittten at gmail dot com

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  88. The Giver is the creepiest I've read and one of my favorite books

    Steph @ the caffeinated reader

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  89. The scariest book that I've read is The Shining by Stephen King.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. I have to agree with some of the others, IT by Stephen King. Haven't read the others that are in the giveaway but would love to!
    bluesun1218@dishmail.com

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  91. I haven't read any really scary books lately. Thanks for this giveaway.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  92. Hi
    I must admit that I don't like scary books.

    Daniela.
    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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  93. The Witches by Roald Dahl and I love the movie as well :D

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  94. If ever I'd like to receive The Isle of Blood
    By Rick Yancey ^_^ many thanks and happy spooktacular week

    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  95. I dont like scary books. I'm more drama/romance reader.

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    karli1238@aol.com

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  96. Most of the books by Stephen King are pretty scary haha. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  97. Yeah Stephen King always scares me. Salem's Lot was the worst for me though. I felt the need to sleep with a cross under my pillow for weeks after reading that one, and I am Jewish.

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  98. It wasn't THAT scary, but The Replacement is the scariest book I ever read!

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  99. The scariest book I've ever read was Jay Anson's "The Amityville Horror: A True Story". OMG those little red eyes... =(

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. greetings;
    sorry made a typo
    My scariest books are "Alas Babylon" and
    "world War Z" seeing zombies everywhere, lol
    thanks for the spooky giveaway book etc.
    dayle b at telus dot net

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  102. I tend to steer away from scary books. But I did read some Marcus Sedgwick books this year and they were kind of freaky!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  103. Ooh, probably The Shining. That one was super scary.

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  104. I think my vote would be for Watchers by Dean Koontz. The creepy ape lab escapee was really terrifying. Plenty of suspense and terror in this one.

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  105. Scariest...I agree with someone above me, Anna Dressed In Blood is one of the creepiest YA books I've read, but in a good way!

    wonderwhispers(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  106. I dont remember any scary book - probably I ve never read anyone. I prefer funny, romantic or sci-fi and fantasy books.:-) Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  107. Stephen King has wrote some pretty creepy stuff in his books. I cannot pin point which one in particular right now but a lot of people reading this probably know what I mean. Happy Halloween to everyone!

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  108. Hmmm the scariest book I have ever read.... I don't get scared easily but I remember when I was younger there was one goosebumps (I read HUNDREDS of them) that got to me... If only I could remember which one!

    Sincerely,
    Emma Michaels
    Emma@EmmaMichaels.com

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  109. The scariest book I have read is Needful Things. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  110. All the Stephen King books I've read have been super scary and creepy!

    Kelsey d

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  111. The most disturbing book i have ever read is:
    The Reapers are the Angles by Alden Bell

    Thanks for the giveaway !!! :)

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  112. The scariest book I've ever read: The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. Thank you so much for participating in this fun hop. It is awesome to meet people all over the world on these tours. I have signed up to follow GFC Denise Zaky and twitter ZDz59001 and look forward to reading more of what you have to share. I am going to have to go with Dean Koontz's Midnight for the scary read, it definitely tops my list. It has been a number of years since I read it, but it has always stayed with me.

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  115. THE SHINING by STEPHEN KING is the scariest, but then all of his books are.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  116. TommyKnocker..
    It was a dossy thats for sure:)
    elliott2668 (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  117. I tend to make a point not to read scary books! I suppose Lovecraft. I've read a fair bit of the Necronomicon and that's pretty jarring.

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  118. Definitely Perfume by Patrick Suskind

    strs4u2000[at]yahoo.com

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  119. The Shining by Stephen King.

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  120. The Lovely Bones! It's quite scary :/

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  121. The most disturbing book I've ever read was "Inside the Outside" by Martin Lastrapes. It's about a 15 year old girl that was raised as a cannibal in a cult. GREAT BOOK and I'm giving away a paperback copy of it and "The Z Word" by Bella Street on my blog!!! They are my fave books of the year :)

    cassandra
    monkeycstars
    monkeycstars(at)aol(dot)com
    http://monkeycstars.blogspot.com/

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  122. The Shining was probably the scariest for me, because I was living in Estes Park at the time and got to tour the Stanley Hotel there (where Stephen King stayed when he wrote part of it) some of the scenes from the movie were filmed in the hotel - so I could really picture it!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

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  123. I read Skeleton Crew by Stephen King when I was a kid, too scary! contestd(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  124. Enclave is fairly creepy, but good! Thanks for the chance!

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  125. cariest book ive ever read has been IT by King I havent found one to scare me like that again yet

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  126. The scariest book I've ever read is the original Dracula.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  127. Living Dead Girl is the most disturbing book I've read.

    Thanks!

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  128. I don't read scary books, but I have watched some scary Stephen King movies! Bad enough!

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  129. The shining is the scariest ever!

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  130. Scariest book I ever read is Pedro Paramo by Juah Rulfo.

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  131. The Shining made me sleep with my sister for a week!!

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  132. Disturbing (but really sad and kind creepy) would by Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

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  133. Scariest book that I've read is Salem's Lot.

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  134. Probably one of the most disturbing I've read is The Long Walk by Stephen King.

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  135. The Woman in Black - the play is also amazing!

    Thanks

    lauradunks at googlemail dot com

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  136. Frankenstein is the scariest book I have read.

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