28 October, 2011

Halloween Hop!

This bloghop is hosted by Jeremy Bates.



About:


1) Add your blog to the list below. (See linky list on Jeremy's site)
2) Over the Halloween weekend (October 28-31) visit as many of the other blogs listed below as you wish.
3) Be sure to mention your favorite monster movie or book and your Halloween costume this year.
4) If you like the blog, follow it!
5) Grab the badge here and stick it on your blog for a few weeks to spread the word! (If you scratch it, it smells like pumpkin).


My answers:


Favorite monster book: I don't actually read that many monster books; they aren't my forte, though I don't mind a few of them here and there. So if I had to pick . . . Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Jane Austen and Ben H. Winters.




(Ahem. I love Quirk Books . . .)

EDIT: I just remembered Rick Yancey's Monstrumologist series. Excellent, chilling books, those.


Costume: Not dressing up for Halloween this time around. I haven't in years. :P

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What's your favorite monster movie or book? Are you dressing up this year, and if so, what as?


-----The Golden Eagle

26 comments:

Carole Anne Carr said...

My favourite book has got to be my own Halloween novel, Thin Time. I shall be wrapped up like a snowman in a barn at a Halloween Fair selling the book and wishing I was somewhere warm! :0)

Joshua said...

I still love the FRANKENSTEIN novel. Hard to pick one scary movie because I love them all so very much. 28 DAYS LATER ranks up there. And SHAUN OF THE DEAD.

Not dressing up this year. We'll see if I figure something out to take the kids on Monday. Not sure.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't do costumes anymore. The original Nightmare on Elm Street was creepy.

Laura said...

I'll be dressing up as a fashionista. That's pretty damn scary in my book!
Lx

Josh Hoyt said...

What you are not dressing up? You need to lol I hate dressing up and really haven't since I was 10 or so :)

Peggy Eddleman said...

I don't read a lot of monster books, either. Um... Percy Jackson, I guess? I love quirky books, too. Yay whoever decided to mix monsters and regency!

L.G.Smith said...

I like the classics when it comes to monsters. I recently read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde again, and still found it brilliant.

Chrissy Peebles said...

Hello! (((((hugs)))))

It’s so awesome to visit your lovely blog today on this Halloween blog hop. I think this is an awesome opportunity to meet other authors!
My favorite monster movie is Night of the Living Dead and I’m dressing up as a mime. Mime is one of the most ancient forms of theatre, appearing around the time of the Greek tragedies. I hope to perfect the art and technique of portraying a mood, idea, or narration by gestures and bodily movements. The only problem is…that I have a big mouth! LOL. It’s so nice to meet you! I joined your blog. : ) Love it!

Chrissy

Belle said...

Loved the video. Very funny. "Tremors" is one of my favorite monster movies because of the funny dialog and the characters, especially Kevin Bacon's role.

Sarah Pearson said...

I've read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but I haven't read this one. Maybe I should give it a try :-)

Old Kitty said...

Sense and sensibility and sea monsters. Oh my stars! LOL!

My favourite monster movie is Little Shop of Horrors!

Yay!

Take care
x

Krispy said...

I just read Anna Dressed in Blood, which was excellent & very perfect for Halloween.

I'm dressing up as a snake this weekend and possibly a fairy on actual Halloween day. I've gotten more into dressing up now that I can buy my own costumes and know how to do make-up now. Haha. It makes it more interesting, and you can be more creative. That and I actually have places to go now.

Cortney said...

My favorite Halloween movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I just love the music in it! And I've never read the Jane Austen and monsters mixture of books, but they've always looked hilarious to me.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Monsters, Inc. is my favorite monster movie . . . because I don't do scary movies all that well. And I'll be dressing up as Velma from Scooby Doo.

Shelley Workinger said...

Happy Halloween Hop, Eagle - good to *meet* you! I haven't read this one yet, but loved "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" - what a great "repurposing" of stories ;)

TTORIA said...

I'm not dressing up either on Halloween but will be for the late celebrations in November...
Favourite horror boook/ movie?
None, i tend to steer clear of them these days-i'm a wimp!

Fab blog-new follower here :-)

TToria
xo
http://ttoria.blogspot.com

Shelley said...

Yes, I'm dressing up as a 50's diner girl this year! :)

The Golden Eagle said...

Carole: I'm sure it's a great story. :)

I hope you enjoy the Fair, despite the cold!

Joshua: I've never heard of those movies before; I'll have to look them up!

Alex: I thought of you when I heard about someone dressing up as a ninja warrior for Halloween--thought they'd be a good recruit for your ninja army. ;)

Laura: LOL. Same here. :P

Hope you have fun as a fashionista!

Josh: I think that's about when I stopped, too.

Peggy: Percy Jackson is good! :)

LOL. They're great books.

L.G.: I've never read that book. I really should--I like the idea behind it, and this is the year I planned to read classics . . .

Chrissy: Thanks for coming by! :)

Belle: Glad you enjoyed the video!

I've never heard of Tremors before; though Kevin Bacon I know, since he's on PBS talking about Antiques Roadshow now and then. :P

Sarah: It's quite funny. :)

Old Kitty: It sounds like a great movie for Halloween!

Krispy: I love the idea of dressing up as a snake . . . and I'm sure you'll be a wonderful fairy. :) (Though if you're planning on the more sinister kind, I'm sure you'll be awesome at that, too!)

Cortney: They are. :)

Tyrean: I've never watched Scooby Doo, but it sounds like a fun costume!

Shelley: Welcome to The Eagle's Aerial Perspective!

LOL. I agree.

TTORIA: What will you be dressing up as? :)

Thank you so much for following!

Shelley: Sounds awesome. :)

J.C. Martin said...

Hehe, loved that little clip! Thanks for popping by my blog!

J.C.
Halloween Hopper

Read my Halloween Hop post HERE

Tara Tyler said...

ha ha! great combo!
and i joined the hop because of you =)
thanks!

Delia (Postcards from Asia) said...

I love Stephen King novels and Needful Things is my favorite but I think Pet Sematary is scarier. After all, who wouldn't be ready to scream if their dead and buried loved one would come back to life?

We don't celebrate Halloween so no costume for me. I may have picked a water creature costume though, as the city I live in is currently under threat of floods.

Penelope Crowe said...

Hello hoppers!!

So glad to visit your blog! This year I will be a swachbuckling pirate and my favorite book is either Let the Right One In or The Witching Hour. I am visiting this blog from the Coffin Hop! I am #63 over there, and my blog is www.penelopecrowe.blogpspot.com. Hop over--you can win a NOOK! Happy Halloween! :)

Penelope Crowe

The Golden Eagle said...

J.C.: Glad you enjoyed the video! :)

Tara: They do a good job with combining Jane Austen and contemporary monsters.

You're welcome! :)

Delia: I read Pet Sematary, but never got around to any other books by him. It is based on a rather creepy idea . . .

I hope you stay safe!

Penelope: A pirate sounds like fun. ;)

I'll be sure to swing by your blog!

Paul Tobin said...

I had a party a couple of years ago and went as Vegas Elvis which I am told was very scary.

Jeremy Bates said...

never heard of that book but sounds great! lol
my favoritie book and movie: the shining
dressed up as a soldier because all the filipinos over here call foreigners joe as in GI Joe lol
cheers
jeremy

The Golden Eagle said...

Paul: Vegas Elvis? There is something a little scary about that . . . LOL.

Jeremy: It is a good book.

Sounds like an interesting costume!

Thank you so much for hosting this bloghop. :)