Wickedly Good Book Booty Giveaway!

To celebrate Halloween, we have a new Book Booty giveaway to announce! One lucky commenter will win copies of THREE of our favorite books for the holiday! To enter, just add a (thoughtful) comment to ANY of the posts that you read all this week. EACH comment you leave from now until noon (eastern) Friday, October 30, will count as an eligible entry–but please, only one comment per post. We’ll announce the winner on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Good luck!

This week’s Book Booty bundle includes:

ghoulish goodies Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers

Brought to you courtesy of our fellow imprint, Storey. Add a ghoulish thrill to Halloween, birthdays, and any event that might call for creepy treats like Cheddar Eyeballs, Ladies’ Fingers, or Choco-Bats. These recipes are sure to delight partygoers of all ages!

Wicked Plants by Amy StewartWicked Plants

A tree that sheds poison daggers; a glistening red seed that stops the heart; a shrub that causes paralysis; a vine that strangles; and a leaf that triggered a war. In Wicked Plants, Stewart takes on over two hundred of Mother Nature’s most appalling creations. It’s an A to Z of plants that kill, maim, intoxicate, and otherwise offend.

CandyfreakCandyfreak by Steve Almond

Big Hunks, Abba-Zabas, Goo Goo Clusters, Valomilks, Twin Bings, Idaho Spuds, and more . . . Steve Almond takes a hilarious, sugar-high tour through America’s forgotten candy companies. Part social history and part stand-up comedy, Candyfreak offers us the bittersweet story of how America grew up on candy and how, for better or worse, candy has grown up, too.

Keep those comments coming!


12 Comments On This Post:

October 26, 2009
9:41 pm
Paige VanderKooi says...

All of your books look great!! They all look so interesting, I am looking for a good book to read and these look perfect for my taste in books. I love silly, scary, or just plain mysteries. Those are my types of books. “Candy Freak” looks funny, “Wicked Plants” looks like a mystery, and “Ghoulish Goodies” looks like a scary book. They would all be a great book for me. I love to read and I am very fast so I am always looking for a new book to read, so what I guess I am trying to say is that all of these books look great and a would be willing to read them.

October 26, 2009
10:15 pm
Angela VanderKooi says...

The Wickedly Good Book Booty Giveaway looks like a great varied of books to celebrate the season. .

October 27, 2009
10:27 am
Miranda says...

What a great way to prepare for Halloween and get you in the mood! 🙂

October 27, 2009
12:01 pm
Freda Mans says...

All three books look like great reads!! I am a Candy Freak, so I can relate just to the title of that book, but it looks like it will be funny.

Thank you for the entry, and contest.

October 27, 2009
12:03 pm
Nely says...

These look fantastic. I definitely want! 😀


October 27, 2009
2:33 pm
Rachel says...

All three books look super festive. You get everything in one bundle: funny, scary and tasty! But more importantly it appears that theres enough for the family to enjoy/ something for everyone.

October 27, 2009
3:17 pm
Andrew says...

Now this is a contest worth entering! I’m there.

October 27, 2009
5:18 pm
Genevieve says...

I SO want to win!! I already own the awesome Wicked Plants, but have a friend who would LOVE a copy. Pick me, pick me!!!

October 27, 2009
9:21 pm
Mary Kroh says...

These sound GREAT! Really anything by Amy is going to be a fantastic read!

October 28, 2009
8:28 am
commonweeder says...

It is amazing how such fiendish books can be so educational, how to cook, how to poison and how to achieve a scholarly sugar high! An unbeatable combo. Put me on the list.

October 28, 2009
10:42 am
Kellie says...

I heard a review of “Wicked Plants” on NPR, including an interview with the author, Amy Stewart. I was immediately hooked. Count me in!

October 29, 2009
10:33 am
Plantswoman says...

Besides being a wickedly talented writer, Amy Stewart is destined for stardom–her appearance on PBS’ “The Botany of Desire” was great! As for the books: a great cauldron of Halloween offerings anyone would like to win!

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