September 17, 2011


It's one of my favorite times of the year - - the leaves are changing and nights are getting cooler (depending on where you live), Halloween is soon upon us and it's the perfect setting to curl up with a good scary book.  As such, I've decided to have a spooky themed Readathon here at Psychotic State Book Reviews during the month of October and would love for you to join me!

How to Sign Up

To sign up, make a post on your blog, Facebook or Twitter about participating.  Add the THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT button to your sidebar, linking back to this post so others can join in if they wish.  Please help to spread the word!  Beginning on October 1, add your blog posts using the Mr. Linky widget that will be below.

UPDATED:  Mr. Linky has been added!  Please link using the title of the book you are reviewing, rather than your name and/or blog name and be sure to include the URL.


The rules are, there are no rules! (TM Kenicky, Grease).  Anyone may participate.  You can read one book during the month or one for each day, whatever you choose.  You can join in today or at any time during the month of October.  If you don't have a blog, you may use Facebook, Twitter or Goodreads. 

Books to Read

Any type of horror, or sub-genre of horror, including the paranormal, supernatural, suspense, mystery, thriller (including murder, psychological, supernatural or spooky driven/themed), monster (vampires, werewolves, witches, ghosts, zombies, aliens and the like) and monster mash up, and true crime.  Any book that makes you squirm can qualify!


Post your book reviews, your thoughts on scary books, interviews with authors of scary books, your top ten scariest books, etc.  Any post dealing with all things horror and spooky will be accepted and appreciated.


Once THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE  NIGHT ends, I will be giving away some of the books that I have reviewed during the month to lucky readers.  Titles to be determined.  Each Readathon post will count as an entry toward the giveaway.  The  more books you review during the month, the greater your chance to win! 

Event Details

*  Kick off:  Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 a.m., your local time
*  Closes:  Monday, October 31 at 11:59 p.m., your local time

Happy reading!


Petra said...

Oh my, that sounds amazing! I love this time of the year as well! I'm definitely joining! :)

And a new follower as well!

anaavu said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! I'd love to participate.

Tales of Whimsy said...

FAB idea. I don't do scary much but I will definitely be around showing my support.

Lori Johnston said...

Thank you so much for coming by and joining in the scary fun. Pleased that you're a new follower - - welcome!

anaavu, I hope it will be fun and I'm excited that you're going to participate!

Miss Juju, so glad you will be stopping by, even if you aren't a horror fan. Feel free to post with any kind of Halloween themed material if you like. I so appreciate your support! :)

Roseann's Musings said...

I love horror, but don't get to read much of it lately (just read a new anthology "The Endlands" which was very good). This sounds like great fun and one of my groups is doing a week-long read-a-thon at the beginning of October so I will set aside some horror to read.

Mac Campbell said...

Scariest book - Pet Sematary by King

Most horrifying book: - Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. The bad guy is a seven foot hairless albino who is polylingual and likes to kill children. Worst of all, he's based on a real person.

Another great horror novel - Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb. Imagine Faulkner writing a psycho-thriller. And extraordinary read.
Mac Campbell
Ps. I'm reposting because I wasn't sure if my comment went through.

Orsayor said...

This sounds fun.. I'm a new member!!

Petra said...

And here is the link to my blog post about this readathon! .)

Lori Johnston said...

Welcome, Roseann! Happy you are here and I look forward to seeing what scary book(s) you will read.

Mac, thank you for the horror suggestions. It's been years since I read Pet Sematary and I haven't heard of the others so I will definitely have to check them out!

Orsayor, welcome aboard! Very happy that you are here. Hope you enjoy the Readathon!

Petra, thank you for the link and sperading the word!

Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension a Blog said...

This sounds fun. Love Halloween.

Book & Movie Dimension

New follower and want to join!

Lori Johnston said...

Welcome to the psychotic side, Cassandra! ;) Happy that you can join us. Look forward to your scary reads!

Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension a Blog said...


SweetMarie83 said...

What a great idea, I love it! :-D

Lori Johnston said...

Thanks for stopping by, SweetMarie83. I look forward to what you'll be reading!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Should I link a beginning blog post in the linky? It looks like it's just for reviews. Or should I leave the link in the comments?

Sorry I'm so late. I totally missed it until I saw it on Facebook tonight!

Lori Johnston said...

Hi Michelle!
Sure, go ahead and leave a beginning blog post in Mr. Linky. I'm okay with the links being anything Readathon/spooky related.
Thanks so much for joining in!

Joy Renee said...

I just linked in Mr LInky to my post announcing my intent to participate. Hope to have review(s) soon.

Unknown said...

I messed up the link I posted. Natasha's book isn't really related to the spooky theme. Can you delete it so I can repost another one?

Unknown said...

Lori...where do we post the links?

Lori Johnston said...

Hi Nikki,
Just add your links to the Mr. Linky attached to this post.

Look forward to reading your reviews!

Unknown said...

Hey Lori...I wasn't sure if I added the links in the right place. Could you email me with a yes or no? I have like ten more to post!! LOL!!