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Running again this year!

Note: You can release all month long, though some of us like to release all or most of our books to the trick or treaters on Halloween night. That is optional though. No prizes for this Challenge -- it's just for fun! Join in at any time.

Rules, mostly the same as last year:

1 - Please DON'T post planned releases; only books that have a release note will count.

2 - ONLY books with an approved word in the title (or author's name) or picture on the cover will count. See list below. If you have questions, please ask before releasing.

3 - Any type of release is okay! (OBCZ, mailing, wild, controlled, etc). Feel free to post catches (of any except controlled releases) too.

4 - All types of books are good - including children's and non-English books. You may use the title of the book, the author's name *OR* the picture. (Please state what the picture is in your post, though!) Plurals are also okay (ie Spirits, Ghosts, Monsters)

5 - Embedded words are okay! (But please tell us what the word is; I am terrible about finding embedded words.)

6 - The Challenge starts October 1st and ends at Midnight, October 31st your time zone.

7 - Dual/Overlapping challenges are okay!! (Note: some words on the list below are also on the Tick Tock Challenge list.)

8 - Please put a link to this Release Challenge in your journal entry or release note.

9 - Please number your releases and post link, title (and author if that if why it fits) like this:

1. http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/9772872 Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Trixie the HALLOWEEN Fairy

I ask that you post both the link and the title (and author if that's what makes the book count) because looking at a BCID number is no fun at all. Looking at the BCID *and* the title of whatever book you released is what makes it interesting. Capitalizing the acceptable word is nice too. Books with just a link and no title won't be counted.

10 - ONLY THOSE LISTED BELOW will count as words or pictures, but if you have a suggestion of a word to add, post here and I'll let you know if we'll allow it.

Words and Pictures that work:

Alien
Afterlife
All Hallow's Eve
Bad
Bat
Beast
Black Cat
Blood / Bleed / Bloody
Body
Boggart
Bone
Boo!
Brimstone
Broom/-stick
Bump in the Night
Bury / Buried
Candy / Chocolate (etc)
Candle
Casket
Cauldron
Cemetery / Sematary
Charm / Charmed
Chill / Chilled / Chilling
Cobweb
Coffin
Corpse
Costume
Creature
Creepy / Creeps
Creepypasta
Crypt
Cryptids (Loch Ness Monster, Mothman, Yeti, etc)
Curse
Damned
Dark / Darker / Darkest / Darkness
Dead / Death / Die / Dying
Demon
Devil / Beelzebub / Lucifer / Mephistopheles / Prince of Darkness / Satan / Diablo
Doomsday
Dracula
Dusk / Evening
Enchanter
End
Evil
Executioner
Fang / Claw
Fear / Fright / Terror
Fiend / Fiendish
Frankenstein
Freak
Frog
Gallows
Gargoyle
Ghost
Ghoul
Goblin
Goosebumps
Gory / gory details
Grave / Gravestone / Graveyard
Gremlin
Hades
Hag
Halloween / Hallowe'en / Hallows Eve / Samhain
Hangman / Noose
Haunt / Haunted / Haunting
Hearse
Hell / Hellfire
Hemlock
Hex
Horror
Howl
Incantation
Invisible Man
Jack O'lantern
Kill / Killer / Killing
Living Dead
Lizard
Lycanthropes / Animorph / Shapechanger
Macabre
Magic / Magyk
Mask
Massacre
Midnight
Monster
Moon
Morgue
Mummy
Murder
Night / Nightmare
October
Ogre
Owl
Phantom
Poison
Poltergeist
Possession (of the demonic sort)
Pumpkin
Rat
Raven
Scar
Scarecrow
Scary / Scare / Scared / Scaredy Cat / Fraidy cat / Afraid
Scream / Shriek / Eek
Sepulcher
Shadow / Shade
Skeleton
Skull
Slaughter
Slay / Slaying
Snake
Sorcerer / Sorceress / Sorcery
Soul
Spectre
Spell
Spiders / Bugs / Creepy Crawlies (be creative! any sort of bug will work)
Spiderweb
Spirit
Spook / Spooky
Supernatural
Things that go Bump in the Night
Thriller
Toad
Tomb / Tombstone
Trick / Treat
Troll
Twilight
Undead
Underworld
Vampire / Nosferatu / Dracula / Vampyre
Voodoo
Warlock
Web
Wicca / Wiccan
Wicked
Witch
Wizard / Sorcerer
Wolf Man / Werewolf / Dog Man
Zombie

 

If it does escape me on/right before October 1, yes post releases here. (I tend to forget changing the title)

 

I doubt very much I’ll be giving books out to trick or treaters as I did in previous years, but I’ve got some books set aside so I’ll have to find LFLs or other places to release them, if it’s safe to do so.

Thanks for hosting this one again.

 

Quick question re a word: is sorcery acceptable (given that magic and sorcerer are already included)?

 

Quick question re a word: is sorcery acceptable (given that magic and sorcerer are already included)?


Yes!

 

Wahoo! I love this one!

1. Cows on Ice and OWLs in the Bog ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594785/ ), bayside park release, photo.

Released to various LFLs in Rhode Island and Massachusetts (road trip day!), with photos:

2. The CURSE of the WEREPENGUIN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15944753/ ), multiple challenges

3. If I'd KILLED Him When I Met Him ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16038809/ ), multiple challenges

4. The Yucky Reptile Alphabet Book ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15793394/ ), for the SNAKE on the cover; multiple challenges

5. The Fox Went Out on a Chilly NIGHT ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15772254/ ), multiple challenges

6. The OCTOBER Horse ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16043143/ ), multiple challenges

7. April's Kittens ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788912/ ), for the BLACK CAT on the cover; multiple challenges

8. DEAD Monochrome Doggerel ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16034909/ ), multiple challenges

9. The Anteater of DEATH ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787273/ ), multiple challenges

10. SHADOWed Summer ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978002/ ), multiple challenges

11. The BEAST Within ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15944747/ ), multiple challenges

 

1. [Pumpkin] Town!*
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15750036/
2. The Biggest [Pumpkin] Ever
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15651081

*The second annual release for this book! :D

 



12. Lair of the BAT MONSTER ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16044051/ ), gazebo release, multiple challenges, photo [Update: caught!]

13. Along Came a SPIDER ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16045616/ ), LFL release, multiple challenges, photo

 

 

3. The Itsy Bitsy [Pumpkin]*
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15625349
4. [Spooky] Tricks
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15845807
5. The Three Friends and the [Pumpkins]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15993676
6. [Monster] Manners
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15822306
7. A Very [Scary] [Haunted] House (also: scar)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15993674
8. 206. Mrs. Patty is [Bat]ty
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15742642
9. Carolina [Moon]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15803408
10. [Boo]k of Science & Technology
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15745686
11. Scooby-Do and the [Witch]'s [Ghost]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978614

*Second annual book release for this challenge!

 

12. [Halloween] Fun
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15782758
13. Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with [Boo]ks, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11354706

 

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

14. Installing Linux on a DEAD Badger and Other Oddities ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15944737/ ), multiple challenges

15. Romancing the WEREWOLF ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15202610 ), multiple challenges

16. The Sea BEAST Takes a Lover ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15944772 ), multiple challenges

 

1. In the Wake of the Plague, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11464706
(A picture of a skeleton riding a horse is on the cover.)

 

17. GHOSTLY Things ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16040994/ ), wild release, photo

 

14. [Wicked] Appetite
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15796849
15. Curious George and the [Haunted] [Halloween]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15876453

 

 

16. Call for the [Dead]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15668183
17, The [Midnight] Bell (also: night)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16034955

 

 

18. [Web] of [Darkness] (also: dark)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15756447
19. The [Pumpkin] that Kim Carved
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15847047
20. The Angel of [Darkness] (akso: dark)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14581682
21. Junie B., First Grader: [Boo]...and I Mean It!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15839740

 

22. [Midnight] Club - Los Angeles (also: night)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15790512
23. The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything (Jack o'lantern on cover)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15546319

 

Released to local LFLs, with photos:

18. Vampire Detectives ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15928759/ ), multiple challenges

19. The DARKest Evening of the Year ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978009/ ), multiple challenges

 

 

 

20. The Ladybird Book of the ZOMBIE Apocalypse ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16044804/ ), wild release (gazebo in a cemetery), multiple challenges, photo [Update: caught!]

Released to various LFLs while on a foliage-admiring release run; with photos:

21. Strong POISON ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16038794/ ), multiple challenges; bonus points for the SEANCE on the cover

22. COFFIN Dust ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15950323/ )

23. Anya's GHOST ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15843602/ ), multiple challenges

24. Carry On ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978046/ ), for the VAMPIRE on the cover; multiple challenges

25. CURSE of the Were-wiener ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16047984/ )

26. Definitely DEAD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16043123/ ), multiple challenges

27. The Last VAMPIRE ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15928755/ ), multiple challenges

28. City of the DEAD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16037933/ ), multiple challenges

 


25. Meg Mackintosh and the Mystery at Camp [Creepy]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15614249
26. Good[night] From London
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15620074
27. Wee [Witch]es' [Halloween]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978612
28. [Monster]s University
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15774315
29. The Biggest [Pumpkin] Ever
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15974116

 

29. The GHOST Orchard ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15884954/ ), wild release, themed, photo

30. The Dangerous Alphabet ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978032 ), for the SKULL and other spooky things on the cover; wild release, photo.

 

 

31. Cities of the DEAD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16045610 ), LFL release, multiple challenges, photo

 

31. Darwin's [Ghost]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15643550
32. Twelve Patients: Life and [Death] at Bellevue Hospital
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15701210

 

Released to LFL, with photo:

32. SPOOKY New England ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053124/ )

33. The Nest ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053126/ ), for the wasps on the cover

 

 

Sure

 

 

33. Marvel [Spider]-Man: Super [BUG]Z!!
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15875721

 

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Release 3
3. PupStyle: TRICK or TREAT http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15918687

 


34. The [Ghost] and the [Dead] Man's Library
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15420716
35. The Book of the [Dead]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15991616
36. [Bugs] and the World's Creepiest Micro[bugs]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15848475
37. [Vampire] Trouble
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15822308

 

I indulged in a road-trip to Vermont, with some leaf-peeping along with book-releasing:

34. PUMPKIN Spice Peril ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053192/ ), wild release, photo

35. The GHOST Next Door ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15708443/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

36. GHOST Stories: 10 Bad and Dangerous Ghost Stories ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053210/ ), wild release, photo

37. Endless NIGHT ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16035676/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

Released to various LFLs in different towns (and states):

38. The Best GHOST Stories Ever Told ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15787366/ )

39. MONSTROUS Affections ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15594637/ )

40. The TOMBs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16043159/ )

41. Something WICKED This Way Comes ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16043156/ ), multiple challenges

42. The DARK Lantern ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15977942/ ), multiple challenges

43. The MURDER of Roger Ackroyd ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16042396/ )

44. DARK Assassin ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16043183/ ), multiple challenges

 

 

45. Endless NIGHT ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16043170/ ), wild release, multiple challenges, photo

Released to various LFLs, with photos:

46. Dragonbreath #5: No Such Thing as GHOSTs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16047985/ )

47. Whistling in the DARK ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15982145/ ), multiple challenges

48. Spectacle ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15825828/ ), for the GHOST on the cover; multiple challenges

49. What There Is Before There Is Anything There: A SCARY Story ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15694777/ ), multiple challenges

50. A Catered HALLOWEEN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16054705/ ), multiple challenges

51. The DARKling Halls of Ivy ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15977968/ ), multiple challenges

52. Left for DEAD ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16054694/ ), multiple challenges

 

 

53. DEATH Wins a Goldfish ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053269 ), LFL release, multiple challenges, photo

 

 

40. The Secret: The [Magic]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16053935

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

54. Romantically Disturbed ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978068 ), for the BLOOD on the cover

55. Servant of the BONEs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978088 )

56. A Discovery of WITCHES ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16055566 ), multiple challenges

 

 

44. Lizzie the Sweet [Treat]s Fairy
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15824964

 

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

57. Poems BEWITCHED and HAUNTED ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16056257/ ) - with JACK-O-LANTERNs on the cover

58. DEAD Boy Detectives Vol. 1: Schoolboy TERRORs ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16034910/ ) - with GHOSTS on the cover; multiple challenges

59. WICKED Business ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15977977/ )

 

45. Indestructibles: Baby Peeka[boo]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15593316
46. Diary of a Minecraft [Zombie]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15665979

 

60. An English GHOST Story ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16048002/ ), wild release, photo

61. My Lady's Choosing ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15933518/ ), for the MUMMY on the cover; wild release, multiple challenges, photo

Released to various LFLs, with photos:

62. Hotel Transylvania ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16009672/ ), for the VAMPIRE and BLOOD on the cover; multiple challenges

63. Flying WITCH ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978073/ )

64. Biters and The Reborn ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978033/ ), for the SKULL on the cover

65. Chance of a GHOST ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15400042/ )

66. The FEARing ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16038802/ )

67. HAUNTED Baseball ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788865/ )

 

 

 

Released to LFL, with photos:

68. 100 FIENDish Little FRIGHTmares ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788964 )

Controlled releases:

69. BLOOD on the Tracks ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16040999 )

70. Antediluvian Tales ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15935296 ), for the TOMB on the cover; multiple challenges

71. HELL's Paradise ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15978052 )

72. In/SPECTRE 8 ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15788936 )

 

 

73. Drácula ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16060152/ ), Spanish-language graphic-novel version of "Dracula"; LFL release, photo.

 

51. Lullabies Under the [Moon]
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15756452
52. The Hardy Boys: The [Haunted] Fort (also: haunt)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15811849

 

Released to LFLs, with photos:

74. DARK Life ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16055575 ), multiple challenges

75. The HALLOWEEN JACK-O-LANTERN ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16039567 ), multiple challenges

76. The Gates of Sleep ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16054703 ), for the SKULLs on the cover

 

45 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16062409/ The WITCH's Britches (6th copy)
46 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16062411/ Lullaby and GoodNIGHT (7th copy)
47 https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/16062414/ MIDNIGHT Mischief

 

53. Scent of [Darkness] (also: dark)
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15675193
54. The [Witch]es: A Winnepesaukee Adventure
https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15572310

 

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