Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Book Hop-Hop

Do you love picture books? Do you love Halloween? And most importantly, do you love to shake your groove thang'? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions, then you are going to love my newest 'Halloween Book Hop-Hop' blog hop.

What is a Halloween Book Hop-Hop?

It's only the coolest thing ever. It's a dance off and a book contest all in one. So join me on Sunday, October 31st at 10:30 pm. I am going to give away the picture book, The Hallo-Weiner, by Dav Pilkey. And we're all going to dance along with Michael Jackson's Thriller video dressed as our favorite monster/zombie. Fun, right?

Well, that's not even the best part. After the blog hop is over, anyone who sends me a photo or video of them participating in the hop(dancing in costume) will have their names entered into a drawing for a 10$ gift card to Books A Million. Not to mention, I will post all pics and video on the blog, provided that they're not too racy. So not only are you entered in the drawing for the 10$ Books A Million card(dancers only), entered into the drawing for the free book, but your blog is also getting exposure.

So how do I join?

It's simple. Just copy the linky code at the bottom of the post(or hop) and paste it into your html for one entry into the contest(+1). If you don't have a blog and still want to participate, you could Twitter(+1) or Facebook(+1) about the contest, and provide a link back to the post in the comments section. And if you do all three: blog, twitter, and facebook about the contest, you will receive three tickets in the drawing for the free book. The hop entries close on October 30th, so copy the linky ASAP.
*The only way to enter the gift card contest is to send me pics or video via my email jessicamstanford@yahoo.com by November 5th, 12pm EST.For any questions, post them in the comments section or email me.

*FYI, this is my first attempt at doing a blog hop, so bear with me as we go on this new journey together.


  1. Jessica, you better add yourself to the hop! The one I joined, the hostess was number one on the list. But, it looks like I'm gonna be number one on your list. Hurry, so you can be number two.

  2. This looks like fun! Not sure if I can get a monster costume together by Sunday - I'm dressing as a surgeon, since I still have the costume from last year - but if I can, I'll join in.

  3. Ishta,
    That's okay. We'll pretend that you're a zombie surgeon. The more the merrier.

  4. Sounds like fun! I Hopped over from Christie's blog. I'll FB this from my home computer tonight and post it on my blog. :-)

  5. Awesome, Shannon! Glad you could join in on the fun.

  6. Okay, so I just e-mail a pic of myself dancing on Halloween night? What else do I need to do?

  7. You could also earn additional points by blogging or tweeting about the contest:) And if you so choose, you can dance along with the posted Thriller video. I might even have a version of Thriller from my kids and I, but I'm not making promises. I have to make sure that my technological skills are solid before I promise that.

    Welcome Aboard, Megan!

  8. Thanks to all who joined my little blog hop. I really appreciate your support. For such little notice and it being my first time, I'm going to consider it a success.

    Tune in tonight at 10:30 for the book winner announcement. Tune in on November 5th for the gift card announcement. Remember, you must submit video or photos of you dancing to Thriller to be entered into the giftcard contest by November 5th, at 12pm. I look forward to seeing all the cool shots.

    Winners be sure to email me at jessicamstanford@yahoo.com. The photos and videos can be sent there, too. Just know that if you send those things, I will be posting them on the blog.

    Good luck, everyone! May the luck of the Great Pumpkin be with you all on this wonderful Halloween Day!