Thursday, October 1

It's that creepy time of the year!



Hello all you lovely readers of the Regal Critiques! Today we are extremely excited about spilling the beans to you guys about something we've been planning for quite some time. Bring your hands together for... Spooky October! 

So, basically we have lined up all sorts of interesting seasonal themed posts for this month, what with Halloween being around the corner and all. Check out what we have in store for you!
 

Reviews- many of them- ranging from spine-tingling mysteries to downright horror stories that would scare the bejeezus out of you. Expect our reviews on Thursdays and Saturdays!


 Vera would be here with the regular Top Ten Tuesday posts, of course.  

With a creeptastic theme, we have an interesting selection of 
Special Posts  in the making that would be sure to get you into the spirit of all things scary! Be sure to check them out each Monday.

We'll be talking about any book that made us both shudder and would guarantee you a good read in our
Discussion Reviews.

Aaand we're hosting a reader-only  Giveaway* to thank YOU, our lovely readers, for bearing with us all along!

Without further ado, LET SPOOKY OCTOBER BEGIN!!

*Please note that this giveaway is open to all our readers internationally, if, and only if, the Book Depository ships to your country. We will not be held responsible for lost or damaged packages.

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22 comments:

  1. Ooooo I love this time of year. I am setting up my spooky pile already and I can't to just hunker down and read. Will look forward to seeing all of your post ladies. :) Thanks for the giveaway too.

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    1. It's our pleasure, Emma! Hope you like with all the posts we have lined up for this month :) Good luck with your spooky pile!

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  2. I love this idea, Ruzaika and Veronica! I'm so excited to see how it goes :D I can't wait for your Discussion Reviews though. Looking forward to what posts you guys would bring. (This is why I love October!)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

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    1. Thank you, Jill! Hope you'd love all what we have come up with. Do make it a point to drop by and check out all we have for you :D We love October, too!

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  3. I love this month so much!! Looking forward to your posts :)

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    1. So do we, Emmy! Hope you like our posts for Spooky October :)

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  4. Looking forward to be spooked! ;)

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    1. Also, I've just read the question in the giveaway sheet...I don't usually watch horror - I prefer to read it, and only to a certain extent - but I love Supernatural...too obvious? As for books with horror elements, the Thirst saga by Christopher Pike is always at the top for me :). Surprised? LOL

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    2. Looking forward to spooking you out, Roberta! :D I'm not much of a horror movie-lover, but Vera sure is! Same goes for books with horror elements in it. :)

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  5. Ooh, I've been looking forward to this, ladies. I gotta admit though, as much as I love Halloween, I'm not really a fan of horror stories. But it does sound like there will be some posts that are a little less about horror books, so thank you for that.

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    1. Same here, Amy! I'm not a big fan of horror stories too, so you bet there'll be posts with less about horror books in them, too! :)) Do check back to see what we've come up with!

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  6. This is going to be a great month on your blog! I'm really looking forward to discovering some more creepy books through your reviews!
    I can't say I've ever watched a horror movie, but my favourite creepy one is Shattered. It blew my mind. My favourite mystery / thriller books are Abigail Haas's - I just haven't found anything that lives up to Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys yet in that department.
    And as for tv show, I loved the first season of How To Get Away With Murder.
    As you can see, I'm more of a mystery/thriller than thriller/horror person!

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    1. Glad you're as excited as we are, Sabrina! I haven't yet watched Shattered but it's on my watchlist so it'll happen... hopefully. Your positive opinion of it surely pushed it higher on my list. :) I have the same problem - nothing is quite as surprising and disturbing as Dangerous Girls was, not even the mysteries that I absolutely loved, like Gone Girl or Don't Look Back.
      The first season was super-great and the second is even better! Have you started it, yet?

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    2. The 1991 one? I hope you do watch it!
      Yeah, I loved Don't Look Back too, but it just can't reach the same level aha.
      I just got up to date with the second season yesterday - it's very difficult to have to wait a week between episodes D;

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  7. Not much of a horror movie fan (I had nightmares for days after seeing The Ring LOL) but I do enjoy a good thriller now and then. One of my favorites is still Intensity by Dean Koontz. I thought that one was going to give me a heart attack. LOL

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    1. Glad to know I'm not the only one who'd rather not watch horror movies for fear of nightmares :D Join the club, Tanya! Too many horror movies have made me think I was going to have a heart attack, haha.

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  8. You're going to be very busy this October but I will be looking forward to all your posts, as always. I will say thought that although I love Halloween, when it comes to horror movies/books/whatever I'm a chicken (although I love Penny Dreadful, the tv show but I think that is not really scary). I just can't deal and whenever I see a horror movie, it sticks around for a while. The last horror movie I watched was The Conjuring and I swear I still can't look up whenever I see a wardrobe. I don't know if you've had seen that movie but I screamed like I was possessed when I was watching it. I also have a lovely movie theater anecdote when a couple of friends and I went to see The Omen. That was trully terrifying.

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    1. I really hope you'll enjoy our posts, despite not being a big fan of horror - Ruzaika isn't either, so there'll be many-many non-horror related stories here. :) I really should start Penny Dreadful and possibly binge-watch the first two season before the third stars. Ugh, so many great tv shows to choose from. THAT WARDROBE SCENE! I had no idea where to hide in the cinema! I haven't yet watched The Omen but it's on my watchlist, and now that you said it's creepy, I'll definitely watch it. :)

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  9. I am so excited to see what you guys have planned!!! I often wish they gave equal importance to Halloween here in Sri Lanka, as they do in foreign countries, but anyway, it's one of my favourite seasons for sure! And my favourite scary movie would be Silence of the Lambs, which terrified me so much and disturbed me to the point, where it was everything I could think of for about a week! *shudders*

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    1. Glad you're as excited as we are, Mishma. :) Believe me, I wish the same thing too, in Hungary most people are just getting familiar with Halloween, and many adults/elders, frown upon it. Ooh, my friend adored that movie! I still haven't watched it but it's in the plans!

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  10. Hi! ^^ I don't like much thriller or horror movies, at least not the really scary ones, I like the creepy yet fun ones like Coraline (I also read the book and it's really great), The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Corpse Bride, movies like that. I haven't vread much horror stuff either (mostly because i think it would freak me out and I wouldn't sleep for a week), but I really want to try some YA horror or even some Stephen King, the actual king of thrillers, who knows if I'll ever have the courage. I'm looking forward to Spooky October though, I think it will be really fun! Thank you for the giveaway =)

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    1. Hey there! *waves* I LOVED Coraline! Both the book and the movie. It was cute in a way, yet it had such a creepy atmosphere. I still have to watch the other three movies you listed but both Corpse Bride and The Nightmare Before Christmas are high up on my watchlist. I'm kinda ashamed to say this but I haven't read anything by Stephen King, YET, maybe I should read sg of his for this event. You're welcome! :)

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