IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
Hello friends and new friends! I am so happy to be announcing our newest event within Bookend Events today! If you don’t know already, my partner in all things, Clo (Book Dragons) and I created Bookend Events where every quarter of the year we bring the bookish community a new event to bring us closer together and meet new blogs and friends!
This October, Clo and I are so happy to be announcing Bookending Autumn 2019! Just like before we will be having Hosts and prompts, however this time around we aim to bring things to another level–more fun, more epic prompts, and more community building!
So without further ado, grab a chair, put on your inner Kim Possible persona, and let’s get the sitch!
-WHAT IS IT?-
Bookending Autumn is one of the quarterly events, running under the umbrella term “Bookend Events”, aspiring to bring the book blogging community closer together! Bookending Autumn has a theme of fall/autumn and all things Halloween, but you DO NOT need to stick to this theme at all!
- Posting a minimum of 3 blog posts (you can use the prompts or not, up to you)
- Taking part in the Twitter chats
Now, you don’t have to do ALL of them. You can do one or both. It’s totally up to you.
- Book reviews don’t count as part of the event – but you’re more than welcome to still post them throughout the month. Just remember they won’t count as part of your 3 posts
- Not restricted to a theme/topic – you can post about whatever you want, however, we do encourage discussion posts and/or creative post types to branch out and have fun!
- General Topic Ideas: Discussion Posts, Tags/Awards, Memes, Writing Themed Posts, Blogging Themed Posts etc.
- You MUST include the Bookend Events logo somewhere on/within your post, this is so we know which posts are part of the event/got inspired through the event. It also helps us with blog hopping.
-HOW TO SIGN UP-
Join in on this fun by filling out the form! When you sign up, this allows us to see who’s taking part/planning to take part. It’s totally OK, if you end up not being able to take part etc. It’s to give us an idea and make sure we know who we’re blog hopping to.
-BLOG HOPPING MASTER LIST-
Once you sign up you are automatically added to the event’s blog hopping master list! On this list you will be able to add links to your event prompts as well as see other participants links for easy blog hopping and making new friends! This master list will be open and view-able start all throughout the month of October and some of November, so feel free to peruse and get to knowing folks!
-HOSTS & PROMPTS-
As always with our events, we still have wonderful Hosts, who create prompts to help you out if you’re stuck. You don’t need to do these prompts at all, but if you want to–you totally can!!
Tuesday 1st October
The most basic of prompts for Day 1! It’s officially sweater weather, so break out those cardigans from the back of your closet. Name some books that make you feel warm and cozy, like a nice sweater in the fall.
Wednesday 2nd October
Fall Festival Book Photo Tag
Using fall colors (red, orange, black, white, green) and books you have read or want to read during the fall.
Chilly – Book with a white cover (sad plot line/setting)
Sweet – Book with an orange cover (favorite contemporary novel)
Spicy – Book with a red cover (action/fast-paced setting)
Dark – Book with a black or dark cover (dark, twisted theme)
Green – Book with a green cover that makes you feel jealous
Thursday 3rd October
Loving the Monster…
Which halloween monster is your all time favourite and why? Give us some recommendations or upcoming releases you’re excited about!
Friday 4th October
It’s time for you to get creative and share your spells! We’re all familiar with Book Spine Poetry by now. No? Stack up your books in an order that allows the titles to create a poem. For this prompt we’re using horror or Halloween themed books (if possible) to line up and create Book Spine Spells!
Saturday 5th October
Braving New Worlds
What horror worlds do you want to brave? Let us know about horror books, movies, podcasts, or video games you’re looking forward to consuming! (Or would only consume if you were that little bit braver)
Sunday 6th October
List 5 books you’d recommend this horror season + a mini review as to why
Monday 7th October
Garden of Evil
Pick a villain and talk about what you love about him/ her. You can talk about why you liked them more as a bad guy than as a good guy.
Tuesday 8th October
Every Witch Needs a Familiar
If you were a witch which magical creatures would you want as your familiar?
Wednesday 9th October
Love Potion Gone Wrong
What are some of your favorite star-crossed lovers?
Two people who care immensely for each other but due to their tragic circumstances cannot be together?
Thursday 10th October
Fall is back to school and you need to organize a study group. Pick eight characters and discuss which subjects they bring their expertise to.
Friday 11th October
Spicy Pumpkin Latte Book Tag
Autumn is when the beverage names at the local coffee shop start to look more like a harvest produce list than anything from a drinks menu. What better way to celebrate this oddity than to do an autumnal drinks book tag?
Saturday 12th October
The Lion, the Witch and the low Wardrobe choices
You’re going to a Halloween party with some (fictional) friends. You’re late to pick up costumes from the store and there’s only just enough for each of you, so who is going to dress up as what?
Sunday 13th October
Falling in love
Autumn is for walks in the brisk air, drinking lattes, wearing matching scarves and hats, jumping in piles of leaves… wait! Is this sounding a little tropey to you? Let’s talk about some of our fave (and not so fave) romance tropes.
Monday 14th October
Autumn Book Tag
This tag will include Halloweenish/Horrorish/Autumnish prompts where you can a book or character to that prompt (will try to explain this better later)
Tuesday 15th October
Trick Or Treat!
You go out trick or treating with your friends. You walk into a street where all your favourite bookish characters live. What do you think they’ll be wearing and better yet.. What treats will they give out! Will they have scary decorations in their front yards.. Or will they just never open the door? Get creative with your favourite characters!
Wednesday 16th October
5 Books With… Necromancers!
When I think of Autumn, I think of Halloween and scary books. I’m listing 5 books where necromancers or necromancy are an important part of the story. If want, you can make your own list with books about scary things like witches or curses or ghosts!
Thursday 17th October
An original tag using different candies to match up with books, like ‘candy corn, a book that reminds you of blah blah blah’
Friday 18th October
13 Days of Halloween
13 Books &/or Movies to get into the spirit of Halloween/Day of the Dead/Samhain/All Hallow’s Eve
Saturday 19th October
What’s your favorite ‘monster’ in a book, and what’s a favorite book with said fave monster?
Sunday 20th October
If you could be any witch or warlock from any book, which witch would you be and why? Would you be a Hogwarts student? Part of Coven, or maybe more like old school Sabrina the Teenage Witch?
Monday 21st October
Fill a haunted house with all your scariest monsters. Who …or what …would be in it?
Tuesday 22nd October
Autumn Chills Book Tag
An Original Book Tag
1) Pick 2 books from different genres which gave you the same feeling
2) What book would you read to keep you warm on a cool autumn day?
3) What book would (will) you read to chase the ghosts and ghouls?
4) Name a character that:
a) Made you feel frosty
b) Made you want to take a long walk through freshly fallen leaves
c) You would share your umbrella with
Wednesday 23rd October
El Dia de Muertos
If you could bring one character back from the dead for 24 hours who would it be and why?
Thursday 24th October
Arsenic and Old Lace Tag
An original tag based off characters from Arsenic and Old Lace (Movie).
Friday 25th October
Creep it Real
Thrillers, mystery or suspense novels that feature all too real monsters OR Mysteries and thrillers that made you double check the locks, leave the light on, and made you lose sleep.
Saturday 26th October
Gone Too Soon
Take a trip to the cemetery to mourn characters that are gone from their world too soon. Could be a character death, could be a character riding off into the sunset never to be seen again. Spoiler tags are a must! Don’t ruin it for your bookish pals -_- .
Sunday 27th October
Werewolves, Gargoyles & Vampires – OH MY!
Top 10 Favorite books featuring paranormal heroes/heroines.
Monday 28th October
Pumpkin Carver Challenge
CHALLENGE PROMPT! Spell out JACK O’ LANTERN with Book Titles! You must omit determiners, such as, “The” and “a” etc. If you want to go hardcore– try using only horror/thriller books, or stories set in the month of October!
Tuesday 29th October
Top 10 book covers that had you so spellbound from its beauty that you bought/got them without reading what it was about.
Wednesday 30th October
Bonded, Bewitched, Drowned
Halloween version of Kiss Marry Kill with your favorite characters (can be a combination of bookish characters and TV/Film characters!)
Thursday 31st October
Night Film Book Tag
An Original Book Tag based off of classic Halloween films
-USING HOSTS PROMPTS-
- MUST link back to the original prompt
- Prompts can be posted AFTER the Hosts prompt date, but NOT BEFORE e.g you want to do Jamsu’s prompt which goes up on the 7th. You can post it on the 7th and after that date but not before the 7th
Sharing On Twitter
- tag our twitter account @bookend_events in any posts you do towards the event so we can see them. Blog hop to them and share them.
- Also mention our personal twitters to doubly make sure we don’t miss you.
- Tag the tweets with the #BEautumn2019!
Twitter Chats and more!
This year, we are so excited to be pushing our borders some more at Bookend Events and one of those ways is bringing more use to our Twitter page! For Bookending Autumn, we will be hosting Twitter chats throughout the month of October as well as highlighting your posts and interacting with you all more through Twitter! So be sure to be using the hashtag and @ing us!
IMPORTANT: (this section will be updated with new and relevant information/links, so make sure you bookmark this post to find all relevant links in one place)
Events Running Time: October 1st, 2019 – October 31st, 2019
Participants Sign Up Form
GET THE OFFICIAL LOGO! (You will need this logo for posting during the event! it’s says Bookending Autumn/Fall!)
Blog Hopping Master List