Halloween Blog Hop: If Candies were Books

Welcome to our Haunted Scavenger Hunt Blog Hop Giveaway! Not only do you have the opportunity to win the prizes mentioned below, but many of the blog participants have added additional prizes to their individual blogs! Check out more of the fun at the Halloween Horror Party.

So let’s take a look at how to safely navigate this Scavenger Hunt.

1. There is a 6 word sentence that is a quote by a famous author hidden among blog
posts on the hop. You can recognize them when you see them because they are in
ALL  CAPITAL LETTERS.

2. No words are repeated. Here’s a free one: “a”! Now you only need to find 5!

3. The first and last name of the famous Author who is quoted will earn you extra
bonus points!

4. The contest will be held from 1 a.m. e.s.t. October 23rd to midnight on
October 25th. Each participating blog site has at least one clue to help you
construct the 6 word quote and name the author.

5.  Please note that after the 23rd though the blog post will still be posted, on some
participants’ blogs, it may not be the “top” post, so don’t forget to scroll down
until you find your clue!  Find MY clue in the post below!


When we were kids, most of us dressed up in the coolest and often most culturally relevant costumes we could come up with and knocked on each of our neighbors’ doors awaiting the inevitable treat they would deposit into our Halloween buckets.  The only thing better than going door to door and showing off our costumes was going home and inspecting our haul.  No matter how old we were, we were always amazed at the wide variety of sugary treats we would get to feast on in the coming days or weeks (depending on the size of our neighborhood and our parents’ candy-hiding skills).  Just like our Halloween buckets, the literary world is filled with treats of a million different varieties, each one being someone’s favorite, feeding someone’s craving, and each having their own unique properties that make them special.  In that vein, I wanted to take some of our favorite (or least favorite) Halloween candies and pair them up with our favorite (or least favorite) books.  These are based on my opinions only and each of us have our own taste in literature as we do in candy:-)

Smarties

  1.  Smarties and Pride and Prejudice

Like Smarties, Pride and Prejudice is a classic.  We all got Smarties in our buckets and most of us have read Pride and Prejudice.  And let’s face it; after we read it, didn’t we all feel a bit “Smart”?milky way

2.  Milky Way Dark and Twilight

Like Twilight, some people are fanatical about their Milky Way Dark.  But, in my experience, if you eat too many of them, the sticky sweetness of it makes you sick.  Just like Twilight.candy corn

3.  Candy Corn and Eleanor & Park

Now, me? I love me some candy corn.  But, I can see why a lot of people don’t.  Candy corn is one of those candies that is super sweet, but lacks excitement.  There’s no chocolate, no sour, not even a fruit flavor to get you jazzed.  That’s kind of how I feel about Eleanor & Park.  It was a sweet, nice story, but it was just missing a bit of substance for me.Raisinets

4.  Raisinets and The Chronicles of Narnia

Just about everybody has read The Chronicles of Narnia, or at least some of them, and everybody has gotten raisinets on Halloween.  I don’t know very many people who don’t enjoy either.  The great thing about raisinets is that beneath that wonderful chocolate yumminess is something that’s actually marginally healthy!  It’s the same way with Narnia!  On the surface, it’s a great story about a family and some talking animals in a mystical world.  On the inside, it’s got a really great moral and some religion to boot.pretzels

5.   Pretzels and The Canterbury Tales

Let’s be honest here.  The groan we all expelled upon having to read The Canterbury Tales in school is almost identical to the one that could be heard when some elderly neighbor gleefully put a packet of mini pretzels among our Halloween treasures.  Even now, many of us only eat pretzels when there’s a lack of other options or they’re covered in chocolate.  Similarly, The Canterbury Tales is best enjoyed when masked by Heath Ledger in A Knight’s Tale.pixie

6.  Pixie Sticks and 50 Shades of Grey

They’re sweet, sour, exciting and in no way good for us by any minute stretch of the imagination.  Do I need to explain this comparison any further?Lemonhead

7.  Lemon Heads and Catcher in the Rye

It’s time again for my unpopular opinion.  I know there are a great many people out there who live and breathe Holden and Catcher in the Rye.  I’m not one of them.  I felt that Holden was a nasty, spoiled teenager with a sour attitude.  Just like Holden, Lemon Heads are sour and pretty much nothing else; not good in any way, but we eat them anyway.sugar daddy

8.  Sugar Daddy and 1984

Ah 1984.  Another one most of us had to read in school.  Similarly to its sugary counterpart, it was tough to digest.  But, once we did, it stuck with many of us and our society for a long time.  Sugar Daddys stick in your teeth and the sweetness of it is still there hours after you thought the candy was gone.candybars

9.  Full-size Candy Bars and Harry Potter

To answer your question, no, I can’t get through a non-review post without mentioning Harry Potter.  I’ve tried.  It doesn’t stick.  That being said, for me, Harry Potter is the holy grail of literature.  The enjoyment I get from being part of the Potter-verse is every bit of the unadulterated ecstasy we had when we received a real, full size candy bar on Halloween.

Growing up, I think I would have much preferred receiving books in my plastic Jack-O-Lantern over candy.  But, alas, books are far less PORTABLE and unfortunately not as enjoyable for most children as they were for me.  If you could compare a book or series to a Halloween candy, what would it be and why?

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