It’s that time of year again. The kiddos are out for Christmas break which means I will be engaging in daily battles of board games, movies, crafts — basically just soaking up the family time until school resumes.
I’ll still be reading but reviews won’t be appearing again until January 2017.
I don’t particularly like the food which centers around this day. My family considers me an odd duck because I don’t care for the smell or taste of turkey, ham, stuffing or pumpkin pie.
My ideal Thanksgiving feast consists of taco pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, and cheesecake — which I will be serving at my Thanksgiving gathering later this week.
To appease the turkey lovers though, I will venture over to my sister’s house and fill up on her lumpy mashed potatoes and buttered rolls. Surprisingly, her potatoes have grown on me.. unlike the ham and bird.
In all seriousness, this holiday really is about family and friends. So I say unto you, enjoy the food but be thankful for the meal, say thank you to your cook/kitchen helpers, and make the most out of the time you spend with your loved ones.
For those who can and do volunteer this holiday season, I want to thank you for making someone’s Thanksgiving day a little brighter and their stomach a little fuller.
Candy is dandy but you know what’s a really great Halloween treat?
Comics, baseballs and caps, cups, pins, and many more miscellaneous comic swag.
There’s so many goodies up for grabs, I am giving away two prize packages.
Before I go over the Halloween Comic Contest rules though, lets take a look at the prizes.
~~ Prize Box A ~~
Bizarro by Corson, Duarte, and Pantazis
Batman Absolution by DeMatteis and Ashmore
The Shadow Seven Deadly Finns, by Helfer and Baker
The Shadow Harold Goes To Washington, by Helfer, Rogers, and Baker
The New 52 Futures End Justice League Dark
Harley Quinn Power Girl by Conner, Palmiotti, Gray, Roux, Fernandez, Flaviano, Moritat, and Mounts
Batman Europa 3 by Casali, Azzarello, Camuncoli, and Latorre
Batman Europa 4 by Casali, Azzarello, Camuncoli, and Parel
The Batman Adventures Mad Love The Deluxe Edition by Paul Dini and Bruce Timm
Harley Quinn Earring / Wonder Woman Knee High Socks / Green Lantern Suspenders
Batman Cup / Batman Ice Cube Tray / Joker Bottle Opener
Harley Quinn Pin #1 / Harley Quinn Pin #2 /Killer Croc Pin to name a few!
Batman Can Hugger / Superman Can Hugger / Wonder Woman Can Hugger
Joker Air Freshener / Harley Quinn Air Freshener /2 Wonder Woman Air Fresheners
Suicide Squad Temp Tattoos / Harley Quinn Magnet
Harley Quinn Decal / Justice League Green Lantern Decal
Suicide Squad Lanyard / DeathStroke Lanyard
Green Lantern Baseball
~~ Prize Box B ~~
Squadron Sinister #1
Cable and Xforce
Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-man, Is this the end of Cloak and Dagger .. ?!
Future Imperfect #3
BattleWorld Secret Wars Journal #1
The Pulse #10
Secret Wars #1
SuperPro Special Edition, From Football Hero to Superhero!
Thunderbolts Caged Angels Part 3
Hellstorm Of Lies, Heaven won’t have him … Hell Fears to let him in …
Ultimate Fantastic Four Issue 48
Vampire Tales, Volume 1
1602 Part Eight
Groot Baseball Cap / Spiderman Baseball Cap / Thor Men Crew Socks
Thor Sticker / Thor KeyChain / Thor Pin / Year One Marvel Pin to name a few!
Year One Marvel Collector Corps Patch / Marvel Collector Corps Spiderman Patch
Yellowjacket POP! Figurine / Doctor Strange POP! Figurine / Hot Wheels Spiderman Car
Avengers Cup with Lid and Straw
Spiderman, Captain America, Hulk, and Iron Man Stickers
Deadpool Mouse Pad / Spiderman Keyring / Hydra Keychain
Marvel Villain Wallet
Before you continue reading, I need to state this contest is only open to anyone in the Continental United States. Sorry to those whom this eliminates but, with the shipping costs coming out of my own pocket, I had to put restrictions on this event. Again, my apologies.
To enter the contest, all you have to do is answer one of the two questions below. Also, make sure you include the words “DC” or “MARVEL” in your answer so I know which prize box you are vying for.
Question 1: What’s your favorite sweet treat?
(Example of an entry: Twix, Marvel or Kit Kat, DC)
Question 2: Which comic character would you love to come trick or treating at your door?
(Example of an entry: Gambit, Marvel or The Flash, DC)
Reminder: You are only eligible to WIN ONE PRIZE so please pick ONE comic brand you’d like to WIN when you submit your answer below. Contest will run until midnight, October 31st (central time). On November 1st, (about 6am, central time), I will post the winner’s name on a comment so please come back to see if you won. Be prepared to supply a shipping address because without it, the gift will be forfeited and YOU don’t want that. Right?
As a mother of a second grader, I buy her holiday related stories all the time. Below are a few of her favorite Halloween reads. I hope you and your child(ren) enjoy these stories as much as my own little darling.
Happy Reading and Happy Halloween!
Five of the all-time bestselling Goosebumps books including Welcome to Dead House, Say Cheese And Die!, Night of the Living Dummy, The Haunted Mask, and One Day at HorrorLand. Each with their original cover in an exclusive retro collector’s tin!
Barbara Gordon, the secret super hero BATGIRL, has been invited to the biggest Halloween party of year. Unfortunately, she already agreed to spend the night with ROBIN, her younger crime-fighting partner. Instead of arguing with her mentor, BATMAN, Barbara decides to bring ROBIN along. That night, the teens arrive at the costume party, hosted by an eccentric collector of Halloween artifacts. Suddenly, all of the lights go out! When they turn on, his prized artifact, a black cat made of rare diamonds, is missing! One of the masked guests must have stolen it, and BATGIRL and ROBIN must capture the feline felon.
This spooky twist on the wildly popular “There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly” is perfect for fun Halloween reading!
What won’t this old lady swallow? This time around, a bat, an owl, a cat, a ghost, a goblin, some bones, and a wizard are all on the menu! This Halloween-themed twist on the classic “little old lady” books will delight and entertain all brave readers who dare to read it!