Now you can! Becca Fitzpatrick, Kiersten White, Janette Rallison, Brandon Mull, Shannon Hale, and Robin Brande are coming together on eBay to help "Kids Need to Read". There they are auctioning off a chance for you, a real person, to have their real name as a character in their upcoming novel(s)! It could be a minor character, a villain, even someone who could *gasp!* die at some point in their books. But this auction won't last forever!

*click the picture to go to the eBay page to bid on one of the auctions!*
In My Mailbox is a weekly/monthly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It's a great way to showcase the books you've gotten over the week, whether they are bought, borrowed or free.

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin (Amazon | Goodreads)
Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Amazon | Goodreads)

*I received the ARC from a publisher over at HarperCollins! Thank you very much Alison!*

So I was one of those "lucky" people that got hit with snow in October. The last time this has happened in New York was WAY back in 1952! I know, crazy right!? Anyway, below are some pictures I took from outside my window.

For those when younger, that loved to read 'Goosebumps', here are some icons I found for you!

Over on FEARNet, there is talks of a VERY popular YA series being developed and a paranormal series as well:
Proving the love affair between the CW and paranormal fiction is alive and well, the network is developing TV series based on Kim Harrison's bestselling supernatural detective series The Hollows and Cynthia Hand's Unearthly. Details after the jump.
According to DeadlineThe Hollows and Unearthly are two new projects that CSI showrunner Carol Mendelsohn is developing with The CW: "Carol Mendelsohn Productions is behind Unearthly, a supernatural drama based on the book by Cynthia Hand and written by Hellcats creator Kevin Murphy, and The Hollows, based on the book series by Kim Harrison and penned by Jordan Hawley (Smallville)."
Here are the official descriptions of the shows on the company's slate:
Unearthly (CW), based on the book by Cynthia Hand
A girl who realizes that her destiny is to become an angel.
EP/W: Kevin Murphy
EP: Robin Schorr
The Hollows (CW), based on the bestselling book series The Hollows by Kim Harrison
Set in an urban fantasy world, Rachel Morgan, a PI witch, works with local law enforcement agencies to combat threats both mundane and supernatural. 
EP/W: Jordan Hawley
Regarding The Hollows, Harrison's publisher Harper Collins, who knows it's best to strike when the iron is hot, commented via email press release, "That's a tall order for a production company to bring 11 of the most beloved urban fantasy novels to life on the small screen.  Fortunately, Harrison created a visually stunning, comprehensive world guide, The Hollows Insider [pictured above], which went on sale from Harper Voyager [this week].  The guide features the extensive case files of Devin Crossman, a blogger who sometimes reports for The Hollows Gazette.  Devin has developed an unhealthy obsession with witch/demon Rachel Morgan and has set out to examine every aspect of her life, thus illuminating for fans every aspect of the world of The Hollows."
So do you guys think this will work or will just be way off base when it gets translated to television?
Found these on a LiveJournal Icon Community all dedicated mostly to books! I'm thinking when I find handfuls each time that I may want to post them for people looking to have some for as their blogger icon, on a book website, for twitter, or anything their heart desires. Some of these have cute quotes from the books and some just have the characters. The books of icons I found come from, in order on blog: "Fallen", "Internal Devices", "Across the Universe", "Beautiful Creatures", "Divergent", "Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix", "Ink Exchange", and "The Hunger Games".

And here are some plain ol' book related icons:

I'm almost done with the book Matched by Ally Condie. In the meantime, here is the book trailer for the book itself:

Here are some cool ARC's available to read from NetGalley:

Time to shake it up a bit in regards to this meme. It's been hard to post since I've been busy with my class work at college and reviewing books, but that doesn't stop me to come back. So for a quick post I'm going to share with everyone something cool I've been watching tonight from the History Channel. This is a must watch if you ♥ zombies!

So what is this special presentation on the History Channel you might ask yourself? Good question you ask that right now...
"Relentless. Infectious. All consuming. Since the beginning of time they have embodied our deepest fears and today their power to frighten us is more potent than ever before. They are the monster that history cannot kill.

Beyond Haiti. Beyond Romero. Get ready for an unprecedented exploration of history's most terrifying and enduring horror. What are the origins of the living dead and what makes them more relevant than ever before? Join Max Brooks, Jon Maberry, Roger Ma, JL Bourne, Kim Paffenroth, Rebekah McKendry, Steven Schlozman, Daniel Drezner, The Zombie Squad and many more as we investigate the roots of our ultimate fear and find out what you can do to prepare yourself for the zombie apocalypse...

Because if you're prepared for zombies, you're prepared for anything.

Copyright © 2011 by History Channel. All rights reserved" - The History Channel
This just literally finished airing at 10pm on the History Channel. A two hour long special that questions are biggest fears. They cover every aspect from the virus of Mad Cow to the Black Death. The topics of how long Zombies have been in our history (over 1,000 years!) and how the Donner Party is one big example of survival can causes a person to act like a zombie themselves.
A weekly meme by Ginger of GReads! In the meme I'll talk about music and showcase it here each week.

So being that Halloween is just around the corner, I'm going to pisr some songs that can be found in widely popular horror films. Either they were a theme, a song used to spice up the pace of the film, or were just flat out awesome. So let's get this ball rolling, shall we?

*FYI: I apologize if certain songs don't sit well with any of the readers. But most of these songs are going to be a little "edgy" so this is just a warning in case anything happens.*

1) "Pet Cemetery" by The Ramones
If anyone has ever seen Stephen Kings, Pet Cemetery, then you know how creepy that film can truly be. But I love how the punk-rock band took the elements of that film and fit it nicely into a song. Plus it's great for anyone who just wants a decent rock song for Halloween.

2) "Dawn of the Dead (Main Theme)"
Okay so every time since I was about 13. this theme always made me think of one word: Zombies! It was more creepy to listen to it at night because of the imagery that it provokes; especially if you've seen the movie. It has that classic 70's tempo of beats, but it adds that scary sounds that Romero was very smart when creating a "feeling" for his film.

3) "Halloween (Theme Song)"
How many remember hearing this and suddenly feeling really freaked out or excited when it came on the tv or a movie screen? I know that my own mother gets freaked out after hearing it for 5 seconds. This theme song invokes certain fear in people to the point that their own mind plays tricks on them. Ironically it was only a movie, but still none the less, it happens.

4) "House of a 1000 Corpses" by Rob Zombie
I can say this is one of many songs I believe may not be for everyone. It's mostly due to how the song starts out. It has stuff that kids shouldn't hear is all I'm saying. But this song is used from the movie of the same name that was also directed and written by Rob Zombie himself. If you don't like a lot of blood or really psychological crazy horror, then I advise to not see this movie. But this song would really work for anyone who does a haunted house for an older group of people. Kind of for those waiting on line because of the type of feeling it can invoke: fear.

5) "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Marilyn Manson
I would have posted the video, but then I remember that alone might give some people nightmares. This was back when he was doing extreme over the top scary stuff in such a way that it resembled something out of a horror movie. Anyway, this song was features on the remake of "House on Haunted Hill", during the scene of the limos driving up to the hospital. This song was also featured on an episode of "Dawson Creek" for a halloween'esque theme. It certainly adds a vibe of darkness to it, which Halloween does bring, so I thought it was fitting compared to some of the other songs out there.