Friday, October 31, 2014

HAP-POE HALLOWEEN-Come See The Giveaway I Won!!! It's Spooktacular!

Do you LOVE 
Edgar Allen Poe?
Did you read him when you were young
and find his stories horrifically macabre?

I did!
I think I was about 10 or 11 when I read
for the first time
(ah-maybe THAT is what's wrong with me)
and from there I went on to  
The Telltale Heart and
The Pit & The Pendulum.
and then the rest of his works.

Well, guess what?!?!
I WON a book that contains four of his best stories!
It has POP UPS
 I signed up for this give away over at
I hardly ever sign up for giveaways because I 
am so richly blessed already...
Oh!  I had to do it.

Now-not only did Vera send the book~
You should SEE the packaging!
Sadly, you can't!
Why?  WELL-because I was 
SO EXCITED to get this baby that I 
before I photographed it.
I know- 

But here is what was in the package.
I tried to neaten it up a bit for you.
Two copies of his original works on velum.
The Raven & Annabel Lee.
and oh- Vera made wonderful tags
and there were cards in the package-
The pops up are quite "spooky"
Thank you SO much, Vera!
This is a GREAT addition to my library.
I am reading it tonight.
I have been saving it for 

My 12 year old grandgirl, Lulu, 
was here and asked if she could read
The Telltale Heart.
I let her.
She said- Well, that is weird, spooky.
Not scary spooky like movies today.

You got that right, Lulu.
There will never be another
He was scary before scary was cool.
Personally, I think he is a little 
myself...but that is just a personal opinion.

Hap-POE Halloween to you.
Watch out for 
that might be over your head 
while you are out and about.
The chair is empty but the 
legend lives on.


Last chance to sign up for the giveaway

Sweet Cheeks will do the drawing tomorrow.
I am in Milwaukee today visiting some
babies and their Mama & Daddy.
Catch ya later!
your photo name


  1. So apro-"poe" of you, Sweet D!
    Have fun with your babies!
    Happy Halloween!

  2. Diana, That is a wonderful gift !! I I know you are enjoying the little ones today. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

  3. ok.. so I honestly have never read any of his stuff... because I hate scary stuff... I cant watch or read anything scary. It makes me a nervous wreck! lol! I know... pretty odd for someone who loves Halloween like I do!
    happy halloween by the way!

  4. Yes! I love Edgar Allan Poe also! I put lots of black birds from the Dollar Tree around in my living room for Halloween fun...reminds me of "The Raven" and also Alfred Hickcock's "The Birds". That book is just amazing...I love that artwork with the popups.

  5. Love the pop ups and happy your grand read the "old school" story and liked it.

  6. Poe is such a classic - enjoy! Happy Halloween Diana!

  7. Congrats on winning the book for the giveaway, how fun! Have a Happy Halloween and spooktacular time! hugs, Julie

  8. Dear Diana, Yes, I read Poe in school and thought he was great too. I am so happy that you enjoyed this gift and shared it with your granddaughter. That is great.
    Have a beautiful weekend. xo Catherine

  9. Hello sweet lady, Okay are you ready for a funny store about Poe? My mom was with her friend in Baltimore looking at his grave. My mom had her iPhone out taking pictures of her and her friend. Her friend is a english teacher so really likes Poe. The video was on, I'm not sure why my mom must have hit the video button but the video shows my mom and her friend walking and out of no where this voice says HELP ME!! by Poe's grave Isn't that crazy, Happy Halloween!!

  10. Whooooo-hoooooooo! I have never read Poe!!!!!!! I am way tooooo much of a scardy-cat for that! ,-)

    Witching you a very happy Halloween,
    "Here there be musing" blog
    "Here there be more words" blog
    "Here there be whimsey" blog

  11. What a wonderful prize.....hope you have a very very scary Halloween! Cheers from your newest follower!

  12. Congrats! I saw that you won over at Vera's...and wasn't that an awesome post she did on Poe? Enjoy your book tonite and enjoy those babies!
    Safe travels. xo

  13. Have a spooktacular day! Boo to you, too!

  14. Congrats Diana. I love Poe too and that book is a good one. So happy you won! Have fun seeing the little ones in their costumes.

  15. Woo hoo! Congratulations on your win, Diana :) I'm loving those pop-ups! Happy weekend to you.Hugs!

  16. Diana, wishing you a Boo spooktacular Halloween. So glad you are enjoying your win. Now you can see why brat me bought myself a set too. I had fun writing the Poe post and was excited when John drew the winners name, YOU ! Enjoy and thank you for putting this post up today. love that your Grand Lulu read Poe, it's refreshing a new generation will experience the best mastermind of horror. There is even a children's book geared to kids around 5 years old with great graphics and a less scary retelling of his stories.
    Hugs and Boo kisses,
    Happy Halloween!

  17. Just stopping by to say Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was a neat gift!

  18. I do remember how creeped out I was by Poe's stories...the suspense...and we read them in school!

  19. Oh, I don't think that giveaway you one went to a more appreciative and deserving recipient. Congrats- that is a very very COOL win.

    I wrote piano music to one of his poems years ago when I was in high school in the dead of winter in late 1970s. I forgot all about that till just now. : - )

    Happy Haunting!!

  20. I am so glad you won Vera's giveaway.

    Don't you just love her!

  21. What a wonderful giveaway and cool prize.
    Have a Happy Halloween.

  22. I think Poe is perfect for Halloween! While he was certainly not my favorite author to study when I was in school, there's something about his works that stayed with me through the years. Happy Halloween! That's a great giveaway you have in progress, and a great one that you won! xo Nellie

  23. BOO to you too!!! I can't ever remember reading Poe...too scary for me!!!

  24. What a fun, fun POEst today! And how fitting (only because you read Poe when you were young, and not meant to be in any other way...) that you should win that terrific giveaway! I think I'm going to go search out that cool book on Amazon. POEhaps I will be able to find it. Have a spooky evening, Diana! ;-)

  25. Oh, I love the book and still love reading these scary stories. What a fabulous package of goodies. I'm so happy for you! Will you read aloud to us all? heehee! Happy Halloweenie hugs, Diane

  26. Congrats on your win and I LOVE that it's a pop up!!! I'm totally thinking I need to invest in some Poe books now. :)

  27. I love EAPoe..I remember his stories well..No popups back then...Never heard of pop ups...He was a real thriller..I read the rest just like you did..I should probably read them again..Enjoy

  28. Oh, look at all the goodies! What a cool pop-up book. Diana, Nel loves Edgar Allan Poe's writings, and she was even a Raven one year for Halloween. I chuckled when you said you tore all the wrappings off before you took a picture of it. That's what I do, and that's the real thing, ya know? I don't think about taking any pictures, I'm too excited!

    Happy Halloween to you, my dear Diana.


  29. Oh yes! I read Poe!
    I loved his works...
    I'll leave you with this... Do you ever play with your phone I have an iPhone and so I asked SIRI
    "Why is a Raven like a writing desk?"
    SIRI's answer?

    ...think about it. ;)

    great win! Love that pop up book.

  30. So appropriate on this Halloween evening!

  31. Congrats of your win :) Hope you enjoyed a great day with your kiddos!!! Blessings, Cindy

  32. I grew up with my father quoting the Raven to me. That explains a lot about me. Great win. xo Laura

  33. Congratulations on your win. Have a wonderful day with your grands.

  34. Congratulations, Diana - that is a wonderful package of spookiness - love those pop-ups and the tags are great. I have Poe on my bookshelf - it's been a while - maybe tonight is the night to dust him off and give him his due. Have a good time kissing those baby cheeks. xo Karen

  35. Enjoy your new gift! And your grandkids...I know you're lovin up on them!


  36. I don't think I read Poe? I had enough horror as a didn't need to read any! So happy you won, especially since you love him so! Really liking the pop ups! Have fun with your grand kids! Happy Boo day!

  37. Well, congratulations are in order! Wow, what a great package of goodies. My husband is a fan of EP. I may need to get a copy of this book for him. ;-)
    Happy Halloween!

  38. I love it. I hadn't seen that before! xoxo

  39. Great giveaway! Congrats on your win. I love pop-up books. Living in Philly, I have the Poe house just a few miles away where he wrote The Raven. Sadly to say I am like most Philadelphians and have never been there. But now I want to go.

  40. Wow, congrats on your win. That is a spooky book. Those pop ups are quite the thing. Ha. I read The Pit And The Pendulum and although I don't remember it precisely, it stuck with me all these years. He was definitely a unique individual. Enjoy!


  41. Great giveaway. I never have read any of his books. I love pop up books too! Hope you had a nice Halloween!

  42. What a beautiful package! You are very deserving my friend. I've never read any of his books...can you believe that? I was always reading chicklit things, romance novels and some suspense. Perhaps I should read Mr Poe now.

    Hope you had a wonderful visit with your family! We do get to see photos, right? :)


  43. I'm so glad you won! Cool book - especially with the pop ups!
    I'm a fan of Poe too. I just adore his classy-scary settings and the way you are brought right into the scene. Too much gory stuff for me in the current batch of Halloween "entertainment!"

  44. What a great prize! Poe is so awesome and the little extras she included are really neat! Hope you enjoyed a good, scary read! Hugs, Leena


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