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Read It Forward is teaming up with Books for Better Living to bring you the spookiest, the creepiest, the tastiest, the most creative Box o’ Halloween Books ever!

Trick or treat! How awesome would it be if people dropped books in your treat bag on Halloween? Well, at Read It Forward we aim to please. We’ve gathered a huge box o’ Halloween books that will scare, inspire, and delight you.

For all you crafty RIFers, we have Vampire Knits and Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts. For RIFers with a sweet tooth, we have Candy Aisle Crafts and Treat Yourself. For horror fans, we have World War Z and Vampire Zero. And just for fun, we included Crap Taxidermy and Pat the Zombie. But wait, there’s more! Check out all the books below and enter for your chance to win.
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Winners will receive copies of the fourteen (14) books pictured above and listed below. Limit one entry per IP address. All fields required. No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are the age of 18 or older at time of entry. Deadline for entry is 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) on November 2, 2014. Void where prohibited. Read the complete rules.

Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts by the Editors of Martha Stewart Living. Let Martha inspire your creativity with the most beautiful crafts. The 225 handmade projects include cards and greetings, decorations, gifts and gift wrapping, tabletop accents, party favors, and kids’ crafts, as well as more holiday-specific activities, such as egg-dyeing, pumpkin carving, and tree trimming. Each idea is sure to make the holidays more festive—and memorable.

The Snacking Dead: A Parody in a Cookbook by D.B. Walker. For fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Max Brooks, and all things zombies, the clever creators of Fifty Shades of Chicken hack a new parody cookbook filled with snacks for every occasion, tips for cooking under duress, and a love story that will send ripples down your spine–all accompanied by food photography that will ignite your palate.

Candy Aisle Crafts: Create Fun Projects with Supermarket Sweets by Jodi Levine. The ultimate materials for fun, whimsical crafting are right in your grocery store! From party decorations to children’s toys, from wearable art to cute gifts, you need look no further than your supermarket shelves for the materials to make these unique (and kid-friendly) food crafts. For special celebrations, rainy-day activities, and much more, treat yourself to the sweetest projects.

Once Upon a Knit: 28 Grimm and Glamorous Fairy-Tale Projects by Genevieve Miller. Once again, Genevieve Miller taps a wide range of contributors (from knitwear designers to students) to create a collection of 28 wearables, accessories, and toys that can be knit for adults or kids. Inspired by the recent resurgence of fairy-tale and fantasy characters, these projects draw from classic stories as well as pop-culture phenomena featuring romantic, feminine costumes.

Treat Yourself: 70 Classic Snacks You Loved as a Kid (and Still Love Today) by Jennifer Steinhauer. There are cookies with a perfect crunchy base for cream filling, snack cakes with frosting so thick you can peel it off all at once, candies dipped in chocolate and dusted with sugar, and ice cream pops so juicy that they drip down your arm. A self-taught baker, Jennifer had no interest in complicated techniques or chemical gunk, just easy hacks that break down and remaster these throwback snacks.

Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters: How to Draw Zombies, Vampires, and Other Delightfully Devious Characters of Japanese Comics by Christopher Hart. With the occult running rampant in today’s television, movies, and other media, it’s no wonder that the scary, monstrous, and dark characters of manga have become so popular. From drawing monster eyes to goth boys, Manga for the Beginner Midnight Monsters teaches artists how to draw these creepy and mysterious characters that they just can’t get enough of.

Crap Taxidermy by Kat Su. A humorous look at what happens when taxidermy goes terribly wrong, by the founder of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. A relaxed toad enjoying a smoke and a brew. A cat with eerily flexible front legs. A smiling lion with receding gums. Whether you choose to laugh or cringe at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, you won’t be able to tear your eyes away from the curiosities inside.

Adventure Time Crafts: Flippin’ Adorable Stuff to Make from the Land of Ooo by the Cartoon Network. With Jake the dog and Finn the human, the crafts will never end! Learn how to stitch, paint, sculpt, and crochet more than 23 projects featuring your favorite Adventure Time™ characters. You’ll find designs by fans just like you for plush toys, chic jewelry, crafty home decor, and stylish fashions straight from the Candy Kingdom.

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, World War Z, now a #1 New York Times bestseller, is the only record of the plague years.

Pat the Zombie: A Cruel (Adult) Spoof by Aaron Ximm. Grownup fans of Pat the Bunny (seven million of them) will find their favorite touch-and-feel features disturbingly re-created: Judy reaches for Zombie’s decaying jaw instead of daddy’s cheek; Paul caresses Mummy’s empty eye socket instead of her wedding ring. Ximm’s twisted wit, Soofi’s sick artistic sensibility, and clever packaging that mimics the original book will bring the undead lurchingly to life in this camp pop culture romp.

Vampire Zero: A Gruesome Vampire Tale by Dave Wellington. One man stood between them and us. U.S. Marshal Jameson Arkeley—the country’s foremost authority on vampires—taught police investigator and vampire fighter Laura Caxton everything she knows about monsters. After a bloody war visited upon Gettysburg by an army of vampires, Arkeley gave up his own life to save others. Except he didn’t exactly die . . .

Monstrously Funny Cartoons by Christopher Hart. Learn to draw the silliest and scariest monsters, zombies, vampires, witches, mummies, and other creepy cartoon favorites. Cartooning master Christopher Hart teaches aspiring artists all the drawing tips and tricks they need to create laugh-out-loud renditions of their favorite monsters and scary creatures. This jam-packed cartooning guide shows readers how to capture the lighter side of these creepy creatures by combining them with Hart’s incredibly popular cartoon drawing style!

The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks. From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, World War Z, The Zombie Survival Guide is your key to survival against the hordes of undead who may be stalking you right now. Fully illustrated and exhaustively comprehensive, this book covers everything you need to know, including how to understand zombie physiology and behavior, the most effective defense tactics and weaponry, ways to outfit your home for a long siege, and how to survive and adapt in any territory or terrain.

Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn by Genevieve Miller. Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate. Whether you are wandering the Carpathian Mountains or the bayous of Louisiana, these smoldering projects—for knitters of all levels—will keep you well protected, no matter what you attract.

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