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Halloween Chopped Adventure

We’re back! It’s my favorite time of year. Spooky season and fall in general, so we had to come back with with another addition of Chopped. The prompts are based on generally fall based things as well as a few Halloween favorites with historical ties. I was going to post this list on Friday but it’s up early due to one of our biggest fans (we’re looking at you Bethwrym). The readathon will be from October 1st-October 31st. Midnight to midnight wherever you are.

So here are the prompts

Candy Corn

Candy corn is distinct for its multiple colors. For this book we want a cover with multiple colors. If you want to be especially spooky you can try for orange, yellow and white but any multiple colors work.


This book makes you think of fall. Doesn’t matter if it’s spooky or cozy just something with a distinctly fallish aura about it.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

This is a trendy or popular book.

Apple Pie

This is the book you read in your pajamas in your blanket nest, whatever you consider a comfy read use for this prompt.

Sweet Potatoes

This prompt ask you to push your reading limits sweet potatoes are hearty so we are looking for readers to read a hearty book. Now what you define that as depends on what you normally read. Normally read 300 pages try for 350 or 400 for example. We leave what everyone reads to the honor system and their personal goals.


We also considered that fall was harvest time and put in some things that would be harvested. So eggs are in here for that reason, the prompt for them is a new release.

Chocolate Buttons

My co-runner assures me these are very popular in the UK. And you can’t have Halloween without candy. The prompt for this is circles on the cover.


Of course we had to have two kinds of candy on the list! It’s Halloween. I chose peanut butter cups and the prompt for this is more than one main character because you can never stick to eating just one of these.

Apple Cider

Apple Cider reminds me of fall even though I don’t live in a state where I can go pick apples. I would love to go pick apple picking and have fresh apple cider, however as we know some apples can be a bit tart. So for this one we want a protagonist with a bit of a edge, specifically a witty protagonist.

Buttered Rum

Though some would argue this is a Christmas drink it made is think of fall because it’s toasty and warm and perfect for settling in front of a fire with. Also that spice based flavor fits best with fall. For this charming drink we want a charming protagonist to match.


Well we had to get superstitious didn’t we? Salt is suppose to form magical protective circles thought at one time to repel witches. Now it’s used in all sorts of magic work and a seen as a lovely ingredient for spells and purifying. With it’s history around witchcraft for this prompt read a book involving witches.


Like salt radishes also have some Halloween history before people carved pumpkins they would often carve gourds and radishes to keep the spirits away as a nod to that we want you to read a historical fiction.

So those are the prompts we hope you enjoy them! You can find us on our discord channel! and we hope you have a great time!

Posted in Announcements, Chopped Readathon

Chopped Readathon Begins!

Here we are, after a few weeks of waiting and announcements our Readathon finally begins! Now the signup will continue for ten more days for those of you who might have been a bit late to the party. Make sure to check out check out the Readathon account of Twitter @choppedread as this is where we will be making announcements.

Just in case this is your first time hearing or seeing about this Readathon or Chopped. No worries, no previous knowledge of either is needed this I will list all our important links below. The sign up sheet is here. If have no idea what about something please feel free to ask either @TheBlindScribe or myself @PlaidReader, but you might want check these links first as they answer basic questions For example the Readathon begins today and goes through the 28th.

We are loosely based on the American cooking game show Chopped. But knowledge of the show is not required. Basically you read a book based on basket ingredients during our three rounds and make meals after each round this is outlined more in these important documents Chopped 101 and Chopped: Meals Explained you may want to look at these documents if you haven’t already before the beginning the readathon.

There is also a great version laid out here by one of participants @ReaderPenguin_ that lays out the prompts in a great way if you are a visual learner.

15 circle prompts, 5 of each colour: green, blue and purple.

This is a great thing to reference if you don’t feel like looking at all my charts.

Prizes For Readathon

Next is my favorite part prizes! I can’t wait to see how the prizes shake out once this all begins.

As for point/pages we’re going to be counting them just to see who gets a specific digital prize and a real one yet to be determined this goes to the person or persons if there is a tie who has read the most by the end of the readathon. You may log your points/pages here

Also the prize packages there are two, one for our US participants who will be getting a will getting signed copies of A Place at the Table and Long Lost. For the International Prize winner they will get $20 to Book Depository or the same amount off your Amazon Wishlist whichever is better for you. This prize will be randomly drawn.

There will also be digital prizes for everyone who participated!

Overall I hope you guys have a great time and @TheBlindScribe and I just want you to know to know we may say we’re judges but we’re really just here to support you and would love to see your TBRs or any work related to the readathon.