Autumn in Ohio is a perfect time to sit around a fire, roast ‘smores, and chat. So for Hour 11’s mini-challenge, pretend with me. You’re sitting by a campfire with some friends. The wind is blowing and the air is just getting that crisp feeling.

Tell us:

Who would be sitting around the fire with you?
What are you listening to?
What snacks would you have?
We know you brought a book, which one is it?
It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?

Leave your answers or link in the comments. One random entry will win a $20 gift card from Amazon or a book of their choice up to $20 from The Book Depository.

19 Comments

  1. goktrose@yahoo.com

    Who would be sitting around the fire with you?
    My dog (probably on my lap) and my husband

    What are you listening to?
    Alternative Rock and Metal music

    What snacks would you have?
    Hummus and veggies and an assortment of roast-able items- roast Starburst are amazing by the way

    We know you brought a book, which one is it?
    Gotta be scary so I would probably choose a Stephen King boom I haven’t read yet.

    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?
    Gotta keep it classic by telling the story of the Hook Handed Man

  2. Jaret Guidry

    Who would be sitting around the fire with you? my family (parents and brother)
    What are you listening to? Pandora radio
    What snacks would you have? marshmallows and sausages
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? a variety of books by Agatha Christie
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? Legend of Sleepy Hallow, of course

  3. Who would be sitting around the fire with you? (If it wasn’t so windy, I WOULD be sitting around a campfire) but husband and kids
    What are you listening to? A family playlist from I Heart Radio including some Imagine Dragons and Flora Cash and Alan Jackson
    What snacks would you have? S’mores of course (and some adult beverages for the adults)
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? Whatever one I’m in the middle of, like Cursed that I’m currently reading
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? I’ll make one up and it probably includes the ghost of a tortured soul left behind after the cemetery behind our house that was moved more than 100 years ago got left behind and haunts the park, using the playground equipment, swinging from the trees, and opening people’s back gates and back doors.

  4. My sister. We’ll definitely listen to Avril lol and munch on Lays — she’ll reach for the Salted ones and I will take the Yogurt flavor. Since she isn’t a reader but loves HP, we’ll be listening to one of the seven audiobooks from the series. My horror stories usually begin with, So you know how I skipped work today…

  5. Who would be sitting around the fire with you? Everyone I love, alive and dead.
    What are you listening to? I’m playing guitar.
    What snacks would you have? S’mores.
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? How about Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark?!
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? I like The Hitchhiker best.

  6. Who would be sitting around the fire with you? A few fun ladies from my book club and probably my daughters as well
    What are you listening to? The crackle of the fire, the wind and someone telling a ghost story
    What snacks would you have? Chips and guacamole, pretzels and hummus, and hot chocolate
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories and Carrie
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? The Green Ribbon

  7. Katie H

    Who would be sitting around the fire with you? Me and my horse.
    What are you listening to? Phish
    What snacks would you have? Apples, graham crackers and chocolate
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? The Stand by Stephen King
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? I’ll make one up

  8. Who would be sitting around the fire with you?
    I didn’t camp but just rented a cabin by Yosemite. Definitely would go back with my pal Melissa and her doggo Fiona.

    What are you listening to?
    The Black Keyes

    What snacks would you have?
    Cider, beef jerky, burgers, hot dogs

    We know you brought a book, which one is it?
    Whatever book club read I need to catch up on or a paranormal romance

    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?
    Ghost story

  9. Stacey

    Who would be sitting around the fire with you? My family…mom, grandma, nieces, nephew, friends
    What are you listening to? The crackling fire and people laughing and telling stories
    What snacks would you have? Popcorn, s’mores, hot dogs
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? Goosebumps
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? Something from goosebumps or something I make uo

  10. Isabella

    I would be sitting with two of my best friends. It would be dark, fire blazing and we would be singing disney songs and whatever other random songs pop into our heads.
    We would be eating smores, and a kind of bread wrapped around a stick baked over the flames that is a campfire-must-make in Denmark called snobrød.
    The book I would bring and the scary story to tell is the same one: Ever Cursed by Corey Ann Haydu.
    It’s not a typical horror story at all, but a fairytale inspired fantasy mash-up. However the topics in that book is truly horrorfying, and there are passages that makes me want to take a scalding hot shower.
    It’s the first (and only) book I have ever read where the author prints a trigger warning at the beginning – and with good reason.

  11. goktrose@yahoo.com

    Who would be sitting around the fire with you?
    My dog (probably on my lap) and my husband.

    What are you listening to?
    Alternative Rock and Metal music.

    What snacks would you have?
    Veggies and hummus and assorted roast-able treats (roasted Starburst are amazing by the way)

    We know you brought a book, which one is it?
    Something spooky so most likely a Stephen King book I haven’t read yet.

    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?
    Gotta keep it classic so perhaps The Man with the Hook Hand.

  12. Who would be sitting around the fire with you? My Boyfriend, my Best Friend and her Husband
    What are you listening to? We’re all listening to each other share scary stories.
    What snacks would you have? First, chips and queso, and then we’re toasting marshmallows to make s’mores and drinking hot apple cider or hot chocolate.
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? a book of short ghost stories to read aloud, maybe Haunted Nights ed. by Ellen Datlow
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? The classic one about the girl on the side of the road who turns out to be a ghost.

  13. Who would be sitting around the fire with you? All the girls I used to go to camp with when I was in 8 th grade… we had so much fun
    What are you listening to? Music …. old Beatle songs and camp songs…
    What snacks would you have? Popcorn and marshmallows and graham crackers and chocolate…
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? Coffee Tea or Me
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? The story of Hansel and Gretel….and the Witch in the woods.

  14. Who would be sitting around the fire with you?
    – My besties
    What are you listening to?
    – Vintage pop and rock
    What snacks would you have?
    – Brownies, chips, marshmallows
    We know you brought a book, which one is it?
    – The Taco Diet (inside joke there)
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?
    – a ghost story about a haunted local spot

  15. Who would be sitting around the fire with you? Definitely my puppy. It’s a blustery day here and he hasn’t left me side, so he would definitely want to snuggle close to the fire with me too.
    What are you listening to? Nothing but the wind howling and fire crackling.
    What snacks would you have? Pumpkin spiced lattes and samores.
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? Something suitably spooky be Poe or Lovecraft.
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? Have you heard the one about the ghost of the girl in the woods? No, well sit comfortably, gather close by, and I’ll begin…

  16. Who would be sitting around the fire with you? My best friend or my parents.
    What are you listening to? Rock music, alternative, or chillhop.
    What snacks would you have? Definitely Chocolate and some Sandwiches.
    We know you brought a book, which one is it? Ahhhh I can’t choose. I think I’d bring a few manga and then maybe a mystery or romance or fantasy or historical fiction book. Idk. Depends on my mood.
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be? I’m too much of a scaredy cat! I’m not sure if I’d know any. Maybe I can recite a transcript of an episode of The Magnus Archives.

  17. Marisa Bernardo

    Who would be sitting around the fire with you?
    My boyfriend
    What are you listening to?
    Keaton Henson or Bryan Adams.
    What snacks would you have?
    S’mores!
    We know you brought a book, which one is it?
    Whatever I’m currently reading. Like mine now would be Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
    It’s your turn to tell a spooky story, which one is it going to be?
    Don’t know many spooky stories, might just steal one from supernatural or something

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