Friday, January 27, 2012

Young Adult Blog Hop! Enter to win a fabulous three pack of prizes!

Welcome to the Young Adult Giveaway Hop on Fairday's Blog! Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Down The Rabbit Hole for hosting this awesome hop. There are some really great blogs participating, giving away books and other fabulous prizes (click here to see the hopping blogs). Thank you for stopping by! We would love for you stay a few minutes and take a look around. The topics we discuss on Fairday's Blog! range from riddles to book reviews, to just chatting about things that we really like. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win: a $10 Gift Card to Amazon, a *not for sale* author illustrated, signed, hardcover edition of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow, a copy of the adorably, wonderful book, A Picnic, A Toad And Swampwater Road- the first in the children's picture book series The Lemonman by Natasha Ferrill.

To join in the fun, fill in the Rafflecopter form at the bottom of this post and leave a comment; let us know what your favorite three books are... 

What Fairday's Blog! is all about...
Fairday's Riddles are posted on Mondays- they can be written about anything, and everything, all at the same time : )

Lizzy's Book Reviews are posted on Wednesdays. Lizzy has read just about every middle grade novel out there, and she loves to share her thoughts and, of course, her opinions.

The Top of the Heap is a post we put up on Thursdays. We thought it would be fun once a week to put up two things that we appreciate and have been thinking about during the week. I enjoy doing this post because I love the google hunt for the perfect image to accompany the topic of discussion.

Margo's Musings Fridays belong to Margo, Fairday's little sister. This post focuses on reviewing local children's book authors, which we follow up with an Author Interview.

The DMS Wants to Know was a post we came up with for Saturdays because when we get together to hang out on the weekend, we always chat about different situations and ideas that are floating around in our brains and we like to listen to what other people think about them- some of the comments we've gotten have been absolutely fascinating!

We'd love to hear yours! Happy Reading!

Prize Pack Includes: 

 BONUS $10 Gift Card to 

*Not for sale* author illustrated, signed, hardcover edition of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J.Haight & S.Robinson  (The one and only black cover copy!)

Fear not the unexpected...The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, the DMS enters into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Follow along with Fairday and her friends, as “spooky” meets “lovely” in this twisting tale of dark secrets and hidden pasts. Read the first seven chapters...

A Picnic, A Toad And Swampwater Road, The Lemonman Series by Natasha Ferrill

The singsong rhymes, vibrant illustrations, and loveable characters intertwine to create storybook magic in The Lemonman picture book series. The first book in the series, A Picnic, a Toad and Swampwater Road, takes the young reader on a picnic adventure with The Lemonman and his friends, along with a trouble-making Pear and a swindling Toad. It is a delightful story about friendship, the gift of forgiveness, and the power of kindness toward others.

A Picnic, a Toad and Swampwater Road is a fun and entertaining story that will have both parents and children alike smiling a toad-like smile from beginning to end, leaving the reader wanting more adventures with The Lemonman and his friends on the street called Cherry Bay.

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  1. Picking a favorite book is super difficult! A Wrinkle in Time for sure. Also A Great And Terrible Beauty and The Redemption of Athalus by David Eddings are all up there. :)

  2. My Sisters Keeper by Jodi Picoult, The Maze Runner series, and The Bible!

  3. Sounds too cute!

    Hmmmm I LOVE too many books, but I guess Hunger Games, Divergent, and as shirley said, the Bible's a great pick too!

  4. I love the Harry Potter series, Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility.

  5. Top 3 of ALL TIME? Geeze. I don't know if I can pick. Okay, I guess I would say: Pride and Prejudice, Memory (by Lois McMasters Bujold), and Dragonflight. Because, clearly, I enjoy both romance and sci-fi/fantasy. :)

  6. Just 3? lol Okay, Jane Eyre, Captivating, and House. That is a big range, but I like a little bit of everything. :)

  7. Hmmm...Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and My Brother Sam is Dead.

  8. The Percy Jackson series (okay that's more than three books right there). I also love Shatter Me and Destiny's Fire. Ah, and Harry Potter. I can't keep to three.

  9. I must say that I enjoyed The Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini (not least of which because all my kids read it first and we've had a lot of fun talking about it over the past 8 or so years). Also have been loving Lucy Hawkings' George Series (George and the Big Bang, George and the Cosmic Treasure Hunt, etc). They're so up to the minute, and really do inspire a love of science in children.

  10. "Keeper of the House" by Rebecca Godwin - Story written about a brothel in the town where I grew up!

    "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck - Read first in high school and many more times since!

    "Love's Enduring Promise" by Janette Oke - Enjoy all the stories but this one is my absolute favorite!

  11. I have so many favorite books. I love the Twilight saga, Vampire academy series and Bloodlines.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  12. my top 3 are:

    The Notebook

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  13. My top three books are Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Illuminatus! and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

  14. My favorites are the Lord of the Rings trilogy!

  15. 1. Moon Called
    2. Howl's Moving Castle
    3. Poison Study

  16. Beautiful Creatures

  17. Delirium
    Across The Universe
    The Hunger Games


  18. I loved Lynn Austin's Refiner's Series!
    Candle in the Darkness, Fire by Night, and A Light to my Path!

    God Bless

  19. Fun!! My three Faves are Les Miserable, Harry potter(book 3) and Lord of the Rings!

  20. My 3 faves are: (this week)
    The Great Lenore by JM Tohline
    Magician:Apprentice by Raymond Feist
    Broods of Fenrir by Coral Moore

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  21. Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
    Geek Girl by Cindy C Bennett
    Hoot by Carl Hiassen

  22. It is rather difficult to select favourite books and to list only three of them:) In different time of my life I had different favourite books. But if I were to choose my three forever and ever favourites, that would be probably:
    - Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson (my most favourite book in childhood);
    - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (my most favourite in teenager times);
    - Veronika decides to die by Paolo Coelho (one of my most favourite books from later times)

  23. My personal 3 favorites (right now- they change daily)
    Across the Universe
    Howl's Moving Castle

  24. The Hunger Games, Earth's Children, The Sword of Truth (all books in all 3 series)

  25. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
    Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
    The Heart Shaped Box by Joe HIll

  26. My 3 favorite book series are: The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Lord of the Rings. It's much too hard for me to pick 3 individual books!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, Breaking Dawn, To Kill a Mockingbird

  28. I guess my favorites right now would be the Twilight Saga , House of Night series and Black Dagger Brotherhood (not YA)...

  29. Pride & Prejudice
    A Separate Peace
    Harry Potter series


  30. That's a hard question! I'll say The Kite Runner, The Secret Circle, and the Twilight Saga.

  31. My favorites would be Jane Eyre, My Fair Godmother, and Harry Potter.

  32. My favorite is Divergent, The hunger games, and Blood Red road.

  33. My top 3 favorite books are Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor, and the third...The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

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  34. Really really hard.. hmm.. Slaughter House V, Never Let Me Go, The Picture of Dorian Grey/Harry Potter (tie!)

  35. The Stillburrow Crush, Cross My Heart, and Wrong Way Romance are my favorite :)

  36. My favorite books EVER are Charlotte's Web, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and Wayside School.

  37. Thanks for the give away!
    My favourite three books...I dunno! I can say series? :) Dark Tower, Hunger Games, and Cloud Prophet

  38. dang, that's difficult! Right off the top of my head I'd say Anna Karenina, Madame Bovary, and Anne Sexton's Transformations.

  39. My favorite 3 books are probably The Pillars of the Earth, The Great Gatsby, and The Fault of Our Stars. Thanks!

    GFC - Brooke

  40. That's a tough question lol The Twilight Saga, The Morganville Vampire Series and The Vampire Academy Series

  41. I don't know if I can pick just three. For now I will go with:

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
    This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
    Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

    GFC: LisaILJ

  42. When I think of how many books that are on my book shelves, I can say it would be hard to narrow it down to just three favorite, but I do have three that I would go back to in a heartbeat.

    #1 - Vampires Are Forever - Lynsay Sands
    #2 - Pamela Palmer - Passion Untamed
    #3 - Vicus Luna - Jessica Coulter Smith

    I am hoping GFC means google friend connect: Tiffany K

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  44. My favorite 3 are:
    1. The first Twilight book
    2. Electric Kool-Aide Acid Test
    3. The House of the Scorpion

    GFC: Shane R.

  45. My top three favorite books are:

    1. Fairytale by Maggie Shayne

    2. The Vampire Diaries: The Return: Midnight by L. J. Smith

    3. City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments, Book 4) by Cassandra Clare

    GFC: Sarah Walker (sreis87)

  46. City of Bones series Cassandra Clare
    Harry Potter any of them
    The Exiled Queen Cinda Williams Chima
    GFC Cricket

  47. My 3 fav YA are:
    1. Spud by John van der Ruit
    2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
    3. X-Isle by Steve Augarde

  48. Thanks for your giveaway.

    Pride & Prejudice ( all time favorite )
    Die for Me by Amy Plum (last book read)

  49. King James version of the Holy Bible
    Green Eggs and Ham
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
    follow on GFc as Teressa Oliver

  50. thanks for the giveaway :)

    it's really hard to pick a favorite!
    but i really like the uglies series so i'll say those books

  51. Oh man, what a tough question!
    Probably the Mortal Instruments, followed by Pendragon, followed by Infernal Devices.

    (Which is technically sixteen books total, but oh well!)

  52. Well I would say any 3 books in the Harry potter series

  53. I will go with. 1. Jane Eyre 2. The Hunger Games 3. Any Janet Evanovitch book.

  54. Thanks for the giveaway! the mortal instruments series.

  55. Harry Potter Series
    The President's Daugher
    The Help

  56. Top 3 of all time? Then it has to be series. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the Pern series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow sounds really interesting!
    Harry Potter 3 would def make the list
    Eldest of the Inheritance series
    The Amber Spyglass of His Dark Materials!!

  58. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :) Divergent, Bound, and Narnia :)

  59. Thanks for the giveaway! GFC-Penny Kathleen

    My 3 favorite books are-The Help, Time Travelers Wife and Hunger Games!

  60. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones

  61. Thank you for the chance to win your giveaway.
    Memoir of a Geisha
    Pillars of the Earth
    The Bad Place by Dean Knootz

  62. Great giveaway!
    The Hunger Games tops my list!

  63. Gee that's kind of like which child is your fav.

    Time Travelers Wife
    Hunger Games
    Harry Potter

  64. My favorite three books are.

    1. City of Glass
    2. New York to Dallas
    3. Flame and The Flower

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  65. GFC follower. I love Pillars of the Earth and anything by Amy Tan.

  66. Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.
    I have a ton of favs so I'll just pick randomly.
    1. Little Women
    2. The Black Stallion
    3. Eragon

  67. Harry Potter, Little Women, and Pride and Prejudice. Thank you for this great giveaway. :) Jeanne,


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