Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Leap into Books in March!



Welcome to the Leap into Books Giveaway Hop on Fairday's Blog! Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Jinky is Reading for hosting this fun 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! 


Nothing is more fun than leaping into a great story. Especially when you find that one magical book, tucked away on a shelf in a corner book store, waiting just for you. There are some really amazing local book shops out there, and we want to send some good cheer their way. Starting in March, Fairday's Blog! will be spotlighting CT book stores. Books on the Common in Ridgefield, CT will be our first Village Story Peddlers post, and we couldn't be more excited! The staff at Books on the Common was kind enough to answer a few questions about their top picks for authors and other fascinating facts about their favorite characters. The store owners, Ellen and Darwin Ellis, have generously offered to cover the shipping costs for the $25 gift card winner. Stop by March 11th to check out Village Story Peddlers and hear what the awesome staff at Books on the Common has to say about books these days. Happy Reading!


Books on the Common
Enter the giveaway for a chance to win: a $25 Gift Card to the online store at Books on the Common (free shipping!) and a *not for sale* author illustrated, signed, hardcover edition of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow.


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What is your favorite childhood story? 
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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.




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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!


44 comments:

  1. You've got me hopping! This post is jam packed with information.

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  2. I love the book...

    I love your blog outline...I have actually been trying to work on a format for mine instead of winging it every day!!!

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    1. Glad you love the book- that made our day! Also, thanks for the compliments on the blog. It is nice to have an outline to work with, along with a little wiggle room. Your blog is always great to visit. Good luck working on the format. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  3. Gone Away Lake was my favorite.

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  4. Little House in the Big Woods was my favorite childhood story! That got me interested in the whole Little House series, and I'm pretty sure that was the first time I fell in a love with a series! To this day I still get a little thrill when I discover a new series to follow:)

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  5. I loved "The Little Red Hen". I would have my Mom read it over and over to me as a child. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.
    :) Jeanne

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  6. Awesome! Thanks for letting me know about your contest. :-)

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  7. i don't remember what my favorite was when i was really little, but i remember in middle school it was the giver and a summer to die.
    i read those both multiple times once i'd found them : )

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  8. Oh wow.. my favorite childhood book.. hmmm.. I'd have to say The Hungry Little Caterpillar. When I was really little obviously. :D

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  9. Oh, it has to be The Little Matchstick Girl by Hans Christian Anderson- just something about that story! It's so beautiful. Great that you are supporting local book stores- there's nothing better than the hunt for books in a real book store : )

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  10. I loved all of the Ramona books!

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  11. I had a Ladybird Nursery Rhyme book that I read every night.

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  12. I loved The Ordinary Princess by MM Kaye and the Boxcar Children Series.

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  13. I LOVED Matilda. I think I read it in my 4th grade reading class.

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  14. The BFG by Roald Dahl was my favorite as a child and is still my favorite children's book to this day. There's just something special about that book :)

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  15. Favorite books from childhood were Tikki Tikki Tembo, Ramona the Pest, The Snowy Day, and Homer Price. Love your blog...am now following!
    Beth :-)

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  16. Cinderella was my personal favorite :D

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  17. There is a spider crawling across your blog...that is both terrifying and awesome! lolz Also, the little Twitter birdie that is currently staring at me from your blog is super cute. *chases bird to follow you* I'm following your blog! :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Glad you are enjoying our site. Thanks for following us back! :)

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  18. My favorite childhood story was Peter Pan.

    sreis1987 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. One of my favorite books as a kid was called But No Elephants. My Mom actually bought it for me a few years ago and I still loved it when I re-read it.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  20. One of my favorite books is Old Yeller.

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Peter Pan was first, followed closely by Fox in Sox

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  22. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss was my favorite childhood book!

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  23. I can not remember any of the books from when I was young. But I still have a lot of Golden Books from when I was little. :-)
    ramblingsandadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. My favorite was Black Beauty!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  25. What an awesome blog! love the graphics, the bookstore pic, the animations!! ONE of my fave stories -- Snow Treasure, set in Norway during WW2, besides all the Little House books, and both fueled my love of history. And writing historicals. :-) megmims (at) gmail(dot)com

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    1. Thanks so much for the compliments, Meg! So glad you like our blog. My students read Snow Treasure last year during our historical fiction unit and they LOVED it! I hear there is a movie- but I haven't seen it. :) ~Stephanie

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  26. I enjoyed the books by Beverly Cleary and the Little House series.

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  27. Strega Nona and the Little House on the Prarie. :) Thanks!

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  28. One of my favorite childhood stories was The Rainbow Goblins (by Ul De Rico)-it has beautiful illustrations! I also loved everything by Jack Prelutsky.

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  29. I loved Where the Red Fern Grows and Charlotte's Web:) Still do!

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  30. HI!! :-)

    Thx for entering my Giveaway! :-) I'm returning the favor... although... that looks like a real spider, man!! Eebie-Jeebies!!

    I added you on my book bloggers on Pinterest list! :-) Have an awesome day!!!

    http://burgandyice.blogspot.com/p/pinterest-book-bloggers.html

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    1. Thanks, Laura! We are so happy you stopped by. :) ~Jess and Stephanie

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  31. My favorite book from my childhood was actually 2. I can't make up my mind. I'll Love You Forever and The Giving Tree.
    Lmackesy@gmail.com

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  32. My favorite book .... hmm... Charlotte's Web :)

    amandaccopulos at gmail dot com

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  33. Hi there! I must have read Little Women five times. Thanks for the great giveaway and for dropping by my blog as well!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Louise! I enjoy your blog and I can't get over the amazing job your Goddaughter did playing the violin! Wow!

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  34. My favorite book growing up was The Giving Tree.

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  35. I love the Boy that Cried Wolf.

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