Friday, August 31, 2012

It's Time to Get Back to the Books!



Welcome to the new school year! 
Time to hit the books...





Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Buried in Books for hosting the Back to the Books Giveaway Hop! Fairday's Blog! is featuring a giveaway prize pack, including a $25 gift card to amazon.com and a signedhardcover edition of the middle grade novel, The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson.

The Back to the Books Giveaway Hop will run from Sept. 1st -7th, so, join in the fun! This is a huge hop, and there are lots of wonderful blogs participating, giving away all sorts of great books and other fabulous prizes. Be sure to visit the hopping blogs! (click here for the list

Enter to win:
1) Follow Fairday's Blog!
2) Leave a comment and let us know: 
What are you interested in learning about this year?
3) Fill out the Rafflecopter form below 



Enter for a chance to win a $25 Gift Card to Amazon.com, then find a great book and get lost in the story! 


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. 





Thanks for popping by! We hope that you will stay and visit with us for a while. Below, you will find an overview of the topics that we discuss on Fairday's Blog! They range from riddles, to reviews, to just things that we like to shout out about : ) 






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!

Book Review Index
Submission Guidelines for a Review/Interview on Fairday's Blog! 









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142 comments:

  1. I'd like to learn how to make really effective presentations.

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  2. i'm interested by learning spanish

    thank you for the giveaway

    gfc:miki

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  3. I am taking two classes that I am really excited about. I am taking an Art History class, which I am super excited to learn how art has progressed throughout the years. Then I am taking a Greek and Roman Mythology class, and I am super duper excited!

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  4. I'm interested in learning how to speak French =) x

    GFC: Heather Cranmer

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  5. I'll be starting short course about Blood Transfusion and it's implication.

    GFC - Escapism Fanatic

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  6. Schoolwork, tragically.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I'd like to learn embroidery :)

    I'm logged into Rafflecopter as Kate Ryan

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  8. Oh, and I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

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  9. Lucas here (using Mom's computer)
    I'm learning Spanish and algebra/geometry this year. I love math and science!

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  10. I'd like to learn to make my blog as awesome as yours... but you are teaching me that! I would also like to learn Italian and Hebrew.

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  11. I'd like to learn to be a better payroll Administrator and accountant. I'm following via GFC as Lenna.

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  12. I would like to learn more good receipes, I feel I am in limbo right now with cooking.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  13. Having noticed how similar many books covers are I'm determined to learn more about who picks the art work that goes to make a cover.

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  14. I'm going to be learning German, which should be exciting!
    GFC: Kitty

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  15. I want to learn more about web design and typography so I could create better websites. Thanks. :)

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  16. +JMJ+

    I'd like to learn German this year. =) I've started studying it on my own, but would love to sign up for a proper class.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Enbrethiliel

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  17. I am always interested in learning about new things, maybe that is why I became a librarian. You would be surprised at the variety of things I pick up here and there. Right now I am learning how to use this iPad.

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  18. I am interested in learning Welsh.

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  19. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I'd love to read Medieval lit and early modern history.

    GFC Christina Kit. email ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  20. I am planning to start learning Spanish (and eventually learn Brazilian Portugese)!

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  21. Finance, since that's my course

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  22. I'd like to learn how to write better.
    It's Adriana (:

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  23. This year I'm hoping to learn about birds and start my own bird watching. I'd love to learn Italian.

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  24. This year I am hoping to learn how to pick winning lottery numbers.

    Should that fall through, lol, then I'd also like to learn how to hook or braid rugs, the old fashioned way. There are so many amazing possibilities, and never enough time to realize it all in a single lifetime <3

    Thanks, Jess, for the very sweet giveaway~~
    Mary DeBorde aka M.A.D.

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  25. I'd like to learn Spanish!
    GFC: laceyblossom
    Lacey T
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Have a wonderful first week back...I miss it...sometimes!

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    1. Thanks, Patty! So far it has been great. Not too hot and my class is awesome. :) ~Stephanie

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  27. I'm interested in learning how to speak spanish.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I would like to learn more about my family history. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC- Daisy Richeson

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  29. I'm really excited to learn about Psychology! Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Sharmaine Chan

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  30. GFC: kim cuasay
    I'm interested in learning japanese XD

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  31. I am interested in learning about healthy eating this year.



    Bonnie

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  32. I would like to learn Spanish!
    Follow via GFC - Mayya TheBee
    mzsnow87(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I learn so much every day that I'm in writing and publishing and it's not just about writing and publishing, either. So I guess I'm interested in continuing to learn what I'm learning. Oh and how to solve riddles. That would be good!

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  34. already a gfc follower! I want to learn more about how to get teens to read books.
    mariahoverlock AT gmail.com

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  35. I'd love to learn Germany, since we are currently stained in Germany with the USAF.

    GFC hhkaufman78

    ncprincess96 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I like learning Chemistry, Physic, Biology and English (as non-native) :) I just really like science and I understand English quite well (maybe because I read so much :D)

    GFC the_bosix
    maijasteinbrika AT gmail COM

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  37. I like to discover more authors I didn't know. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Janita

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  38. I'd like to learn how to manage my time more efficiently! Thanks so much!
    GFC Heather @ Redheaded BOokworm

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  39. Mmm...I'd really like to learn a new language. I've been meaning to learn Spanish for a while now and have procrastinated long enough! Thanks for a great question to remind me. And of course, for your very generous giveaway!

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    1. Oops. Forgot to leave my GFC ID: ZaraAlexis. A new, happy follower! :D

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  40. I'd love to be able to take a few writing classes this year.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  41. GFC: Misha - I'd like to learn to knit this year~

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  42. I'd like to learn about creativity (because I'm not creative). Beth Gallinger on GFC.

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  43. Hmm, I will have to think on that...I would like to learn more about computer codes and comuter graphics. I would love to be able to design some blog stuff! Another awesome and generous giveaway! Fingers crossed!

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  44. I want to learn how to quilt. Its been on my list for a while. (Kathy Schoenherr)

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  45. To continue studying Latin and French...I love studying languages :D

    GFC Christina Torres

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  46. I want to learn how to tell my kids "no" more often. lol
    GFC - proudarmymom32

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  47. I'm excited to learn Spanish! It's the first time I'm taking a foreign language subject.
    GFC - Dea S.

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  48. I would like to learn how to have more faith this year.

    GFC: Melissa

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  49. I plan to learn to paddle board this year.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC Jennifer Messerschmidt

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  50. I'm interested in learning more knitting patterns.
    GFC name - Dovile

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  51. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! I'm interested in improving my Spanish! I follow on GFC as Suz and I would love to win!

    Suz Reads

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  52. Can't say that I'm interested in learning anything new, unless it happens to be about a new-to-me author!

    GFC follower: Karen H in NC
    I like you on Facebook: Karen Haas

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  53. What am I interested in learning this year? How to budget! I find all these wonderful books and there goes the money lol
    GFC: Candace

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  54. Hmm ... I'd like to learn how to drive!

    GFC - aloi s

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    1. oh my email is readerrabbit22 at gmail.com -- thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I hope to learn to knit at the end of this year!

    GFC = Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf
    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com

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  56. Thanks for the GREAT contest!! I love starting classes again. I like getting back into a routine of things. I love the leaves that change colors. I can’t wait to get more Lora Leigh books. I loved History while I was in school! I typically read only contemporary romance.
    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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  57. I'm not in school anymore, but I still love learning about anything and everything! My son is in school though, and I think we're going to have fun helping him study his Spanish :)

    What a great giveaway. I think my son would love this book.

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  58. I couldn't think of anything I wanted to learn and then I saw the comment that says how to budget and that is definitely what I need to learn : )

    GFC: alicia marie

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  59. Following you via GFC as ThePixieSprinkles

    I'd like to learn more effective/patient ways to teach children with ADD/ADHD

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  60. GFC -- Beverly S.

    Want to learn to do some new stamping techniques.

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  61. I would like to learn how to manage my time more. I work with children all day and enjoy my job very much. I would also like to know how you got the bluebird on your website. Very cute!
    GFC dreamer616

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  62. I am interested in learning more about history this year.

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  63. I'd like to learn more about the Japanese culture.
    GFC: JenniferH

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  64. i follow in GFC as amy beth maraschino. I am interested in learning Spanish this year, my company has just gone international and i have many new Spanish-speaking coworkers that I will need to support.

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  65. Following in GFC under the name Diana Grace.. I am interested in learning to play the piano this year, :)

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  66. Hi there! I followed via GFC as My Book and My Coffee. Really interested in learning more about Javascript :D

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  67. I need to learn how to drive!
    gfc - sarah elizabeth

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  68. I like to learn how to manage my time
    gfc: michelle wong

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  69. I am a GFC follower Robert Pyszk and I want to learn morea bout Egypt

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  70. This is my first year teaching Communication Arts, and I'm learning how to do that well. My GFC is Lisa Mandina.

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  71. What a great drawing. I wish everyone who entered 'good luck!'

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  72. I'm interested in learning more about writing this year.
    GFC: Molly Frenzel

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  73. The kids are focusing on Ancient History this year and so I have been enjoying learning with them and reading books about that.
    GFC-Tressa

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  74. I'm excited to learn about Chemistry!
    GFC-Gem Angela Tupaz

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  76. I say I learn something new everyday.
    Thanks for the give-away. Appreciate it.

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  77. I'm interested in learning more "behind-the-scenes" info on the publishing business. REALLY want to move over to that field. ^_^

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  78. Hmm.. what would like to learn about this year...maybe quilting...

    I follow in GFC! (as CHris)

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  79. I think this year I am most interested in learning how to take better care of myself. I need to get healthy!

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew

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  80. I'd like to learn how to type faster.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  81. I wanna learn how to play a squeeze box ;0)

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  82. GFC Shannon Romein I'd love to learn how to cook better, I'd love to cook like a real chef not just a home cook

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  83. GFC Christy Maurer

    I would love to learn to crochet! Who wants to teach me? :)

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  84. Gfc: caitlin
    I want to learn to sew!

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  85. follow via GFC and I'd like to learn how to cook better

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  86. Hi GFC Cricket
    I'd like to learn html

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  87. I would like to learn how to be a better writer.
    GFC Linda Foster
    trombonechick04 at yahoo dot com

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  88. I'd like to learn how to cook.
    GFC : DInda_SI

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  89. I would like to learn more about the history of needlework - Thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com
    GFC - Kim Reid

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  90. GFC: Kate Bell

    I'd love to learn how to use computer graphics programs...

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  92. I'm interested in learning how to speak korea,
    Thank you for the giveaway. My GFC: sweety white

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  93. This year I'm really going to try and learn french. I live in a french community and all of the really good jobs would like you to be bilingual.
    GFC: Maegan Morin

    megnate at telus dot net

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  94. I follow by gfc as jodi32
    I would love to learn how to bake better.. I am not good at all lol
    lasherjodi@yahoo.com

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  95. how to work productively

    gfc rogier

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  96. I'm interested in learning Spanish. GFC/cheryllynne cheryllynne(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  97. GFC: paula
    I'd love to learn to drive a car

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  98. I follow this blog publicly GFC CindyWindy2003, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

    i'd like to learn how to sew, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  99. I'd like to learn Spanish. Follow via GFC

    Jes
    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  100. I'm interested to learn everything I can!New stories!
    GFC:Larissa ferreira

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  101. I'm a teacher and like to learn about my students. Thanks!
    GFC: Katie Amanda

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  102. I follow you with GFC as Lisa Walker.
    I am most looking forward to learning more about computers.
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  103. GFC: Stephanie

    I would love to learn a new language!! Thanks for the giveaway!

    stephward84(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  104. GFC: Temara Sheppard
    Email: temarasheppard(at)yahoo(dot)com
    I'd like to learn to sew.

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  105. GFC: Jen Boehme
    Email: angelsrawesome2@yahoo.com
    I am interested in learning more about my diabetes, there are things I am learning everyday as I just found out I have it.

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  106. Thanks for the contest! I love reading!! I love finding new books and authors!! Which is why my TBR book list is sooo long! LOL. I am never sure what to pick when I win contests! LOL
    donnasing777@yahoo.com

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  107. I'd love to learn a language, but I probably won't. Also about ancient history, and fairytales.

    GFC - JessS
    jessicamariesutton(at)msn(dot)com

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  108. i would like to learn some easy recipes

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  109. I'm interested in learning new languages.I know 3 languages and I want to learn more!!

    GFC name - sweety

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D

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  110. I've recently started French, so I'm definitely interested in learning more of the language/culture.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  111. Thanks for the giveaway :)
    I'd like to expand my cooking repertoire -- especially South Asian dishes.

    GFC(Mona Garg)
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  112. I would like to learn how to organize my time better!

    GFC Miche Luker

    jmluker at vhtmail dot net

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  113. Well, I'm graduating from high school this year so there's definitely a lot of to learn :D but it's only September and I can't wait to prom, examinations and then going to university (hooray!)

    GFC: Zoey F

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    zoey42(dot)42(at)gmail(dot)com

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  114. I'd like to learn Spanish this year. GFC: Jenny OSU email: jennifer.b.orr(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. i dont study anymore, but i love go to Spanish class and that the teacher gave me the book list for the year!!
    thanks so much for making this international

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  116. I want to leran drawing. I really need improve my drawing skills (mainly realistic).

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  117. I want to learn all I can about writing and getting published.

    GFC follower: Emily

    fallingfan at gmail.com

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  118. I'm interested in continuing to learn Korean.
    GFC: The Book Garden

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  119. I am not in school but I am interested in learning Spanish, I have a cd to use to help.
    GFC: June M.

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  120. I'm interested in learning french this year.

    GFC: Jacklin updegraft

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  121. I'm interested in learning how to improve my google search skills!!!
    gfc Cordelia Fitzgerald

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  122. gfc Reeva M.

    I want to learn photoshop

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  123. I'd like to learn to play the guitar. I follow with Trey.

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  124. I want to learn how to speak Spanish.

    GFC: flex

    Awesome giveaway.

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  125. gfc follower (ruth)
    I am always learning something with historical fiction, and right now I am learning about Vietnam in the late 1800's--fascinating!

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  126. Thank you for the great giveaway so many great new books coming out I can't wait to read!
    GFC-latishajean

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  127. GFC: Ninna Berries
    EMAIL: annelizabeth7 at hotmail dot com

    I want to learn French!!

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  128. I'm not in school anymore but I'd like to learn more about neurology :)

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  129. I'd like to learn another language.
    GFC Marlene Breakfield

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