Thursday, April 5, 2012

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Once Upon A Twilight for hosting the Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop. Fairday's Blog! is featuring a special giveaway prize pack, including: a special, hardcover edition of The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow, a $10 Gift Card to, plus a new paperback copy of Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine. Lizzy recently reviewed this book, and it was very well received by our readers. We are also very excited to be hosting an interview with Kathryn Erskine on Friday April 6th. 

Thanks for popping over to visit us! 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 : )                                                                                                                                                

The Hoppy Easter Eggstavaganza Hop will run from April 6th- 12th- so, join in the fun! This is a fun 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 below: What was the coolest/ best thing you have ever pulled out of one of those colorful, plastic eggs on an Easter egg hunt? 
3) Fill out the Rafflecopter form below 


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/ listen to the first seven chapters onlineRead the reviews. 

Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
Caitlin is a 5th grader whose world has been turned upside-down by the death of her older brother, Devon. A difficult situation for anyone, but Caitlin has Asperger’s Syndrome and doesn’t see the world the same way that everyone else does. She follows schedules and finds comfort in familiar patterns. Before her brother died he was her best friend and the person she would go to when she needed things explained to her... read more...

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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!

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  1. i follow via GFC catherine c

    best thing i ever found was $20.

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  2. GFC Follower - Janet Watson
    The coolest thing, MONEY!

  3. Now, who wouldn't want to win this book?! And a gift card? Besides having one of the best blogs around, you are the most giving and fun also.

  4. Definitely Milky Ways....I'm pretty simple! I love them!

    1. GFC- Nicole L (my blog) :)

  5. Christina Kit. in the rafflecopter

    GFC Christina Kit.

    A little plush bunny:)

    Thanks so much

  6. Hello lovely ladies, Thanks for the fabulous prrize, I would love to read your book, plus all the other goods, too cool . Hmm I can't say I have pulled anything super cool,out of an egg, but hey candy is fine by me, especially Cadbury Eggs. Yummy! Enjoy your Eastwr weekend.

  7. GFC Follower: Maria Balmeo
    The very best was a $50 its an office event.


  8. It has been so long since I was a kid, I don't remember what I got from eggs. I was easily pleased though so I am sure I was happy with the candy!

  9. GFC: Lauren Rura

    Best thing pulled out of an egg... a little slip of paper that said "your prize is in the shower" It was my Easter basket.. full of candy and a jewelry box!(=

  10. I follow by GFC as Savings Safari

    I don't remember anything special that I got in an egg. But we hide money in our kids' eggs!

  11. Money! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Happy Easter!
    I got salted duck eggs lol :))

    GFC kimyunalesca

  13. follow via GFC susan1215
    I got a $5 bill in one of my eggs

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  14. GFC: Caro

    I pulled out a piece of paper saying i won a fish. when i was a kid, that was the most awesome prize hahaha

  15. Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Stephanie

    All I can remember is yummy chocolate candy when I found my eggs!


  16. GFC: Shane R.

    The best thing I ever got from an Easter Egg hunt was at an adult party. I got a mini bottle of booze.

    shanerus at gmail dot com

  17. what an interesting book! i wonder what my kids would think about this point of view..
    Happy Easter!

  18. I remember that I was always the one who ended up finding the most cracked eggs for some reason. Oh well. LOL

    Happy Easter

  19. Thank you for the great giveaway!

    GFC: Jaime

  20. i've never found anything but candy : ) thanks for the giveaway!!

    gfc: alicia marie ezell

  21. GFC: TiffanyLove

    I've never pulled out anything but candy... But I Would Love To Pull Out A New Ipod This Year :)

  22. I got a bracelet once from a friend while staying at her house for Easter in college....

  23. I never had any that had anything more than candy.
    GFC - rickimc

  24. GFC as Lisa Walker
    I once found a silver dollar!
    Happy Easter!

  25. The coolest thing was money!

  26. GFC name is Kathy Ross. Also follow by email and use

  27. GFC- Lisa Richards
    A $100 bill was the top thing I found in an egg.
    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  28. GFC Follower- Tracy Juliano

    I don't remember 'exactly' what it was I pulled out of the plastic egg. My memories are pretty faded. It had to have been well over 30 years ago (gasp!). All I remember for certain is I was at Disneyland and Snow White handed it to me. Maybe it was a coupon for a free ice cream, or soda? Not sure. It's more Disneyland and less egg that I remember ;)

  29. GFC Cricket

    AS a kid the coolest thing would've been JELLY BEANS!

  30. GFC pinkflower
    A rabbit ring!

  31. GFC Amber Garcia
    The best thing I ever pulled was a dollar bill and whoever grabbed the egg with the dollar bill won the big prize which was an easter basket filled with goodies!

  32. +JMJ+

    Where I grew up, plastic eggs had papers with numbers written on them. The numbers corresponded to prizes (usually toys) that kids could claim after the hunt. My favourite prize was a pastel-coloured sugar egg that had little chocolate eggs inside it. So I hunted a plastic egg to win a sugar egg that contained chocolate eggs. LOL!

    I'm not sure if this contest is open internationally or not. If so, please consider this an entry. If not, that's fair enough. =) Thanks!

    GFC: Enbrethiliel (e-mail address on my Blogger profile)

  33. I follow as Books Are Sanity on GFC. Honestly the coolest thing I ever got was candy in those eggs, but I was happy with that!
    Thanks for the giveaway, I hope I win!

  34. I'd have to say the coolest thing I've gotten was money
    GFC - isabelli3619

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  35. The best prize I ever got out of a plastic Easter egg was a $1.00 bill.
    I'm a GFC follower - Cindy Macbeth

  36. willy wonka candy
    helldog3 at

  37. GFC - RADesilets

    And the coolest thing? Probably $5, that was nice.

    Although, I think at the time I was disappointed, because I was little.

  38. I think the best thing I've ever gotten out of an egg was a $10 bill.
    GFC-Lauren Mackesy

  39. Candy is the only thing I ever found inside an Eater egg.

    GFC = Juana Esparza


  40. Once i pulled a $5 out of an egg!

    GFC- Kim

  41. GFC: books4me

    The coolest thing I got in a plastic egg was a pair of diamond earrings!!

  42. The best thing that I ever pulled out of a plastic egg was a mood ring- thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Best thing was a necklace. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Tamar W is a GFC follower. I have never done an egg hunt because I do not celebrate it. I hope I can still play :)

  45. GFC: Lilian Cheng

    I think it was one of those ring pops...I always love wearing them, but then they get so sticky...>_<

  46. I found a $5 bill

    Following via gfc (angelacisco79)

  47. Forgot to add that I am Following via gfc (angelacisco79)

  48. hershy kisses!! yum!!!

  49. Hello,
    I'm Mary Ting, author of Crossroads Saga :)
    I've joined your blog and followed you on twitter.
    I have to say...M & M bag of chocolate. It used to be my favorite.

  50. I only remember finding candy inside which was a real treat for me.
    gfc - mamabunny13

  51. Once, we got quarters in some of the eggs. Money was nice. :) And my gfc is Katrina Page. Thanks! oneagainst at hotmail dot com

  52. My Little Kiddles doll, for sure! Thanks for the great giveaway and for visiting my page as well :)

  53. thank you for the great giveaway! Best thing I found was money in one of those eggs!

  54. Great giveaway! I would love to read Mockingbird!
    books4learning at yahoo dot com

  55. Thank you for the giveaway. The best thing I ever pulled out was some money.

    GFC as seriousreader

    seriousreader at live dot com

  56. we always put jelly beans in our eggs

  57. GFC as Gaby

    That would be MONEY (YEAH!!)

    gaby891 AT YAHOO DOT COM

  58. Best thing my daughter got was nail polish.

  59. I follow you on google, magic5905
    I found a $5 bill in an egg once.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  60. Money when I was a kid. Although it probably only added up to around 50 cents or something. Back then I was ecstatic though! Thanks for the giveaway.


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