Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gratitude Book Giveaway

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting the Gratitude Book Giveaway Hop! Fairday's Blog! is featuring a giveaway prize pack, including a paperback edition of the middle grade novel Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holma signedhardcover edition of the middle grade novel, The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinsonplus $10 gift card to 

The Gratitude Giveaway Hop will run from November 15th-25th, so, join in the fun! This is a huge hop, and there are lots of delightful blogs participating, giving away all sorts of books and other fabulous prizes.    

Open to US and International : ) 

☞ 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 simple thing are you grateful for every day?
3) Fill out the Rafflecopter form below 

Thanks for popping over! 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 : )  

It is 1935, and eleven year-old Turtle’s only parent, her mama, has found a live-in housekeeping job that doesn’t allow children. Luckily, Turtle is strong and doesn’t flinch when her mama tells her she is sending her to go and live with an aunt she has never met down in Florida. Turtle is tough and doesn’t cry; she has been let down too many times more of our review!

Preview the book

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 

☞ Read the reviews!
☞ DMS Home Site 

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.

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!

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  1. GFC: Book Sake
    I'm grateful for the health of my family.
    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  2. Turtle in Paradise sounds like a great read! I'm thankful for my children. Every day.

  3. GFC: hg195

    I am grateful for my family. :)

  4. I'm grateful for my family and their good health and safety.
    GFC - Alyce

    I've heard great things about the Turtle book!

  5. I'm thankful for the opportunity to study anything and everything that catches my fancy
    gfc- Kirsten!

  6. for giving me health..i thx u God everyday...

    GFC: nurmawati djuhawan

    thx u for the giveaway :)

  7. Not sure if this is open internationally but I live in hope.

    A follower of your blog via GFC.

    Apart from family and friends, the thing I'm must grateful for every day is Madge, my electric wheelchair. With my limited mobility she really does make a huge difference to my independence.

  8. I am thankful for my 5 kiddos. I was just away from them for 3 days... and I couldn't wait to get back to them (even though I spoke to them EVERY day, twice a day or so).


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  10. Every day I am thankful for my family. I follow as William C. on GFC. Thanks for this great giveaway.

  11. GFC - Cheles Bells

    I'm most thankful for my family <3

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

  12. I thankful for waking up everyday....
    then my family for putting up with me :0)
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    beejee77 at gmail dot com

  13. I'm thankful for my friends and family


    Rafflecopter name:Dawna Newman

  14. gfc-magic5905
    I am grateful everyday for my family.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  15. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    GFC Christina Kit.

    I'm thankful for my friends! They always are supportive:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  16. GFC follower
    my family's health:)

    thanks for hosting a giveaway!

  17. GFC: Stephanie @ Bookfever

    I'm thankful for my family's health. :)

  18. I'm grateful for my family, for the sun when it shines and a cosy bed to sleep in. :)

  19. Great giveaway! Turtle in Paradise is on my TBR list.

    I am always grateful for the small things everyday- like a hot cup of coffee in the am, or a warm bed at night- I enjoy a lovely smell or scene that I happen upon. Nice to think about. Thanks!

  20. I am grateful for my family and the fact that I can at least talk to them everyday.
    GFC crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  21. I loved Turtle in Paradise. Such a good book!

  22. I'm thankful for my family
    GFC Tia

  23. GFC. r.d1
    Thankful for family and friends.

  24. GFC as Abby
    I'm thankful for my family every day.

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

  25. For my family and the fact that I can read, lately you hear so much about people who can't read.
    GFC: Rose Mchallen

  26. I am grateful for a healthy family. GFC Shannon Romein
    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  27. I follow with GFC as Lynne ( email: tworeads(at)gmail(dot)com (my rafflecopter email is zypadeedodah(at)aol(dot)com) I can be reached either place :)

    I'm most thankful for my fantastic husband and my family.
    and thanks so much for this great giveaway!
    Happy Holidays to you and yours :)

  28. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I'm thankful for my parents and husband.

    GFC : Bookie Bee

    thebookiebee AT gmail DOT com

  29. I'm thankful for my family!
    GFC: Veronika
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. GFC The Loopy Librarian
    I'm grateful for books!

    allisonmoyer at yahoo dot com

  31. GFC kp_kazamei

    Thankful for having running water and a toilet that flushes!!


  32. GFC - Kelly Blackwell

    The simple thing that I am grateful is hot water. I was taking a shower this morning and realized how truly fortunate we are for things like that. Thank you for the giveaway.


  33. What a wonderful give-away. Good luck to everyone.

  34. GFC:blackwolf
    I'm thankful for my family

  35. GFC: Christina Torres
    I'm thankful for my new job!!

  36. GFC as nat cleary
    Im most thankful to see my four boys smile everyday :) They are my world!!
    natcleary at gmail dot com

  37. I'm grateful for the love my parents give me!

    GFC reading mind

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  38. I'm thankful that I have three healthy and happy children!

    GFC Julie Kornhausl

  39. My family and my puppy!

    GFC - Eva. - booksconsidered[at]gmail[dot]com

  40. For waking up, I'm grateful that I get to see morning :)

    GFC: Judith-Pamela Ayimma

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  42. I'm grateful for my family, my friends and my books
    GFC: paula

    botezatu_paula at yahoo dot com

  43. I'm grateful for my loving hubby, family, books, and my job at the library.
    GFC Jennifer


  44. so grateful for my family and good health!

    GFC- aloi s
    readerrabbit22 at

  45. I am grateful for my dogs-every day! Except at six thirty in the morning when they wake me up. :)

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the great giveaway.

    GFC-Scott Wilcox

    Best wishes,

  46. I'm very grateful for my family!
    GFC: Jennifer Haile

  47. I'm grateful for my family,friends and books. :)

    GFC - Nuzaifa H

  48. I'm grateful for my amazing family and my health.
    GFC- Ashfa Anwer

  49. My job, my family and my house :D
    acrisalves AT gmail DOT com

  50. my family
    GFC: Throuthehaze
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  51. I'm thankful for going to school and getting to know how to read :D
    Thank you for the giveaway
    GFC - Katy

  52. I follow in GFC as Chris

    I am thankful for the smell of rain :)

  53. I am thankful for the health of my children

    gfc wanda f

  54. My family, who's very understanding.

    This is also my GFC name (M. C.)

  55. I'm gratful for my family.

  56. I'm grateful for having a roof over my head and everyone in my family being healthy and well.
    Thank you for the chance!

    GFC follower - Dovile

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  57. Every day, I am thankful for my family and loved ones. They truly are the meaning of home :)

    And today, I am thankful for all of the book bloggers out there. You continuously give to every single one of your readers, whether it be a giveaway, a chance to get to know our favorite authors, or a new book to add to our TBR list. You keep us entertained, engaged and happy. We should all be grateful for you :)

    Thank you!

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com

    GFC Follower! :)

  58. I am thankful for my toothbrush. Thx for the hop stop.
    GFC Lona Stringer

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

  59. Simple thing I'm greatful for Hairbrush!!!

  60. thanks so much!
    im grateful for my family
    gfc: oriana

  61. I am thankful for my family.
    GFC - Maureen
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  62. I am so thankfful to have a home of my own to live in.

  63. GFC follower :) Every day I am grateful for my family's health and happiness! daniellecorrelle @

  64. I'm thankful for having my husband in my life and my family!
    GFC follower: Kaci Verdun

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  65. I'm thankful for my family,friends and all good things in my life :D

    GFC name - sweety

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    Rafflecopter name - Rosemarie D


  66. I'm very grateful for my family's good health! :)

    gfc: Sandy

    thanks so much and have a great holiday!


  67. I'm always grateful for the support of my family~
    GFC: Misha
    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com
    Thank you for the lovely giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!

  68. I'm most thankful for my family! Thank you for the giveaway.
    GFC follower as Diana

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  69. gfc teressa oliver grateful for my spouse

  70. I'm most thankful for my children, who are a blessing! And the every-day things that we often don't think about: Having a roof over our heads, warm clothes to wear, good food to eat, having parents and siblings who you can depend on. I know that I sometimes take that for granted.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC: Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

  71. I am thankful for my son.
    GFC - Jennifer Rote
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  72. I'm thankful for my family and our healtth.
    GFC - Dinda_SI

  73. I am thankful for the ability to provide for my family.

    GFC Doodle Bug

    Thank you for your giveaway.

  74. I'm thankful for my family and fiancé
    GFC: kiss_shani

  75. Happy Thanksgiving!
    I am so thankful for my family.

    GFC: Na

  76. I'm grateful for my mom. She's the best. Thanks!
    GFC: Katie Amanda

  77. I'm thankful for my family!
    GFC: Erika
    saltsnmore at yahoo dot com

  78. I'm thankful for the beauty of life
    GFC: Alexa Ale

  79. I am very thankful for my wonderful family, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  80. I am thankful for my family, having a roof over our heads and food on their plates.

  81. I'm always grateful for my family and friends!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Follow you via GFC - Mayya TheBee

  82. I thankful for my parents!

    GFC Jose Armando

  83. I am thankful for my family!
    GFC: June M.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

  84. I am thankful for my heath and my family.
    I'm following via GFC under the name Raluca P.

  85. I'm thankful for my husband and two children
    GFC susan1215

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

  86. Thankful for things so simple that we are so used to it like our beds. Everyday when I wake up, I thank the heavens for I have a comfortable place to sleep in, and a roof over my head.

  87. I'm thankful for my family.
    GFC Marlene Breakfield

  88. Aside from family an friends, I'm thankful for books! Thanks for the giveaway. :D

    compelledbywords at live dot com

  89. I'm grateful for my family!

    GFC Lisa Mandina

  90. I am grateful for my chihuahuas every day :)
    GFC Nikkie Cossairt

  91. I am grateful for my family.
    GFC: Karine Traverse

  92. I am grateful for my salvation.
    gfc (Ruth)

  93. Thanks for the chance :)
    GFC - Lupdilup

  94. I'm grateful for my happy, healthy sons everyday.

    GFC--The True Book Addict
    Thanks for the chance!


  95. I follow GFC

    GFC - Minding Spot

    spunnsugarz at yahoo dot com

  96. I'm thankful for my friends.
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  97. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    I'm thankful for my mom!


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