Monday, January 28, 2013

Young Adult Giveaway Hop!

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Book Love 101 for hosting the Young Adult Giveaway Hop! Fairday's Blog! is giving away a paperback edition of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, plus a signed hardcover edition of the spooky, new middle grade adventure, The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. RobinsonEnter for your chance to follow along with Katniss as she heads into the Hunger Games, and then settle into a clever mystery with Fairday and the DMS!

The Young Adult Giveaway Hop will run from January 29th- February 4th, 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: 
If you were trapped in the wilderness, what would you want to bring with you?
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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 

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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 : )

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. Thanks for the giveaway! GFC is chip (
    If I was trapped in teh wildnerness, I'd bring a good book. I'd be screwed so might as well enjoy what time I had left :P

  2. If I was trapped, I would probably want to take a good friend. They'd be good company and I may as well doom someone else along with me haha GFC: naralee94 ( Rafflecopter: Nara Lee

  3. GFC : Aline Tobing

    I'd bring a flashlight, maybe? lol

  4. GFC: Rose (rosedarkthorn11 at gmail dot com)

    Depends how many things I can take! If it was just one, I'd probably take a friend who's good at talking a lot...

    1. Also, I'm a new follower - it would be awesome if you stopped by my blog in return :)

      Rose @ The Cosy Dragon (

  5. GFC Name: Gea Bridged

    If I will be trapped in the wilderness, I'll bring my GPS, dugger and for most my favorite fantasy book or maybe if I won this book- I'll surely love bring along this book! ^_^ I had watched the movie and it made me stronger as a woman. Thank you for this giveaway!

  6. GFC-Ashfa Anwer
    If I was stuck I'll bring all the books I can carry.

  7. That's a tough one. At first I was like, duh, cell phone. But if you're in the wilderness, reception is probably crap. So I'm going to go full on Katniss style and go for a bow and arrow!

    GFC - Dorothy Reading

  8. GFC - Rebecca Graf

    A knife as it can help you in so many ways.

  9. GFC ORiana

    i will have some matches or a flashlight
    or chocolate!

  10. GFC Jenny Newton

    I would bring a kindle with a built in solar charger!

  11. gfc:miki isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

    if i was stuck in teh wilderness i would love to have a supernatural protective mate oto protect me ...if it's not possible a emergency box with all the anti venoms, creams etc that could be needed ( yes i want to stay in one piece^^)

  12. GFC Shelly Hammond

    If I were stuck in the wilderness, aside from the fact I would likely not last long and probably sob and awful lot (I'm a great big giant chicken!) I would like to have a backpack (I hope that's not cheating) filled with a never ending coffee cup, a never uncharging kindle, an always warm blanket and clothes that never got dirty! Ok, so I think all of those things were cheater answers but I really, really, really don't want to get stuck in the wilderness!! Even the idea of it is too scary!

  13. GFC name Cary Morton

    If I were trapped in the wilderness I'd bring a serrated kitchen knife, a plastic bottle, and a metal pot. You can survive almost anything the wilderness can throw at you with that :3

  14. I actually have a bug out bag for emergencies. I'd be sure to bring that with me!

  15. If i was stuck in the wilderness i would bring a full camping kit (may be cheating but atleast i would have everything to survive) :)
    GFC- Lauren England

  16. A magic wand would be very useful in my opinion ! No, seriously, I think I'd bring something like a lighter ...

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  18. I would bring a sleeping bag and a backpack full of books :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    GFC: Shannon Rhea

  19. GFC:Caroline
    I would bring a lighter or matches for sure :)

  20. Thanks for the great giveaway! I follow via GFC as lionelsnod. I would most definitely want a lighter. I'm not sure I could get by without fire. I watch enough Survivor (that's close enough to the wilderness for me) to know that w/o fire I wouldn't last long. Oh, and forget the flint, I want a zippo :)

    Paul R. Hewlett

  21. Waterproof matches, definitely.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: Catie Taylor

  22. I followed via GFC: Meghan Stith
    And I would probably bring a tarp. Catch rain water and keep warm!

  23. I would bring some bug spray!
    Raffle name: Fiery Na GFC: Na

  24. GFC follower.

    I'd bring a med kit and lighter. :)

  25. GFC: Nerdy Reader

    And I think I'd bring a lighter and a first aid kit!

  26. GFC sarah perry, I would probably a tarp or a knife.
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  27. GFC: Darlene

    If I was trapped in the wilderness, I'd definitely want a flare gun...and a compass. I'd like a hunting knife for protection, although I wouldn't have the heart to actually use it for hunting. I'd have to live off roots and berries :)

  28. GFC Cassandra Hicks

    I would want a fully charged satellite phone with a GPS tracker so I could call for help lol I am not a wilderness person :)
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  29. GFC: RIN

    If I were trapped in the woods, I'd want either a satellite cell phone or one of those water bottle purifier things.

  30. GFC as veltara
    If you were trapped in the wilderness, what would you want to bring with you? H2O, A flashlight and a great book

  31. GFS Debby Neal
    I'd bring a few good books and flashlights and some food/water. :)

  32. I'd bring a knife for survival.

  33. I would bring a machet and first aid kit.
    GFC: Dita Škarste

  34. GFC- Wood

    Light cooking supplies and a sleeping bag would be useful :)

  35. GFC: Erica Lima
    If you were trapped in the wilderness, what would you want to bring with you? A book!

  36. GFC as Abby

    Books, knife, flares, an inflatable boat!


    raffle name: Nikki O

  37. a camper or at least a good tent and some cooking suplies and something to help with hunting if i had to and a lighter or matches or something to make fire blankets
    gfc kimberly

  38. GFC: hg195

    Hmm. Good question. A knife and compass I think.

  39. GFC: Debbie W.
    I'd probably bring a survival kit if I had one with me.

  40. GFC same as commenting name.

    I'd bring my mp3 and books! :D

  41. gfc--cynthia clubbs

    Hmmm, good question. I guess a backpack STUFFED with important things like matches, string, flashlight, bandages, neosporin, books.

  42. GFC reading mind

    I think I would pack a bag with food and books!

  43. GFC Doing Dewey

    I'd like a sleeping bag, matches, a knife, and bandages. Actually, what I'd really want is a map and compass, but perhaps that's cheating :-P

  44. I loved the Hunger Games series(:
    I would probably bring a backpack stuffed with important things, like a knife and food.
    Following via GFC.

  45. I'd take with me a how to guide for surviving in the wilderness along with my survivalist pack: Matches, freezed-dried food, personal(camping/hiking)water purifier, first aid kit, etc. It took me forever to put it together.
    GFC- Krysta Banco

  46. GFC:- Ashi
    If I was trapped in the wilderness, I would want to bring water, food, tent, blankets, lamp, and about a 100 novels with me..

  47. Gfc-vampedchik
    well it depends on how long I'd be stuck cause then I would have to go practical and go with like a backpack with matches and blanket and food. But if it was only for like a few hours or something give me a book. :)

  48. I'd bring a good book
    GFC: Armando Read

  49. I'd probably bring a knife, some matches and a book!

    GFC: Anatea Oroz

  50. Good question. Honestly, tampons! I don't want to have to shape a pad out of moss or something! lol

  51. Honestly?No Idea....

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    GFC name - sweety


  52. GFC: January Matthews

    I'd bring my ereader!

  53. I would want to bring a lighter ;)
    GFC follower (katja9_10)

    Les Johnson

  54. GFC - Breanne
    I'd bring a knife

    bmweida at yahoo dot com


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