Monday, April 15, 2013

Signed Book Giveaway Hop!

Great guessing Riddlers! This week we are exploring where our stories come from. I had fun writing the I and Me poem for National Poetry Month and the poetic creativity I've seen around the book block has been fabulous! It was a treat to listen to The Raven read by James Earl Jones on Believe in Yourself- Thanks, Donna! The other day, I caught an episode of Wednesday: Poets Night on PBS and watched this amazing guy perform. His work was very unique, and I wish I could tell you more about him, but I can't remember his name! You never know what you are going to see on public broadcasting ~ F

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Wholly Books for hosting the Signed Book Giveaway HopFairday's Blog is giving away a Patricia Polacco prize pack! Enter for your chance to win signed editions of Thank You, Mr. Falker and My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, plus a signed hardcover of the middle grade adventure, The Secret DMS Files of Fairday Morrow by J. Haight & S. Robinson

The Signed Book Giveaway Hop will run from April 16th-22nd, so, join in the fun! This is a popular hop, and there are lots of interesting blogs participating, giving away all sorts of books and other fabulous prizes.  

Open to US and International : ) 

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Enter to win:
1) Follow Fairday's Blog!
2) Leave a comment and let us know: 
Who are you most like in your family? 
3) Fill out the Rafflecopter form below

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 reviews! 

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.

Author Interviews are posted on Fridays. The DMS seeks out the best middle grade authors today and brings them here to chat about their stories. 

Margo's Musings Fridays are sometimes shared with Margo, Fairday's little sister. This post focuses on reviewing 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. My GFC follower name is Riv.

    That is a tough question! I always say my family is like a four completely different people (my mum, dad, brother and me), who just somehow ended up together. I would actually say I have the most in common with my aunt, she always gave me books for birthday ever since I was a wee baby in the cradle :)

  2. My GFC is Dena BooksforKids.

    I think I am most like my Dad. Although sometimes I scare myself how similar I am to my mom. So it's a tossup.

  3. Nothing at all like any of my family, I'm convinced I was one of those babies who was swapped at birth. That said, I sometimes open my mouth to speak and sound just like my grandad.

  4. Good question....I have some of my mom's traits, but personality wise, I would have to say my dad! Thanks so much!

    GFC Heather @ Redheaded Bookworm
    Rafflecopter Heather Baker Schrock

  5. I am the grandmom, but I have a granddaughter who reminds me of myself in so many ways, wants to be the boss, pouts when don't get he way, is a real daddy's girl and very inquisitive, think that is COOL>>>>

  6. Hands down I'm most like my Mom. We're so alike at times its a good way of course. ^_^ Thanks for the chance to win this great prize pack! Good luck everyone...and happy reading.

    GFC: GMR

  7. Thank you for perfect givaway. <3 You guys are amazing :) I'm most like my mother, hih ;p We both have a high temper.
    GFC follow as Carina Olsen :)
    Love, Carina

  8. I loved the info about Patricia. "Rotten Redhead." So funny! I also really love the blurb about your book. It sounds a little like Nancy Drew or Scooby-doo - and I LOVED those when I was kid!
    Fun post! :-)

  9. All entered! Another great giveaway! I have not read Rotten Redhead before, it sounds fun!

  10. I'm so glad that I was able to enter! What a fun giveaway :)

  11. Hmm. I think I would have to say my mother.

  12. I follow via GFC as Shelver506.

    I looked like my mother, but I act like my father. :)

  13. I would say I am most like my mother :) Thanks for your giveaway!

    GFC sarah perry
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  14. GFC name - Karen Arrowood

    I am definitely most like my mom... although I only wish I was as good at being a mother as she has always been. :-)

  15. GFC: Monja Blue

    I'm most like my maternal grandmother, both avid readers! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway!

  16. GFC : mariska hadienns

    I am most like my father :)

  17. GFC - Julla Lopez

    I'm most like my mother. We're both witty and clumsy HAHA :))

  18. I'm just the spitting image of my mom but the rest of me is just the carbon copy of my dad :D so I guess I'm like my dad :D

    miss fifi

  19. GFC - Wolfswan1
    I look like my mom but my personality is an even mix of both parents.

  20. GFC-Ashfa Anwer
    My mum and dad.

  21. GFC Anne38.

    As much as it shocked me when I was 18 and realized it, I both look like my mother and have most of her personality traits (perhaps that's why we had a rocky time in my teenage years). I have my dad's eyes, feet and early (but not as much) grey hair. Thanks, Dad.

  22. GFC name:FM

    I'm definitely most like my sister. Both in looks and traits. There have been times when people ask us if we're twins!

  23. GFC is Carrie

    I'm like my mom. Apparently I sound like her on the phone!

  24. GFC Diah Didi
    Physically and basic characters: My Dad. But lately I'm mixed of both parents characters. :)

  25. GFC Morgan
    I'm like half my mom and half my dad. It's pretty even

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am a huge Patricia Polocco fan!!

  26. GFC name: Rachel Ann Ramos

    A mix of both my mom and dad. :)

  27. GFC name Buried in Books

    For me that's a really interesting question. I am adopted and I found my birth mother when I was in my early 30's. I was adopted at birth, literally, my parents walked out of the hospital with me. But no matter what they tried, I was never like anyone in my family. I never fit in. I was very emotional, a writer and reader, moody, sensitive, creative. When I met my birth mother, it was like I finally understood myself. I looked more like my half sister, but I was like my birth mother in so many ways. That's when I finally stopped trying to fit in with my adopted family and let myself finally be okay with who I am. I realized that just because I was different that wasn't a bad thing. In my birth family, I wasn't different at all, just a stranger. So I'm like my birth mother. Strangely enough considering how little time we spent together.


  28. GFC : Dinda_SI

    I think I'm most like my father.

  29. I think,in my family,I'm most like my mom.

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

    GFC name - sweety

    Rafflecopter name - Rose L

  30. GFC Name: Anubha

    I'm a mix of both my mom and dad... :)

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  32. My mother in a lot of ways.

    GFC mnleona

  33. GFC follower as LB

    I am most like my dad - my brother is most like my mom so it all works out lol :)

  34. I never would have believed it as a teen, but I'm now more like my mom!

  35. GFC: Andd D.

    Well, even if when I was little I didn't actually like to say it out loud (I don't know why though), I am more like my dad.

  36. Beckey GFC

    I am more like my dad

  37. GFC: Holly Letson

    Most like my Dad. Except that I like to overanalyze things alot more than him. But, we're both business-minded. We like to get things cheap, and sell them at a reasonable price, and still make money.

  38. I am most like my father with my mother's quirks. I am under LAWOnder10, Lu & Lu Ann on the different ways I follow. Take your pick. I am suppose to be under LAWonder10 but something went haywire.
    Thank you for the giveaway

  39. I don't look like either of them but I have a lot of traits from each of them.
    GFC - Sherry S.

  40. thanks for the giveaway! i am most like my momma, and my kids are like me. my mom's family genes are very strong. lol. red hair and all :)


  41. Following my email dustykattc at hotmail dot com
    I am physically most like my Mother but my temperament comes from my Father.

  42. GFC Tina or Tina Kohrman

    I am most like my dad because we are both quiet until or unless we get angry. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!

  43. I'm most like my Aunt B -- a rebel.

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

  44. I was more like my mom with her stuborness and bullheadness! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    GFC Follower: Alicia Batista

  45. I am most like my father. I got my obsession with books and reading from him!

    I followed "Diamond Cronen"

    Email (matches rafflecopter s) diamond dot Cronen dot 48 @ my dot csun dot edu

  46. I am most like my mom which is a good and bad thing. :) I follow you through GFC as Meghan and my e-mail address is

  47. my blog name worleybirdnest
    1am really like any of my family at all. I look most like my sister

  48. Hi! I follow via under my nickname: Mippy Foofalina
    I can be reached at bunnysmip (AT) gmail (DOT) com
    I'm told I am most like my dad, but idk he left when I was young and has since passed on.


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