Tuesday, October 15, 2013

It's A Gorey Scene...

Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer for hosting the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop. Fairday's Blog is giving away a $20 gift certificate to The Edward Gorey House. Edward Gorey was an amazing illustrator and a master of mystery. He spun his macabre ways into a tangled web of stories that never fail to captivate. Enter into Gorey's house and find yourself knee deep in inky darkness.   

Edward Gorey
$20 Gift Certificate to The Gorey Store

The Spooktacular Giveaway Hop will run from October 15th- 31st, so join in the fun! This is a huge hop, and there are lots of chilling blogs participating, giving away all sorts of creepy books and other monstrous prizes!

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What scares you the most?
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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 reviews! 

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Fairday's Riddles are posted on Mondays- they can be written about anything and everything, all at the same time!

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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. Ooooh...love the illustrations...loved reading about the house!

  2. Great entry to the hop! Love that your prize is so appropriate to the season :)

  3. What scares me the most? It's a toss up between thunder, spiders, snakes and man eating zombies. Probably man eating zombies. :D

  4. Ghosts scare me the most!! I will not watch or read any books that have haunting's in them. I have nightmares all night if I do. So I just stay away from that type of story.
    GFC Follower: Lisa Vazquezanzua

  5. What scares me the most? Rats. When I was eight / nine my brother found a dead rat and he thought that it would be "fun" to show me the rat. I don't think I've ever screamed so hard.
    GFC: Nat

  6. Thank you for the amazing giveaway. <3 You guys are amazing. Hmm. I don't really know what scares me most. Dying, I think. We don't have that many scary things here in Norway :D Spiders are really small, hih.

  7. Snakes. Snakes are so creepy!

    Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! :)

    songbird1613 at yahoo dot com
    GFC: mariehahn13

  8. What scares me most is spiders.

  9. Followed by GFC, Joe Hawk i use to be a paranormal investigator so seeing activity was very scary. josephhawkshaw@yahoo.com

  10. GFC: r.d1 -Deb Pelletier, . Scares me, creepy crawling things. Deb Pelletier

  11. GFC-smiles. I get pretty scared when my father brings up my grandma talking about flying out to see me. I could not handle that.

  12. What scares me most is when it could be ME in book.

  13. Spiders. No question. I hate them, but I can't even get close enough to squash them!

    GFC: Ashley Van Buren

  14. Gory horror movies
    GFC=Bethany Nelson

  15. You have quite the spooky page appropriate for this hop :) To be honest I was never really scared of zombies until The Walking Dead. Im 28 and the show gives me nightmares!

    GFC: GL Tomas

    Twinja Book Reviews

  16. I’m afraid of the dark and spiders! I’m home alone tonight so will have to return in daylight hours to read about Hillbrow House!

  17. Definitely has to be snakes. Ugh. Followed by GFC. Thanks for the giveaway. :) Happy Halloween.

  18. What scares me the most? Going down. Falling. Making mistakes. Embarrassing myself. That's why I don't like Roller Coasters - The falling. I like going up, but not down. And the suspenseful "clik-clik-clik-clik-clik" doesn't help. :)

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  20. scary is the house burning down and me not saving books and children...or possibly children and books.

    I follow you via bloglovin (as Charlotte...I mean I guess that's how you see me. Or possibly Charlotte's Library....)

  21. I would have to say that Zombies scare me the most even though they shouldn't because they are pretty slow, but I would never want to get stuck in a horde of them.

  22. GFC Diana Stanhope. Zombies scare me the most, that and the dark.

  23. gfc Karin
    the dark is my biggest fear, after bugs ofc

  24. Honestly, the after life. The more I think about it, the more freaked out I get!

  25. Losing someone is what scares me most.

  26. I follow you via gfc as Jiienna. Dark places scares me the most :S

  27. I followed you via gfc as Melissa Cervone. Aliens are my main scare. I also don't like looking out windows at night.

    Thank you for the giveaway.


  28. SPIDERS! they scare me the most, i can't stand any kind of them, thanks!

  29. The threat of drowning scares me the most.

  30. Probaly what scares me most is being left alone in a spooky house

  31. Rats I am highly scared of rats.

    Tammy Hudson

  32. GFC follower - Ivan T - Dorothy Teel - I hate cleaning the kitchen garbage disposal gives me cold chills every time, ugh.

  33. GFC: Kim Pinch
    Horror movies scare me. I get nightmares so I can't watch them, not even the trailers on TV ( I close my eyes or change channels quickly).

  34. What scares me the most is people or films about people processed by the devil.

  35. GFC(MonaG)
    What scares me the most is something bad happening to my loved ones. I also don't like being alone in a big house and hearing strange noises.

    As far as fiction/non-fiction, stories about sociopaths scare me.

    Thanks :)

  36. Snakes!
    GFC: Natasha D
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. GFC as Katie Amanda.



  38. +JMJ+

    GFC -- Enbrethiliel

    I'm embarrassed to say that frogs scare me the most! =P

    My e-mail address is on my profile. =)

  39. GFC : mariska hadienns

    Spiders !

    uniquas at ymail dot com

  40. GFC: Meghan Stith
    I think dying is very scary!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  41. Clowns.

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

  42. GFC: Kenia
    Spiders are pretty creepy!
    linda_flor019 [at] hotmail [dot] com
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  43. GFC: layla hernandez
    I think zombies are scary!
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!!

  44. Demons and other dark beings are scary because they are capable of doing great harm.


  45. I'm scared of serial killers and psycopaths. You can't know what evil they are capable of.

  46. gfc-amanda whitley
    i'm afraid of fires.
    achadwick22 at yahoo dot com

  47. Demon Possession freaks me out.
    GFC Courtney Wyant

  48. GFC as Robin Blankenship
    Spiders Scare me

  49. I love the illustrations! My GFC name is diamond Cronen.
    What scares me the most? Super scary ghost stories in movie or novel form! :)

  50. Since that giant spider on another post almost sent me screaming, I'll say that spiders are one of the things that scares me most. Although roaches probably beat them out. Just not a fan of insects in general. :-)

  51. Following via GFC as Amber Terry. What scares me most: deep, dark water.

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway :)

    -Amber T.-

  52. GFC - Kristina Vallaste

    What scares me? I don't know really.. I love spooky things, or find them boring instead. But I can't stand blood :/

  53. rats, I really hate rats. The concept of wererats horrifies me.

    GFC flip


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