I (Heart) the Whole World… and Justine Giveaway

According to my friend Justine, whose fabulous new book, How to Ditch Your Fairy, is in stores today, I am a cynical pessimist who really needs to lighten up and look on the bright side.

Okay. Fine:

I love this commercial. I love the Discovery Channel. I love the actual channel, and I love the company itself, for its hard work in the name of science love and for its pivotal role in the revitalization of my town. If all commercials were this good, I might watch TV. But most of them are political lies these days.

Oh, crap! There goes that cynical pessimism again.

Hmmmm, now what will put me in a good mood? I know! How about a delicious new novel set in a world where everyone has their own personal fairy. How about giving away a copy of this amazing book?

I was lucky enough to be an early reader for this novel, back when it was being called “the great Australian feminist young adult Elvis mangosteen monkey knife-fighting cricket fairy novel.” No, really. When Justine sent it to me, all I knew was that she’d written a fairy book. Having just finished Holly Black’s wonderful books, I was expecting dark, brooding urban fantasy fairies.

Not so much. Justine’s fairies are one part “savvy” or “grace“, one part Pullman daemon, and one part guardian angel. And Charlie, a basketball and cricket player at New Avalon Sports High, really, really wants to get rid of hers. I was utterly charmed by this book, and instantly told everyone I could how great it was, and what would our fairies be.

Justine is on her publication tour right now, so if you’re in California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Michigan, Missouri, or Texas, make sure to check her out!

I’m so glad that the rest of the world finally has an opportunity to read this book! Go grab your copy today, or, leave your comment on this post to be entered into a drawing to win one of two copies of HOW TO DITCH YOUR FAIRY.


Posted in bookaholic, diversions, giveaway, Justine, other writers

22 Responses to I (Heart) the Whole World… and Justine Giveaway

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  2. JulieLeto says:

    Oooh, this sounds fabulous! I love the Discovery Channel. And National Geographic channel. We watch them both a lot around here.

  3. Phyllis Towzey says:

    Great ad — reminds me of the video of the guy dancing all over the world.

    The fairy book sounds cool.

  4. Mary says:

    That commercial is awesome. Thank you for sharing it. I want a fairy! Though if I can’t have one of my own, I suppose I’d “settle” for a book about fairies. πŸ™‚

  5. Diana says:

    Phyllis, that’s what it reminded me of, too. Also, I love that the astronauts are the Red. vs. Blue guys.

  6. Dragonfly_in_nc says:

    I love that commercial as well. My husband gets annoyed because I walk around all the time singing the chorus.

  7. Liza says:

    The book sounds really fun. I love the Discovery Channel too.

  8. Diana says:

    Dragonfly! You’re back from your honeymoon! And your husband is home! Oh happy day!

  9. Dragonfly_in_nc says:

    Yep I have finally posted pictures from the trip if you interested. It was a fantastic trip and I can’t wait to go back.


    It is great to have my husband home slhtough we haven’t really been able to relax. We seem to always be on the go. LOL

  10. Teresa W. says:

    Sounds like a good read and I enjoyed the commercial!

  11. Ack! I’d love to win a copy of this book! If I don’t win I’ll buy a copy when I can…but winning is always good, right?

    I love that commercial. I’m glad people have posted it online otherwise I wouldn’t have ever seen it (my husband is in the Army and we’re stationed in Germany, so no Discovery Channel for us..).

    And this is very off topic, but I absolutely want to read about killer unicorns…

  12. Vicki says:

    Man, what I wouldn’t do to have my own fairy. I love that commerical as well. Science Guy and I watch the Discovery Channel all the time. πŸ™‚

  13. Diana says:

    the dragonfly, killer unicorns are never off topic on this blog! they’re like the mascot of this blog. πŸ˜‰

  14. Jess says:

    I’ve waited for this book! Can’t wait to read it (or Rampant, for that matter, but I’ve got to wait a bit longer, pout)!

  15. Yan says:

    I would love to be entered! It looks and sounds fantastic!

  16. distracted says:


    Please enter me too. Thanks!

  17. Tiff says:

    I’ll take any YA novel recommended by you, Diana!

  18. Kim says:

    Love the Discovery Channel commercial! And it does have an ear-worm quality to it. I came here from Justine’s blog and would love to win her book, but I may also stay for the killer unicorns… πŸ˜‰

  19. bunny says:

    I LOVE Justine Larbalestier!!! I wanna win please! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  20. sena says:

    Ahh this’ll be a great gift for my sister! I bet she’ll love it. Hope to win it! Thank you!

  21. sky says:

    Sounds like fun! Count me in!

  22. diana says:

    i dont get this lol
    my name is diana!!!