Friday, March 18, 2011

Giveaway and This or That with Rebecca Fjelland Davis, Author of Chasing AllieCat!

I am very excited to be participating in the Teen {Book} Scene's tour for Chasing AllieCat by Rebecca Fjelland Davis!  Rebecca did a fun 'This or That' session for Bibliophile Brouhaha, and I have to say, she and I clearly see eye-to-eye on some things!

 One of those things is giving back.  Rebecca is a supporter of a non-profit called Give a Girl a Bike: Help Her Go to School.  This is a global fundraising effort to help girls in rural India obtain a viable way of getting to and from school.  For every meaningful comment a post on this tour receives, Rebecca will donate $1 to the organization.  Also, be sure to check out the the giveaway at the end of the post!

As for the This or That session with Rebecca, here we go!

Cat person or dog person?  
DOG, Dog, dog. (nothing against cats, but DOG).

Tea or coffee? 

Beatles or Stones? 

Pearl Jam or RHCP?  

Nick Drake or Elliott Smith?
Tough one. Nick Drake, I guess. 

Bronte or Austen?
Which Bronte? I like them all. In order: 1. Emily B, 2. Jane A, 3. Charlotte B 

Hemingway or Kerouac?
Hemingway. I like the idea of Kerouac but can't read him for very long 

Dr. Seuss or Grimm's? 
Eek. Tough one. Dr. Seuss 

Actual book or e-book?
Actual. I love the feel of a book and pages in my hands 

Nonfiction or fiction (for personal reading)?

Camping or resort?

Mountains or beach?

Ginny or Hermione?

Peeta or Gale? 
Peeta all the way. 

Breakfast or dinner?

Comtemp or paranormal? 

Thanks, Rebecca!  Always fun learning a little more about an author!  Be sure to check back here on March 31st when I post my review of Chasing Alliecat!

For the INTERNATIONAL giveaway: you may have noticed that Rebecca is quite the outdoorsy girl *rock on*!  She's into biking (two-time women's champion at the National 24-Hour Challenge), and the sport plays a significant role in Chasing AllieCat.  So, in addition to your meaningful comment so we can tap Rebecca dry for her charity-of-choice, please also leave your email addy - she also will be giving a lucky winner a signed bookmark and signed A-1 Bike Shop Sticker!  I lurve stickers!  I have an old travel trunk full of them!  Lisa Frank and I had quite the thing going on in 4th grade, but I have since moved onto collecting them from the random places I've visited.  


So, breaking it down:
***one meaningful comment = $1 for charity (yay!)  By meaningful, I think we mean something a wee tad more than, "Hey, great post!" I will start this ball rolling- see my comment below :)
***the addition of an email address enters you for bookmark and bike shop swag
***ANYONE can enter - open internationally!
***giveaway ENDS on Monday, April 4th, 2011 at midnight, E.S.T.
***Winner will be chosen by

Synopsis from GoodReads:

Sadie Lester has been dumped with relatives for the summer. Boredom seems inevitable in her small Minnesota town until she meets Allie—a spiky-haired off-road biker with incredible grace and speed. Training for the upcoming bike race, Allie leads Sadie and cute fellow cyclist Joe up and down Mount Kato—an exhilarating rush that pushes their limits. The fun ends abruptly when they stray off the trail and find a priest, badly beaten and near death. After calling for help, Allie mysteriously disappears from their lives.

Just like the trash littering the beautiful river bluffs, there's something foul afoot. Creepy rednecks are prowling the woods, the same ones who ran Sadie and Allie off the road one night. It's not until the day of the big race that Sadie finally learns the startling truth about Allie, her connection to the priest, and what drove her into hiding.


  1. Okay I am going to stir controversy here and say that the Stones rock my world far more than the Beatles, so I'm totally disagreeing there. And Ginny would make a way better biking buddy.

    Wonderful cause, Rebecca!

  2. Haha! Okay, I love those comments. It cracks me up because I changed "Beatles" to "Stones" for the same reason: they do rock my world. But I changed it back again 'cause some of the Beatles songs are my favorites forever: Let it Be, Hey Jude, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,...the list goes on. And I can actually work with the Beatles on. I am too distracted by the Stones!

    You might be right about Ginny. I think Hermione, if given a bike, wouldn't let anybody beat her if she could help it. Whatdyathink?

    Hey, your blog is a blast, and your choices were, too. Thanks for having me here!

  3. No offense to cat people, but definitely DOG! I can't imagine not having my two boys, they're family:) And I love my e-reader, but I'm an actual book person too, I just love seeing how worn the pages get and how many creases go in the spine after I've read the book a bunch of times. Can't wait for your review of this one Linds!


  4. Peeta all the way!!!!

    I tried playing along as I read the questions and answers, and I have to admit, some of the choices are really hard. Of course, some are super easy, Dog person over here! Though I can agree about Kerouac.

    This interview is such a fun way to raise awareness and hopefully some funds for a great cause. I love learning about the all the different ways people get involved with something they are passionate about.

    missie at

  5. I'm a coffee person as well! I'm TEAM GALE! And I'm more of a dinner person myself, coffee is normally my breakfast!


  6. Love the this or that interview.

    The plot for this books sounds really intriguing..Im already on the edge of my seat wanting to know whats going to happen.

  7. @Rebecca - my pleasure! I am just more of a bluesy girl - there is something a little more raw about the Stones that I just love.

    @Jenny YES on dogs! My husband came with a cat, but eh, compromise, you know?

    @Missie - Diabolical teehee - I made them hard on purpose ;) I mean, smith vs drake? How does one choose?

    @Jacinda, hon, we need to have a little talk. Gale is lovely, but man, bitterness hangs fugly on him, don't you think? Go for the one who retains his humanity, all the way!

    @missrantsypants Thanks for stopping by - please come back for the review and I will let you know :)

  8. What a great cause. No need to enter me in the contest, but I just wanted to comment. I like the "This or that" questions...nice and concise.

    And I'm sorry, but I agree with Rebecca about the Beatles. Stones are great, but..."All hail Paul McCartney!"

  9. What a fun post! I love the This or That idea! I just read this book and I really liked it!

    And I'm definitely a camper. Resorts are for sissies. :P

  10. A month after the fact, I'm going back to get a final count of comments for "Give a Girl a Bike in India so she can go to school." First of all, these comments were so much fun. Thanks, everybody. And second, we're up to buying our third bike! YAY!
    Three more girls in India will get an education --'cause they have bikes!
    I thought this was the perfect cause since a bike changed Allie's life in Chasing AllieCat.
    Thanks again!