Monday, December 13, 2010

Giveaway: Boxed Set of Blackboard Books

If you're a school marm, like my mom who often sends me corrections when I forget to run spell check or end a sentence with a dangling participle, you've been salivating over the Blackboard Books ever since they first came out.  Even if you're not an English grammarian, especially if you're not, you're sure to find them an invaluable asset.  Now's your chance to win a boxed set of the books that includes the first three books in the series:

i before e (except after c):
old-school ways to remember stuff In this clever-and often hilarious-collection, you'll find engaging mnemonics, arranged in easy to find categories that include geography, time and the calendar, numbers, and astronomy. Perfect for students of all ages!

My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me?: How to Speak and Write It Right
Avoid grammatical minefields with this entertaining refresher course for anyone who has ever been stumped by spelling confusion, dangling modifiers, split infinitives, or for those who have no idea what these things even are.

I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School 
Take a trip down memory lane with this light-hearted and informative reminder of the many things we learned in school that have been forgotten over time, from Shakespeare and diphthongs to quotients, phalanges, and protons. After all, as Stantayana reminds us, "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

I've got one set to giveaway to a U.S. resident only.  To enter, just leave a comment with a way for me to contact you.  I'll announce the winner on December 19th.


  1. I could use some help remembering this kind of stuff. Thanks for the chance.

    dlodden at frontiernet dot net

  2. Oh, my goodness! I hadn't ever heard of these, but now that I have I MUST have them! Well, MamaShepp, you have my cell phone number, email address, Facebook friend, Goodreads, and my blog to get ahold of me. You can take your pick.

  3. Oh my goodness, I would love the chance to win these!! They look awesome! Please do enter me in your giveaway, and thanks so much for hosting it!!


  4. I love these books! So much fun information in them. I would very much like a chance to win. Thanks!

    erinreadsblog {at} gmail {dot} com

  5. Oh, these sound like a lot of fun. Very important stuff to know. I have to have these. Thanks for the giveaway.

    forwhlz at gmail dot com

  6. Those look fun! You can contact me via e-mail at sophisticated dot dorkiness at gmail dot com :)

  7. Sounds like useful information that I have forgotten and should know. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    myra0502 at yahoo dot com

  8. Pick me Pick

    Thanks for the giveway option.

    Now, will it answer the question does bussing have two "esses" or one.

    That's the big debate these days where I work, and spell check doesn't correct either one.

  9. Oh these look wonderful! I say the "i before e" in my head while writing things about twice a day! ;-)
    I would be delighted to learn more useful things I may have already forgotten!

  10. I would love this set of books. Contact me vicki(dot)valenta(at)gmail(dot)com.

  11. boy, oh boy! i'd love to win these for use in my high school english class--and i am the teacher! :) before seeing this post, i didn't even know about these books. thanks so much for hosting! :)

  12. Great giveaway, hope this is not a dupe, having trouble getting it to post. This would make a great gift for my son the Special Ed English teacher.

  13. Very cool giveaway! Definitely throw my name into the hat. Cheers!

    bagambo (at) yahoo (dot) com

  14. Please throw my name in.