Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Giveaway from FSB Associates

I have one set of these three books to giveaway. Please leave a comment with your email so I can contact you if you are the winner. The contest is open to US only and the winner will be chosen on December 28.

The first three titles in the Blackboard Books series are now available in an attractive box set! Test your knowledge on all subjects, from English Lit to Western Civ, from Grammar to Idioms, from Physics to Math and so much more. Inside you'll find:

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."

Author Bio

Judy Parkinson, author of i before e (except after c): old-school ways to remember stuff, is a graduate of Bristol University. She is a producer of documentaries, music videos, and commercials, and won a Clio award for a Greenpeace ad. Parkinson has published four books. She lives in London.

J. A. Wines, author of My Grammar and I...Or Should That Be Me?: How to Speak and Write It Right, is a graduate of Oxford University and the author of several books on grammar and trivia.

Caroline Taggart is the author of the best- selling I Used to Know That, The Classics, and An Apple a Day and coauthor of My Grammar and I . . . Or Should That Be Me? She is also the editor of Writer's Market UK & Ireland, a guide for aspiring writers. She has worked in publishing for more than thirty years, the last twenty in nonfiction.


  1. Sound like fun yet functional books.

  2. I absolutely love these kinds of books! Thanks so much for the chance to win them. :)

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  3. Sounds like something I could really use as it age... :o)

    Cindy W.


  4. I would love to read these titles :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  5. These sound like very interesting books, I'd be very interested in reading them.

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  6. I like this set! pick me, pick me! LOL

  7. I would love to be entered for this! Thanks so much! =)

  8. An excellent and practical set of books which would be great. thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

  9. This is a lovely and unique giveaway. thanks for this chance. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. I'd love these books for me, myself and I! Thanks for the chance to win the set. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

  11. sounds like fun books my whole family would enjoy!
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  12. I hope I win!
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  13. I really like this book set I would use it to help me!

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