Wednesday, July 29, 2009

TRIPLE "SCHOOL BOOKS" Giveaway & Reviews


TRIPLE
"SCHOOL BOOKS"
GIVEAWAY

AND REVIEWS




I USED TO KNOW THAT by Carolyn Taggart

This small but mighty collection will trigger your memory with fun facts you learned in school from adverbs to the Pythagorean Theorem. Witty, engaging, entertaining book you all pick up again and again.

Author Caroline Taggart discovered two things while researching this book and talking with other people: One, everybody had been to school. And two, they had all forgotten entirely different things. Contained in this handy little book are the facts that you learned in school, but may not remember completely or accurately. Covering a variety of subjects, this book features all the most important theories, equations, phrases, and rules we were all taught years ago.

Rediscover:

*History: The first president to occupy the White House was John Adams in 1800

*Religion: The seven deadly sins and the names of the twelve apostles

*Literature: In which Shakespearean play The quality of mercy speech appears

*Science: The periodic table of elements devised by a Russian chemist in 1889 includes the symbol for lead (Pb), silver (Ag), tin (Sn), and gold (Au)

*Nature: How photosynthesis works

The information presented in easy-to-retain, bite-sized chunks is accurate and up-to- date. It will touch a chord with anyone old enough to have forgotten half of what they learned at school. Here is a perfect gift for every perennial student.

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I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C by Judy Parkinson

Here is an amusing collection of ingenious mnemonics devised to help us learn and understand hundreds of important fact as children and can continue to resonate with us as adults.

Featuring all the mnemonics you’ll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood—once learned, fix the information in the brain forever—such as learning to count by reciting “One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.” Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious—and sometimes hilarious—sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument.

Take a trip back to the classroom, and rediscover the assortment of practical memory aids covering a range of different subjects, including spelling, time, mathematics, history, general trivia, and much more. The information is organized in short snippets by category such as:

* Geographically Speaking: Remember North East South West by reciting Never Eat Slimy Worms or Naughty Elephants Squirt Water.

* Time and the Calendar: “Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have 31 excepting February alone; And that has 28 days clear; With 29 in each leap year”

* Think of a Number: Know the Roman numerals by remembering “I Value Xylophones Like Cows Dig Milk”

* World History: “In fourteen hundred, ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue, And found this land, land of the Free, beloved by you, beloved by me”

The clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious sayings are endless.

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MY GRAMMAR AND I by Carolyn Taggart

Avoid Grammatical Minefields with This Entertaining Guide

Confused about when to use "its" or "it's" or the correct spelling of "principal" and "principle"? My Grammar and I . . . Or Should That Be Me? is a 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.

Clever, informative, and fun, this delightful little handbook offers practical and humorous guidance on how to avoid falling into language pitfalls.

  • Sentence Structure: Let's ponder the subject or object: Is it "I" or is it "me"?
  • Parts of Speech: Is it "whose" or "who's"? "Which" or "that"?
  • Punctuation: So where does that comma go, anyway?
  • Spelling and Confusables: There are times when the spelling "rules" confuse.
  • Elements of Style: You'll find there's lots more to know about grammar.
  • . . . and for the grammar know-it-all, there are entertaining "Smart Aleck" tidbits throughout.

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My Review of these three books:

Simply, as a just retired 37 year teacher, these books are GREAT! So often, the normal things that we know when we are in school, actually can and will be forgotten when now used. Think about the simple math problem a child will need help on for homework and you stumble over it and yet you had all that math. However, when you don't use it...you lose it!

Carolyn Taggart, as well as Judy Parkinson, present so many small rules and facts that everyone should know but also they need to reminded of. Sometimes, they also need to be given an easy way to remember them and both authors do that. I think these are invaluable books for every home. When you sit there and can't remember where an apostrophe goes in a certain possessive noun, here's the place to look. I think the winner of these three books is going to be very lucky. And for those of you who don't win, I strongly suggest you run out and buy them right away....not just if you have children in school but even if you don't! Now let's see how to win them!

TRIPLE "SCHOOL BOOKS" GIVEAWAY!

ONE LUCKY WINNER WILL WIN ALL THREE OF THESE BOOKS!

HOW WILL THAT WORK? AGAIN, VERY SIMPLE!

FOLLOW THE RULES....AND YES WHEN THEY SHIP
TO ME AND I HAVE TO MAIL THEM,
UNFORTUNATELY, I HAVE TO LIMIT IT
TO THE U.S. ONLY...SORRY CANADA ET AL

PLEASE NO P.O. BOXES

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS 6 PM, EST, AUG. 16

FOR YOUR ENTRY:
TELL ME WHAT WAS YOUR BEST
AND WHAT WAS YOUR
WORST CLASS IN SCHOOL
...MEANING ACADEMICALLY WHAT
DID YOU DO BEST AND WORST IN!

INCLUDE THAT EMAIL ADDRESS
AND YOU ARE FINISHED!

THANKS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

31 comments:

traveler said...

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway which I find fascinating. My best class would be English and my worst was Geometry.
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tawnda said...

my best subject was algebra... but it's changed so much, it's worthless to try and help my kids... my worst... ART! lol

Mary said...

My best class was history and the worst was math. I would love these books!

meah56 at gmail dot com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, these sound amazing and very very helpful.

As for classes, I was always worse in science and math...those two just don't make sense to me half the time.

As for the best, I'd say English but that's just because I enjoyed it the most. I still had and have trouble with it b/c I'm not the most amazing writer and I do forget things.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Beth said...

Ooh! Fun!

I did best in geometry and chemistry and worst in art and English. Of course, that may be due to my less than friendly English teacher!

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

ChristyJan said...

I loved History and I loved regular Math, but I really hated Algebra. I NEVER took a single PE class (since I had a heart condition)

hawkes(at)citlink.net

holdenj said...

That's easy, my best class was English and my worst was math!

These look like great books--thanks for the chance to win!

JHolden955 (at) gmail (dot) com

DarcyO said...

What a great giveaway! My best subject was Spanish and my worst was phy ed.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Janel said...

I definitely did better in writing and English classes. Anything science based, chemistry, biology, etc. - those were always a struggle!

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Beth said...

My best class was English and my worst class was Chemistry. These books look great!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Neas Nuttiness said...

The best - probably biology.
Worst - MATH - any math. It just doesn't compute with me.

Thanks for another great giveaway!!!

libneas[at]aol[dot]com

Valorie said...

My best was definitely history.

Worst? Without a doubt MATH.

Valorie
morbidromantic@gmail.com

throuthehaze said...

My best was English and my worst was math (especially algebra)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Wrighty said...

I love these kinds of books! I always enjoyed school and had good grades but my best class was probably English. My worst was Calculus but we had a terrible teacher and he was fired after only one year. Lucky us!

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Misusedinnocence said...

Best class was Shakespeare, and worst was Physical Science. lol

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Upper West Side Writer said...

Oh my goodness, I need these books! My husbands is constantly teasing me because I am addicted to knowing random trivia.

My best subject in high school was math (though I ended up taking no math classes in college!), and my worst was drama (I was a shy freshman).

Thank you!

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Debs Desk said...

What a great giveaway. My worst subject was Algebra - did not think I was going to graduate because it. My best subject was anything I could memorize. Loved Spelling, Reading, History. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

catss99 said...

My best was english and my worst was home ec

amanda
catss99@yahoo.com

Alana said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Maria

http://memory1gb.com

Bingo said...

Welcome, Alana! I hope you will come back often. You are now officially entered in this giveaway. Perhaps you would like to try some more! Good luck!

CherylS22 said...

My best class was Organic Chemistry & my worst class was Physics.

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

Cindy said...

I love your giveaways! This one looks great to me!

This question is easy for me. My best class was always English, and my worst was any kind of Math class! I still have Math class nightmares!

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Lisanne624 said...

My best class was always English -- well, it was my favorite, anyway. My worst was probably math when it started to get more and more difficult in high school.

lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

janimar said...

Worst in college: Probability and Statistics.
Best in college: Teaching Music

jhidey at gmail dit com

gaby317 said...

My best classes were usually the sciences - chemistry, physics, and sometimes biology. And Anthropology, English, History and Math until Calculus.

I was quite bad at sports, Calculus, and foreign languages (French, Spanish and Japanese).

Thanks for the entry!

gaby317nyc AT gmail DOT com

Roz said...

I just love the subject of these books!!

My worst subject was GEOMETRY. I had to memorize the Pythagorean Theorem!! ACK!!

a(squared)+ b(squared) = c(squared)

The best subject was English Lit ~

rozhidalgo@yahoo.com

etirv said...

My best subjects were Social Studies & History. The worst was Math!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I'm also a retired teacher. I taught for 35 years.

My best classes were always English. My worst subject chemistry.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

dag888888 said...

I did best in English and worst in Math!

dag888888[at]yahoo[dot]com

MoziEsmé said...

Best was reading, worst was science - though I did just fine it it, too!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

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