Giveaway: 1 set of Boxed Set of Blackboard Books by Caroline Taggart, J.A. Wines, and Judy Parkinson

Thanks to FSB Associates, I’ve got a giveaway for the trivia buff in your circle just in time for the holidays.

They can brush up on grammar and punctuation, spelling, literature, history, and more in i before e (except after c), My Grammar and I…Or Should That Be Me?: How to Speak and Write It Right, and I Used to Know That: Stuff You Forgot from School in the Boxed Set of Blackboard Books from Readers Digest.

Check out the details of these great books:

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.”

About the Authors:

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.

To Enter: (US Only)

1.  Leave a comment about which trivia buff these books would be perfect for.

2.  Blog, Tweet, and/or Facebook for a second entry.

Deadline is Dec. 15, 2010 at 11:59 PM EST. Just in time for the holidays!


  1. I would be the trivia buff! These would be for me!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com
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  2. I tweeted.


  3. I would be the trivia nerd when it comes to grammar, anyway.

    I have a US address you can send to if I win.

    teddyr66 at yahoo dot com
    Teddy´s last blog post ..Oogy by Larry Levin

  4. These books would be perfect for I … I mean, me. They look like a lot of fun. Guess that makes me quite the nerd!

  5. These books would be perfect for . . . me! I drive my family and friends crazy sometimes. Thanks for the chance to win this set!
    gwendolyn b.´s last blog post ..A CHRISTMAS CAROL- A Pop-Up Book by Charles Dickens illustrated by Chuck Fischer paper engineering by Bruce Foster

  6. Without a doubt…this set would be perfect for me! 🙂

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  7. I’m the biggest trivia buff I know! This would be perfect for our annual trek to the Hike Inn in July.
    Patti’s Pages´s last blog post ..THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE by Mary Lawson

  8. april yedinak says:

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  9. april yedinak says:

    I would like the stuff I forgot book the best

  10. I WAS going to be all noble and unselfish and say that these would go to one of my older daughters, who are both taking college courses; however, since I’m going back to college myself, I would keep them … definitely. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries´s last blog post ..Its Here! The Holiday Gift Giveaway Hop! December 1-5th! Start hopping and winning!

  11. These would be perfect for ME! and my mother would probably enjoy them, too. Actually, I can think of a quite a few people these would be perfect for…

  12. Linda Kish says:

    They’d be perfect for me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  13. Jess (The Cozy Reader) says:

    I LOVE these kinds of books! I love knowing simple facts/trivia. So, I’d give them to myself!
    Jess (The Cozy Reader)´s last blog post ..Movie Trailer- Prom

  14. No need to enter me, but I put this in my sidebar for you.
    Anna´s last blog post ..Interview- Jack Caldwell- Author of Pemberley Ranch

  15. Rachel W. says:

    I looooove trivia and so would love to win these! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Ooh this one looks so good! I’ve picked it up a couple times in book stores but always put it back on the shelf. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

    I tweeted too! http://twitter.com/#!/lulu_bella/status/11498676048363520
    Lu´s last blog post ..TSS – On giving up a book

  17. These would be perfect for me! Thanks for the chance.

  18. I would myself enjoy this box set so much, because I love to learn new things and remember stuff that I’ve forgotten over the years 🙂
    Sharing with my family would also be great so that they could appreciate my writing a bit more 😉
    Estrella Azul´s last blog post ..Fall surprise vacation!

  19. Linda Brower says:

    I love trivia, love sharing bits of it with my children and grandchildren during family dinners. My DIL refers to bits of trivia as “pubi”s – ‘pretty useless but interesting’ – the book about good grammar should be required reading. Due to texting, twittering, etc. society has gotten very careless about spelling, grammar, etc. I would love to own this set of books. Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. I am the one who would appreciate the trivia the most. However, my eldest daughter may also enjoy the book and what better way to get her to appreciate good English and reading than to gift her the set!
    Mystica´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday 6th December to 12th December 2010

  21. Beth Hoffman says:

    Love this giveaway! My best friend’s husband would go nuts for this boxed set, and quite frankly, so would I. Thanks for the chance to win!


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