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Friday, July 17, 2009

A Very Merry UnBirthday To You! (Giveaway Post!)

We're going on a fun little family weekend vacation and I'm getting into the mood to relax and have fun. What's a better way to compliment that on the blog than to host a round of giveaways, hmm?


I have stacks of books sitting around that I need to clear off and I'd rather like to pass some on to you all.

Now, I'm thinking that not any one person is going to be interested in all of the following books/items. I didn't really want to split this up into mutiple blog posts though so here's what I'm going to do --

To enter the contests below, you only need comment into this one post. But each book has a different "requirement" attached to it, so pay attention to the details. You may enter a comment for each individual item if you like. "Enter early, enter often" as they say. Since I'm running multiple contests in one blog post, I won't use random.org to select a winner. I'll drop names in a hat and do this the old fashioned way. (Sometimes "old fashioned" is best!) To that end, please make this easier on me and leave one comment PER entry. (So if you want to be counted 2-3 times per contest - leave 2-3 comments. This will save me counting time later.)

So what books and things are up for grabs?

#1 - Pajama School by Natalie Wickham. I recently reviewed this book over at 5 Minutes for Books. When I was almost done reading the book I told Jennifer that I was having a hard time being REAL excited about the book because, to me, it was almost the story of MY life. I was raised home schooled. I was familiar with the programs that Wickham talks about. We have a similar personality. The comparisons become kinda freaky in moments. At any rate, Jennifer told me that while the book was familiar to me - it wasn't familiar to everyone. Per usual - she was right!

What I was most interested in seeing from the comments left at 5 Minutes for Books is that there really are parents (home schooling ones and otherwise) who really do need encouragement to home school. To me, it's just Something That We Did and doesn't feel all that remarkable. However, I guess it really isn't the "norm" these days and people still have questions about "how home schooling works." Pajama School may or may not be helpful to you, but I bet it will be interesting.

By the way, if you are interested in learning more about this book, visit author Natalie Wickham's website by clicking here.

To win: Leave a comment below stating that you would like to win Pajama School. That's all!


#2 - At the Scent of Water, by Linda Nichols. (See my recent book review of At the Scent of Water.) Loved this book! Won't likely reread it though but did really, really enjoy it. Figured I would pass along the opportunity to enjoy it to one of you!

To win: Leave a comment below saying that you would like to win a copy of At the Scent of Water. That's all!






#3 - The Pluto Files. My review of The Pluto Files was just published this morning over at 5 Minutes for Books. Funny book. Informative. Interesting. Go read my review. (ha)

To win: Click on my review of The Pluto Files over at 5 Minutes for Books. Leave a comment *there* about the book and what you think of it. Make sure it's something that you think you'd really like to read. Then come back here and leave a comment saying that you read my review, left a comment, and would like to win a copy of The Pluto Files. (I'll know whether or not you left a comment over there, so be honest!)



#4 - Alphabet Puzzle Cards from Learning Resources. I reviewed some early reading materials from Learning Resources over at 5 Minutes for Books and these puzzle cards were included. Go read my review of these games at 5 Minutes for Books.

To win: Click through 5 Minutes for Books onto the Learning Resources site (you'll be there anyway by reading the original review). Find something on the Learning Resources site that you think you might be interested in and come back HERE and tell me what that thing is. Leave a comment below telling me something that you liked on the Learning Resources site and I'll know to enter you into this drawing.

Other than that, have fun and have a great weekend!

If you are a blog subscriber (by whatever means) then you get a second entry on any of these items. Just leave a second comment saying that you subscribe and I'll throw your name in the preverbial hat twice for the contest(s) of your choosing. (I like to reward subscribes with extra favors since you are here all the time.)

Enjoy!



All contests close on Saturday, July 25th. Make sure to leave a valid e-mail address for me to contact you.

REMEMBER: ONE COMMENT PER ENTRY. If you leave one comment, the chances of you being counted only once are quite high.

60 comments:

Tristan & Melissa Summers said...

I would love to win Pajama School

I would love to win The Scent of Water

I subscribe to the blog through my RSS feed so enter me TWICE!!!

Ronnica said...

Since I was asking you about Nichols's books, you know I'm interested in At the Scent of Water.

Ronnica said...

Left a comment for poor Pluto after reading your review and am interested the Pluto Files.

Ronnica said...

And as my second entry for both, you know that I'm subscribed to your feed in Google Reader!

Hippolyta said...

I would love to win either Pajama School or The Scent of Water.

I subscribe through google reader so please enter me twice.

MJ said...

I'd love Pajama School.


mj.coward[at[gmail.com

MJ said...

I subscribe on Google Reader.


mj.coward[at[gmail.com

MJ said...

I want the Alphabet Puzzle Cards. I teach kindergarten. I love the Alphabet StepnSlell reviewed on 5Minutesfor Books.

I subscribe on Google Reader.



mj.coward[at[gmail.com

mysteryhistorymom said...

I am a follower, Sweets! Please count me in!:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

I would love to win Pajama School! I am a home schooler and am intrigued!:) Lori

mysteryhistorymom said...

I would love to win At the Scent of Water! Thanks so much! Lori

Just Mom said...

I would like to win The Scent of Water.

Just Mom said...

And, I subscribe on Google Reader!

Just Mom said...

I left a comment on The Pluto Files because that sounds good too.

Barbara H. said...

What a fun thing to do! I'd be interested in At the Scent of Water.

Thanks!

BusyJulie said...

I would love to win The Scent of Water. I would love to win Pajama School! Thanks Carrie - Your blog is great!

BusyJulie said...

I am also a subscriber! Thank you!

Rose said...

I would like to win The Pluto File. I did read it, I did leave a comment, and I would love to read it!

GypsiesThread said...

I would love to win Pajama School!

gypsiesthread@yahoo.com

GypsiesThread said...

Would love to win At The Scent Of Water!

gypsiesthread@yahoo.com

Carmen7351 said...

I would love to win At the Scent of Water, by Linda Nichols. I've heard so many good reviews about it. Thanks!
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Carmen7351 said...

I think that that the Alpha-Bug Step-n-Spell game is terrific!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Carmen7351 said...

I subscribe to your blog.

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Marks of Faith said...

LOL! Alright, I'm a Google girl, I've read your review, posted a comment on 5mins for books, and am interested in winning the Pluto Files. Have a great vacation!

Marks of Faith said...

I guess I should clarify, I'm a google follower not a google reader. : )

BTW: You are on my Facebook page now! LOL!

Kipi said...

Put me down for At the Scent of Water.

I'm an RSS subsciber, too!

Abi said...

Please include me in the Pajama School drawing Thanks

Abi said...

Please include me in the At the Scent of Water drawing. Thanks.

tmu said...

i'd love pajama school, and i'd pass it on to my favorite daughter!!!
:)

Sarah said...

I would love to win Pajama School!

Sarah said...

I would love to win The Scent of Water!

Sarah said...

And I already subscribe to your blog through Google Reader. Thanks!

Belle said...

I'd love to win Pajama School - sounds like a great read, and as I'm embarking on the home school journey with my little on, I think I'll be inspired!

Belle said...

I'd love to win Pajama School - sounds like a great read, and as I'm embarking on the home school journey with my little on, I think I'll be inspired!

Belle said...

The Pluto Files definitely looks like a great read. I like science books, and when the author has a sense of humor, that's even better! I'd love to win this one - and I just made a comment on your review post.

Nancye said...
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Nancye said...

I would like to win Pajama School

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Nancye said...

I would like to win "At the Scent of Water"

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

scottsgal said...

I'd pick Pajama School or At the Scent of Water

msboatgal at aol.com

Nicole said...

I would enjoy Pajama School.
I would also enjoy The Scent of Water.

Linna said...

I would like to read and win Pajama School!
linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com

Linna said...

I love the cover At the Scent of Water and I'm interested in the story. I'd love to win it.
linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com

Linna said...

I read your review of The Pluto Files and left a comment there. In fact, I just mistook The Pluto Files for The Pluto "Flies." In a way, I think it flies away. :P I would like to win The Pluto Files. I'm crossing my fingers.
linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com

Linna said...

I'm subscribing through goolge reader. :D
linna.hsu(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Ha ha -- yes, yes I'm always right.

What a great idea. I see that you are becoming like me with your books -- very very discriminating about what you keep. I am definitely that way. I love loaning my books out and usually say, "I don't really need it back -- keep it or pass it around." If I really like it, I'll say, "I'd probably like to have this back sometime."

I did give a book away (to the library or something), and I've been having "giver's remorse." I really wish I had kept it. Oh well.

All that to say that I'd love to win the Pluto Files.

Quacky the Ballads Duck said...

I would love to enter for the Pajama School. I'm really very interested in homeschooling. I know some kids that are, but not much about other people so it sounds like a great book.

-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

whoops...meant to be Shooting Stars Mag, not Quacky. :)

-Lauren

wheresmyrain said...

I would love to read Pajama school, home schooling stories are so interesting.i did it for half a year...kind of, and its fascinating

Megret said...

I'd love, love to win Pajama School!
Thanks,
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Laureen said...

I would love to win The Scent of Water. I'm always looking for new books to read and it seems like an interesting one!

seemommysew said...

I would love to win "The Scent of Water"!

seemommysew said...

I subscribe :)

Anita Yancey said...

I would like to win a copy of At the Scent of Water. Please enter me. Thanks for having this great giveaway.

I am a subscriber!

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

MoziEsmé said...

Would love to win At the Scent of Water. Actually, I'd love to win them all... :(

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Hailey said...

I would like to win "Pajama School by Natalie Wickham" Please.

Shadowofwonder47(at)yahoo(dot)com

jen said...

I would love to win Pajama School! Thanks for the giveaway!

artandjen at juno dot com

jen said...

Would love to win At the Scent of Water

Thanks!
Jennifer
artandjen at juno dot com

Trinity Mommy said...

I would love to win Pajama School or At the Scent of Water!!! I just stumbled upon your blog and LOVE it! You can email me at lovingcjm@me.com!

Angela C. said...

I would like to win At the Scent of Water. Thanks for the giveaway.

accoupons at gmail dot com

Angela C. said...

I subscribe.

accoupons at gmail dot com

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