Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Book Giveaway!

We have an additional (and really nice)  book giveaway this month.  Hurry, this contest will be run for just two weeks.  See contest rules at end of post.

Blackboard Books Boxed Set
i before e (except after c),My Grammar and I . . . Or Should That Be Me?,
I Used to Know That, 
By Caroline Taggart, J.A. Wines, and Judy Parkinson
Published by Readers Digest
October 2010;$35.00US; 978-1606522202

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 Santayana 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.

Contest Rules: Contest rules are quite simple.  Entries will be accepted starting today, Wednesday, December 8th, until noon, est on December 22nd.  The contest is open to those with a US mailing address.  To enter, simply add a comment in the comments section of this post, or if you prefer, send an email to  Want an extra shot at winning?  For every comment you write on another post on Feathered Quill's blog, we'll give you an extra chance at winning.  We're going to draw the name out of a hat (yes, really), so every time you enter/comment, you get another entry.  Note - only one entry for this post but again, comment on other posts and you'll get extra entries.  Good luck!


  1. Even as an experienced published author I can use this giveaway (just ask my editors, lol!)

  2. I agree with Patti! Sending email - not safe to post a mailing address.

  3. I agree and was on the fence about asking for a mailing address within a comment box. I searched other blogs and quite a few do it that way. Hey! New rule.... just post a comment, DON'T post your mailing address and if you win, I can get your contact information (I hope) through your signature. Or, again, send an email to (quite a few are doing it that way).

  4. Wooohhh I love books! I hope i can win

  5. I live dangerously. Here's my email address:

    tnshadylady at

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