I’ve mixed up my reading/giving book genres so much lately I figured reviewing something totally different like dinnerware sets from CSNStores.com wouldn’t be that much more of a stretch.
When Alexandria from CSNStores.com contacted me recently about doing another promotion, I agreed to do a review of some of their items. I’m looking at some baking dishes and dinnerware, but also at some items for the cats. They have such a vast array of items it’s hard to decide and I’ve only browsed through a few of their online stores.
While I decide what to review I’m passing along a couple more book giveaways from Anna and the Hachette Book Group.
Be sure to check back this week as author Cynthia Eden will be guest blogging here tomorrow about her latest release DEADLY FEAR and author Doug Milliken will be here on Wednesday for an interview about his release WHITE HORSES. I’ll have a review of Jackie Lee Miller’s novel ROSEFLOWER CREEK on Thursday and on Friday….who knows what we’ll talk about.
Now the giveaways. Here are the guidelines for the giveaways. Note that I have 3 copies of each book and each book will have a different deadline date. To enter the contest, send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Your subject line should read, “Win and the book title.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. Just so you know, I don’t share the mailing information or use it for any other purpose.
The first book is THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR (ISBN: 9780316027915) by Roy Peter Clark. This language arts and
disciplines book contains 304 pages and is paperback. The deadline for this book will be 8 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, Aug. 15.
Early in the history of English, the words "grammar" and "glamour" meant the same thing: the power to charm. Roy Peter Clark, author of Writing Tools, aims to put the glamour back in grammar with this fun, engaging alternative to stuffy instructionals. In this practical guide, readers will learn everything from the different parts of speech to why effective writers prefer concrete nouns and active verbs. THE GLAMOUR OF GRAMMAR gives readers all the tools they need to"live inside the language"--to take advantage of grammar to perfect their use of English, to instill meaning, and to charm through their writing. With this indispensable book, readers will come to see just how glamorous grammar can be.
Read "Dream Blurbs"
Interview with Roy Peter Clark
Roy Peter Clark blogs at Writing Tools @ Poynter.org
The next book is AH-CHOO! (ISBN: 9780446541152) by Jennifer Ackerman. This health and fitness book contains 256 pages and is paperback. The deadline for this contest will be Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Some colds are like mice, timid and annoying; others like dragons, accompanied by body aches and deep misery. In AH-CHOO!, Jennifer Ackerman explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off." Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed. In this ode to the odious cold, Ackerman sifts through the chatter about treatments-what works, what doesn't, and what can't hurt. She dispels myths, such as susceptibility to colds reflects a weakened immune system. And she tracks current research, including work at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a world-renowned center of cold research studies, where the search for a cure continues.
Hope everyone has a great day and happy reading.