Spring Into Books Giveaway Hop

I’m still trying to get rid of oodles of books, so, oh, look! Another giveaway! LOL This hop hosted by Literary Addicts came along at a great time! I’m giving away Ed McBain books on this blog and Dean R. Koontz books on My Other Book Blog. (Don’t forget to check out the other blogs! You’ll find the list under the Rafflecopter form.)

I want to get rid of the books, but I don’t want to spend a week preparing books for mailing, either, so there will only be one winner. If you win, but don’t want all the books, then I will keep the ones you don’t want for another giveaway. So, no pressure either way. 🙂

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Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop

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Happy Easter! Easter’s not just about bunnies and eggs, but if you have some “eggstra” time this weekend, you might want to check out all the blogs giving away books, gift cards, and swag. I’m trying to clean out my shelves and when I asked on Facebook and Twitter, Sidney Sheldon was the first author listed that I had books by. So I’m giving away the three Sheldon books I have. You can choose all three or just one, or any combination of two. If you’re selected as the winner (and you respond to my email), I’ll send you the books you chose. If the winner doesn’t want all three books, I’ll pick a second winner for the remaining books. (And a third if necessary.) Sorry, this one is US only.

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Anyone Up For a Declutter Challenge?

I know I am. Okay, it’s not so much that I’m up for a challenge as I have to get rid of a bunch of stuff to restore my sanity. For the first time in a long time, all my belongings are in one place. Unfortunately, that place is a 1,000-ish square foot apartment and I have 800-ish square feet of boxes. I’ve managed to cram most of them into what is supposed to be my bedroom. Which is why I’m sleeping in the living room. With the remainder of the boxes.

One corner of what's supposed to be my bedroom

One corner of what’s supposed to be my bedroom

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TOS Review: TouchMath (Pre-K)

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TouchMath is a multi-sensory math program for Pre-K through 2nd grade. It uses TouchPoints to help children connect an actual value to the numerals they see written. We used the Pre-K program. You can easily check out the other programs here:

TouchMath is a full math curriculum. Suggested usage is 4-5 days a week for 2-2 1/2 times your child’s age. (So for a 4-year-old, you would spend 8-10 minutes a day.) The program is a download of Sequence of Skills (particular to that level), lesson plans, worksheets, and Progress Monitoring Records to make it easy to record your child’s, well, progress in each unit. You also have the option of adding various manipulatives to your lessons. I’ll tell you how we used some of them, and list all of them with links at the bottom of the page. Continue reading

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop!

Lucky Leprechaun Giveaway Hop


You don’t have to be wearing green to get lucky today! I’m giving away a book just because you’re cute and short and have bling. Oh, wait. That’s not you. I’ll give away a book anyway.

I’m giving away a paperback copy of When Fate Dictates by Elizabeth Marshall. You can read my review here. Enter using the Rafflecopter, then hop on over to the other blogs. There are more than 150 blogs participating. That’s a lot of chances to get lucky!

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