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A Book Giveaway for Fall!

Sketch of our  poet this term,  Eleanor Farjeon, by Edward Ardizonne from The Little Bookroom
BOOKS
by Eleanor Farjeon

What worlds of wonder are our books!
As one opens them and looks, 
New ideas and people rise
In our fancies and our eyes.

The room we sit in melts away,
And we find ourselves at play
With some one who before the end,
May become our chosen friend.

Or we sail along the page
To some other land or age.
Here's our body in the chair,
But our mind is over there.

Each book is a magic box
Which with touch a child unlocks.
In between their outside covers
Books hold all things for their lovers.


This sweet poem by Eleanor fits nicely with a book giveaway, don't you think?  Once again, I've been pruning my shelves and have some books to pass along. How to win?  Many ways.  But first, here are the eight books.

One of the things this giveaway helps me  bring attention to is my consulting service.  I am finishing up my 8th month of this service and I have enjoyed it so much! It is rewarding to come alongside other families and help them implement a CM education in their lives.   I've learned a few things along the way, too.  For instance, I should only accept one consult per week in order to keep my own life in order and practice what I preach - this life of learning.  Also, a plethora of requests came in right before school started.  I should have seen that one coming!

The line-up and guidelines are below.  I look forward to hearing from each of you!

Papa Small in English, French, and Spanish!

sweet and simple Lenski

Thomas Jefferson from the collectible North Star series

picture study resource!  Benjamin West by Henry and Dennis

favorite series

classic work for living science
We have a winner!  Congratulations to Maggie!

The giveaway will stay open for 2 weeks with the entry deadline at 12:00 a.m. on November 9th.

For each requirement met, that's how often your name goes into the hat.  Only new "likes", sign-ups, blog button postings, or "follows" count.  There are ways for those who already have done these things to enter such as fb posting/link or blog posting/link.  You must leave me a comment at the end of this post that tells me which requirements you fulfilled.  And maybe say something nice, too.  Nice is always good.  Is there something you wish I would write about here at Sage Parnassus?  I welcome your suggestions.  If you do #4 or #5, please leave linkage to your blog!  Technically, you could be entered 8 times.  Make sure I can contact you to verify - leave an email if necessary. Of course, I'll handle the postage!

  1. Follow my blog by clicking on the "Join this site" button in the right sidebar under "Keep in touch..."
  2. Like Sage Parnassus on fb by clicking on the "Like" button on the "Find us on Facebook" widget in the right sidebar or on the Sage Parnassus fb page.
  3. Post a comment on your personal fb page with a link to my Consulting page .
  4. Paste the Sage Parnassus blog button on your blog. (This is worth 2 entries!)
  5. Mention my consulting service in a blog post, linking to this page - Consulting. (This is worth 2 entries!  Also, feel free to use any of the images from this post.)
  6. Sign-up and verify for email delivery in the right sidebar.

"A little library, growing every year, is an honorable part of a man's history.  It is a man's duty to have books.  A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessaries of life.  Be certain that your house is adequately and properly furnished - with books rather than with furniture.  Both if you can, but books at any rate." - Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

30 comments:

  1. I "liked" sage parnassus on FB! I appreciate the thoughtful words of wisdom you always post.

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    1. Thanks, Lanaya! You are the first name in the hat!

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  2. I'm a follower of your blog! Reading All of a Kind Family right now and we are loving it!

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  3. I "joined" as a blog follower.
    I had previously "liked" your FB page.
    I added your button to my blog.
    I signed up for an email subscription.
    Your blog is a lovely space of beautiful images and inspiration!

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    1. Michele,
      Thank you, Michele! I added your name to the hat 4 times. (only new "likes" count). I admire your needlework - such creativity and beauty. Here is a link to your blog - http://thestripedrose.blogspot.com/ for others to enjoy.

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  4. I always look forward to seeing a new post from you; you're like a breath of June! :) I signed up to follow your blog and also posted a link on fb for your consulting service. My boys and I loved all the Lois Lenski books when they were little; I'm currently reading Judy's Journey.

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    1. A breath of June?! What a sweet thing to say, Beth Ann. 2 entries for you!

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  5. I had already followed your blog, "liked" you on FB and I receive email delivery of your posts. I did post on my FB page about your consulting services today! My husband is currently reading All-of-a-Kind Family to the children before bedtime. Always glad to read your posts - it helps me remember the essentials in living this life with children!

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    1. Thanks, Callie. My kids love all of the All-of-a-Kind Family books, too! I've entered you in the drawing.

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  6. How nice that poem, and the picture of the book pile, everything so inviting in your blog, to me it is a reflection of what your home and life is, no doubt.

    I was happy to hear about your consulting endeavor going so well.

    I have done points four and five. This is the blog post link, http://educandoenelhogar.blogspot.com/2012/10/sage-parnassus-book-give-away.html
    and I wrote about your consulting on my fb, http://www.facebook.com/SilviaMoralesCachia

    Hugs,

    s

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    1. Hugs back to you, Silvia. I've entered your name 3 times.

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  7. I love your blog and subscribe via my google reader. I also am now "following" and liked your FB page! Thanks!!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. I have entered your name twice!

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  8. My favorite book on top: The Little Bookroom!
    We read it in my bed one morning , then my husband wanted to take it to work!
    He thought it would lighten up the office. I like everything you do!

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    1. I will be reading it aloud to my Lauren soon and can't wait!

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  9. I liked you on my FB and signed up to "follow" you. Thank you for the time and effort you put in to share your knowledge.I am just starting on the "Living Education" pathway and can use all the help I can get. :)

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    1. Thank you! I have entered "Lanham Hatch Family" twice in the hat.

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  10. Follow you on Google
    Liked on Facebook
    Signed up for emails

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    1. I have entered your name 3 times, Jessica!

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  11. I have completed #2 and #6 (liked on Face Book and signed up for your email).

    It is always a treat for me to read your posts. I would love to have you explain the differences between unit studies and the CM method. I am anxious to learn and so excited to have started yesterday to read Volume #1 of Charlotte Mason's writings. Thanks Nancy

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    1. Two entries for you, Sally. Thanks! Great topic idea - I will think about doing a post on that very soon.

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  12. I just found your blog, and I am really looking forward to reading through your posts. I'm just now beginning my homeschooling journey with my oldest, exited to learn more CM!
    I just added your blog to my google reader.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie! One entry has been placed in the hat under your name!

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    2. You are the winner, Maggie! Thanks for playing!

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  13. Such lovely books! You have such good taste! Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

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  15. Thank you for sharing your books, once again :). I have posted about your consulting service on my blog with your link. (#5) I love reading your blog!

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    1. Thank you, sweet Charissa. 2 for U in the hat! Hope to see you at the PMEU mtg. on Tuesday. I'm up to about 10 boxes of books...

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  16. Yes, I plan on being there! I look forward to looking through more books!! I actually have one to sell also lol! I had just bought the Child's Bible Story Book by Catherine Vos, and then I found one I liked better at a thrift store, so I'll bring along one of them in case someone else is looking for one :)

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