Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

A couple of notes. . .

Next week is the Midwest Homeschool Convention!  It is not too late to sign up.  I am looking forward to seeing curriculum and ordering books for next year. 

The year is wrapping up!  (OK there is still a couple of months left, but I have started the count-down here)  What do you want to make sure you complete in the home stretch?  For me I want to make sure we finish up well with math, decide what we are do to review math over the summer, and set some goals for next year.  I feel like we have made good progress here this year.  

Lastly, I found this site that talks about your state called ONLY IN YOUR STATE.  ( I would look at it first without your kids to evaluate it.)    There was one post I felt was funny called "15 Signs You Have Spent Way To Much Time In Ohio! "  That made me laugh. . . let me know if you too scan the woods. 

 Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Review of Playing the Part by Jen Turano

Spring is here!!  If you are looking for a great read. . . here is one . . . .

Lucetta Plum is an actress on the rise in New York City, but must abandon her starring role when a fan's interest turns threatening. Lucetta's widowed friend, Abigail Hart, seizes the opportunity to meddle in Lucetta's life and promptly whisks her away to safety at her eligible grandson's estate. 

At first glance, Bram Haverstein appears to be a gentleman of means--albeit an eccentric one--but a mysterious career and a secret fascination with a certain actress mean there's much more to him than society knows. 

While Lucetta has no interest in Abigail's matchmaking machinations, she can't ignore the strange things going on in Bram's house and the secrets he hides. As the hijinks and hilarity that Bram, Lucetta, and their friends are swept into take a more dangerous turn, can they accept who they are behind the parts they play in time to save the day?

I was privileged to review Jen Turano's new book,Playing the Part. Jen Turano is one of my favorite authors and I have been anxiously awaiting the third book in her series A Class of Her Own.  Playing the Part did not disappoint as I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. 

 Playing the Part is part romance, part mystery, part adventure and filled with comic moments.  I laughed out loud throughout the book. Playing The Part has rich interesting characters who were extremely fun to read about.  Lucretta Plum, the main character, is a lovable character.  I imagine her being someone whose hair is never out place even in the most crazy of situations which there were many in this book.  In Playing the Part we learn more of Lucretta and her interesting past.  I felt like I was learning more about a friend I had only known on the surface from the other books in this series. 

It is the third in the Class of Her Own series, but you do not need to have read the first two books to enjoy it.  I highly recommend Playing the Part.

I was given this book by Bethany House to post an honest review.  

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

And the Winner is. . . .

I am excited to announce the winner of the $32 Amazon Card. It is Lori J.  Congratulations to Lori!
She is very excited and I wish her happy shopping!

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to enter the 100,000 hits give-away.  I appreciate all your kind comments and support! Here's to another 100,000 hits! 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Friday, March 04, 2016

100,000 + hits Give-Away!

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Click the above to get to the Amazon Card Give-Away! 

It's time to touch base.  Base two that is!  At 2/25/2016 my Blog made 100,000 hits.   I think we need to celebrate!!  In honor of this momentous occasion I am going to do a give-away based on the number 100,000. In base two 100,000 equals 32!

So in honor of this milestone (hectokilometer-stone?), I am giving away a $32 Amazon gift card.  You can enter the contest below.  This contest is open to anyone who can accept a digital Amazon card whether a home educator or not!  So follow Ohio Homeschool, tell your friends to follow, and enter the contest! You may live outside of Ohio as well. 

Happy March!

P.S. The Contest ends March 14 at 11:59pm. 

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