Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Spelling Week and a blog tour!

This week 293 spellers will go to the Scripps National Bee in Washington D.C.! If you've seen the movies Spellbound or Akeelah and the Bee, you know how fascinating a real live spelling bee is. Some of you might remember my post about the one I went to in Brookline when I was researching Abigail Spells!

To celebrate all the goodness that is a spelling bee and the book I wrote about a dedicated speller, I will be blog touring all week in the kidlitosphere. Visit me at the below blogs to learn more about the book and I how I made it. Some will feature reviews, some interviews, and all will have book giveaways. Comment on their posts and you can win a free copy of Abigail Spells!

Monday the 25th: MotherReader
Tuesday the 26th: A Patchwork of Books
Wednesday the 27th: Katie's Literature Lounge
Thursday the 28th: Brimful Curiosities
Friday the 28th: Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup

MotherReader's post yesterday asked what word gives you the most spelling grief. I have many, but the ones that probably trip me up the most are isn't, weird, and coalesce... all those i's and e's and s's! What are yours?


Libby Koponen said...

mischievous. I look it up every time and never even get it right on the second or third try! Maybe now that I have posted about it I'll remember.

Lynn said...

I answered avocado on her post (I always go to type "avacado"), but I also have trouble with conscious. And pallet/palate. If you are looking for other places to promote your book after the blog tour winds down, we'd love to have you over to Chronicle of an Infant Bibliophile, with or without a give away.

Anna Alter said...

That would be great, I'd love to come visit!