Wicked Plants: June’s STEAMy Read (& A Giveaway)

Welcome to the first STEAMy Read here at Nerd in the Brain! I’m so excited to be sharing the new STEAMy Reads series (and the newly revamped blog) with you, that I’ve decided a celebratory giveaway is in order. You can read all about what you could win (and how to do it) later in this post. But first, let’s answer some questions, shall we?


Win your very own copies of Wicked Plants & Wicked Plants Coloring Book! Check out Nerd in the Brain for your chance to win! (Because everyone wants to know more about misbehaving plants, right?) :)


What Exactly Is a STEAMy Read?


Simple! A STEAMy Read is any book (fiction or nonfiction) that teaches us a thing or two (or several dozen) about a topic in science, technology, engineering, art, or math (or any combination of the topics)…while being entertaining and interesting, of course. (No dishwasher manuals here, thanks.)


Here on the blog, a STEAMy Read is even more than that. Each month’s STEAMy Read will guide the posts on the blog for the entire month. That’s right! You have a month’s worth of posts coming your way all about nifty plants and their amazing antics and superpowers.


What’s the STEAMy Read for June?


Well, you probably guessed from that giant picture up there that the STEAMy Read for June is Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities by Amy Stewart.


Wicked Plants: June's STEAMy Read on Nerd in the Brain


Why Should You Read It?


Oh, the things you’ll learn! Deadly plants, explosive plants, stinky plants, addictive plants, pyromaniac plants…they’re all in there, and you get to learn about them in quick, fascinating bursts since the book is split into short sections for each photosynthesizing rascal (or group of rascals). And, as promised in the title, you’ll learn about the plant responsible for killing Lincoln’s mother…and if it’s still a danger today.


And There’s a Giveaway?


Yes, there is! To celebrate all of the leafy fun we’ll be having this month, I’m giving away a copy of Wicked Plants and the Wicked Plants Coloring Book (for your learning and coloring pleasure).


Wicked Plants (& Wicked Plants Coloring Book): June's STEAMy Read on Nerd in the Brain


How Do You Win?


Entering to win is super easy…just look at all of the options you have:


a Rafflecopter giveaway


Yep, you can get entered to win lots of times by choosing multiple options…you can even keep coming back to earn more entries by tweeting each day. Spiffy!


When Will the Winner Be Announced?


The giveaway will be open until midnight (EST) June 16th, and the winner will be announced on June 19th. (At that point, I will need to get an address from the winner…because that’s absolutely required for the mailing of things.)


What If You Want to Read the Book Right Now?


Don’t feel like waiting to see if you win a free copy of Wicked Plants? I hear ya! I’m not much on patience either. 😉 You can totally order a copy (or slurp it onto your Kindle) and start reading about some feisty flowers and saucy shrubs in no time. And I’m not saying you should order through this link right here: Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln’s Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, but I am an Amazon affiliate, and anything you order through that link sends a small commission my way at no extra cost to you, so ordering through that link would totally be the awesome thing to do. 😉


Now What Should You Do?


Well, you should totally go enter that giveaway…and look into begging, borrowing, or buying a copy of Wicked Plants…and then check back here on Monday to check out some ferocious beasts of the plant world.


Until then, I hope you have days that are just full of adventures and giggles and STEAMy learning fun!


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  • Melissa @ Ever Growing Farm June 5, 2017 at 10:42 am

    Oh how fun! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    • Nerd in the Brain June 6, 2017 at 7:45 am

      Yay! I’m glad you like the idea…thanks for participating!


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