Activity from 2011 December (page 15)

Swagbucks Book Club – Paris, Je T’aime!

Posted by on Fri, December 9th, 2011 at 10:00 am

“A slow number starts, and without asking, he reaches for my waist and scoops me toward his body, which is even better up close.  His chest is solid and so are his arms.  I rest my hands on them lightly as he backs me around the room, past Kenley cranking the Victrola with glee, past Kate giving us a long, curious look.  I close my eyes and lean into Ernest , smelling bourbon and soap, tobacco and damp cotton — and everything about this moment is so sharp and lovely, I do something completely out of character and just let myself have it.”

Often the setting of a book is as important as the main characters and just as pivotal to the plot.  This month’s selection The Paris Wife is no different.  The book opens in Chicago in the Roaring ’20s as jazz and speakeasies are taking the city by storm.  But the real star of the story is Paris during what has become known as “The Crazy Years”.


“A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time and a love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley.”  If you like audio books you can go to the Simply Audiobooks offer on TrialPay under Special Offers and get 675 Swag Bucks with your first rental. You can snag a physical copy through The Literary Guild offer, also on Trial Pay, and earn 900 Swag Bucks in the process.  Or you can get a Barnes & Noble Gift Card or Amazon Gift Card.  And there is always the local library.
To help set the mood for those of you not yet finished with the book I’ve gathered the sights and sounds of Paris in the 1920s for your enjoyment. You can almost picture the protagonists walking arm in arm amongst these images – Paris at Night in the 20s & 30s. The Art Deco architecture and flapper fashion set the mood for a carefree time of robust economic growth and prosperity.  But as we know from history class, not all was well.  But we will worry about that when the time comes and as Josephine Baker sings,  “Then I’ll Be Happy.”

Come back next week, Friday December 16th at 10am PT and we will discuss The Paris Wife as well as vote on our next selection.  I hope to see you then!

-Becky

Froobi Daily Deals: Samsung a107 Prepaid GoPhone (AT&T) with $15 Airtime Credit Included

Posted by on Fri, December 9th, 2011 at 9:00 am
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It’s Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Posted by on Fri, December 9th, 2011 at 7:00 am
It’s time for Mega Swag Bucks Day! If you’re new to these parts, it’s a day of big wins and big bucks – Team Swagbucks is giving away more than 1,000,000 Swag Bucks in TODAY. Today you have a chance of winning even crazier amounts of Swag Bucks with your searches. From 30 to 1,000 ... Read More »

Bucks in a Box

Posted by on Thu, December 8th, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Did you know that you can earn up to 20 Swag Bucks just for sharing the prizes that you’ve won on our site?  Send in either a picture of yourself with your winning prize (you MUST be in the picture to get your bucks), or the link to your YouTube video of yourself unboxing your ... Read More »

Twitter Trivia Is Getting Cold

Posted by on Thu, December 8th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
Settle in for Twitter Trivia, the online quiz game where I give you the questions, you give me the answers and I give you the Swag Bucks! If you’re new to Twitter or Twitter Trivia, here’s how we reward per question: Question 1: First 4 correct responders win 50 Swag Bucks each Question 2: First ... Read More »

Let’s get CRAZY!

Posted by on Thu, December 8th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
How would you like to win a YEAR SUPPLY of Crazy Dog T-Shirts?!  Now that would be a nice start to your 2012, wouldn’t it?  Well, thanks to our friends over at CrazyDogTShirts.com, your wish could come true! Looking to spice up your wardrobe?  CrazyDogTShirts.com is the absolute best place on the web to find today’s ... Read More »

Santa’s Streak Continues

Posted by on Thu, December 8th, 2011 at 12:15 pm
Is there a glitch in the system?  Santa is in love with these $5 Amazon Gift Cards!  Today’s winner is MarleyDnMeLo. What do you think, should I check on things or let this streak ride? There is still plenty of time for Santa to pick you, if you are on his nice list, of course. ... Read More »

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Posted by on Thu, December 8th, 2011 at 11:00 am
The temperature is dropping, the snow is beginning to fall, the hats, gloves, and scarves are being taken down from up in the closet, and the kids are starting to play….this can only mean one thing….SNOWBALL FIGHT!!!  That’s right – it’s time for our newest, winter edition Team Challenge.  Let It Swag is taking on ... Read More »

Froobi Daily Deals: The Original Hot Cooking Stone by Dagazzi Model 110

Posted by on Thu, December 8th, 2011 at 9:00 am
Upgrade your normal store bought serving trays to The Original Hot Cooking Stone. This marble stone grill cooks meats, seafood and vegetables. Since it doesn’t need any oil or grease to cook, your guests can enjoy a much healthier spread. Includes; cooking stone, stainless steel tray and base, over a finely finished wood base and ... Read More »

Healthy Holidays

Posted by on Thu, December 8th, 2011 at 7:00 am
With the winter season comes the dreadful winter cold.  We here at Swagbucks like to see our Swaggernauts happy and healthy, and that’s why we’re offering the Swagbucks Health Advantage Card. If you weren’t aware of this program, it’s 100% free, you don’t need prior health coverage, and there is no paperwork involved.  Simply visit the Swagbucks Health ... Read More »