Activity from 2012 February (page 13)

Swagbucks Book Club – Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Posted by on Fri, February 10th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Happy Friday, Swagbucks Book Club!

Thanks for stopping by today, we have three important pieces of business:

  1. Reminder about our current reading selection
  2. How you can earn 250 Swag Bucks
  3. How you can win 500 Swag Bucks

1)  The current selection is Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.  You can snag a Kindle copy in the Swag Store for 1499 Swag Bucks, or utilize those awesome Amazon Gift Cards or Barnes & Noble e-Cards.  And there is always your local library.  We will be discussing this book on March 9th at 10am.

2) You can earn the Swaggernaut a cool 250 Swag Bucks for submitting a review of any book you would like to share with the Book Club.  The book can be fiction, non-fiction, old, new, YA, classic, whatever appeals to you.  Simply write a 3-5 paragraph review of a book you think other Swaggers might find interesting and email it to bookclub@swagbucks.com.  Please include your swagname and we also ask that the review not appear elsewhere on the web.  Today’s review was submitted by belle2010 who now is 250 Swag Bucks richer, and hopefully you have been exposed to a new book you just might enjoy.

 

A Review of N. K. Jemisin’s “Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” submitted by belle2010

N.K. Jemisin’s book, “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” is the first of three in an enthralling series about gods and their faults, deceit, love, sorrow, and desire. This book, and indeed the entire series have it all: romance, drama, action and fantasy. There is a perfect balance of everything that we love most about reading books and “The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms” is by far one of the easiest to get lost in.

The main character, Yeine Darr is a barbarian woman with wits and intelligence, relatable and admirable, thrown from her average life into a fight for survival… but is it something more? You bet! Underlying her battle is a war of the gods: Nahadoth, Itempas, their ever-fading sister, Enefa and their children, the goldings. Something dangerous is at work, right under Yeine’s  nose and the survival of others as well as herself is dependent on her ability to quickly uncover ancient secrets!

In a book that you will undoubtedly have a difficult time putting down, find out if Yeine Darr has it in her to save herself, her gods and all humanity. Upon the way you will get to know intimately, Nahadoth, the god of chaos and change, Itempas, the god of order, Enefa, the goddess of creation and other characters that you will learn to love, some that you will learn to hate, and even a few that will break your heart. I can almost guarantee that once you have read this book, you won’t be able to stop yourself from reading the remaining two.

 

 

3). Are you interested in giving your opinion about the Swagbucks Book Club? If you would like to participate in a survey specifically about the Book Club please leave a comment below requesting to be included.  This survey will be delivered to your Swagbucks Inbox (that envelope looking thing in the upper right corner of the page)  next week and will involve many open-ended questions (just so you know what you are volunteering for).  Everyone who completes the survey within a specified time frame will be entered into a drawing to win 500 Swag Bucks.  If you want to participate please indicate your interest in the comments.

Happy reading!

-Becky

Froobi Daily Deals: Telemania Hot Lips Phone in Red

Posted by on Fri, February 10th, 2012 at 9:00 am
  Turn your phone into a bright, bold statement with this ruby red, lip-shaped corded telephone. This phone is high quality, glamorous and an all-around champion. Surprise someone you know with a new designer phone. It’s also loads of fun to use. The Hot Lips Phone can make anyone feel sexy while calling their relatives ... Read More »

It’s Mega Swag Bucks Day!

Posted by on Fri, February 10th, 2012 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 »

Social Media Explained

Posted by on Thu, February 9th, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Some people underestimate the power of Social Media.  Because of our successful social media platforms, our Swagbucks community has grown enormously and we’ve had some awesome opportunities to communicate with our users on a personal level.  We’re just around the corner from hitting 1,000,000 fans on our Facebook page, and our Twitter feed continues to ... Read More »

SwagGab Bloopers

Posted by on Thu, February 9th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Hey all – Ashley from SwagGab here!  Nicole and I put a lot of time and effort into making these SwagGab episodes for you, and although we have a lot of fun in the process, there are definitely a lot of “oops” and “ugh” moments that come up.  I wanted to share some of these ... Read More »

Throwback Thursday

Posted by on Thu, February 9th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Introducing Throwback Thursday – every Thursday for the rest of this month, I will share a vintage Swagbucks blog post with you that I’ve pulled from the vault.  Today’s vintage post dates back to September 16th, 2008, when we first introduced Swagbucks 2.0.  With this exciting release came the addition of Daily Polls and Shop ... Read More »

Twitter Trivia Is STILL Cold

Posted by on Thu, February 9th, 2012 at 12:00 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 »

Mommy Discount

Posted by on Thu, February 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am
Calling all Swag Moms!  We’ve just introduced a new item to our Swag Store that will certainly come in handy.  For just 329 Swag Bucks you can snag $5 off to Mom’s Milk Boutique!  We know how the need for diapers and all of your baby accessories can take a toll on your bank account ... Read More »

Froobi Daily Deals: Magic Air Neck Cushion

Posted by on Thu, February 9th, 2012 at 9:00 am
Looking to relieve tight muscles, pinched nerves or tension headaches? The revolutionary neck magic air cushion is a unique traction device that gently stretches and relaxes neck muscles, alleviating pressure in the joints and nerves. Simply place around neck and hand pump to your desired level of comfort. Adjustable “touch” closure. Rubber/cotton/steel. Approx. 8″ diameter. ... Read More »

Swagbucks Presents

Posted by on Thu, February 9th, 2012 at 7:00 am
Hey there Swaggernauts.  Our big 4th birthday celebration is just around the corner and what’s better than opening presents on your birthday?  We would love to see what presents you’ve received from Swagbucks.  Send us your unboxing videos and we’ll share them with Swag Nation on the day of our celebration, Monday February 27th.  You ... Read More »