Activity from 2012 February (page 5)

Swagbucks Book Club – A Lighter Side of Lit

Posted by on Fri, February 24th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club.

As a reminder, we will be discussing our latest selection, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay next Friday, March 2nd.  Today we have two pieces of business – choosing our next reading selection and discussing BIRTHDAYS!  (In case you haven’t heard, Swagbucks is turning 4 on Monday!  It is going to be a day filled with fun activities you won’t want to miss! Click here to learn more.)

For our next choice I thought we would lighten things up; we’ve had some pretty heavy topics of late.  I hope you are in the mood for some chick lit! I’ve pulled together four choices, included brief descriptions and a poll below.  The poll is open until Sunday evening.

For discussion today I want to know your thoughts on any of the following topics:

  • - What book would you recommend to someone on their 4th, 13th, 30th, or 50th birthday and why?
  • - The best book I’ve received as a gift is_____, because________.
  • - The best book I’ve given as a gift is _______, because________.

I can’t wait to see your responses!  Now on to the possibilities for next month:

Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella -  “Things are suddenly starting to look up for the hapless but optimistic Emma Corrigan. She has kept her job at Panther Cola for nearly a year, has the perfect boyfriend and hopes for a promotion to marketing executive should her first opportunity to strut her stuff and land a business deal be successful. Unfortunately, things don’t go quite as planned, and on her unusually turbulent return flight from a disappointing client meeting, in a terrified state, she confesses her innermost secrets to the good-looking stranger sitting beside her. When she shows up at work the next morning, she is horrified to discover that her mystery man is none other than the revered and brilliant Jack Harper, American CEO of Panther Cola, on a weeklong visit to the company’s U.K. branch. Thus begins a series of chaotic, emotionally exhausting and funny episodes that thrust Emma, with her workaholic best friend, Lissy, and their awful flatmate Jemima, into a world of fairy tales, secrets and deceit.”

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin – “Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship.  But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy’s fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.”

Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner -  “Cannie Shapiro is in her late twenties, funny, independent, and a talented reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer. After a “temporary” break-up with her boyfriend of three years, she reads his debut column, “Good in Bed,” in the women’s magazine Moxie. Titled “Loving a Larger Woman,” this very personal piece triggers events that completely transform her and those around her. Cannie’s adventures will strike a chord with all young women struggling to find their place in the world, especially those larger than a size eight.”

 

Bossypants by Tina Fey – “From her humble roots growing up in Pennsylvania to her days doing amateur improv in Chicago to her early sketches on Saturday Night Live, Fey gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the curtain of modern comedy with equal doses of wit, candor, and self-deprecation. Some of the funniest chapters feature the differences between male and female comedy writers (“men urinate in cups”), her cruise ship honeymoon (“it’s very Poseidon Adventure“), and advice about breastfeeding (“I had an obligation to my child to pretend to try”). But the chaos of Fey’s life is best detailed when she’s dividing her efforts equally between rehearsing her Sarah Palin impression, trying to get Oprah to appear on 30 Rock, and planning her daughter’s Peter Pan-themed birthday. Bossypants gets to the heart of why Tina Fey remains universally adored: she embodies the hectic, too-many-things-to-juggle lifestyle we all have, but instead of complaining about it, she can just laugh it off.”

 

 

 


Becky

Froobi Daily Deals: iPhone 4/4S Otterbox Commuter Series Case – 3 Colors

Posted by on Fri, February 24th, 2012 at 9:00 am
The OtterBox Commuter Series is a perfect on-the-go accessory for everyday handheld technology. Safeguarding the screen from scratches and the corners from bumps and shocks, this style of case offers unique design with reliable strength. The latest iPhone sure can’t be beat. Neither can our iPhone 4S Commuter Series Case. This sleek and tough iPhone ... Read More »

Mega Swag Bucks (Birth)Day

Posted by on Fri, February 24th, 2012 at 7:00 am
It may be our Birthday on Monday, but today it’s 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 ... Read More »

A Vintage Swagbucks Birthday

Posted by on Thu, February 23rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm
It’s time to journey back to another memorable moment in Swagbucks history.  As I’m sure most of you probably know, on Monday we will be celebrating our 4th birthday here at Swagbucks.  We have so much fun in store and lots of great surprises planned.  We get bigger and better with every year, so we ... Read More »

Swagbucks Tips and Tricks: What’s a Swag Code?

Posted by on Thu, February 23rd, 2012 at 5:00 pm
If you’ve been a member of Swagbucks for a while, or even if it’s your first day on the site, you’ve probably heard the phrase Swag Code.  And you’ve probably had some questions about them – but we’ll answer them all right here! What is a Swag Code? Swag Codes are strings of text that ... Read More »

Get Pumped For The Party

Posted by on Thu, February 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Hey Swaggernauts – Ashley here!  Who’s ready to par-tay?  To keep your spirits high, here’s a message just for you! Did you snag your Swagbucks Party Hat yet?  If not, what are you waiting for?  If there’s one thing we love at Swagbucks, it’s celebrating our birthday!  Get in on the celebration with the custom ... Read More »

Twitter Trivia Is Ready To Party

Posted by on Thu, February 23rd, 2012 at 1:00 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 »

Two-Part Surveys

Posted by on Thu, February 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 am
Surveys that have a second part have been the topic of discussion for a while now on Facebook and in our Customer Support Department.  We thought we would take this time to address some common questions we’ve been hearing. What are Two-Part or Recontact Surveys? These are surveys that will ask you to come back ... Read More »

Froobi Daily Deals: Philips Extra Bass Earclip Headphones SHS3300/28 (White)

Posted by on Thu, February 23rd, 2012 at 9:00 am
These earphones come with extra bass for powerful sound. They are compact for wearing comfort yet big enough to deliver crisp, powerful sound. The 27 mm speaker driver is a perfect size for non-distorted listening enjoyment. Neodymium magnet and bass beat vents produce better bass response and higher overall sound quality. The special shape and ... Read More »

Dance Instruction Wednesday – Pump Up The Party

Posted by on Wed, February 22nd, 2012 at 5:00 pm
IT’S ALMOST OUR BIRTHDAY!!!  To get you guys all pumped up and ready to party, for today’s Dance Instruction I thought I would share this awesome pom dance routine from the Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, Illinois.  They definitely all seem ready to celebrate our birthday! I love how they took a moment to ... Read More »