Swagbucks Book Club – Stephen King Suggestion

by Team Swagbucks on Fri, October 5th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Today’s math lesson:

11/23/63 = 500

I can hear you now: “What the heck does that mean?  Why is math infiltrating the Swagbucks Book Club?”

Let me explain before anyone has a math anxiety attack.  I’ve increased the payout for book reviews from 250 Swag Bucks to 500 Swag Bucks beginning with today’s submission, a review of Stephen King’s latest work, 11/23/63.  How can you be awarded 500 Swag Bucks?  Simply send a 2-5 paragraph review of a book  you think fellow Swagbucks Book Club members would enjoy.  The book can be of any genre and does not need to be a current top seller, I just ask that the review not appear elsewhere on the web.  Email your review with your swagname to bookclub@swagbucks.com.  If I feature your review in a future Book Club post you will be 500 Swag Bucks richer!  Just like ericnrosesmom who submitted a review of 11/23/63.

ericnrosesmom writes: “Ordinarily I’m not a fan of his work, but this is far different from his typical style.  It involves time travel.  Al Templeton, owner of a diner in a small town in Maine, discovers a wormhole in time that transports him back to 1958.  After some experimentation and a lot of careful research, he decides to use this unique opportunity to alter the course of history by preventing the Kennedy assassination.  Before he can complete the mission however, he comes down with terminal lung cancer.  That’s when he returns to his own time and recruits a friend, a high school English teacher named Jake Epping, to pick up where he left off.

Without giving too much away, I can say that Jake’s mission becomes personal in more ways than one, and he must make choices which ultimately stand to change his own life just as drastically as Kennedy’s death changed the world.  I haven’t finished the book yet, but what I’ve read so far is absolutely phenomenal.  I have no clue whatsoever how it’s going to turn out, and I can barely stand to put it down.  It’s long, almost 800 pages, but so incredibly amazing that you won’t even notice.  There is some rather graphic violence and moderately bad language, so I wouldn’t recommend it if you’re really sensitive, but overall I would have to say it’s the best book I’ve read all year by far. “

If you want to learn even more about this book here is a link to an interview Stephen King did with npr last year.

Have you snagged your copy of our October reading selection, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs yet?  The Kindle version is available in the Swag Store now for just 1299 SBs.  This spine-tingly fantasy is said to “delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.”  Thanks to everyone who voted last week, it was a very close race with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children winning by 1.51% of the vote (Yikes, more math!).  Whether you choose to utilize those Amazon Gift Cards, Barnes & Noble Gift Cards or visit your friendly neighborhood library I hope you will join us October 26th for the discussion.

Okay, my peculiar children I will see you next week for a special surprise!

-Becky

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