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Swagbucks Book Club – Vote On Our July Reading Selection

Posted by on Fri, June 20th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club!  Today we will be voting on our reading selection for July.

Don’t forget that next week we will be discussing our June title: The Good House by June reading selection is The Good House by Ann Leary.

“Superstition, drama and intrigue unspool at a perfect pace in Ann Leary’s irresistible novel, The Good House, a tale steeped in New England character and small-town social tumult” – Redbook.

You can find out more about this title on our Read page AND earn Swag Bucks!  We will meet to discuss this title on Friday, June 27th when I will have a copious amount of Swag Bucks to give away.

The selection of books for July are a mix of perennial bestsellers as well has current hot topics.

The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical adolescent.” Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he’s been expelled from prep school, in a slang that sounds edgy even today and keeps this novel on banned book lists. His constant wry observations about what he encounters, from teachers to phonies (the two of course are not mutually exclusive) capture the essence of the eternal teenage experience of alienation.

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of this remarkable family. Based on Louise May Alcott’s childhood, this lively portrait of nineteenth-century family life possesses a lasting vitality that has endeared it to generations of readers.

The Runaway Jury – John Grisham

Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake begins routinely, then swerves mysteriously off course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at least one juror is convinced he’s being watched. Soon they have to be sequestered. Then a tip from an anonymous young woman suggests she is able to predict the jurors’ increasingly odd behavior. Is the jury somehow being manipulated, or even controlled? If so, by whom? And, more important, why?

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1) – George R.R. Martin

Long ago, in a time forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons out of balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. The cold is returning, and in the frozen wastes to the north of Winterfell, sinister and supernatural forces are massing beyond the kingdom’s protective Wall. At the center of the conflict lie the Starks of Winterfell, a family as harsh and unyielding as the land they were born to. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim omens.

We Need to Talk About Kevin – Lionel Shriver

In a series of brutally introspective missives to her husband, Franklin, from whom she is separated, Eva tries to come to grips with the fact that their 17-year-old son, Kevin, has killed seven students and two adults… Guiltily she recalls how, as a successful writer, she was terrified of having a child. Was it for revenge, then, that from the moment of his birth Kevin was the archetypal difficult child, screaming for hours, refusing to nurse, driving away countless nannies, and intuitively learning to “divide and conquer” his parents? In crisply crafted sentences that cut to the bone of her feelings about motherhood, career, family, and what it is about American culture that produces child killers, Shriver yanks the reader back and forth between blame and empathy, retribution and forgiveness. Never letting up on the tension, Shriver ensures that, like Eva, the reader grapples with unhealed wounds.

Today’s Discussion Topic: What is your favorite book you have read so far this year and why?

Leave your comments below and on Monday I will pick 10 people and gift them each 10 free entries into both the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Swagstakes AND the Apple iPad Mini Swagstakes.

-Becky

Get Mobile This Summer

Posted by on Fri, June 20th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Tomorrow marks the first day of summer! It took us a while to get there, but we did it – TOGETHER!  We know you have great summer plans and from our #TTPTP this week, we were excited to learn that a lot of them involve Swagbucks! Getting outside this summer is essential – so make ... Read More »

Twitter Trivia…GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!

Posted by on Thu, June 19th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Q: Who loves showing off their knowledge of obscure information? Q: Who loves showing off their ability to use Swagbucks Search to find answers about obscure information? Q: Who loves winning Swag Bucks for the above actions? Q: Who loves to do all of this and NOT share the answers with others??? (It’s ok if ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – Androniki

Posted by on Wed, June 18th, 2014 at 5:00 pm
Let’s jump right into meeting today’s featured Swaggernaut!  Tip your cap (if you’re wearing one) to Androniki, from Berkeley, CA!  Read below to see how she’s making Swagbucks Work for Her! They say timing is everything. Well, they are right. When I finished my Master’s degree a few years ago, economy has just crashed and ... Read More »

Honored to be Honored – EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 Greater Los Angeles

Posted by on Wed, June 18th, 2014 at 2:17 pm
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, the accounting firm Ernst & Young celebrated the accomplishments of Los Angeles-area entrepreneurs at a gala awards dinner.  Our founder and President Josef Gorowitz was named the winner of a 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and will now go to the national competition in November, representing Team Swagbucks.  Congratulations to ... Read More »

Welcome To a New Dimension…

Posted by on Wed, June 18th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Who’s ready for this week’s Wednesday Game Challenge?! In this week’s challenge, we’re giving you the chance to square off against another member of Team Swagbucks…Becky! Her favorite Swagbucks Game to play is Mahjongg Dimensions, so that’s the game we’ll be playing today. Today’s Challenge: Play Mahjongg Dimensions and do your best to beat Becky’s score ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays Loves Summer!

Posted by on Tue, June 17th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Hey Swaggernauts! It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays (a.k.a. TTPTP), the contest where your creativity is rewarded with Swag Bucks (in addition to that warm, fuzzy feeling). Instead of all the bells and whistles, we’re going to keep it really simple. If you want a chance to win ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – MalloryLindsly

Posted by on Mon, June 16th, 2014 at 3:00 pm
It’s another week of Swagging and another week of meeting Swaggernauts!  Today, please say hi to MalloryLindsly, from Metairie, LA.  See how she worked with her sister to earn as many SB as possible, to help out their mom! In December 2010 my mom fell sick and was hospitalized. It was right around Christmas time ... Read More »

Music Monday: We’ve All Got the Blues!

Posted by on Mon, June 16th, 2014 at 10:00 am
Happy Monday!  See if you recognize the quote below: “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it.” This comes from one of my favorite movies of all time – The Blues Brothers!  In today’s Music Monday, we pay ... Read More »

Swagbucks Tips & Tricks: Life, Graduation and the Pursuit of BBQ

Posted by on Mon, June 16th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Welcome back, Swaggernauts!  We hope your Father’s Day weekend was glorious – however you spent it! With graduation season in full swing, we thought you’d like to see some great Graduation speeches from SBTV! Here’s one from Cody Simpson! And another from Chuck Schumer! And what would summer be without some BBQ tips!  Check out ... Read More »