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Swagbucks Book Club – The Great Gatsby Discussion

Posted by on Fri, April 26th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club.  Hope you have had a fantastic week.

Today we are discussing the reading selection for April – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  So grab your mint julep, put on that long string of pearls and get ready for a roaring time.  Thank you to everyone who voted in last week’s poll, the winning title for May is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey.  Pick up your copy now at amazon, putting those Amazon Gift Cards to good use.  Or support Barnes & Noble with your Barnes & Noble Gift Cards from the Rewards Store.  7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been a best seller since its release in 2004 so it should also be readily available in libraries and second-hand stores.  We will meet to discuss our May selection on the last Friday of the month, May 31st.

Keeping with today’s theme, here is a video from SBTV about a new Gatsby-inspired line of clothing.

 

The Great Gatsby movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio is coming out May 5th.  (Shameless plug: Grab a Fandango Gift Card from the Rewards Store here)  Regardless of how well it represents the book it looks like a fun costume party.

Here’s how today’s discussion works.  I will post questions/topics in the comments below regarding The Great Gatsby for your responses, but feel free to ask your own questions or share your own observations/feelings about this book too.  The discussion lasts throughout the weekend so pop in when you can.  On Monday I will randomly pick 10 contributors and deposit 25 Swag Bucks each into their accounts.  Not a bad way to start the week, right?

-Becky

 

Swagbucks Book Club – Egg Salad

Posted by on Fri, April 5th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Hello, Swagbucks Book Club members!  Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s discussion of the March reading selection and those that voted on April’s book.  The theme for April is “Books that are being made into movies for release in 2013″ and the winner is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.  If ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – Information Omnibus

Posted by on Fri, November 9th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club.  We have a bunch of info to get through today so hold on tight. Thank you to everyone who voted last week for our next reading choice. The winner is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Put those new lower priced Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift cards to ... Read More »

Make Reading Personal

Posted by on Wed, March 14th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Hey Swaggernauts – we have something new and exciting to offer in the Swag Store that’s perfect for the little kiddie in your life.  What young girl or boy doesn’t love books, music, and/or videos?  How would you like to turn these activities into a personalized experience for the reader, listener, or viewer?  With Personally ... Read More »

Golden Reading

Posted by on Tue, February 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm
Who doesn’t love Disney?  I think it’s pretty safe to say that most of us grew up with Disney characters and movies – it’s just a part of our childhood.  This, to this day, has not changed.  Children today are growing up with a love for Disney.  We’re now offering Disney Animal Friends Board Books ... Read More »

Books on Fire

Posted by on Mon, October 31st, 2011 at 1:00 pm
How would you like to unwrap a brand new Amazon.com Kindle Fire e-Book Reader for the holidays this year?  For as little as 18 Swag Bucks you can make this wish come true!  The Amazon Kindle revolutionized the world of reading, and now it’s better than ever! With the stunning color touchscreen, you’ll watch as ... Read More »

Choose Your Adventure

Posted by on Wed, April 6th, 2011 at 8:00 am
Thank you for the great response to Monday’s post about the book Water For Elephants.  I’ve taken four of your next book suggestions and listed them below.  The winning choice will be our book for the month of April and we will reconvene in May to discuss.  All four books are available in the Swag ... Read More »

Froobi Daily Deals: Fairy Tale Books w/ CDs, 4 Pack

Posted by on Wed, March 16th, 2011 at 9:00 am
This enchanting collection of four favorite fairy tale read-along books captures the magic of make-believe while filling the world of childhood with the joys of imagination.  Featuring familiar stories told in delightfully original verse and colorfully illustrated images that bring the stories to life, each of these terrific titles also includes a special bonus CD ... Read More »

Reading is Fundamental

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 11:05 am
Recently a Swaggernaut requested that we put Hooked on Phonics for Pre-K in the Swag Store. Well, your wish is our command, because you can now Snag Hooked on Phonics for 6,749 Swag Bucks. Hooked on Phonics is an extremely popular learning system designed to help kids and adults learn to read or improve their ... Read More »