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Swagbucks Book Club – The 7 Habits Discussion

Posted by on Fri, May 31st, 2013 at 10:00 am

Welcome Highly Efficient Swagbucks Book Club Members!  Are you ready for our discussion of the May book club title, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey?  Thank you to everyone who voted in last week’s poll. The winning title for June is The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  Here is a brief synopsis of the book which can be picked up at Amazon right now for just $8.44.  Put some of those fabulous Amazon Gift Cards to use!

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . .  Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.  This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

 

This title will be discussed on the last Friday of June – 6/28/2013.

 

Today’s discussion is Stephen Covey’s widely-popular book: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Powerful Lessons in Personal Change).  One of the underlying tenets of the book is communication and to that end I will be perfectly honest with you – I could not read this book.  While I really wanted to read it, learn it, absorb it, put it into practice – life just got in the way!  It is dense with information and psychology and challenges you to change your paradigm.  Well my reading paradigm is to enjoy reading a book before bed but this is certainly not one of those types of books.  This is much more of a text book which requires being aggressively alert.  This was just beyond my available schedule for the month of May.

For today’s discussion I will post questions and thoughts for your feedback. Also feel free to post your own findings or feelings about the title.  On Monday I will randomly choose 10 members to award with 25 Swag Bucks each.  Therefore, the discussion can last throughout the weekend if you are not available right at 10am Friday.  And don’t be shy with your comments.  Just check in and introduce yourself to the group and you just might get hooked up come Monday!

Let’s get this party started!

-Becky

Swagbucks Book Club – Comprehensive Comprehension

Posted by on Fri, May 24th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Today we choose our new reading selection for June.  Last week we opened up the comments for suggestions.  As is usual, you guys came through with some amazing books!  I’ve chosen 5 (okay, I chose 4 and added 1 of my suggestions) and will include a poll at the bottom of this blog post for ... Read More »

Week In Review – May 19, 2013

Posted by on Sun, May 19th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Happy Sunday, Swaggernauts.  This is Becky filling in for TSGal with the Week in Review.  Let’s take a quick look back at the week that was but more importantly, look forward to the week upcoming! Monday was a busy day around Swag Central. We announced an amazing opportunity to win a VIP trip to LA ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – It’s Your Turn

Posted by on Fri, May 17th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club. I’ll jump right into today’s topic: What should be our June reading selection?  I am fresh out of ideas and since this is your book club I want to hear what you want to read.  Is there a new release you’ve been dying to read? Is there a book ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – Grammar Police

Posted by on Fri, May 10th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club!  Thank you to everyone who contributed to last week’s discussion regarding books that have altered your lives.  I know I learned quite a bit both about books and authors I should check out.  I’m continually impressed by the breadth of knowledge and willingness to share I see every week ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – Sailing a Sea Change

Posted by on Fri, May 3rd, 2013 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club.  Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s discussion of The Great Gatsby.  We are shifting gears this month to Nonfiction and focusing our energies on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. This long-running bestseller is described as “a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – Make It Yours

Posted by on Fri, April 19th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club and a happy belated birthday to us!  The very first Swagbucks Book Club post was on April 4th, 2011 and featured the book Water for Elephants.  Since that day we have met here in the blog every Friday to talk all things reading for a total of 107 times. ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – “XEBFALYRX AMMR YOLA”

Posted by on Fri, April 12th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club. If you are looking for information about the new ability to share Swag Codes you want the blog post underneath this one. Check it out and then come back here because the Book Club knows how to have fun, too.  In fact, last week’s discussion reminded me of just ... Read More »

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 »