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Swagbucks Book Club – Gone Girl

Posted by on Fri, January 11th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the weekly meeting of the Swagbucks Book Club.  Last week we voted on what mystery should be our January book club selection.  The winner, by a slim margin, was And Then There Were None by the master Agatha Christie.  I’ve never read any of her work so I’m looking forward to this choice, and hope you are too.  We will discuss this bestseller on the last Friday of the month, January 25th at 10am Pacific Time.  You can snag a Kindle edition of And Then There Were None from the Rewards Store for just 799 Swag Bucks.  Or you can use the Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Cards.  Don’t forget Express Shipping is now available on both!

In keeping with the Mystery theme today I wanted to share with you a book that caught my attention and held on tight recently, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  The story revolves around Nick and Amy, a jet-set couple in the in-crowd of New York City who, due to a family illness and loss of both jobs, are forced to move back to Nick’s hometown on the banks of the Mississippi.  The novel opens with Nick’s side of the story on “The Day Of”, meaning the day his wife goes missing.  But before you think this is a standard crime story the next chapter is written from Amy’s perspective.  Flynn, a former TV critic for Entertainment Weekly, deftly weaves the story  back and forth between the two main characters, mimicking their battle for control of the situation.

Just when I would think I knew what was happening the plot twists and turns, keeping it exciting and fresh.  I often found myself awake past my bedtime telling myself, “just one more chapter”.  Gone Girl is a multi-layered examination of deception raising psychological questions about who we are and do we really know our partners.  This book kept me guessing even after I had finished it, asking myself questions both about the characters and what I would have done in a similar circumstance.  Gone Girl is one of those books you hate to see end.

Do you have a book you would like to share with other Swagbucks Book Club members?  Submit a 2-4 paragraph review to bookclub@swagbucks.com and if it is featured you will be awarded 500 Swag Bucks!

Have you read Gone Girl?  What were your thoughts?

-Becky

 

Swagbucks Book Club – Whodunit?

Posted by on Fri, January 4th, 2013 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club.  Today we start 2013 with selecting our book for this month.  The Mystery genre was the runaway winner so I’ve taken some of your suggestions and added a few of my own.  Below you will find descriptions of 5 whodunits with a poll for your voting pleasure buried underneath, ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – 2012 Year In Discussions

Posted by on Fri, December 28th, 2012 at 10:00 am
  While other people are focusing on Year in Reviews we at the Swagbucks Book Club are looking back at a Year in Discussions.  Because we do more than just review books.  Thanks to everyone who has participated over the past year we have been introduced to more than just a book a month.  But ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – January Genres and Christmas Wishes

Posted by on Fri, December 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am
It was a blizzard of book suggestions last week!  Thank you so much! But I have to admit that I am still going through them all so today we will vote on what genre to choose for January.  So what will it be?  General Fiction? Mystery? Biography? I think we will reserve Romance for February ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – Looking Forward

Posted by on Fri, December 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Hello Swagbucks Book Club members.  As we wind down 2012 it is time to look forward.  Therefore, today is all about getting prepared for the new year.   I want to get your suggestions on reading selections for the first few months of 2013.  I will gather the most popular and intriguing recommendations throughout the ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – The Gift of Words

Posted by on Fri, December 7th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club. Thanks to everyone who participated to last week’s discussion of the November reading selection, Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice. Were you one of the lucky contributors to find an extra 25 Swag Bucks in their account on Monday? For the December reading selection I thought we would try ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – Pride and Prejudice discussion

Posted by on Fri, November 30th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Welcome Swagbucks Book Club Members. Today is discussion day for this month’s reading selection, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.  Pride and Prejudice (originally titled, First Impressions) is one of the world’s most popular novels telling the story of Elizabeth Bennet and her complicated relationship with Mr. Darcy.  But this is much more than a ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club takes a day off

Posted by on Fri, November 23rd, 2012 at 10:00 am
Greetings Swagbucks Book Club members. Due to some previous technical difficulties the Book Club is taking today off. Please spend this time with family and friends or volunteering or just curling up with a good book. Share in the comments how you will spend your day. I look forward to seeing you all next Friday ... Read More »

Swagbucks Book Club – Moving Pictures

Posted by on Fri, November 16th, 2012 at 10:00 am
Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club where we meet every Friday to talk all things books.  Today I want to expand on that and discuss movies that are based on books. Undoubtedly, the biggest box office winner at the end of this weekend will be the final Twilight installment, Breaking Dawn – Part 2.  That ... 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 »