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Swagbucks Book Club – Second Chances

Posted by on Fri, November 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 am

Welcome Swagbucks Book Club fans.  Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s discussion of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (if you missed it you can check it out here).

I can’t believe it is November already.  We have had a great year of book club reading selections this year. As the year winds down I thought we could take a look back at the selections that did not make the grade.  Many fine books came in second place.  I would hate to miss an opportunity at a great read so I thought we would choose from those selection throughout the year that were runners-up in the monthly polls.  Voting is open until midnight Sunday, November 4th and we will discuss the winning choice on Friday, November 30th. Check back anytime after Sunday and see the results.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn —  Amy disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary, and while Nick has not been a model husband, could he really have killed her? It’s soon evident that if Amy is dead, that’s the least of the reader’s worries.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen — In a remote Hertfordshire village, far off the good coach roads of George III’s England, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet — a country squire of no great means and his scatterbrained wife — must marry off their five vivacious daughters. At the heart of this all-consuming enterprise are the headstrong second daughter Elizabeth and her aristocratic suitor Fitzwilliam Darcy, two lovers in whom pride and prejudice must be overcome before love can bring the novel to its magnificent conclusion.

One For The Money by Janet Evanovich — The gutsy heroine introduced here is Stephanie Plum of Trenton, N.J., a recently laid-off lingerie buyer who has no job, no car and no furniture. She does have a hamster, a deranged grandmother, two caring parents and several pairs of biking shorts and sports bras. Finding work with her cousin Vinnie, she becomes a bond hunter and scrounges money enough to buy a gun, a Chevy Nova and some Mace. Her first assignment is to locate a cop accused of murder.

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin – Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship.  But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy’s fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley — It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.

An Invisible Thread: The True Story of an 11-Year-Old Panhandler, a Busy Sales Executive, and an Unlikely Meeting with Destiny by Laura Schroff & Alex Tresniowski. – It is the heartwarming story of a friendship that has spanned thirty years, that brought life to an over-scheduled professional who had lost sight of family and happiness and hope to a hungry and desperate boy whose family background in drugs and crime and squalor seemed an inescapable fate.


Swagbucks Book Club: Miss Peregrine’s… discussion

Posted by on Fri, October 26th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club. Today is my favorite day of the month, book club discussion day! (It’s also Friday which means free pizza in the office but that is just icing on the cake as far as I’m concerned) Today we will be discussing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, […]

Swagbucks Book Club – The Sound and the Fury Review

Posted by on Fri, October 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club.  Thank you for all of your cook book recommendations last week!  I’m excited to check them out and hope you found new ones to try as well.  A quick reminder that next Friday, 10/26/12, we will be discussing this month’s reading selection – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Looking Good!

Posted by on Fri, October 12th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club.  If this is your first time joining us and you want to know more about us check out this post for more info. Currently we are reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.  It is available as Kindle version here in the Swag Store.  It is […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Stephen King Suggestion

Posted by 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 […]

Swagbucks Book Club – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Discussion

Posted by on Fri, September 28th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swagbucks Book Club! Today is a busy day, not only are we discussing the September reading selection, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, but we are also voting on the October book club title. If you are new to the Swagbucks Book Club here is how it works: Each […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Spooky Suggestions

Posted by on Fri, September 21st, 2012 at 10:00 am

  Greetings Swagbucks Book Clubbers.  With tomorrow being the first day of Autumn it is time to start thinking about our October book club reading selection.  It only seems appropriate that we choose something from the horror genre.  This is not style of book that I am very familiar with so I will need your […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Are We There Yet?

Posted by on Fri, September 14th, 2012 at 10:00 am

I hope you are enjoying this month’s reading selection, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.  I’m about a quarter of the way through and finding it hard to put down. I can’t wait until the book club discussion of this selection on Friday, September 28th. The one thing I find slightly challenging […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Rewarding Reading

Posted by on Fri, September 7th, 2012 at 10:00 am

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our book club discussion of short stories last week.  I also hope you enjoyed the extra Swag Bucks you may have found in your account on Tuesday.  I must have had a really great weekend because I was feeling extra generous on Tuesday and gave out 700 Swag […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Death Comes in Threes

Posted by on Fri, August 31st, 2012 at 10:00 am

Welcome to the Swag Bucks Book Club. Today we are discussing three captivating short stories: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor and The Body by Stephen King. But first I would like to thank everyone who voted on the poll last week to choose our next […]