Activity from the scent of rain and lightning

Swagbucks Book Club-Col Mustard with a Candlestick in the Library

Posted by on Fri, October 14th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Welcome Swagbucks Book Club Fans-

The Scent of Rain and LightningToday we will be discussing the gripping murder mystery The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. Set in a small Kansas town where “the heat hangs over the story, along with a sense of impending doom, as the plot moves inexorably forward. It is hard not to root for these damaged but unbowed characters.” – Contra Costa Times.  I hope you enjoyed this selection as much as I did.

I also want to share exciting news that Swagbucks will be celebrating the Book Club all next week with special promotions and prizes!  Watch for daily announcements here in the blog as well as on the Swagbucks homepage and in your Swagbucks Inbox.

And don’t forget our next Book Club selection is the classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  This selection is not available in eBook form but there are still plenty of ways to acquire the physical book and earn or use Swag Bucks in the process.  Check out the TrialPay tab on the Special Offers page for several book club offers that pay up to 900 SBs upon completion.  Or use the Barnes & Noble or Amazon Gift Cards.  Finally, there is you local library or used book store.

I will begin today’s discussion by posting a question here but watch for subsequent topics in the comments section.  Feel free to comment in the thread or post our own thoughts on this book.  As usual, I have a pot of 2,000 Swag Bucks I will be distributing  throughout the weekend to those contributing insightful comments.



There are two main themes in the novel which are not always mutually exclusive — revenge and forgiveness.  What does The Scent of Rain and Lightning tell us about revenge, and what does it tell us about forgiveness?  Which characters bridge the gap between those two extremes?  If you were in their shoes would you have followed the same path or reacted differently?

Swagbucks Book Club – And The Winner Is…

Posted by on Fri, October 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thank you to everyone who voted in last week’s poll for our next Book Club selection.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was the runaway winner!  So start searching through those boxes from high school and dig out your old copy.  Or take advantage of the many different ways to acquire this classic and […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Classically Trained

Posted by on Fri, September 30th, 2011 at 10:00 am

It’s time to choose the next book!  Don’t worry, you didn’t miss our discussion of our current book (The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard), that will take place on Friday October 14.  But we should look ahead to the next book.  As we head into the Autumn my thoughts turn to relaxing in […]

Swagbucks Book Club – New You Review

Posted by on Fri, September 16th, 2011 at 10:00 am

One of my favorite aspects of the Swagbucks Book Club is learning about different books that I might have missed.  Every week  in the comments area of this blog there are great book suggestions from readers like you.  These suggestions deserve their own blog post, making it easy for all members of the Swagbucks Book […]

Swagbucks Book Club: Take The Weather With You

Posted by on Fri, September 9th, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thank you to everyone who participated in last week’s discussion of The Hunger Games!  It was extremely intriguing and thought provoking.  If you missed it you can check it out here.  I’m looking forward to an equally enjoyable discussion of this month’s selection in October.  (The official discussion date is now Friday October 14th due […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Let The Games Begin

Posted by on Fri, September 2nd, 2011 at 10:00 am

Welcome to this month’s Swagbucks Book Club discussion.  Today we will be discussion The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins but as usual, we have just a little bit of business before we begin. The next Book Club selection is The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard.  The Kindle version is available in the […]