Friday, September 24, 2010

Earn free Amazon Giftcards Easily!!

It seems like us book bloggers are always spending money on Amazon - it is the hot spot for buying books as they are much cheaper than purchasing them at places like Barnes and Noble or Borders - even Walmart or garage sales sometimes! Thats were Swagbucks comes in handy.

I have been eyeing a few things on Amazon lately - a new ipod dock, a few different books, and most of all a Olympus 50mm f/2.0 Telephoto Macro ED Lens for E1, E300 & E500 Digital SLR Cameras!! I can hardly wait to finally buy this lense, it is amazing! Anyways - back on topic. This lense costs $438.99 on Amazon - and thats way cheaper than if you bought it at a retail store, BUT it's still just a wee bit expensive for my budget (ok, more than a wee bit!) and so I've been saving up my Swagbucks to earn enough Amazon gift cards to buy it for free - or at least a lot cheaper!

I am already up to I think close to $60 in free Amazon gift cards that I've earned from swagbucks! This is the only place that I've stuck with to earn giftcards - and the only place I've actually earned a gift card with! All you have to do is use Swagbucks to search - pretend its Google, type in the same things as you would in Google and randomly, you will earn swagbucks! This is a great way to earn a few extra dollars to spend on Amazon! I've even heard of bloggers earning enough gift cards to get a free Wii on Amazon!

Search & Win

Sunday, September 12, 2010

~ The Ivy ~

The Ivy

Book: The Ivy
Author: Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur
Cover Rating: 1 out of 5
Book rating: 3.5 out of 5

Harvard - you either get in or you don't and when your in, it's not just homework and learning, its everything else in between. From new friendships, to those new friendships vanishing quicker than they began. Love, parties, and everything in between, will Callie survive as the blonde girl from LA that seems to be getting all the boys attention? One things for sure - when one of the most popular girl gets jealous, she'll do anything to get revenge.

"The Ivy" was a questionable book for me. I liked it, but then I didn't. I really didn't like how Callie seemed to make the same bad decisions over and over again, expecting that she can just say sorry and then going out and doing it again! On another note though, it kept me reading and wanting to find out what was going to happen next. I didn't feel like I could really "get" most of the characters, except for Mimi, the French girl. Everything seemed so unreliable, but in the end it seemed to work!