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Free Book Friday!

Friday, April 25th, 2014

 

Our Free Book Friday prize this time is:

 

The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman

 

A rapturous new novel of first love in a time of war-from the celebrated author of The Last Van Gogh. In pre-war Prague, the dreams of two young lovers are shattered when they are separated by the Nazi invasion. Then, decades later, thousands of miles away in New York, there’s an inescapable glance of recognition between two strangers. Providence is giving Lenka and Josef one more chance. From the glamorous ease of life in Prague before the Occupation, to the horrors of Nazi Europe, The Lost Wife explores the power of first love, the resilience of the human spirit- and the strength of memory.

ISBN 9780425244135, Trade Size Paperback

There are currently 186 members wishing for this book. We will award 1 lucky member a brand new copy of this book.


 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this Blog post. You must be a PaperBackSwap member to win a copy.

 

 

We will choose 1 winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.


 

You have until Sunday, April, 27 2014 at 12 noon EDT, to leave a comment.


 

Good Luck to everyone!

 

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

 

 

Free Book Friday on Saturday Winner!

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

 

 

The Winner of My Big Train Book by Roger Priddy is:

 

Toby E. (annamadrigal)

 

Congratulations, Toby ! Your book is on the way!

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you everyone who commented on the Blog!

 

 

 

 

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

Remember, every new book purchase supports the club and helps keep membership free!

Please consider shopping with us in the PaperBackSwap Market  for your holiday gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Book Friday on Saturday!

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Today’s free book is My Big Train Book by Roger Priddy

 

 

 

ISBN 9780312514778
From monorails to freight trains, steam trains to cable cars, this book is packed with pictures of all kinds of trains from all over the world

This 21 page board book will make a great gift for your baby/preschooler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will choose a winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.

 

You have until Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 12 noon EST, to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!

 

 

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

 

Remember, every new book purchase supports the club and helps keep membership free!


Please consider shopping with us in the PaperBackSwap Market  for your holiday gifts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Favorite PBS Feature – Gold Key

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

by Linda (Angeleyes)

 

 

When I heard about the Gold Key Membership this time last year I was skyin’.  It was such a pain to search each individual friends WL when I wanted to post a book or find a RL book.  Now I could do it the easy way.  So I went to the kiosk (the last grey tab across the top of the PBS header) and clicked on Gold Club Membership, put in my credit card info and voila !  I was a Gold Card member.  First thing I did was go check out my WL books to see if they were listed on my friends WL.  And a few were, so I posted them and it made me happy knowing my friends would get a little surprise.

A few days later I was talking to a PBS friend and we began discussing the “pros & cons” of the new Gold Key Membership.  Being an avid PBS’er I told her I felt being a Gold Club Member benefits me, my friends AND the club.  With optional services such as these, PBS can make a bit of money to pay the programmers and other staff that we all rely on to keep the site up and running. For $1.08 a month (3.5 cents a day) I can help the cause AND enjoy the “special” features. It was definitely a no-brainer for me.  (I think I’d shrivel up and die without my daily PBS fix. How about you?)

We agreed and then she chuckled and said “another plus is the Gold Key badge on your member profile. You all know how we LOVE our badges !!

One thing I hadn’t really thought about was the “directed delivery” feature of the membership.  With a library close by and a plentiful TBR pile I’ve never been one to be in a hurry for a book.  Until……I started reading a new series – I’m a cozy series nut ! – and couldn’t wait to read the next one.  So I hope online and order the next book.  It was available in the system  !  Yay !!  And of course I had to check the member’s bookshelf to see if there were any other books in the series available and yes, yes there were.  So I ordered the next 2 books and hoped they would get to me soon.  Then I noticed they were coming from Ohio and did a little jig right there in my seat.  No long cross-country trek for these books.  Barring any crazy USPS detour they would be to be within the week.  One more reason to love that Gold Key Membership !   (As you can see, little things make me happy)

So I’m spending my days working, my nights reading and chatting with friends on PBS not thinking much about the perks of PBS (just happy Groovyglittergirl hasn’t broken the site..lol) and then a teacher friend posts in one of the forums that she is need of multiple copies of the book “Go Tell Alice” for her classroom and was asking for help in ordering it.  That’s when I remembered that with the Gold Key Membership you can order multiple copies simultaneously.  I directed her to the membership and “saved the day”.  I felt a bit like Superman there for a minute.

It’s time for me to renew my membership and as I do with all memberships I always take the time to “review” and weigh the cost with my usage of the features.  I’m one of those people who always break things down into minute detail as I’m sure you noticed above with the 3.5 cents a day.  Seriously, who thinks in those terms?  I think I have way to much free time.  Anyway, I digress.  Since I use PBS printable postage and the Gold Key Membership offers one Courtesy Postage Fee per month, membership actually only costs $6.39 because I would have spent the $6.60 (55 cents X 12) anyway.  Now the membership is less than 2 cents a day.  See how my brain works.  WAY too much free time I tell ya.

Now PBS is really good about telling you when a paid feature is about to expire and the Gold Key Membership is no exception.  In addition to the nice email they sent me they have a banner across the top of my “lists” page that tells me if I don’t get my tush in gear and renew my wish list will return to 200 from the 300 I’ve had this past year.  Now I’m what you might call a “readin’ fool”; I read about 200-225 books a year and ALWAYS have a TBR pile but I have never been able to top about 125 books on my Wish list.  The idea of having 300 spots available makes me giddy even though I know I’ll never be able to fill them all.  Despite not being able to fill the slots I’m not willing to lose them so I will be renewing before my deadline of 8/31/12.  Who wants to temp the Fates?  Not me !

And to make sure the Fates don’t put me on their list the next time I play in a buddy swap I’m going to buy my buddy a 1 yr Gold Key Gift Certificate.  It will be a win all the way around. 

So stay on the Fates good side, Sign Up for a Gold Key Membership!  (and put in a good word for me with the Fates, will ya?)

For additional information on the Gold Club Membership check out the Help Center – FAQs about Gold Club Membership.

 

 

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

Free Book Friday Winner!

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

 

The winner of Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow is: Heather S. (aurone)

 Heather, your book is on the way to you, Enjoy!

Thank you to everyone who commented!

 

 

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

Remember, every new book purchase supports the club and helps keep membership free!

Free Book Friday!! Are you ready for a football book?

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Today’s free book is  Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow 

 

ISBN 9780062007285

Over the course of the last five years, Tim Tebow established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of college football and a top prospect in the NFL. During that time he amassed an unparalleled resume—winning two BCS national championships, becoming the first sophomore in NCAA history to win the Heisman trophy, and in the face of massive public scrutiny, being drafted in the first round of the NFL draft by the Denver Broncos.

Now, in Through My Eyes, Tebow brings readers everywhere an inspirational memoir about life as he chose to live it, revealing how his faith and family values, combined with his relentless will to succeed, have molded him into the person that he is today. As the son of Christian missionaries, Tebow has a unique story to tell—from the circumstances of his birth, to his home-schooled roots, to his record-setting collegiate football career with the Florida Gators and everything else that took place in between.

At every step, Tebow’s life has defied convention and expectation. While aspects of his life have been well-documented, the stories have always been filtered through the opinions and words of others. Through My Eyes is his passionate, firsthand, never-before-told account of how it all really happened.

 

 

We will choose one winner at random from comments we receive here on the Blog from PBS members.


You have until Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 12 noon EDT,  to leave a comment.

Good Luck to everyone!

 

Note: All the books given away on Free Book Friday are available in the PBS Market. We have thousands of new and new overstock titles available right now, with more added hourly. Some of the prices are amazing – and you can use a PBS credit to make the deal even better!

Remember, every new book purchase supports the club and helps keep membership free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2011 Blog Contest

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

PBS Travelers…Enter our Summer Photo Contest!

Being the avid readers you are, we’re pretty sure you travel with a book or two or three…are we right?  This year don’t forget to pack your PaperBackSwap gear, too. We’re having a contest to see just how far our members travel and how well they show their PBS pride.

Sailing the seven seas? Be sure to wear your PaperBackSwap hat to keep the sun out of your eyes.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail? A PaperBackSwap t-shirt will keep you comfy and stylish.

Stay-cationioning this year? Don’t forget your PBS cup on the drive…and stick that auto magnet on there while you’re at it!

Submit a picture of yourself with your PaperBackSwap gear (hat, t-shirt, magnet, cup, totebag, etc…) by August 31, 2011 to blog@paperbackswap.com. Be sure to tell us where in the world you are!   We’ll select the 5 best photos of the bunch and the grand prize winner will win 10 credits plus $5.00 PBS money … and the glory, of course!   The four runners up will also each win 5 PBS credits.

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