While we all are anticipating Christmas and being busy in the attempt to figure out the best presents to give, now is actually a great time to do something else as well. The year of 2018 is quickly nearing (it’s hard to believe, I know), and making sure it is the one to remember should already be on your agenda. Making lists may not be your favorite thing to do but don’t feel stressed, I’m here to help you create the most exciting and(!) the most achievable list (and just the perfect one for you).
Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions Ideas → Make 2018 Count!”
At last! Christmas holidays are coming! Now it’s BooksRun Christmas Contest with 2 prizes at stake – iPad and Kindle!
How to win Kindle:
- repost that particular blog article to your active Facebook account;
- place our hashtag #BooksRunChristmas above the post;
- become our participant for a nice prize automatically;
- The winner? The person chosen randomly by our system!
How to win iPad:
- create a spectacular Christmas-themed construction totally made of books (i.e. a Christmas tree, Christmas wreath, etc.);
- repost the photo with hashtag #BooksRunChristmas to your active Facebook account and Instagram;
- collect as many “Likes” to the post on your page as possible;
- The winner? The person with more “Likes”!
The winners of BooksRun Christmas contest will be announced on December 25, 2017: the most creative, innovative and simply the luckiest men to win such amazing prizes! Good luck, dear participants!
Shopping tips for BLACK FRIDAY
Black Friday is coming and, of course, the best idea on such a day is to find excellent deals and nice bargains on stuff that you have been dreaming of to purchase for a long time but could not afford because of biting prices. Tom the Bookworm has prepared a bunch of useful tips on how to get the most out of Black Friday. Let’s hit the big time together with some tricks of ours: Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday + 10% coupon!”
Social skills are vital and, in some life situations, crucial to your future. Let’s take college as an example: what you say to your professors may significantly affect your progress with your courses and your grades. So choose the words carefully and good luck!
Continue reading “Never Say This To Your Professor!”
Win easy $50!! The contest is valid from Oct 18 till Nov 1!!!
We would like to present a completely exclusive idea that will give an opportunity for our active users of BooksRun service to gain extra cash just for applying basic skills of mathematical accuracy, attentiveness and speedy reaction – Bingo Game!
We are so excited to announce the start of our Bingo Game today, the rules of which are quite simple and easy to follow. Let’s have a thorough look at them: each book or item possesses its unique ISBN of 10 and 13 digits. What a participant needs to do is just to calculate the sum of numbers either of ISBN-10 or ISBN-13 so that the total sum would correspond to our final magic code number that will be announced every 2 weeks. Once there is a match, shout “Bingo!” and hurry to submit your entry and receive your deserved prize! Basically, that’s it.
See how it works: our magic code number this week is 43. There is a sample 10-digit ISBN: 1537540468. Once we add all digits together (1+5+3+7+5+4+0+4+6+8), finally we receive 43 magic code number! Bingo!
Here is a simple step-by-step guide how to get greeny banknotes with us:
- Repost that blog article to your existing active Facebook page with the hashtag: #BooksRunBingoGame.
- Take a photo (neither a screenshot nor a link) of any ISBN row that matches our magic code number: 43.
- Post that particular image on our BooksRun Facebook page as a comment to the article.
- Be the first one who will receive your money with us! Our prize is $50 for such intellectual alertness!
NB: First 3 active participants each will get our prize! So hurry up to take part in an exclusive and simple game to gain easy cash with BooksRun!
While many authors offer multiple techniques to teach you how to read faster and read more, not many actually help you be more productive. Being efficient depends on being able to apprehend and remember more out of all the information consumed. And you know how these days we spend our time receiving information from everywhere around us, as people and companies selfishly fight for our attention. We are constantly in the state of an information overload, which makes our brain decide for us what will be marked as “valuable” and remembered, and what will be put into the remote corners of our memory.
Continue reading “How To Remember What You Read”
Practically everyone from our community has already experienced (or definitely will do that in the near future) the thrill and magnificence of being a first-year college student. Of course, sophomores, junior and senior students have already passed such a life stage with pride and honor and currently can look at freshmen with a slight sign of supremacy. Nonetheless, each college student faces several hurdles on the way to success. Some people also note that one becomes a real student only during the second year of studies after surviving all crucial exams and gaining necessary credits for their further step of college education. Let’s see what facts will make you feel dizzy as well as excited when even thinking of the first-year studies at college.
Continue reading “Did you know this about freshmen?! A set of facts to surprise you!”
So the new semester is already here, and while it may indicate a promising and purely exciting time, it also (with no intent to upset you) is the time when you spend your savings and hope you still have some money left to spend with you friends. I mean, sure, the situation isn’t that somber for everyone, but the amount of money students spend on textbooks is just absurd. And the numbers are growing. Since 2006 textbook prices steadily move up, and in 2016 that increase reached 73%. And while you can name a bunch of reasons to justify this pattern of behavior of publishing giants, it does literally nothing good to your own pocket.
We’ve all heard horrid stories about graduates living their lives haunted by the debt trails of their precious diplomas. And while we might be under illusions that it will not be our case, it will be a good idea to take some precautions. Designed by the government education system has been having its way with college students for way too long, so don’t let them take advantage of your lack of knowledge. So what to do to ease your way into adulthood and not end up in the purely surviving mode? Use these loopholes in the system (more like tips carefully gathered by us) and save up for your future.
Continue reading “Become Savvy In Your Upcoming Academic Year”
Books that we read for pleasure may tell us a lot about human and his inner world. In other words, books are mirrors of our soul. That wonderful spirit of magic and fantasy that broadens mind helps to make real life brighter and full of sense. Of course, one cannot but mention the abundance of pros that reading a book may bring even if we exclude that a different genre of textbooks (especially college books for studies) also teach us to analyze, retrieve facts, focus on details and just develop our logic. However, nowadays up-to-date technologies help scientists who have managed to even estimate the degree of books influence on our general development. Here are the facts that cannot be contradicted: Continue reading “Scientific facts: why should we read books?”