I’ll be honest, reading isn’t James’ most favorite thing to do but fortunately for me it’s required that he read during the summer. Our school district puts out a reading list each year for the kids and once they go back to school they usually have a book report due on whatever book they choose. There are often rewards that go along with how many books you read, but I’m generally happy with him reading one or two. Therefore when our summer starts we hit the back to school reading list and get picking out our favorites.
Since we donate our books to the school after were done, we generally try to find the best prices. Thrift Books had a few of James’ books this year including the one he is currently reading, Counting by 7s. It’s a pretty good book and he actually seems to be enjoying it. On Thriftbooks.com you can search by ISBM or by title or even by author. It’s the lowest priced used books we were able to find on the internet and they boast over 7 million books. We choose ours out by the honest and accurate grading system you find. You can even find some out-of-print and second-hand books as well. We got free shipping too because orders over $10 are shipped within 24 hours and without shipping charges.
If we had found books in the bargain sections we would have saved even more:
- 2 books for $7.00
- 3 books for $10.00
- 4 books for $12.00
- each additional is $3.00
So why is back to school reading so important? According to a researchers over the course of 100 years students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer than they do on the exact same tests in the beginning of summer (White, 1906; Heyns, 1978; Entwisle & Alexander 1992; Cooper, 1996; Downey et al, 2004). I guess the belief that you have to keep your brain sharp is particularly important for our kids.
Now, if you really think about it, how much do you read? If our kids lose that much over the course of the summer what do we stand to lose in our lifetime once we are out of school? My mother is an avid reader and she is a pretty intelligent woman. My grandmother read all her life and it was never unusual to find a book or two lying around her house. If Thrift Books were around when she was I’m sure she would have taken advantage of all the amazing features such as their Reading Rewards, a loyalty program with no annual fee that offers a $5 coupon for every $50 you spend on books. You can also earn with the Tell-a-Friend referral program that gives your friends & family a 15% OFF coupon, as a new customer. You also get one for referring them if they sign up within 14 days; unless you’re a Reading Rewards member. Then it’s 20%! Here are a couple other great things you’ll find on Thrift Books:
Wish List – our Wish List will email you the instant an out-of-print book you want comes onto our shelves. We also show you how often we get copies of the title you want and how many other Thrift Books customers are interested in the same title.
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If you are an avid reader, be sure to check out Thrift Books. I even picked up a steal on a VC Andrews book for under $4! We found a Diabetes Cookbook too for under $9 that we plan on utilizing to help our family eat healthier! You can find lots of great books on the site, what are some of your favorites?
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