Campus Book Rentals: Helping Students Save More Money

With the continuous increase of tuition fees each year on many universities, it’s no wonder that there is a decline of students entering college. Some students prefer to stop and just work or wait until they already have funds to send them to college. It’s sad to note that a lot of students are forced to hold back their dreams because financial constraints have crippled them.

For some college students, looking for ways to save more money to lessen tightness in budget can help them sustain the demands of college life. It looks like that renting books online can really help students cut some expenses on ridiculously high college textbooks that you can buy at bookstores. Sometimes it makes no sense to shell out hard-earned dollars to buy expensive books that you can only use for one term, much worst if it is seldom used.

If you’re a college student, you must know that you can rent textbooks at Campus Book Rentals at a much lower cost than buying a new book. The 40-80% savings that you can get can greatly help you along the way. Just search for the book that you need and choose the rental periods that you want.

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Another good option to note for students who wants to earn extra money and use it as school allowance is the Rent Back program by Campus Book Rentals. If you have college textbooks that are just accumulating dust in your bookshelf, you have the ability to have it rented to other students through the program.

I guess you are already getting some good ideas with this book renting stuff. I have heard so much about Campus Book Rentals and I have to commend them for helping students save and earn at the same time. Not only that, their mission to donate money at Operation Smile organization is simply a humble gesture of their company. Helping needy children and students are something they need to be proud of.

A Song of Ice and Fire – Why Should I Read It?

Intellectual literary types are sometimes inclined to dismiss certain aspects of the fantasy genre as a cheap by product of a contemporary pop-fiction movement.  Though the genre may have spawned classics, the most obvious example being The Lord of the Rings, the modern market is dominated by teenage wizards and vampires. George Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series is often dismissed as yet another teen fad, made popular by the hit HBO television series A Game of Thrones, much like The Hunger Games or Twilight. On the contrary, Martin’s world of gritty realism, back stabbing politics, pious religion, and flawed humanity is exactly what the genre was calling for.

If a king massacres his people, should he be deposed? In the light of recent political movements in the Middle East this question is highly relevant. The corruption of the ruling classes has long captivated the imagination of the public, and the central issue in the series concerns this corruption. Westeros is a land run by power hungry families who control various territories and hold fasts. All of these families are subjects to the King, not unlike a historic England.  As sly court politics create tensions between families, friendships fray and war engulfs the kingdom.

Martin may not have Tolkien’s poetic flourish, but the raw nature of the world Martin creates perfectly compliments his writing style. Love, affairs, slavery, prejudice and betrayal are just a small number of themes that are to be found. No character is perfect, just as no person is perfect. Compared to the pure goodness that characterises Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins, all characters in A Song of Ice and Fire are prone to make mistakes, to act on impulse, driven by emotion. This enables the reader to connect with the characters on the same level rather than feeling beneath, and distinct from the ‘good guy’.

What makes the story so engaging is the sheer scope of the world that Martin created. The intricate story lines involve the perspectives of 31 characters. Along with politics and war in Westeros,  the story of an exiled princess is interwoven, as well as the distant threat of a supernatural race called the Others. The series has a total of 7 books, with an average page count of 900, and two final books still to be released. Here, the invention of the ebook is highly pragmatic. With a quick visit to an ebook bookstore you can download the series to a device small enough to fit in your pocket. This reader was late to the ebook revolution and therefore spent months hauling massive novels across the city of London.

For anyone with a slight weakness for fantasy, after reading The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, but is not a fan of the tacky literature that lines most book shop shelves, take a chance and start with Life of Pi you might become hooked.

Keep your Appointments etc. Organized with your Journals/Planners 2013

The year is about to end in few more days and I guess you want to get hold of another planner / journal for 2013 to keep your appointments or  meetings organized. I’m not good in keeping a journal so I’m not really keen on buying any but I have a lot of friends that love to keep their thoughts and lots of things on their planners. Here are some journals / planners for 2013 that you might want to get for yourself or probably a gift for your friends this Christmas.

1. Moleskine Planner 2013

moleskine daily planner

moleskine daily planner

2. Belle De Jour Power Planner – available at for Php648 (leatherette cover)

Belle De Jour Power Planner

Belle De Jour Power Planner from

3.Paulo Coelho Transformations Day Planner 2013 available at National Bookstore for Php495.00

Paulo Coelho Transformations 2013 Planner from

4. Starbucks Planner 2013


Starbucks Planner 2013

What about you, do you keep a planner, journal or a diary?