Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Life As We Knew It- by Susan Beth Pfeffer

I just spent most of last night reading this book, Life As We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer. This is a really good story. I literally could not put it down. I stayed up til 230 in the morning just so I could finish it. The last book I stayed up til the wee hours to read was Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. So you know I liked it.
The premise of the story is that a meteor crashes into the moon, and basically causes life on planet Earth to go into a tailspin. This books is all about the ways that one girl and her family survive. But I have to tell you, there is one point in the book that was just too sad for words. This would be a good book for a young adult, or someone who likes to read young adult fiction.
It gives one pause, and makes you think about what is really important in your life. I won't deny that it also made me go down into the pantry to see how much food we have stored down there. If an event like this happened, would you have enough groceries to last your family for a year? I know that right now, my family would not. This story gave me the chills. it is going to go on my favorites book shelf.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Book Review- Refund Cents

"Refund Cents" is America's largest refunding magazine. It comes out ten times a year. January and February are combined into one magazine, as are July and August.
This magazine is for people who like to save money through coupons and refunding. It started out as mostly a refunding magazine/newsletter, but now it is more about coupons, as there are fewer refunds to be found.
Michelle Easter is the editor of the magazine.
This magazine has info about all of the refunds that are out there to be found. The main reason I get the magazine, though, is because I like the stories. People send in pictures and stories about their greatest deals and how they accomplished them.
For example, on the front cover of the January/February 2009 issue was a lady who purchased $2,785.07 worth of products for only $185.88 at Jewel in Illinois. Simply amazing.
These stories give encouragement to those of us who are considered crazy by our friends and family because of our coupon and refunding habits.
This magazine is a companion to the Refund Cents website, found here- . The website costs $12.00 a year, but usually pays for itself with the first tip that you use. If you buy the magazine, you get online access for free.
Please leave me a comment to let me know if you have Refund Cents, if you love it, and if you thought this review was helpful to you.