How to Get Books for Free

Who doesn't like going to your mailbox and getting free books in the mail?

I love it when emails show up in my inbox alerting me that my Swagbucks prizes have posted. Because that means I can go shopping! Here's what just arrived in the mail from my last shopping spree using gift cards I 'purchased' with free Swagbucks.

Oxo 11-Inch Balloon Whisk. Jeff's been doing a lot of cooking lately since deciding to throw off the title of Armchair Sous Chef. And more cooking means more wear and tear on our kitchen utensils. We've gone through two whisks in only a few months (although honestly I think that was due more to the poor quality of the whisk than the overuse), so we desperately needed to get a good quality whisk this time.

Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School. This is one of the first books I checked out of the library when we started homeschooling 6 years ago. I've never had my own copy, so I decided to finally pick one up — especially since Jaden will be a high schooler next year! *faints dead away*

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics. We've been reading through the Uncle Eric series this year, learning about economics and government. But Economics in One Lesson is always recommended as another great resource for teaching economics, one that isn't overly complicated or too difficult to understand. This is next on our reading list after we finish up our current Uncle Eric reading.

I am adding to both my kitchen and my homeschool library with these free books in the mail.

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  1. says

    Learning year by year is a great book. I'm curious are you planning on your son getting a high school diploma and if yes how? make your own, online, accredited high school program etc.


    Joy Reply:

    @Rebecca, By 'diploma', do you mean an actual paper diploma? Or do you mean homeschooling him through high school?


  2. says

    I mean the actual paper diploma.


    Joy Reply:

    @Rebecca, Honestly, I've not thought about it for sure. I doubt we'll participate in an official umbrella program because we're way too eclectic in our curriculum.

    I'd think we'll likely have one printed up on our own if our kids are interested in having one. We plan on having them take dual enrollment courses, so that border between high school and college is going to be rather blurry for them.

    At one time we sat down and created a name, mascot, and motto for our home 'school'. That will help if/when we do have a diploma printed. (Come to think of it, I need to dig up those old files and do a post about that soon!)


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