Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Movies & Books ~ Oh My!!!



I am an avid reader! I will have one, sometimes even two books, going at the same time.  But new books are expensive and the local library is quite small. So I have found a great source for acquiring 'new' books without the horrid expense. I use Swap.com to swap out the books I no longer want. I have been able to complete several collections this way and have found several new authors as well. A person can also swap cd's, dvd's, and video games. Look me up if you decide to use (or perhaps already use) the site!

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Recently I saw the Norwegian movie, Trollhunter. A fun movie, even though it was subtitled. A group of students investigate a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter. 





9 comments:

Shaheen said...

Some of the best movies I've seen have subtitles, so thank you for the recommendation. I may have to wait for this to appear in the shops, as its unlikely to be shown at the cinema in the U.k.

Robin Larkspur said...

I have never heard of this site, thanks for the heads-up! The TrollHunter sounds great.

Zan Asha said...

Hey stranger! I am sorry I haven't visited! Swap.com sounds interesting, never heard of it! And the troll movie--wonder if I can find it around here!

Have a great day! :)

Danni said...

I used to be on swap.com back when it was Swaptree. While I enjoyed the service, I didn't like that I was 'allowed' to have up to 9 swaps at a time with no way to decrease that number to something more manageable, without saying no to someone's swap request which was a no-no, and the shipping started to be sort of murderous.

I'd love to give it another go, if swap.com has changed that, though. :)

That TrollHunter movie sounds great, I've seen so many things with subtitles at this point it feels sort of normal for me, lol. I'll see if I can find it on Netflix.

Jeanne said...

Danni, For someone, like myself, who lives quite far away from a bookstore, Swap.com has been great. I don't mind paying the shipping charges because it is so much cheaper than buying a book new (or even used in some cases) and if I were to order the book over the web (like from B&N or Amazon), then I would still have to pay for shipping. You might contact the 'powers that be' in charge of Swap.com and see if you can put a low swap limit on your account.

The Frog Queen said...

Cool! Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!

Wendy the (Very) Good Witch said...

Troll Hunter sounds good...great find!

Misty Boston said...

I actually use paperbackswap.com for book trades... they also offer dvds and cds...
:)

oh and thanks for the movie recommendation, I'm adding it to my list!

Jeanne said...

Thanx Misty! I'll have to check them out. :0)