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Campus Book Rentals: It’s smart to rent your books!

  I always love when I get the chance to write for Campus Book Rentals!  It makes me get to get to think about those "good old college days" which I can't believe were like over 10 years ago now when I first went away to appalachian in the spring of 2005! O.k. see that right there just makes me feel old :(  I guess I am young at heart and have lots of awesome memories so that is what really matters in the long run :) One thing that I enjoyed with going to Appalachian State is it is one of the few colleges that allows you to rent your required textbooks straight from them for a really low fee! Back then it was about $35 and it didn't matter how many you got. I always found it to be an awesome concept because I am sure you have probably been in the situation where you end up with a book that you RARELY used or didn't ever use at all, and you paid a fortune for it. I used to have good luck on buying used books in the financial aide students hadn't go there first, but usually they ...

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Your Well-Rounded Fashionable Persona

Yesterday's Fashion Requirements Years ago women would put curlers in their hair to get the perfect fashionable style of the day. They would then select that just right little black dress to go with their hair, grab the matching pearls to go with it, add just the right clutch handbag and shoes and be the height of fashion. It is no longer the 1950’s and fashion in today’s world has radically changed. Fashion is now an integrated lifestyle which starts with a basic outfit while adding accessories like eyeglasses and necklaces that reflect lifestyle choices in both fashion and interior design. The Evolution of Fashion A basic outfit with matching accessories is still the norm. When rap became popular it started to be essential to match your clothing with your lifestyle and the music you loved. Rap was both a popular music style as well as a lifestyle. The gansta look matched the gansta sound. This integrated fashion with music and lifestyle on the outside of the home. ...

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I always get interesting emails! Breast Implants anyone?

Hey Everyone! I woke up in GO GO GO mode this morning! I went to bed kind of late and I didn't feel good when I first woke up. I actually didn't even get up when David was getting ready to leave! I remember it vaguely and I remember Marley getting in the bed but I was determined to get a little bit of sleep in this morning! For some reason if I don't get up for anything when he leaves I can go right back to sleep! Anyways I was awake by 8 or so and finally drug myself out of the bed, and when I did I have been ON IT! I have cleaned out emails from both accounts (I have been doing it for days if you have been paying attention) I tend to let my domain email get really bad. I don't have a filter for it since it is via cpanel so I get all kinds of random things in there like emails for Breast Implants &  Inbound Marketing just to name a few!  Also when I set up my email on the ipad I made it so where it doesn't delete it from the server if I delete it there so it is like double ...

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Well the cold does remind me of school & textbooks: Campus Book Rentals!

Well.. It has been a relatively warm winter this year.. or at least a dry one as far as snow and ice here in my part of the world! I have to say I wouldn't mind a few flurries or a few inches because  I have always found snow to be REALLY peaceful! Of course when I think of COLD and GRAY and SNOW I start thinking of those "good old college days" at appalachian state :) One thing I always thought was the neatest was the way that all REQUIRED books that we had to have were included in our tuition as a rental fee. I think for about $30 you got practically every book that you needed and that was AWESOME :) I was like why can't every school do it this way? Especially when you KNOW how you end up NOT using some of those books in the long run anyways.. and you have paid like a few hundred bucks for them! I always did try to get the USED books but generally the financial aide folks wiped those out because they got to go first, and the more they saved the more they could get towards other ...

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Rent Books-Save Money, It is that simple!

I am not trying to "date" myself but it made 10 years ago this week since I started thinking about leaving community college and going on to the "big leagues" ! I was pretty inspired at that point in my life- sick of living at home, had a new "boyfriend" and it seemed like anything was possible! Luckily for me starting in January 2005 I started Appalachian State University (I know, you all knew that by now lol) and well the rest is history! One thing I found absolutely enchanting about ASU- I mean sure there were lots of things.. but one of the things that really stood out to me was the fact that you RENTED your textbooks! No more buying of books that costed several hundreds of dollars that you never used, you just walked into the bookstore with your schedule and they handed you all of your textbooks because a rental fee of $35 was included in your tuition. It didn't mater if it was 1 book or 10- you were covered!  I was like WOW this is awesome ... why can't all schools come up ...

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Campus Book Rentals: Have I mentioned I miss my college days?(lately?)

I know in the last few months I have wrote a couple of posts about how I miss my college days, and it is SO very true! I think I must be getting to be OLD and missing my youth or something lol. I don't know I am about to turn 30 and when I think about how it was January 2005 that means it is getting closer and closer to being 10 years since I was actually IN COLLEGE. Well, O.k.That isn't the truth, I did go to community college (again) when I came home, but to me the full college experience was when I was AWAY at school! I was always excited that while I was going to appalachian they actually include a rental fee for the MAJORITY of the books that you are required to have for you classes. I mean if it was a core book, not something supplemental. You paid about 40 bucks flat for whatever amount of classes you took! It was kind of nice! One thing that I wish I would have known about for the 2 years I went to community college before though, was RENTING text books in general! It ...

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