Cookbooks! There are so many of them, they are so beautifully designed, and the pictures with the final version of the recipe are so mouth-watering! Now imagine if a cookbook contains the recipes inspired by the food served in Harry Porter’s Hogwarts halls or in the aristocratic dining room of Jane Austen’s house in Bath, England? Preparing this kind of literature inspired food will let you understand the culture and the times described in the book even better! Moreover, you will impress all your friends by serving dishes mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays, for example! Check below our collection of famous cookbooks with recipes inspired by different novels, poems and plays.
If you are an ambitious fashion design student who dreams of embarking on an independent creative journey one day working for the best fashion houses or maybe even establishing your own fashion label, you should not rely simply on your creative talent and the name of your school. It is a difficult and very competitive profession and you need to be well aware of the industry, successful people’s stories, understand how to make useful connections, how to promote yourself and million more other things. For students embarking on such an educational path, it is essential to learn how to express their ideas through solid sketching skills and understand drawing concepts.
As a student, you are strongly aware of the high costs of textbooks. Moreover, you might have noticed that every time you purchase a textbook, you receive a pitch from the publisher to upgrade for some extra add-ons without which, according to the publisher, you will struggle to understand the course and excel in your studies. This has become a trend for the tech industry either: when you buy new software, you receive advice immediately on what you can purchase next. It can be a tech-support subscription (because we live at the era of services), a wider variety of content, customized- templates etc. Nowadays there are always ways to make us, general customers, pay more and have extra fees… In the publishing industry, this has turned out into a profitable business model when students buying textbooks need to have the code for practising additional tests associated with these books. Therefore, it puts extra worries on students if they are trying to save money by purchasing second-hand textbooks. Below we will try to demystify certain beliefs about these access codes for students.
As a regular student most of the time you are in the position when you need money to cover up your running costs at the college or to save up some money for vacation travelling. One of the simplest options to earn extra cash available to you as a student is to sell your textbooks to marketplaces and buyback companies. Now it is quite a popular service and a lot of students have heard about it.
Do you remember that feeling when you got to ride across the whole city on green lights while rushing to the airport? Or when the midfielder from your favourite football team stroke a goal with his head from far away? Did you feel happy, satisfied … and maybe lucky? Some of the most successful people when answering questions about the tipping point in their success story would answer very often that they were lucky to meet certain people along the way or they turned up at the right place and at the right moment to seize a good opportunity. So does it mean that only certain among us possess this mysterious quality of luck? Below we will have a look at what science has recently discovered on this matter and will analyse some examples of successful people to see whether it is up to nature or up to us to be “lucky”?
Continue reading “The Top 5 Factors of Luck”
It’s a common fact that a lot of students are not so eager to spend a lot of money on textbooks, especially on textbooks that they know they’ll need for just a semester. That’s why as students, we’ve been able to find easy ways out of this dilemma in which we end up not having to spend a fortune on textbooks. The Internet is a very helpful tool that has provided us with various means of solving our book problems; such as renting textbooks, buying used hand-me-downs, comparing online prices, Continue reading “How to get Textbooks for Free (Buy and Sell textbooks for the same price)”
The cost of textbooks for college students has skyrocketed over the past decade. A new economics textbook could now cost you as much as $300, and that’s just a tip of the iceberg. It’s a known fact that students spend an average of $600 to even $1000 on textbooks per year. However, this also depends on which university you attend, whether private or state. But despite the fact that the cost of textbooks has been increasing, the same can’t be said for the amount students spend on them. How could this be so? Well, when prices go up, people tend to find ways to avoid paying such high prices. And it appears that students have also found a way. Continue reading “How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers”
At last! Christmas holidays are coming! Now it’s BooksRun Christmas Contest with 2 prizes at stake – iPad and Kindle!
How to win Kindle:
- repost that particular blog article to your active Facebook account;
- place our hashtag #BooksRunChristmas above the post;
- become our participant for a nice prize automatically;
- The winner? The person chosen randomly by our system!
How to win iPad:
- create a spectacular Christmas-themed construction totally made of books (i.e. a Christmas tree, Christmas wreath, etc.);
- repost the photo with hashtag #BooksRunChristmas to your active Facebook account and Instagram;
- collect as many “Likes” to the post on your page as possible;
- The winner? The person with more “Likes”!
The winners of BooksRun Christmas contest will be announced on December 25, 2017: the most creative, innovative and simply the luckiest men to win such amazing prizes! Good luck, dear participants!
Before sending us your books, it is important that you make sure they fit our acceptance criteria and condition guidelines. Please carefully read the description of the item on BooksRun or a publisher’s website when entering the ISBN, including following criteria: type of cover, presence of supplementary materials such as CDs/DVDs, access codes, multiple volumes.
1) Things you need to pay attention to:
- Loose leaf editions
Loose leaf / a la Carte editions frequently have ISBNs of hardcovers or paperbacks on them, and it often confuses students who are willing to sell them. Correct ISBN of a loose leaf is usually located on the copyright page. Some loose leaf editions are custom made and do not have a separate ISBN and therefore, cannot be accepted for buyback as they cannot be given a quote.
- Multiple volume sets
If your book has only one ISBN and it corresponds to a set with many volumes, then you need to send us the whole set. We cannot accept only one book from the whole set for buyback if it does not have a separate ISBN and therefore, cannot be quoted.
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The winter break is nigh! Finally, the time of the year when you can relax and do absolutely nothing is almost here. However, nothing is not the only thing you can do during the break, and some activities can be both useful and entertaining.
1. Read a book. You may not have enough time for reading books for pleasure during the semester, but now you’ve got a chance to remember that books can also be not about calculus. Continue reading “7 Things to do on a Winter Break + Christmas Coupon Code!”