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Oh, college...

I just watched the Social Network {I know, finally!} and loved it. Having been to the Facebook headquarters, both the Palo Alto location and the current Menlo Park location, I have seen how this giant billion dollar company runs from the inside out. I think my first impression of the place was "this is a frickin' summer camp, or college campus". After seeing the movie and taking it with a grain of salt for absolute accuracy, I have come to believe that is exactly the kind of atmosphere that is cultivated. 

The movie also had me thinking back to my own college days. Community college is a far cry from Harvard, and a journalism major vastly different from tech stuff. Um, sorry if you just thought "journalism major, really? With this kind of writing?" Yeah, I quit college and went to beauty school for a reason, mainly because I realized I wasn't as good of a writer as I had originally thought, and I love hair way more. Oh yeah, back to my point. So, back in college, I spent a ton of money of textbooks quarter after quarter. I really wish there had been a service where I could just rent my books for a fraction of the cost of buying them, because even if you could sell them back after the class was over, you would get some ridiculously low amount for the books. 

Enter Campus Book Rentals, a website devoted to helping poor college students afford their textbooks. CBR offers free shipping both ways, and a 30 day money back guarantee in case your Advanced Under Water Basket Weaving class is cancelled, or your Foreign Politics class is way out of your league.

Want to know another cool thing about CBR? They have partnered with Operation Smile , an organization that provides surgeries for children with cleft lips, palates and other facial deformities whose families otherwise could not afford it. Wow, that's a fabulous partnership if you ask me. Another cool thing? They set aside $90,000 in textbook scholarships for students. Pretty awesome.  

Now, if you, or anyone you know, is taking college classes that require a textbook {um, isn't that every class?} you might want to get yourself over to Campus Book Rentals and browse their titles for your own required reading. 

This is a sponsored post, as I was given compensation to write it, however the opinions are all my own. If you would like to partner with  Campus Book Rentals also, let me know, as they are looking for more interested bloggers to do sponsored posts!

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