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Re: Need book suggestions for Senior (citizen) Book Club

I have a lot of books I would like to give away. They are not romance, and the subject matter varies. All are in good condition. But, I only have 1 copy of each. Would you still be interested. I would be glad to send them and gladly pay for the postage.
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Re: Need book suggestions for Senior (citizen) Book Club

HI Kiakar - you are so right about Winter Solstice. I hated to see it end. Actually anything by Ms. Pilcher is sure to be enjoyed. Let's not forget Maeve Binchy - her novel,Light a Penny Candle  is just such a wonderful story as is Silver Anniversary also by Maeve Binchy. I bet your seniors are really enjoying themselves.

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Another great book that I loved when I read it, and I am a senior citizen is Winter Solstice by Rosamund Pilcher. That was such a warm read enriched with the whole heart involved with coming of age.



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Re: Need book suggestions for Senior (citizen) Book Club

We're pretty set for books right now. To save on postage you could check in your town & donate the books. Here in Midlothian we have community outreach "store" that is always in need of books for low income families. And when you donate to a place like this, or a library or any non profit organization you can write it off your income taxes.
 
Thank you very much for the offer.
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Your welcome! And, thank you for the donation ideas. Good luck with your reading club.
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Re: Need book suggestions for Senior (citizen) Book Club

my son recently donated his excess books to the local library book sale. it is a great thing to do because the books get recycled to other book lovers and it also raises money for a great cause, the local library, a dying institution in some places!
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I have a lot of books I would like to give away. They are not romance, and the subject matter varies. All are in good condition. But, I only have 1 copy of each. Would you still be interested. I would be glad to send them and gladly pay for the postage.



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Re: Need book suggestions for Senior (citizen) Book Club

Thats a great suggestion! So far, they are all sitting in piles in bags and sacks, in the dining room!
Sometimes, I procrastinate about getting rid of them, they seem like such good friends
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Last year our county library system raised over $230,000. just from book sales. All that money went back into the system for new books, dvd, shelving etc. It is a fabulous cause. If your library holds any kind of a book sale, they will be thrilled by your donations. Think of all the happy people who will benefit by just your donation alone.
 
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Thats a great suggestion! So far, they are all sitting in piles in bags and sacks, in the dining room!
Sometimes, I procrastinate about getting rid of them, they seem like such good friends
MLRR



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Thank you Momgee! I will load my car tomorrow, and haul those books away! I would love to know someone else is enjoying them as much as I do.
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The Road to Nab End, by William Woodruff.

Looking for an enjoyable read??
 
The Road to Nab End is an Autobiography by William Woodruff who lived in extreme poverty in Blackburn, Northern England in 1916 around the time of the Great War. It's a richly woven tapestry of down-to-earth life which makes you feel a part of it all by the clever narrative and anecdotes. The attention to detail is crafted beautifully and sets the tone of the era and of the people's lives ingeniously.
 
Really, it's a book for any age. We want our kids to read it - might make a few folk grateful for those small things in life although could have you wishing for a simpler life :smileywink:
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Re: Need book suggestions for Senior (citizen) Book Club

Try "Escaping Obstacles" it is a perfect bookclub book