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Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Late Post - Apologies and Book Swaps for Charity

Hello dear readers,
I must apologise for the lateness (and shortness) of this post. I am recovering from a head-splitting migraine and am fighting the dreaded ‘post-migraine-hangover’.

Just a short note and some food for thought. There are a lot of  charity shops that would love your second hand items. The money they raise from sales go to help people in need. We often donate outgrown children’s clothing and other items. Another thing you can donate is books (if you can part with your beloved tomes!).

tableLast weekend, we held a Bookswap Party.  For those who do not know what a Bookswap party is, let me enlighten you. It is a get-together/ afternoon tea/ morning tea – whatever you wish – where all the attendees bring old books to swap for someone else’s old books.  Check through you shelves for a book you no longer want, if you have doubles, or that book you were given as a present that you really did not fancy. All are potential swaps!

You can choose the rules. Bring at least one book. Take one book.  (Ours was bring at least two books, take back any one or two books). Anything that is not spoken for gets donated to charity. The bonus is good company, food and conversation.

I donated  several double-up books and scored a Arthur Conan Doyle and a Jules Verne compendium (with two stories I did not have).

The remaining books were donated to the local Salvos today.  Maybe you could think about hosting your own book party? It is a great way of recycling while helping out others.

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A Late Post - Apologies and Book Swaps for Charity

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