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Subject: HELP!!!! Looking for books for Elderly neighbor
Date Posted: 4/3/2009 2:48 PM ET
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Hello All,

I have an elderly neighbor (Miss Theresa) who loves to read.  I have a bookshelf full of books that I've let her borrow from but I only have books left that I would like to trade. The only problem is she's a heavy smoker so most books come back pretty smelly.  I don't have the heart not give her anymore books but they'll be very hard to trade after I let her use them.  As she is unable to get to the library and doesn't have a computer, I thought I might get the help from my follow swappers.

I'm almost certain she'll read almost any romance novel as long as it's not too spicey or mystery in nature. The condition doesn't have to be great just readable.  Her favorite author is Nora Roberts (I've given her everything off my shelf) but she recently asked me about Judith McNaught and  LaVyrle Spencer but any author like them will do.  .

I'm asking anyone who has a romance or two who's willing to send it to her to contact me so not to send duplicates.  I also belong to FrugalReader and Titletrader so I'm going to post it on there also.  I'd them sent directly to her so she can have little reader fairies sending her books every now again.  If I give them to her, she'll feel like she has to do something nice for me. 

Thanks to everyone in advance for you help.  



Date Posted: 4/3/2009 3:51 PM ET
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I forgot to say PAPERBACK only as she can't hold the hardcovers long because bothers her wrist and hands.  Thanks again Tracey

Date Posted: 4/3/2009 8:10 PM ET
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I have some books that are being sent from FrugalReader members:

My good buddy Kristen  is sending her

I'll Be Home for Christmas
A Regency Christmas Eve
The Unruly Chaperon
The Magic of Christmas
Valentine Kittens
Christmas Spirits
Faery Magic
Santa Baby
One Christmas Night

annapi is sending her a 9lb box of paper backs.

and jempfer is sending her some LaVyrle Spencer books.

From PBS:

Mary L.(mrslefty)-- Slow Burn by Julie Garwood and Dawn in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Anne Krentz

Dawn M.  (psychobabbler)----Steal Me Sweet Thief" by Carole Howey 

I'm listing all those who are giving books so that maybe others can extend the generousity by requesting books from them. 

Just click on there names and you'll have their bookshelf. 


Thanks Tracey

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Date Posted: 4/5/2009 3:50 PM ET
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I've gotten some more generous people willing to send Miss Theresa some of their unwanted books. 

Along with the people listed above I have from PBS and FrugalReader :

From PBS:

E.D. C. (Farscapegirl) is sending:

1 Judith McNaught "Whitney, My Love"
2 Judith McNaught "Almost Heaven"
3 Judith McNaught "Double Standard"
4 Anthology - "A Gift of Love" - Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux etc
5 Anthology - Married at Midnight - Kathleen E Woodiwiss, Jo Beverley, Samantha James, Tanya Anne Crosby
6 Anthology - A Stockingful of Joy - Mary Jo Putney, Jill Barnett, Justine Dare, Susan King
7 Anthology - Promised Bride - Mary Jo Putney, Kristin James, Julie Tetel
8 Lisa Kleypas - Where Dreams Begin
9 Jude Deveraux - Twin of Ice
10 Deborah Smith - Blue Willow
11 Deborah Smith - Silk and Stone
12 Catherine Anderson - Always in My Heart
13 Linda O Johnston "The Glass Slipper" (Faerie Tale)
14 Eugenie Price "New Moon Rising"
15 Johanna Lindsey "A Heart So Wild"
16 Diana Palmer "Long, Tall Texans" (Calhoun, Justin & Tyler)
17 Elizabeth Lowell "Beautiful Dreamer"
18 Betty Neels "Two Weeks to Remember"
19 Justine Dare (aka Justine Davis) "Wild Hawk

Kathleen K. (kathyk) is sending:

1.    Walking Rain by susan wade
2.    The Astrologer's Daughter by Paula Marshall
3.    Dangerous Masquerade by Janet Dailey
4.    Gerrity's Bride by Carolyn Davidson
5.    Glory Seekers by Rebecca Brandewyne
6.    Long Way Home by Wendy Corsi Staub
7.    Nobody's Bride by Julie Edwards
8.    Nightspice by Karen Keast
9.    One Lavender Evening by Karen Keast
10. The Redemption of Deke Summers by Gayle Wilson

and Erin H. (davesmsperfect)  is sending some books also.

halti sending:

This Side of Heaven - Karen Robarbs
Small Town Girl-  LaVyrle Spencer
Home Song-  LaVyrle Spencer
The Unexpected Wife-  Mary Burton
Fulfillment - Barbara Delinsky
An Independent Wife - Linda Howard
Lord Calthorpe's Promise - Sylvia Andrew
Wayward Widow - Nicola Cornick
The One That Got Away - Victoria

Denni sending;

Hummingbird by LaVryl Spencer
Reflections and Dreams by Nora Roberts (duo includes Reflections, and Dance Of Dreams)

and these people are looking so they can send stuff later





AGAIN !!!!





I'm listing all those who are giving books so that maybe others can extend the generousity by requesting books from them. 

Just click on there names and you'll have their bookshelf.


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Date Posted: 4/6/2009 9:06 AM ET
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I just wanted to suggest Curtiss Ann Matlock books for your friend to read. I think she would really enjoy her books!

Subject: Thank to everyone!!!!!
Date Posted: 4/6/2009 11:37 AM ET
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I would really like to thank everyone again for their suggestions and gift of books.  I truly thought people would send a book or two not a box of books.  I don't know how I could forget how generous the people who use both PBS and FrugalReader are. 

I, myself, starting using these sites because I was homebound due to a back injury.  Although I can get out more now, they came to be my saving grace over the last 4 years due to my limited supply of books from local library and  limited income.   I've met some really cool and honest people.  So I shouldn't have been surprised that people would be so openhanded. 

Because people have been so giving, at this time I think I'm going ask that we don't send her anymore books.  With the so many books coming and my signing her up at the library for homebound service I think she should be set for a good while. :O))

Thank you again to everyone for their giving.


If I missed acknowledging anyone please pm me.

Date Posted: 4/8/2009 7:19 PM ET
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Miss Theresa received her first package from Kristen today.  It was mailed to me so I hand delivered it. She was very surprised and elated to have them.  When I explained that more books where coming she was overwhelmed by peoples generousity and immediately asked what she can do to repay us.  I told her thank you was enough.  I think Kristen's is the only books coming to me so again I want to thank everyone in advance for their gift  of books. 
Thanks again to everyone,  


Date Posted: 4/9/2009 7:39 PM ET
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If you find out in the future, that your neighbor needs some more books, please send me a PM.

I would love to help!!  ( I know that I have a few Nora Roberts books on my PBS bookshelf and I would love to send them her way, if she

hasnt read the ones that I have..)



Date Posted: 4/13/2009 11:47 PM ET
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Thanks Melissa,  I'll take you up on that offer. 

She's gotten at least 3 boxes of books as far as I know.  I haven't seen her since before the holiday.  When I last spoke to her she had received a lot of Christina Dodd books.  So whoever sent those thank you.  She cheerfully laughed and said she hoped she lives long enough to read them all. :O))

I received another pm today  from a member here stating she'll send me books for her.  So, I just wanted to say thanks to Jennifer D. (nympherella).


Date Posted: 4/14/2009 9:30 AM ET
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I pm'd you the day before my vacation about 2 books. Should I still send them?  I can wait if you want.

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 1:51 PM ET
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your welcome Tracey.  After boxing up all the books, it emptied a shelf on my bookshelf and I was so thrilled.  Now it gives me a better idea on how many more books I need to figure out how to get rid of.

Date Posted: 4/14/2009 1:56 PM ET
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Mary,  I pm'd you. 

Anyone, I listed in these posting, I counted as books that where being sent.  They don't all have to go out right away.  If someone doesn't have the money or the time to ship them anytime soon that's okay.  She has enough books now to hold off for awhile. PLEASE SHIP AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.   I just thought it would be nice to give her a variety of authors to choose from.    If you can't send them for any reason, thanks again for the thought.   I don't like she'll mind too much as she isn't expecting anything.  :O)


Thanks again to everyone. 


Anyone who still needs an address, please pm me.

Date Posted: 4/16/2009 12:58 PM ET
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Tracey, that is a wonderful thing your doing for your neighbor, if you need more books for her in the future, let me know I'd be glad to help.


Date Posted: 4/17/2009 9:59 PM ET
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Thanks you Lisa,  I sure will contact you should she need anymore.  Tracey

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 7:35 PM ET
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Miss Theresa has received soooo many packages.  She even got a box today. (not sure from who thougth) .  Elaine she said thank you for your lovely note.  Melissa she was very happy to get Nora Roberts book that she hadn't read.  Jennifer sent so many books to her that I have to take a her few at a time 28lbs the box weighed. :O)  I know that there were many more books sent by others but she didn't give me the names.  Again I want to THANK EVERYONE for the generousity.  I can't tell you how happy this has made her.