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Subject: readers digest set, book club scifi/fantasy and cliff notes (mostly)
Date Posted: 12/26/2013 1:30 PM ET
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I am going to post this in a couple post within this thread.  Please PM with questions or offers.

This one is for the Readers Digest Best Loved Books for Young Readers :

I would like to send all of these together if possible.  asking 4 credits for 8 volumes.

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Ronda (RONDA) - ,
Date Posted: 12/26/2013 1:34 PM ET
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 asking 4 credits for 9 volumes (one volume is duplicate).  I would like to send these all together if possible.


Readers Digest Condensed Books –

     (these are condensed books with illustrations)

     Smallish hardcover books in different colors with a pattern on the cover

     Discoloring on the edges of the pages.

     Volume 23 has bookmark – laundry receipt from Tip Top Service in Akron OH from 1959

     1956 Vol3 has bookmark – communion record card and advent program 1955 for Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church of Loyal Oak

     Summer 1957 Selections – Volume 3 – includes dust jacket

     Autumn 1959 Selections – Volume 4 – 1 copy includes dust jacket

     Spring1960 Selections – Number 2 – blue pen scribble on cover, heavy in top right corner of front cover

     Summer 1962 Selections – Volume 3 – small tear on cover on spine


Autumn 1955 Selections – Volume 23 – This is Google by Bentz Plagemann, Run Silent Run Deep by Commander Edward L Beach USN, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk, Last of the Curlews by Fred Bodsworth, First Train to Babylon by Max Ehrlic

Summer 1956 Selections – Volume 3 – Old Yeller by Fre Gipson, Harry Black by David Walker, The Greer Case by David W Peck, A Thing of Beauty by A J Cronin, A Single Pebble by John Hersey

Summer 1957 Selections – Volume 3 – The Lady by Conrad Richter, A Houseful of Love by Marjorie Housepian, The Three Faces of Eve, by Corbett H Thigpen MD and Hervey M Cleckley MD, Letter from Peking by Pearl S Buck, The FBI Story by Don Whitehead, Mission to Borneo (from the Spiral Road) by Jan de Hartog

2 copies of - Autumn 1959 Selections – Volume 4 – West Wind to Hawaii by James A Michener, Advise and Consent by Allen Drury, The Miracle of Merriford by Reginald Arkell, Act One An Autobiography by Moss Hart, Flight from Ashiya by Elliott Arnold

Spring 1960 Selections – Number 2 – The Final Diagnosis by Arthur Hailey, Mrs Arris Goes to New York by Paul Gallieo, Strangers in the Forest by Carol Brink, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson, Wolfpack by William M Hardy

Summer 1960 Selections – Volume 3 – The Lovely Ambition by Mary Ellen Chase, Trustee from the Toolroom by Nevil Shute, The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa, Village of Stars by Paul Stanton, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Summer 1962 Selections – Volume 3 –The Tuntsa by Teppo Turen with Elizabeth Maddox McCabe, Youngblood Hawke by Herman Wouk, Carol (from The Blood of the Lamb) by Peter De Vries, Since You Ask Me by Ann Landers, Star-Raker by Donald Gordon

Best Sellers – 1965 – Captain Newman MD by Leo Rosten, When the Cheering Stopped by Gene Smith, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carre, A Song of Sixpence by A J Cronin


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Ronda (RONDA) - ,
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This list includes the scifi / fantasy books as well as some others.  Deal is possible unless wishlisted.  Notes at bottom of list are notes on condition of some of the books.



And here are cliff notes available.  asking 4 credits for 19 cliff notes books.

Please see notes at bottom of list about the condition of some of the books.

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Subject: funny story...
Date Posted: 12/26/2013 4:55 PM ET
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just wanted to mention...

the Reader's Digest Best Loved Books for Young Readers is a great collection, I got those when I was a kid....and I eventually read the full version of just about every one of the books as I got older.

The funny thing is- I was about 8 or 10, not sure, and once a month this book would come in the mail, and the stories were great! And then one day they just stopped coming, after the fourth book....I thought that must have been all of them, as they just stopped... :( .

Many many years later I mentioned to my mother how much I loved those books, wished they had kept coming...

She said oh, I remember them, we got a deal, a subscription deal, 4 books (months) for the price of 3! The subscription had just run out....

I think I just assumed they would keep coming, in retrospect I didn't know she had to renew, so I just assumed there were no more....

They were great books for stimulating the love of reading for someone young-- still think it's a great idea...