We spent a lot of time yesterday thinking about the brave men and women who have taken their lives into their hands to protect not only Americans, but kindred souls across the globe.

People want to help in little ways--sending letters, beanie babies...even toaster pastries!...to show love and support to the members of our armed forces. We asked ourselves, "well, what can *we* do?"

Well, we know that soldiers love books and paperbacks are great diversion in war zones. So, please, comment on this post and tell us about your service man or woman. We're hoping to pick a bunch and to send boxes of books (we hear that APO addresses are easiest if we want packages to get through and we need to send to a specific person, as opposed to a battalion or unit). We're all book lovers--and firmly believe that good books help us see troubled times through.

Also, if you are interested in helping out, here are some good sites that support veterans and active servicemen and servicewomen: www.paulmalmont.com/warrior-library and www.soldiersangels.org

For your own information, here are some handy guidelines on how you could best go about sending books to soldiers.

Thanks to our fantastic armed forces for all they do!


Blogger The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said:

That's a brilliant idea.
All the very best.

4:35 PM  

Blogger Ida Brugler said:

I do not have anyone in the services, but think this is just wonderful! will spread the word.

7:27 PM  

Anonymous Gail Mencini said:

Splendid idea! I'll pass it along to my book club and friends to see if they have family or friends stationed in war zones. Thank you.

4:15 PM  

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