Books For Soldiers
March 21, 2003 12:24 PM   Subscribe

Books For Soldiers If you don't know what to do with your old Clan of the Cave Bear paperbacks or want to take the boredom out of post-war deployment for those in uniform, send the soldiers a book! Soldiers can request a book or you can post the military address of a loved one and people send them their requests. I wonder if my selection would be well received?
posted by StormBear (8 comments total)
For some reason, I didn't know Bill Maher had written a book.

*quickly sets up a shipment from Amazon*

Thanks, StormBear!
posted by thanotopsis at 12:35 PM on March 21, 2003

I wonder if my selection would be well received?

Sure any book would be well received, as a soldier could barter with it, even after reading it.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:14 PM on March 21, 2003

My husband and I were out in LA last year, and just happened to catch on of the last tapings of his show. First rousing discussions I've heard in a long time on the tube. Being able -- and WILLING -- to use our voices, is what keeps us truly free.

It's a shame that this guy probably won't ever have another chance at reaching such a mass audience. Meanwhile, in the "Savage Nation" -- where incredibly ridiculous rants still permeate the airwaves -- the liberal hippie-haired baby-flushing communists are still purported to be running the show....just like the Jews are running Hollywood.....
posted by gsalad at 1:14 PM on March 21, 2003

Bill Maher...bah.

Thoreau, Gandhi, maybe the speeches of MLK.
posted by goethean at 1:14 PM on March 21, 2003

There's always books for soldiers.
posted by gwint at 1:34 PM on March 21, 2003

I've been planning to package up a lot of my books and donate them to the Salvation Army for quite some time. Laziness (and the fact that they're never open when I'm not working) have kept me from doing this.

Maybe I'll just donate them to the regular army instead.
posted by substrate at 1:36 PM on March 21, 2003

Thanks so much for the link, StormBear. I'm rounding up books right now.

Books have often been my dear friends during difficult times, so I'm putting together a couple of boxes of "friends" to send to the troops.

The site also encourages those sending books to "...send a note with the book, you could come away with a pen pal."

What a resoundingly good idea! Books on their way....
posted by Dunvegan at 3:41 PM on March 21, 2003

There is also Operation Paperback which coordinates shipments by volunteers of boxes of, uh, paperbacks, to American units deployed overseas, away from home and the local Barnes & Noble.
posted by jengod at 5:41 PM on March 21, 2003

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