Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Books for Troops

Thriller writer J.A. Konrath has a friend stationed in Iraq who wants to help clean your bookshelves.

Konrath is offering free copies of his first three hardcovers in the Jack Daniels series to whoever ships the most books to Sgt. Hansen's entertainment-starved unit. But ask not what Konrath can do for you, ask what you can do for Konrath's friend.

Here's the name and address, as well as shipping guidelines courtesy of Books for Soliders. They recommend using the Post Office's flat rate boxes, so you can ship any weight, anywhere in the country for $8.10. Not surprisingly, they also say no pornography or books about the Apocalypse. And definitely no apocalyptic porn.

Regardless of what you think of the war in Iraq or our military's civilian leadership, the troops on the ground need our help and our thoughts. Make their day by including a note in your book box telling them how much their service means to you and your family.

Let them know that they're not forgotten.


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