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Free (or Cheap) Books for Holiday Reading

Sometimes it’s just your lucky day. Don’t you love it when you’re in the right place at the right time? For instance when returning books to the local library and they happen to have a stash of books that they are giving away. With an offer like that I couldn’t pass by without having a rummage through the assorted books.

It didn’t take long for a few titles to jump out at me. Instead of fiction books these were all non-fiction and ones that should make for very interesting reading. The titles I was lucky enough to pick up were:

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Love to Read on Holidays? Buy Recycled Books and Help Charity At The Same Time.

I’m always looking for bargain books to buy, checking out markets and second hand book shops in our travels. Recently I found a great idea for book lovers, where you can purchase good quality second hand books and give to charity at the same time. Win /Win. Head online to Save the Children Recycled Books (savethechildrenrecycledbooks.org) and there you will find a range of genres to search through and find something you’re interested in. There are thousands of titles to choose from and purchases over $30 are delivered free.

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Great Reads on Holidays

One pastime I absolutely look forward to on holidays is getting stuck into reading. Something so important and yet it feels indulgent.

My holiday reading collection was a very eclectic assortment of books and magazines, mostly birthday and Christmas gifts from family who know me well. At first glance you would think that the books are extremely diverse in topic but uncannily I found a distinct common thread through all of them. See if you can pick the coincidental theme.

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Neo the star kelpie

 

The famous NeoOur lovable rescue dog Neo is very proud to be amongst other good company in a book out now, titled “It Happened off the Leash”. Edited by Paddy O’Reilly, this book contains funny anecdotes and stories of amazing dogs that have been rescued by some well-known and not so well known Australians.  Part proceeds from the book go to PetRescue which is a national animal welfare charity providing free support to hundreds of Australian rescue groups, shelters and pounds.

It was through the PetRescue website that we first found out about AWDRI (Australian Working Dog Rescue Inc.) and found our boy Neo. Having had kelpies in the past we knew they were the breed for us and thought of rescuing one rather than buying a puppy. It was love at first sight when we spotted him on the AWDRI website and he’s been a part of our family now for 3 years.

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