Thursday, April 19, 2018

GIVEAWAYS! One for you and one for your library!


By Sally Caldera from the Read ’Em and Eat Mysteries by Terrie Farley Moran



Hi, my name is Sally Caldera, Head Librarian of the Beachside Community Library in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. I can’t tell you how lucky we are to have a fabulous café that also functions as a book store right here in town. The owners, Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, decorate their tables with author related memorabilia and name their menu items after books and authors. (I love, love, love The Secret Garden salad, with a creamy pecan dressing.) And they have book club meetings! Naturally we all became great friends as soon as the Read ’Em and Eat opened. Just last week, April 8-14, we all celebrated National Library Week. The library sponsored a number of fun events, including author readings, arts and crafts, and yoga lessons. When we celebrated National Library Worker’s Day, Sassy and Bridgy were kind enough to donate dozens of Miss Marple Scones for our festivities.  

Our library offers all kinds of wonderful materials to the public, but I am especially proud of our collection of Large Print Books. So many of our patrons are more comfortable reading large print books, we are lucky to be able to give them a terrific selection.



To celebrate libraries our author is offering you a chance to win two copies of Read to Death, a mass market paper back copy for you to keep and a large print copy for your local library.

To enter for a chance to win please comment below and tell us anything at all about large print books. You love to read them, you hate to, your mom reads them, you have never seen one—we want to know. Please include your email in this format: yourname (at) your server (dot) com—so the spambots can’t pick it up.

Comments close at midnight, your time, on Saturday, April 21st.

55 comments:

  1. I like large print. They are easy to read and each page goes fast. My mother could read them as she had problems seeing.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. I love large print books! My library has a large selection of them, especially mysteries! Thank you for the chance to win these books.
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  3. I love large print books! thank you for the chance to win. jcook22@yahoo.com

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  4. I have read several large print and even have a few in my collection. I do know that my library loves to get them because they have a lot of readers that really enjoy being able to read them without a magnifying glass. Thank you for a chance to win this great prize. dianetelford at hotmail dot com

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  5. After this week's visit to the eye doctor I think there are more large type books in my future. My library is the place where my once read or not interested in reading books are happily accepted and put into circulation for others to enjoy. I'd love to be able to give them a large print copy of "Read to Death".

    NoraAdriennne (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. Large print books are helpful and necessary especially as our eye sight changes. My library has a wonderful collection of large print which I use. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful giveaway! I love this series. bobwiesmann (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  8. Thanks for this giveaway. As the population ages large print books will be needed more as many in my library are appreciative of them. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Even though we are fortunate to get some large print books via a grant from a local org, there are never enough as at least a quarter of our patrons are residents of the senior community in town.
    Zibbby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. After working on a computer it is wonderful to sit down with a large print book to give my eyes
    a break. Our library has some large print but their budget is tight so they can only purchase a
    few books, whether large print or small.

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  11. Large print is wonderful when the lighting is't good.
    Living in south Florida, there are plenty of library users who want large print books.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  12. Mary Lynette MillerApril 19, 2018 at 12:57 PM

    Wish they would have had large print books when my mom was alive. She loved to read and passed the love of books to me and my sister. nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  13. I have a couple of large print books and they are really easy to read. I think libraries should have a collection of large print books.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. I have recently learned to love large print due to having to go into the eye specialist quite often. After intense dilation and testing, my eyes cannot see up close for the rest of the day. Enter large print books! I always have one from my wonderful local library before each appointment so I don't have to miss my favorite activity that evening.

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  15. I love large print! It's such a great idea, especially for people who can't use audiobooks due to hearing loss but can't see well enough for standard print. I used to check them out for my grandma and will probably eventually check them out for myself! ☺

    Brista128 at gmail dot com

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  16. I like large print books. They are so much easier to read. Thank you for your generosity, and this opportunity to win. areewekidding(at)yahoo(com)

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  17. I like large print books. They are so much easier to read. Thank you for your generosity, and this opportunity to win. areewekidding(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. At at my age I love large print 📚. They make reading so much easier
    on the eyes. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Carol Smith
    penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. Our local library has some large print cozy mysteries, but I would love for them to have more. Having worked a number of years at that library, I know how important the large print books are. Many older folks have more time to read, and often find large print easier on the eyes. Our library also runs a bi-weekly service at a large seniors assisted living facility, where they take a good selection of mostly large print books for the residents to choose from. It is especially appreciated by those who have limited mobility and in the winter months, when even the able-bodied don't want to risk the icy sidewalks. neenaluciow(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I personally am not a fan of large print but our patrons just love them so they definitely fill a need. So great for those that need it but not for me...yet.

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  21. I don't feel like I need the larger print yet, but love that it's available.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  22. I read large print books and then I pass them on to my mom who has very poor eye sight.
    She loves them.

    faithdcreech at gmail dot com

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  23. I love large print books. The larger print is easier on my eyes. I have had bad eyesight since I was seven years old. My eyeglass lenses are very thick (the term coke bottle lenses can be applied). Thank you for a chance to win! Doodlesink(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Large Print books are helpful and needed for those who eyes get older and struggle to read. It so much easier to read. ematov)at)comcast(dot)net

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  25. I do enjoy large print... it's also easier to read with my kids! Thanks for this opportunity 😉
    Cheers~
    Kelly Braun
    Gaelicark(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. i get large print sometimes my mom needs them. Thank for the chance to get this book! Love the series.donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  27. I like large print.I used to go to the Library in my twenties...and if I wanted to read the book and it was that...fine with me...now I like it even better. I would love to read in this series. Thank you.
    ewatvess(at)yahoo(dot) com

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  28. My husband read large print books prior to his cataract surgery and was happy he could continue to read, despite his eye sight problems. dbahn(at)iw(dot)net

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  29. It is usually easier to reserve the large print books at the library- people don't always realize they are available. Cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  30. The older I get and the more my eyes seem to have trouble adjusting to the smaller print even with bifocals, I appreciate the larger print books more and more. With a large print book, I can just concentrate on reading and enjoying the book and not trying to get the book held just right in a brighter light to see it which distracts from the story itself. I can still read regular books but if the two were side by side I would definitely pick up the larger print one first. Thank you for your generosity and not only being able to win a copy for myself but also for our local small town library. We are a small town with a population of less than 3000. That being the case, most times after I have gently read the books I get, I usually give them to the library for others to enjoy as well. Might as well pass on the joy of reading to others.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  31. Some how it seems that large print books go by faster. Not sure why that is. I do not need to read them, but sometimes you can get that copy quicker than the regular ones at the library, lol. Thanks for the chance to win a copy for me and one for my library. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  32. I like reading large print books but sometimes they are so thick I don't get them often. kapw (at) inquest (dot) net

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  33. As I've gotten older, I really appreciate Large Print books more. Thanks for the great prize package, I would love to win this for my library. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. As I get older, I find them easier to read. I would love to win a copy for my local library. Thanks for a chance to win.

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  35. I like reading large print. Sometimes I can go without my glasses. Also our library, which just celebrated it's 200th annimversary, oldest library in Indiana, has a large, large print collection. They also have a outreach program to get books to those who cannot get out. They use large print and audible a lot for those.

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  36. Forgot my info again. jluebke(at)frontier(dot)

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  37. I like larger print books. Although with my reading glasses, I can read without an issue...I find some of the trade paperbacks have really small print ...I would imagine to save money on printing costs. If I buy a hard copy of a book, I will always check the ease of reading the print as far as possible eye strain goes! I(Idon’t like headaches)... if there is a larger print copy available...I’ll take it. Online is not an issue because you can adjust font size as needed.

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  38. I use Large print books from the library. An added bonus is that there is a shorter wait list.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  39. I read the large print books from my library (due to bad eyesight) as well as regular print. I also find I'm able to read them quicker too. Thanks for offering this great giveaway. I love the idea in getting able to support our library with the large print books since sometimes you can't get them all in large print at our libraries. Dawn Kramer (at) aol (dot) com

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  40. I find it funny that large print books read faster than a normal print book.i think that's why I can read a kindle book faster than a paperback because the font is set larger.. I don't know maybe I'm weird LOL ���� Thank you for the chance. lilyanngill56(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. I have read a few large print books and it was easier to read. I guess that means I'm getting older.sieberttracy@gmail.com

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  42. Gerry C

    I like to read large print books as when I get home at night, my eyes are tired. If it weren't for large print books, I couldn't read as much as do. Besides that the readers are working, but I am sure it won't be long for the prescription glasses. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

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  43. I don't have any problem with reading large print books. But I don't prefer one print over the other. My mother in law prefers large print. farmermomwife at gmail dot com

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  44. Love large print books much easier to read.

    Kkat.Edwards(AT)gmail(dot)com

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  45. large print reads the same as regular print. the book maybe a little bigger that's ok.

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  46. I like large print books for myself. Really helps with my monovision. skforrest1957(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. Large print books are nice to read later at night before bed when I'm tired. It's easier to focus on the words. anajs95 at gmail dot com

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  48. I like large print books. Thanks for the chance. im2early4u(at)Gmail(dot)com

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  49. When I was awaiting cataract surgery, I started looking for large print books at my local library and found quite a few cozies in large print. Now, I can see better, but still hooked on large print because it is so much easier to read.

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  50. I love reading large print. It's much quicker and easier to get new books by my favorite authors that way. Plus, they are easier to read even if I don't have a problem with regular print. :)

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  51. Forgot my information: johnstonkaren(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  52. Giveaway is closed, winner has been notified and thanks to everyone who participated. Yay libraries!!

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  53. Winner is Neena Luciow. Congratulations to Neena and to the Wainwright Public Library!

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