OUR SAY: Finding my escape at the book sale

THERE is not much I love more than sinking my teeth into a literary classic - or at times a not-so classic but still enjoyable read.

I have been dubbed a prolific reader for as long as I can remember and despite the rise of technology, will always have a fondness toward the paperback.

It's the chance to get away from reality and find myself in some of the most imaginative places.

I have been to Oz, to Winterfell, to Maycomb, Alabama and all over the world. I have been a spy, a knight and an angsty teen. The possibilities are endless and at times unbelievable.

That is why I cannot wait for the Maclean Rotary Giant Book Sale which kicks off on Friday at 9am.

I will be first in line at the Maclean Bowling Club, and if not will be bribing my way up the queue to make sure I get first crack at the classics.

Book sale organiser Dick Richards has promised me that there is a little something for everyone in the sale with more than 10, 000 ready for a new home.

"The number of books coming in is truly astounding," Richards told The Daily Examiner recently.

"I think people look at all the books on their shelves and don't know what to do with them.

"They've enjoyed them, so if if they know they're going to a good home and for a good cause they send them on to us."

With proceeds from the sale being shared between the local library service and a Rotary iniative to provide televisions in the intensive care unit at Maclean Hospital, it is a chance to read a mountain and raise money for a good cause.

DETAILS

  • Maclean Rotary Giant Book Sale
  • Maclean Bowling Club
  • Friday 9am-6pm and Saturday 9am-midday.


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