Sunday, September 05, 2004

Hi Pamie,

I just wanted to let you know that I've donated three books to the San Marcos Branch Library.

Esperanza Rising: Esperanza Renace by Pam Munoz Ryan, Nuria Molinero and
If You Take a Mouse to School (Spanish edition): Si llevas un raton a la escuela by Laura Numeroff

because they were must haves. I picked 

Agu Trot [spanish edition] by Roald Dahl

because as a kid reader, discovering Dahl was one of the greatest things that ever happened to me. He's still one of my very favorite authors.

I'm sure you've heard this a million times, but these book drives are great. I just discovered your site this year and was really happy to hear about the Oakland book drive because I'm from Oakland. For a city that seems to often be the focus of unfortunate events, it was nice to hear about people doing something nice and improving things. I especially love this because as a kid, I was fortunate enough to live two blocks from a library. My mom took my siblings and me there every two weeks and I would check out 17 books that I'd finish in a week and beg to go back. I'm convinced that had a huge impact on how well I've been able to do and a lot of my choices as an adult. And it's neat because I've had conversations with many of my closest friends where we realized each of us was the girl or boy who checked out a gazillion books.

This is awesome and you are awesome. 


I wanted to let you know that I just ordered some books for San Diego -- I've felt guilty all year that I didn't buy any books for the Oakland (my hometown!) library bookdrive, so I decided to buy some for San Diego this year. I got, for the San Marcos Library:

El Capitan Calzoncillos Y LA Furia De LA Supermujer Macroelastica (Captain Underpants (Spanish)), by Dav Pilkey, Miguel Azaola

Las Aventuras Del Capitan Calzoncillos (Captain Underpants (Spanish)), by Dav Pilkey

The Witches, by Roald Dahl

Captain Underpants And The Perilous Plot Of Professor Poopypants: El Capitan Calzoncillos Y El Perverso Plan Del Profesor Pipcac, by Dav Pilkey, Miguel Azaola

I bought Captain Underpants for one of my cousins recently, and I loved that they had the spanish versions on their wishlist.

After typing the above (about not giving to Oakland last year) I realized that there's no reason why I can't still give to them. So I just ordered, for the Lakeview Branch,

The Second Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares, and
How to Write it: A Complete Guide to Everything You'll Ever Write, by Sandra E. Lamb.


[Jasmine's donations put Oakland's book drive donations at 602 -p]

Hi Pam,

In appreciation of you posting the old archives, I decided to donate another set of books to San Diego.

So Rancho San Diego Branch Youth Services Division will be receiving:

"Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See" by Bill Martin Jr

"Linnea in Monet's Garden" by Christina Bjork

"Body Talk: The Straight Facts on Fitness, Nutrition, and Feeling Great About Yourself (Girl Zone) by Ann Douglas

 I tried to pick high-priority and new books on their list to cover a wide age range of kids.

- anonymous.