Oakland Donation

This is a much easier way to post new cool kids! Huzzah!

From Michelle:


I also wanted to let you know that I’ve just packed up a box for the Oakland Libraries. My trip to the post office tomorrow will surely break me, but it’s for a good cause. Because you’re tracking such items, I’ll give you the breakdown:

The Life and Career of Bill Clinton: The Comeback Kid” by Charles F. Allen
A Tangled Web” by Judith Michael
Clinton: Young Man in a Hurry” by Jim Moore
Out of Sight” by Elmore Leonard
The First Wives Club” by Olivia Goldsmith
Power of a Woman” by Barbara Taylor Bradford
Message from Nam” by danle Steel

Although none of these titles appears on the wish lists I perused, each of the books is hardbound with a perfect dust jacket. Even if they have 20 copies of each, maybe they can give mine away for free to someone who will actually *read* them!

On the paperback side, I sent “The Canterbury Tales” (you know, that Geoffrey Chaucer dude) and “Welcome to My Planet – Where English is Sometimes Spoken” by Shannon Olson. Olson actually autographed this copy. (Maybe someone will think that’s nifty.)

(Oh, and – *cough* – I also sent seven titles by Nora Roberts and eight titles by Lavyrle Spencer, because everyone needs a little trashy novel reading once in a while. The St. Louis County Library system has a neat way to preserve trashy little paperbacks. I’m hoping Oakland will too.)

Thanks for the opportunity to share. I told my eight-year-old son about it, but he just wanted to know when I was going to clean all the stacks of books off the floor. Eh, kids.


I have a copy of Welcome to My Planet, but I haven’t read it yet. And no, they won’t give the copies away — anything that the library can’t use will be sold at the Friends of OPL booksales, which goes back to help fund the library. So all of your donations are both greatly needed and appreciated. Thanks, Michelle!