Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Speechless and book club.

Or should that be wordless?

Because I am screaming busy and can't find a decent topic to blog about.

One thing... I have started a book club at the low income community center where I work. I imagine it's going to be about eight or nine girls.We will read a book every month and then one night a month will discuss the book over cocoa and cookies. Once every three months we will take a trip to the starbucks at the mall and then next door to the book store. I am looking for contributors that will help get books into the hands of these girls. The library is well started, but I need eight or nine copies of whatever book we are going to be reading that month. I especially need them for the first month which starts on Tuesday December 2nd.

The first book I have chosen is, I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder. It's a lovely book in verse and since Lisa lives in the area, she agreed to come and speak to the girls in January. The girls are ages 10 to 14. I Heart You is a novel in verse and is both easy enough for the younger girls and compelling enough for the older ones. If you have any copies lying around you would like to give to a good cause, please leave a comment and I'll get in touch with you. We exist on a shoestring budget so all help is appreciated! If you want to check out the organization I work for see here
Thanks!

9 comments:

Jessica Burkhart said...

Excellent pick, Teri! :)

Kerry Blaisdell said...

AWESOME idea! Meet me at Sbux sometime, and I'll go next door and buy a copy to contribute to the cause.

Also, have you thought of asking B&N if they would give you a discount on books, since it's such a fab cause? (And ultimately, would make more readers/more buyers of books - a win-win for a bookstore! *:?))

PJ Hoover said...

Sent you an email offline!
Great idea, Teri!

Lisa Schroeder said...

I can donate a copy, Teri. Let me know how to get it to you...

Annie said...

You rock at this. Ya, know that?

Lexi said...

Your enthusiasm for the girls and this job are inspirational!

keri mikulski :) said...

Love this idea, Teri.. I forwarded your email to my publisher. :) You're amazing.

Gottawrite Girl said...

Hey there, and nice to meet you! Saw your link on PJ's "Roots" blog! Congratulations on your writing life, wow!

lisanowak said...

That's a great idea, Teri. What a wonderful project. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun, too.