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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Donating Books with First Book

I'm getting caught up on reviews--only have 4 to go!

Here is what I'm doing for BAFB week--

I've donated $25 to First Book, a nonprofit program that donates books to children from low-income families. Made my donation in memory of my mother, Jo Eleanor McDowell, who was responsible for my love of reading. You can read more about this program here.

Yesterday was a great mail day. Received the following from Danielle of Sourcebooks:

My Lady of Cleves by Margaret Campbell Barnes
Mansfield Park Revisited by Joan Aiken
The Ladies of Longbourn (The Pemberly Chronicles - another one based on Jane Austen's characters.

Thanks, Danielle!


  1. What a great idea, Jenclair! That is a good program.

    And it looks like you have some good reading ahead of you. :-) Enjoy your new books!

  2. That's a terrific idea, Jenclair!

    I got some books from Danielle this week, also. I can't wait to read them.

  3. LF - It really is a great program. The TBR stack never diminishes, does it?

    Bookfool - Anything that helps turn children into readers is a good idea. :)

    I've started My Lady of Cleves and am enjoying it and can't wait for the rest of them!

  4. First Book is one of my favorite charities!

  5. That is a great idea for BAFB!

    You've got lots of goodies to look forward to - you've read Margaret Campbell Barnes before right? I am so glad I discovered her thanks to Sourcebooks!

  6. Lisa - It is wonderful to be able to share books with children this way.

    Iliana - Yes, Brief Gaudy Hour was a book of my mother's that I adored! Nice to know that after about 60 years, Margaret Campbell Barnes is being rediscovered and republished.