Friday, August 22, 2008

I Heart Julie At The Eyes of My Eyes Are Opened

As I have mentioned before the lovely Julie has started up an on-line book club at Eyes on Books.

The books we are reading this month are:

1. Notes from the Hyena's Belly

2. Attaching in Adoption

3. Trouble

I am an avid reader so I was super excited to join this on-line book club and read books related to Ethiopia and adoption and then have the opportunity to discuss the reading with others who are also on the road to Ethiopia to bring a wee one home.

I already had Attaching in Adoption but had yet to read it so this was the perfect reason to get my butt in gear and read it.

Off to Amazon I went to find the other two books that I didn't have.

"Notes from the Hyena's Belly" was easy to find and I think one of the reasons is that the author now lives in Canada.

I tried in vain to find Trouble but alas was not successful. I let Julie know that I couldn't find it and apparently a few of the other Canadians in the book club and had let her know as well.

Rather than just saying "Oh well, I guess you won't be able to read it along with us" Julie, the fantastic, amazing, creative person she is (I have found so far even though we haven't met yet) tracked down the Author, Jane Kurtz, and asked her where we might find copies for us to read. Jane told her that the book was not in print anymore and that she should feel free to scan the book and email it to us up in Canada! You can read the whole story here as Julie tells it much better.

Yeah Jane Kurtz!

Yeah Julie! for taking the time to do this so that we too could read the book!

Julie emailed me a copy today and being the geek I am I instantly printed it off...and since I am at work I was able to print it off in color (shush! don't tell my boss ;) and for those of you who don't know - I am married to my boss)

Anyways, I have my copy and I am excited to read it this weekend!


Adam said...

I would love to make a "hard copy" as well could you email me how you did it? Thanks
Have you read Notes yet, I am finished of it and getting ready to start attaching in adoption

Rana said...

Hey Adam!

We have a fancy, schmancy color photocopier/scanner at work because we print a lot of color documents.

I used that to pring my hard you have access to anything like that?

I haven't finished "Notes" yet - bad book club reader but I will finish this weekend :)

Julie said...

Woo Hoo! Sorry it took so long!

Rhonda said...

Rana, you're so funny at how excited you get :)

Luv ya!

The Warren Family said...

She emailed me a copy as well...was that not sooooo nice of her to do for us Canadians!