Ever supporting my belief that the readers of this site are some of the most amazing people walking the planet, Emily in Senegal has a funny story and a humble request.
Emily, if you recall, was a HaBO request some months ago before she left for the Peace Corp. Now that she’s on assignment and workin’ it, she’s discovered a few new ways to help the community she’s in, and in particular, helped someone discover through petty larceny the power of Susan Elizabeth Phillips. (Note: Larceny is how I discovered romance, so I have a tiny feeling of shame at poor Emily’s plight.)
I’m still in the Peace Corps, and I know this isn’t your thing, but I thought I would give you a heads up about something I’m doing. I am trying to raise money to buy children here computers, and a little bit would go a long, long way.
Also, I am still reading romance novels. I picked up Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ “Glitter Baby” when I was home for Christmas and hadn’t gotten to it yet. I think the actual glitter on the cover proved too much for a villager and they stole it. I have no idea what I would have thought of the book (if it was along the lines of “Honey Moon” I’m better off not having read it), but her publisher apparently designed a cover some people can’t resist. I hope the s.o.b. who stole it is having fun.
Go Emily, Go. I hope you raise the money you need, and that your time in Senegal is rewarding and leaves a very lasting impression – and that Glitter Baby does as well, for whomever has it. Very few of us have extra money sitting around, but I know in cases like these, even a tiny amount can make a world of difference. Emily’s deadline for fund raising is 24 February, 2009.