Monday, June 30, 2008

We need books and I have a plan!

I’ll start off with an apology for the absence of posts lately. Troy and I have been pretty sick and sitting in front of a computer and trying to create sentences that make sense is futile.

Now the purpose of my post today, we need books desperately! Can you help us? {This post does not apply to anyone who lives outside of Riverside, I don't want anyone wasting money to ship books, but thank you anyway if you thought about it! :) }

We brought quite a few but the kids have gone through them. There are a couple of book stores but the choices are minimal, they are twice the price and it’s a 5 hour round trip to get to them. So are you ready to hear my plan? Here it goes. I imagine many of you have books that your family is done with. If you donate them to us, The Banagas Batch of Books, when we are done with them we will donate them to the local schools here. Even the private school here only has about 30 books on it’s library shelves. See it’s a win, win. So if you can help us, leave a comment with the title of the books that you are donating. This way we won’t get duplicate books. Then drop them off at our old home in Riverside (14535 Harrington Rd.) You can leave them on the porch with a note attached with your name so I know whom to thank.

My sister in-law will be heading to the states at the end of July and will bring them back with her. That should give me enough time to think of a way to thank you! Besides, Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!!!!! This means a lot to us.

Oh we are so excited. {All of us but Paige}


Alison said...

We miss books too. At least we have Internet. Our daughter takes advantage of it a lot.
You have a beautiful family, and a very nice blog.

Lara said...

I have boxes of books that I was getting ready to garage sale. These are mostly pre-school age books. Are you interested in those?

Kristen said...

Shawna what a great idea! How postage, that works great :)!
I will look through what we have and let you know. Do you need more childrens books or chapeter books for the older kids? or both...let me know.

Christina said...

oh good thinking you!! ill have to look & see what we have here...will US magazine work?!?! KIDDING!! hahah

dang i forgot to get you that email address...i wrote it down then "lost the paper" LOSER i know..i'll reget it tomorrow..

sHaWna in Costa Rica baby! said...

Thank you for your comments. I have been out of "internet" commission lately.
Yes we will take any books! We need chapter books for Troy Dallin and Paige. And of course the little guys only have 2 Dr. Suess books. I've had enough of "Green Eggs and Ham" and "Are You my Mother?" DOES SHE LOOK LIKE YOUR MOTHER!?!?!? GEEEEEESH!
Sorry about that.

Thanks so much! We can't wait to get the books.

Thanks Alison for the compliment.