Wednesday, July 30, 2008

What are the odds?

I hate to say it, but I am not much of a reader. Don't get me wrong, I love to read the paper, I love to read celebrity magazines, but as far as sitting down to read a book, that just doesn't happen too often. The last book I read was Deanna Favre's book, Don't Bet Against Me, and before that, It was Marley and Me. Earlier this week, I decided to go buy two books, There is no me Without You, a story about an Ethiopian widow who opens her home to hundreds of AIDs orphans, and I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, about, well the title explains it. I have really been wanting to read both these books and I am not sure why I waited so long. Anyway, as you probably figured, I don't know my way too well around a book store, a major chain I may add, so I asked the clerk to help me. He looked up the first book, and what do you know, out of stock. So I asked him to see if the 2nd book was available, and of course, it wasn't. That too was out of stock. I just thought it was kind of ironic that the one day a year I head into a book store with two choices, both of them are out of stock. Needless to say, I am waiting for a call as they are ordering both books for me. They should be here next week. I can't wait to start reading!!!!


Cathy said...

I love love love "I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla" it has been so helpful. I haven't read the other book but intend to. Hope you get them soon!

Cass said...

Hello I came across your blog via another familys blog related to adoption. My name is Cass. My husband and I have 4 children the first 2 by birth and in June we adopted twins from Ethiopia. The twins will be 1 next week. I noticed that you may live in WI and was curious.... we live in Appleton WI and it appears as though our children are close in age. You have a beatiful family. feel free contact me at