Happy National Library Week!

Hooray! It’s time to hug your library! Dewey’s decked out in his finest to celebrate all things decimal, and we’ve got some exciting news and updates.

First! We have only twelve books left on the Taw Saeng Amazon wishlist! That’s some impressive book-buying, you guys. The top few books on that list are through their Thai bookstore, but the remaining are through Amazon, which means they are eligible for the 4-for-3 deal! Twelve books, dear book-lovers! We can do this!

Secondly! We have two giveaways to announce for this week! TWO!

First: DC Rollergirls fans can enter to win TWO tickets to this weekend’s bout!

The 4-3 DC All Stars, fresh off a 291-85 win against Central New York, will take on the Port Authorities of Portland, Maine, in the first bout. The Port Authorities defeated the All Stars at home last season, 163-82. Come out and cheer for DC as the ladies fight to turn the tables this time around.

Then, stick around for the second match-up, as the DC DemonCats look to score a victory against the Majority Whips. It’s going to be a mighty showdown.

If you would like to be entered into this drawing (We will choose our winner this THURSDAY), all you have to do is make a donation to this year’s drive (starting now). Please send an email to pamie@pamie.com with what you donated and that you’d like to be considered for the drawing.

Second: OMG, WE HAVE A SIGNED ARC OF MESSY!

“MESSY” is Heather Cocks’ and Jessica Morgan’s highly-anticipated follow-up to their smash YA debut SPOILED. This book doesn’t even come out until the summer, but the fabulous ladies of Go Fug Yourself have graciously offered a signed Advanced Reader’s Copy to one of this week’s donors!

Sometimes life gets messy.

After a rocky start in Spoiled, Brooke Berlin and her newly discovered half sister, Molly Dix, have settled into something like sisterly love, but the drama is far from over.

Now that Brooke’s caught a taste of fame and her movie star father’s attention, she wants to launch a blog that will position her as the ultimate Hollywood insider. But between schoolwork, party-planning committee meetings, and spa treatments, she hardly has the time to write it herself…

Enter Max McCormack, an aspiring author with a terrible after-school job pushing faux meat on the macrobiotic masses of La-La Land. Max reluctantly agrees to play Brooke’s ghost-blogger for an impressive salary, and the site takes off, but how long can their lie last? In person, Brooke can’t live up to the intellectual wit of openbrooke.com, and Max soon begins to resent hiding her genius behind a bandage dress-wearing blonde. Can the girls work together to stay on top, or will the truth come out and ruin everything they’ve built?

You have from now until Thursday Pamie-Wake-Up-Time to enter to win! Just donate to Taw Saeng or DC Star, shoot an email to pamie@pamie.com letting her know you’d like to be entered to win a signed ARC of Messy, and then sit back with fingers crossed!

Some of you aren’t letting us know after you purchase/donate to these charities. Obviously it’s not mandatory, but we’re old-school in our tallying, so if you sent something, please let us know, either through the fun-to-read What You Gave page, or shoot pamie an email.

Lastly, some thank you letters from those associated with our charity drives.

Both as one of the organizers of this drive and as a library science student who is waiting for the ink to dry on her MLS, reading about everyone’s generosity both to Thailand and to D.C. just warms my heart. I’ve been reading since I was 3 or 4 (and there are pictures of me on the potty-training toilet to prove it!) and the thought of all of you helping other little minds start to explore the worlds they can find in books is just mind-blowing. Thank you all so much for making a difference in so many lives, including mine.

Mels

And from a DC STAR librarian:

Thanks for the books—- what a wonderful response! We can’t wait to use them in our parent workshops where each child receives a stack of books to take home to help them on their path to school readiness. Yes, as early as infancy! Our librarians show parents how, why and what to read to their babies and toddlers, and the gift of books to take home makes such a difference in how parents use what they learn in the STAR classes.