Saturday, May 31, 2008

Masha's good news

At the party on Essencia Island Masha shared some news:
"Good news about the REAL camel library -- they've begun to raise money for a project I love, which is getting local people to collect and write the traditional stories, which will then be inexpensively published so that new readers can read about their own culture and past. I think it is a great way to incorporate the old and the new, and that Fiona -- especially as she grew by the end of the story -- would have appreciated it."
That's great! Having books about themselves and their own world would alleviate fears the locals have of outside influences.

Just so you know, I shared all I remember about the camels who became part of the earlier book buddies' gatherings. Go read about those pesky camels.

Caboose is on the island, too, and so is Marylyn. If you have missed seeing them around Book Buddies, go on over to Essencia for a visit with them.

(You do remember the "caboose," don't you?)


Marylyn S said...

The camels were what drew me to the original Book Buddies. I had just come back from Mongolia and the camels were on there way with some of the other Buddies books for that months read.


Bonnie Jacobs said...

I didn't know that! Wow, those pesky camels were good for something after all!