This morning I found a box from Amazon.ca in my mailbox. Hmm, I didn’t order any books, I thought. I was hoping perhaps I had received a donation from the Library Wishlist, but also trying not to be too optimistic. Now I am almost wishing I had filmed the unboxing because I had
two, make that three, very nice surprises.
The first was that yes, they were donations for our library. The second one was that there were three books, not just one (which would have been lovely too!). The third (and most surprising) was that they were from my daughter! She certainly knows how to make her mama happy!
The books are: The Martian Chronicles, by Ray Bradbury (a classic that I was very sad not to see on our shelves); The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, (a Canadian classic and very timely right now) ; and Girl Up: How to Be Strong, Smart and Spectacular, by Mayim Bialik (who is a Ph.D and is also known as Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory).
I can easily see why my girl made these choices, after all, she has a Masters Degree in Science, and she is also an independent, strong-willed, successful woman. But I thought I would ask her anyway. Her response was that she couldn’t resist the chance to inspire students with a passion for science and feminism.
Here is one student who is already eager to read at least one of these books!