Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

10 Nov 2002, 23:29 p.m.

This weekend, ending tomorrow, Cody's Books holds a fundraiser. …

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2002 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

This weekend, ending tomorrow, Cody's Books holds a fundraiser. If a neighborhood school participates, then you can buy stuff at Cody's and give the receipt to the school, and the school will show the receipt to Cody's, and Cody's will give a percentage of the revenues to the school. People have been buying books and gift certificates for the holidays and for their school classrooms and libraries. I'm glad we've been so busy.

One lovely moment: a customer bought several books that I had highlighted with shelf recommendations.

Also this weekend, I saw two old classmates and a woman I used to work for. At least two pieces of gossip of the form "Such and so got married" "Gasp!" were exchanged. See, this is why E.B. White wrote about trumpeter swans, which mate for life. He didn't want to have to deal with former loves who go marry someone else. Or puns with "Will you take a gander at her."

Today's sing-along book title belongs to Giocanda Belli: The Country Under My Skin. To be sung to the tune of the jazz standard "I've Got You Under My Skin".

The Country
Under My Skin
The Country
deep in the heart of me