Today I received an Amazon gift card for $11.17, my first payment from Amazon Associates of the fees collected from your purchases through this site. Thanks, guys!
I said a long time ago that I'd donate all Amazon fees to the Somaly Mam Foundation -- but that was before I knew they'd come in the form of gift cards, which are not that easy to donate. Nor does the foundation need any books or anything else I could get from Amazon. They're set up for monetary donations.
So here's what we'll do instead. Signet Classics has a line of nice, inexpensive Dickens paperbacks available at Amazon. I'll use the card to buy two of these, which will go to Books for America, a local organization that gives books to schools, shelters, prisons, and health-care facilities.
I want you to help me pick the books by voting in the poll at right, which lists all the books that Signet has available. You may vote for up to two books, and the top two vote-getters will be the ones donated. You have until this Saturday night, October 3, to vote!
(And let me put in a plug for Somaly Mam anyway -- if you happen to have some spare cash and are looking to donate it somewhere, her group is doing great work saving people from human trafficking.)