Saturday, November 28, 2015

Charity Reading Challenge

Charity Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews
Duration: January 2016-December 2016
 # of books: You decide! Though Becky suggests a minimum of 4 books.

Read for a good cause! Buy books at a charity shop, or, even a friends of the library book sale, or, donate a certain percentage of money for each book you read for the challenge. You can choose your own goal of how many books to read, what charity you'll be donating money towards, how much money, etc. (For example, you might want to donate $1 for each paperback you read, or, $3 for every hardback you read. You can work out the details yourself.) For full details click on the challenge link.

I get a great number of my used books from our Friends of the Library [FoL] used book shop and their twice yearly sales as well as the Red Cross (now Hoosier Hills) Book Fair. I'll be reading books that I've gotten from there over the years--and don't worry, I'm sure I'll be spending more this year. My goal will be at least 12 books from the Friends of the Library and I'll also record each time I indulge my book habit there in 2016. I will also add in my usual book-binge at the Fall Community Book Fair sponsored by the Hoosier Hills Food Bank. It will be interesting to see how much I've given towards the library and other charities in one year. I've never kept track before.

1. Hunt with the Hounds by Mignon G. Eberhart [from FoL 9/20/13] (1/3/16)
2. The Girl in the Cellar by Patricia Wentworth [from Red Cross 9/28/12] (1/9/16)
3. The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr [from Hoosier Hills Book Fair 10/9/15] (1/30/16)
4. The Doberman Wore Black by Barbara Moore [from FoL 3/28/15] (2/9/16)
5. The Fifth Passenger by Edward Young [from FoL 12/5/15] (2/10/16)
6. The Bridal Bed Murders by A. E. Martin [from FoL 10/13/12] (2/13/16)
7. The Spiral Staircase by Ethel Lina White [from Hoosier Hills Book Fair 10/9/15] (2/20/16)
8. The Bachelors of Broken Hill by Arthur W. Upfield [from Red Cross] (2/22/16)
9. Gently with the Painters by Alan Hunter [from Red Cross 9/28/12] (2/27/16)
10. The Philomel Foundation by James Gollin [Hoosier Hills Book Fair 10/9/15] (3/11/16)
11. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear [FoL Book Sale 9/17/11] (3/13/16)
12. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear [FoL 8/1/13] (3/15/16)

Challenge Commitment Complete 3/15/16

Friends of the Library Spending
January 2: $5.35 (four books)

January 9: $1.34 (one book) 
February 11: $9.37 (five books--hardback)
April 28: $5.09 (three books)
May 5: $5.35 (two books--vintage hardback)
May 30: $10 (four books--hardback)
July 9: $5.75 (four paperback plus books & 2 records for husband)
July 21: $6.42 (four books)
August 11: $2.68 (one hardback)
August 27: $2.68 (one hardback)

Hoosier Hills Food Bank Community Book Fair
October 6th & 7th: $216 (103 books plus records & comic books for husband)     



Nicolas Davis said...

I'll invite my friends to buy here some books so we can help the fundraising for the charity. :) We are happy to help you guys!

Bev Hankins said...

Nicolas: I am not raising money. This is a book reading challenge sponsored by another blog that I am participating in. It involves reading books that you buy from charity book sales (such as Friends of the Library or a Red Cross book sale) OR donating money yourself to the charity of your choice based on the number of books you read.