Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Challenge Complete: Charity Reading Challenge

Charity Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up here)
Duration: January-December 2017
# of books: You decide

This was my second year participating in Becky's challenge. Like last year, I signed up with a goal of 12 books and I've now reached that--so my commitment has been met.

It was interesting to to track my charity giving based on books during 2016. 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 Hoosier Hills [Food Bank] Community Book Fair. So, I read books that I've gotten from there over the years. I am still recording each time I indulge my book habit at FoL book shop and at the fall book fair in 2017. Last year I spent a total of $268.15 at charity book sales and at FoL shop. We'll see how much I give away in 2017. I will report a final total at year's end.

1. Death of a Racehorse by John Creasey [bought at the Hoosier Hills Book Fair October 2016] (1/7/17)
2. Murder at the Masque by Amy Myers [FoL Bookstore, 7/12/14] (1/16/17)
3. The Black Count by Tom Reiss [FoL Bookstore, 4/18/15] (1/21/17)
4. I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison [Hoosier Hills Book Fair October 2015] (1/24/17)
5. Deception Island by M. K. Loren [FoL Bookstore 7/12/14] (2/13/17)
6. Zadok's Treasure by Margot Arnold [FoL Bookstore 5/29/14] (2/22/17)
7. Silence Observed by Michael Innes [Hoosier Hills Book Fair October 2016] (3/28/17)
8. The Official Dictionary of Sarcasm by James Napoli [FoL Bookstore 1/2/16] (4/14/17)
9. Death with Blue Ribbon by Leo Bruce [Red Cross Book Fair October 2013] (4/20/17)
10. Who Is the Next? by Henry Kitchell Webster [FoL Book Sale] (4/24/17)
11. The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell [Hoosier Hills Book Fair October 2016] (4/28/17)
12. Storm Center by Douglas Clark [Hoosier Hills Book Fair October 2016] (5/1/17)



J F Norris said...

I've never totaled up how much I spend on books, let alone breaking it down by type of book buying. But here's something that may shock you. I spent more than your annual total of $268.15 on my last four book purchases alone. Yikes! Can you imagine what the grand total for one full year would be? I shudder just imagining it. If only every single bookseller I dealt with was a charity. What a nifty tax deduction that would be!

Bev Hankins said...

John...This doesn't take into account my 2-3 trips to the used bookstore in Illinois. That's where I tend to drop the most cash. Or the few times I venture into cyberspace to order...