Friday, November 3, 2017

Charity Reading Challenge (2018): My Sign-Up

Charity Reading Challenge
Host: Becky's Book Reviews (sign up here)
Duration: January-December 2018
# of books: You decide: I'm going for 12

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 link above.

I'm signing up for another round. It was interesting to try and track my charity giving based on books during 2017 (though I know I missed logging several times). 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. 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 charity buying and I'm also aiming to do a better job recording each time I indulge my book habit at FoL book shop and at the fall book fair in 2018.

1. World's Best Science Fiction:1966 by Donald Wollheim & Terry Carr, eds [from Red Cross Book Sale 2014] (1/9/18)
2. The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction Eighth Series edited by Anthony Boucher [from the FOL used book shop] (1/28/18)
3. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ripper Legacy by David Stuart Davies [from FOL used book shop] (1/31/18)
4. Lament for a Lady Laird by Margot Arnold [from FOL used book shop] (2/3/18)
5. The Pink Camellia by Temple Bailey [from FOL used book shop] (2/5/18)
6. The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird [from Hoosier Hills Book Sale 2017] (2/16/18)
7. Odor of Violets by Baynard Kendrick [Hoosier Hills Book Sale 2015] (2/27/18)
8. Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas [FOL used book shop] (3/4/18)
9. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain [FOL used book shop] (3/10/18)
10. The Sign of the Book by John Dunning [FOL used book shop] (3/23/18)
11. Scotland Yard Photo Crimes by Henry Black [FOL used book shop] (3/24/18)
12. Go Down, Moses by William Faulkner [FOL used book shop] (3/30/18)
Commitment Complete!
13. Death of a Hoosier Schoolmaster by Marlis Day [Hoosier Hills Book Sale 2014] (4/10/18)
14. Vow of Penance by Veronica Black [FOL used book shop] (4/11/18)
15. Mrs. Malory & the Lilies That Fester by Hazel Holt [FOL used book shop] (4/13/18)
16. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Seventh Bullet by Daniel D. Victor [FOL used book shop] (4/27/18)
17. Death at the Dog by Joanna Cannan [Red Cross book Sale 2013] (5/4/18)
18. Untidy Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge [Hoosier Hills Sale 2016] (5/9/18)
19. The Love Songs of Sappho translated by Paul Roche [FOL used book shop] (5/23/18)
20. DeKok & Murder by Installments by A. C. Baantjer [FOL used book shop] (5/30/18)
21. The Witch of Lime Street by David Jaher [IU grad student book sale] (6/9/16)
22. Some Beasts No More by Kenneth Giles [FOL book sale] (6/22/18)
23. She by H. Rider Haggard [Red Cross Book Sale 2014] (7/17/18)
24. Nothing Venture by Patricia Wentworth [FOL used book shop] (7/19/18)
25. The Babes in the Wood by Ruth Rendell [FOL used book shop] (7/22/18)
26. Murder at Midnight by C. S. Challinor [FOL used book shop] (7/23/18)
27. The Yellow Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (ed by Brian Alderson) [FOL used book shop] (7/25/18)


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