Monday, February 28, 2011
I Dig Reading Challenge: February Update
For the newer followers, let me bring you up to speed on the I Dig Reading Challenge. The idea was not my own, it was based on a weekend reading/donating challenge I joined last December.
I loved it so much I decided to do it for a whole year, and the I Dig Reading Challenge was born.
The idea is that you set a certain level of donation for each book you read ($1 per book, 1cent per page, $5 per book, the amount is irrelevant).
Then you donate based on the number of books read each month to a charity of your choice. I opted for $5 a book.
You can watch my progress, and any reports from others who have joined the challenge, by clicking on the tab above or this link.
So, what am I reading and donating this month?
In February my desire to read waned. I read 9 books in January, and I knew that was a pace that I wouldn't be able to keep up with.
I think I needed a break. So, I let my brain rest a little.
I read just a handful of books:
In the Dead of Night (John Marsden)
Satisfaction Guaranteed (Lucy Monroe)
Evil Under the Sun (Agatha Christie)
Happily Never After (Beta- Holly Dodson)
By my own Challenge rules, this should mean a $20 donation, but I donated a bit more than that over the course of the month.
It was just one of those months, where things came up that needed donating to immediately and couldn't wait.
I made small donations to the Wintonbury Land Trust and to the Alondra Hernandez memorial.
The Wintonbury Land Trust protects and conserves land around Bloomfield Connecticut. When we first moved here we lived in Bloomfield and the land around there is dear to our hearts.
The Alondra memorial is a lot harder to talk about. She's a third grader from my son's school who passed away this week due to a ruptured* aneurysm. There is no way to imagine what that would be like.Though we couldn't give a lot we wanted to do something to help them right now.
If you like to read and give, join the I Dig Reading Challenge.
*Joanne, from My Brain On Books, a aneurysm rupture survivor, rightly points out that this is often mis-communicated. One can live with an aneurysm. It is the rupturing of an aneurysm that is the medical problem. She has several great posts about brain aneurysms on her blog. See the tab: About Brain Aneurysms.