"Outside a dog a book is man's best friend, inside a dog it is too dark to read!" -Groucho Marx========="The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." -Jane Austen========="I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book."-JK Rowling========"I spend a lot of time reading." -Bill Gates=========“Ahhh. Bed, book, kitten, sandwich. All one needed in life, really.” -Jacqueline Kelly=========

Saturday, January 30, 2010

2010 Challenge: A Buck a Book

I'm passing on an idea for a reading challenge this 2010 but I going to propose it with a twist. Here's the challenge as outlined by DelGal:

"Here's a great way to reward yourself for reading persistence and save money at the same time. Read as many books as you'd like, there is no minimum, and there is no maximum. BUT, here's the "catch", you MUST physically take a dollar and save it somewhere safe where it won't be spent, every time you complete a book. At the end of the year, your total money saved will be the total amount of books read, ideally the more book read, the more money saved. At the end of the year spend this saved money on something fun just for yourself (no paying bills, no buying gifts for someone else!) Maybe more books for the new year? A nice dinner out to celebrate reading? The possibilities are endless!"

Head Full of Books Twist: Spend the money you've saved up on some charity that promotes reading, education, or just helps make a person's life better so that they can make room in their life for reading. An example of such an agency is The Central Asia Institute which was founded by Greg Mortenson (Three Cups of Tea) to promote literacy, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

I'm already up to $7. How about you?

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