The Year of the Readers 2009 – Completed


What: The Year of Readers 2009
When: 1 January – 31 December 2009
Who: Jodie (Book Gazing)
Rules: The participants of this challenge raise funds for a reading-related charity of their choice. Getting other people to sponsor you — pledge money based on number of books — is strictly voluntary. Due to the nature of the challenge, there are very few restrictions on what counts as a book: for example, graphic novels and poetry anthologies count; newspapers and magazines do not. To read more about the challenge, visit The Year of Readers website.

The charity I chose is First Book.

My personal pledge is $2.00 $3.00 per book. I hope to read 60 books by the end of the year.

I will track my progress on the 2009 Master Reading List.

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When I realized that I wasn’t going to reach my original goal of 60 books in 2009, I changed my per book dollar amount. I also decided to contribute $1.00 per short story/novella and .50 per book that I did not finish. Below is the breakdown of what I will be sending to First Book:

Completed Books: 36 books x $3.00 = $108.00
DNF: 14 books x .50 = $7.00
SS/Novellas: 3 stories x $1.00 = $3.00
Total: $118.00


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