23 October 2011 ~ 2 Comments

#readathon Mini-challenge: Charity

Over at the 24 Hour Read-a-thon website they are asking us about our charity if we’re collecting donations for one.

I’m a top reviewer at Amazon. Like under 300 or something. I don’t really know and I find it amusing that I am, but that means authors are always sending me their books asking me to review it here on and Amazon. It also means that I have over 300 books that people have sent me in the past year or so. An insane amount that I’ll never finish reading.

I donated $100 to Reading is Fundamental last week and it made me think… would these authors be willing to donate to my favorite literacy charity in order to jump ahead of the line? The answer was a big big YES, I set up a quick charity auction and off they went. And Michael Watson, author of The Nestorian Alliance won the bid and matched my $100. I’m reading his book now, actually.

So, I raised $200 for Reading is Fundamental that I know of.

So, authors, readers, bloggers, friends, whomever is reading this… if you have a few extra bucks laying around, toss it towards Reading is Fundamental. Read their mission statement. They do amazing work. If you donate to them, post here. It makes me smile to know that others have as deep of a love and appreciation for literacy as I do.

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2 Responses to “#readathon Mini-challenge: Charity”

  1. Elizabeth W 23 October 2011 at 12:50 am Permalink

    Candy, that’s an impressive way to use your book reviewing clout! Reading Is Fundamental is lucky to have you!
    Happy reading!
    Elizabeth W´s last blog post ..My faith in the Read-a-Thon is Reaffirmed

  2. Rasco from RIF 28 October 2011 at 4:59 am Permalink

    Thank you from the children and families who benefit from the work of Reading Is Fundamental!
    Rasco from RIF´s last blog post ..Only one more week, seven more days!


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