Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Buck A Book Challenge

I found this challenge over at The True Book Addict hosted by Michelle and it sounded like a great way to save a few dollars for more books at the end of the year.  So head on over to DelGal's Book Reviews and get signed up.

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.

Now, once Dec 31 comes, you're must spend this saved money on something fun just for yourself (no paying bills, no buying gifts for someone else!), to begin the next year... Maybe more books for the new year? A nice dinner out to celebrate reading? The possibilities are endless! Finally, once this challenge completes on Dec 31st, please let your blog fans, and fellow challenge participants, know what you decided to spend your money on by posting whatever it may be. If it's $5 or if it's $100, we want to know what you rewarded yourself with for a year of hard yet enjoyable fun reading!

In short - put aside a dollar for each book you read. Post in the comment section your progress if you don't have a blog, or a link to your blog. At the end of the year update us as to what you did with your saved money. That's it!


The Cozy Mystery Journal said...

This is an awesome challenge!!! Good luck with it :)

Beth said...

Ooh! What a fab idea! I think I'll give it a try. Last year I would have ended up with like $180!

Thanks for featuring this!

Anonymous said...

Sounds fun, especially the spending it at the end.

bookmagic said...

What a good idea! Of course, a better idea would be someone giving me $1 per book.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Love love love it! I am in and I am going to post this now! I may even go find myself a piggy bank! :)

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

Glad you're joining in! I thought this would give me even more incentive to read a lot more books this year. Just have to test my mettle on actually putting the money back and leaving it alone.

I kind of agree with Deb...wish someone would pay me a dollar per book read! LOL!