Thursday, January 28, 2010

Challenge: 2010 A Buck a Book Reading Challenge


Ryan over at Wordsmithonia clued me into this one and I simply had to join. If I'd done this for 2009 I would have had $181 by the end of the year. :)

Here's what DelGal's Book Review has to say about the challenge:

Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could get paid to simply read books endlessly?

Wish you could some how be rewarded for all the time and effort you put in completing reading challenges, (of course other than your own personal satisfaction, which be no means should be devalued!)

Well, why not read a plethora of books, and just pay yourself for a job well done?!


Welcome to DelGal's “A-Buck-A-Book” Challenge

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!



My Progress:

  144 books/$144


My Purchases:

iTunes:

Doctor Who Season 5 - $34.33

Girls Next Door Season 1 - $7.06

Doctor Who Individual Episodes:
Rose - $2.01
New Earth - $2.01
The End of the World - $2.01
The Parting of Ways - $2.01
The End of Time - Part 2 - $3.02
Bad Wolf - $2.01
The Next Doctor - $2.01
The Unquiet Dead - $1.00
Aliens of London - $1.00
World War Three - $1.00
Dalek - $1.00
The Long Game - $1.00
Father's Day - $1.00
The Empty Child - $1.00
The Doctor Dances - $1.00
Boom Town - $1.00

Secret Diary of a Call Girl Individual Episodes:
Season 1 - Episode 1 - $3.02


DVDs:
The O.C. - The Complete First Season (used) - $7.98
The O.C. - The Complete First Season (used) - $6.00
Friends - The Complete Eighth Season (used) - $3.99
Sex and the City - The Complete First Season (used) - $2.64
Sex and the City - The Complete Second Season (used) - $2.64
Beverly Hills 90210 - The Complete First Season (used) - $5.00


200 Vinyl CD/DVD Sleeves - $21.99

Total: $118.73



2 comments:

Ryan G said...

I'm so looking forward to the cash reward at the end of this one.

Lisa said...

I love this idea, I on number 156 for the year. I think I will buy a new pair of boots for the winter that has already started.

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