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Firefighter readathon

Hi guys!

So after seeing Inky’s post about ‘Authors for Fireys’ I had an idea. There are so many passionate reviewers on this site, and I felt like if everyone came together, we could really make something happen. So here’s my idea!

A readathon! Like a fun run, but for books. I could create a blog, and add contributors, and family or friends can pledge to sponsor each reader a certain amount for every book they read and review (or write/draw something inspired on it) in set time frame. For example, my mum give will give $5 for every review I write (something along the lines of that) Then all the money raised will be donated to help fight the bushfires.

I have no idea how to deal with money or promoting this (except for this post), but I thought it would be a great initiative to make concrete change with our posts. If this is already happening, or someone else has already suggested it, I’m so sorry I did not mean to plagiarise.

Also, if this does end up getting enough attention, I’d love to have a wing-person to help, because I’m a little new to IAD.

Love, g

Edit: I’ve created the blog @ https://burningthroughbooks.insideadog.com.au/ if you want to participate, just comment with something like ‘I want to contribute’ or email inky at insideadog@slv.vic.gov.au with your username and the amount you are being sponsored per book. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go check out the welcome page of the blog. I am pretty much tone deaf to implied meaning, 🙂 so if you say something like ‘cool idea’ and want to participate, I’ll just think you’re supporting my idea but don’t want to contribute (sorry to any of those people).

9 comments

sekhmet

This sounds cool!

1w ago
inky State Library Victoria

Brilliant! Reading for good!

1w ago
guppy

Ok, so I created the blog, it's called 'Burning through Books' and you can access it at https://burningthroughbooks.insideadog.com.au/. I probably won't start anything until there's at least 3 contributors, but fingers crossed!

1w ago
imosshelf

This is a great idea!

1w ago
guppy

Ok, so I created the blog, it's called 'Burning through Books' and you can access it at https://burningthroughbooks.insideadog.com.au/. I probably won't start anything until there's at least 3 contributors, but fingers crossed!

1w ago
iris

Love the idea!

1w ago
guppy

Thanks! If you'd like to contribute, leave a comment on one of the posts on https://burningthroughbooks.insideadog.com.au/ and I will add you!

1w ago
zitongbooks

Sounds good!

1w ago
guppy

Do you want me to add you as a contributor? You can access the blog at https://burningthroughbooks.insideadog.com.au/. Also check out the welcome page!

1w ago