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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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).