Monday, December 23, 2013

BookTubeAthon Wrap-Up . . . Or is it?

Officially, the great Holiday BookTubeAthon ended at midnight yesterday.  If you were around late last week, you will remember I set a goal of completing three books and pledged to donate one book to Books for Africa for each book I completed, as well as a bonus four book if I reached my goal.

When midnight had come and gone, I had completed two books off of my TBR (The Crying of Lot 49 and The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War-- reviews to come!) and was more than a little disappointed that I had not completed my third books; worst still, I felt a great deal of guilt at the thought of short changing Books for Africa.  It's one thing to not meet your goal and it's another to think you have let someone(s) else down.

Since this is the season for love, warmth, sharing, and giving (or so the internet tells me), I have decided to extend my BookTubeAthon until the stroke of midnight on Boxing Day morning.  Yup, that's right: I have three more reading nights to reach my goal (and one pesky Camus novel in my way) and donate some much needed reading material to folks in the developing world.

If you'd like to donate to Books for Africa, check here.  If you'd like to follow my progress in completing that last novel, check in with me on Twitter.



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