Sunday, October 19, 2008

Final update : at T minus 2 the sandman came.

Total up!
Books Read: 4 (completed)
Books started but not finished: 1
Pages read: 933

Book update: I made it halfway through Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway. So I did not complete my 5 book goal for the challenge. HOWEVER, how can I not be optimistic??? Check out the clean water update!

Personal update: I fell asleep. At 3 am (2 hours to the end of the 24 hour read-a-thon) I told myself I was just going to close my eyes for a second....and you know how that went :) I woke up at 6 am and had not finished the last book.

Clean Water update: Well, it is pretty exciting I must say, that together we raised the amounts below!!! You all were so great, incredible. Now it is time for the sponsors to take action :) I finished 4 books, so you should know what your total is, but let me know if you have any questions. You can click on the "first giving- sponsor me!" button at the bottom of this post to go to a secure payment page. Thanks again, I would not have been able to do this without you. NO WAY.

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I have now earned $124.00 for clean water worldwide!!!
Plus the comments, 115 comments at $.10 each adds $11.50!
Plus trish is adding in $5 for every book she finishes (4 so far) $20.00!!
Set amount donations: $10.00
That brings the clean water total to:

Where will the dinero ($) go? It will go to an organization I have become quite passionate about. I will be giving it to Living Water International an amazing organization funding the building of wells all over the world in developing nations.

(still, it is never too late to give!!!!)


bermudaonion said...

Awesome job!

Ronda's Rants said...

Wonderful job and it will be my pleasure and joy to follow through with my financial commitment! Thank you for doing this!! :)

Veens said...

perfecto!! i thought so :P i came here .. and i just knew u slept off! but then no BIG deal.. i mean u DID read 4 whole books :) darn good awe-freaking-some job!
and those dollars are going to help smeone drink good water!


Take rest B! i m off to sleep..had been waiting for yur Update ;) now i can sleep in peace LOL!

Marg said...

You did so well Bethany, and raised a great amount of money for a good cause!

bethany said...

bermudaonion- thank you!!!

ronda's rants- Thank you SO much, SO,SO SO much!!!! You are incredible!!!!!!!

veens- thank you veens for your eternal support to me durring the read-a-thon, you are a gem!

marg-thank you! I will keep you all posted :)

Trish said...

LOL--sounds like we crashed at the same time. :) It was 5 here but I was falling asleep while I was reading Coraline--a book no one should fall asleep while reading!!

You did so fantastic, Bethany! You should be very very proud of everything that you did. I'll be making my donation later today. :)

And thanks for being such a great motivator. You are awesome!

justareadingfool said...

I didn't participate in the Read-A-Thon because I had to work yesterday, but by reading (and watching) your updates and also Raych from books i done read, I wish I had participate. You two at least looked like you had a lot of fun, and raised a good amount of money too. Congratulations.

Loved the video, by the way. Very creative and great how you put the book upside down first.

bethany said...

trish- yep, I think we did :) I was soooo sleepy during the video! haha, when I look at it now, it is SO silly.

Thank you for all your support and help!!! You are amazing.

you should!! you would be so fun to do a read-a-thon with!!! :) Yep, I had a blast, and it is so amazing to do it all for someone else. I had a %100 times better time than last time when I just read. And last time was great!

hahah!! you can't make fun of the video man!! It was soooo late, my brain had ceased to have an output! :)

Maree said...

Great job!!! :)

Dar said...

Way to go Bethany-you did so awesome!