Sunday, October 19, 2008

sunday salon- I have a read-a-thon hangover!!

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I did the read-a-thon. I was awake for all but 2 hours of it :) Today I have a read-a-thon hangover.

This is what I read:
(thank you fyrefly for helping with my pics! They aren't backwards anymore :)

The Shiniest Jewel by Marian Henley

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Dating Da Vinci by Malena Lott

And I started this:

Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway

You have to check out the silly posts I did. (sort of embarrassing.... with 2 am videos and all!). But it was all for an amazing cause, that I will tell you a little more about.

not like this.

I read for clean water worldwide!!! I made this button (above), and you are welcome to use it if you want. We are giving the money raised over the read-a-thon to Living Water International. I had no idea clean water was such an issue...did you?
Did you know this to be true??:
Water-related disease is the single largest killer of infants in developing countries—diarrhea alone causes 1.8 million child deaths each year—and access to safe water is the most important factor in the survival of children under the age of five. Nearly half of all people in developing countries are suffering from water-related health problems. The annual number of deaths from water-related diseases is six times greater than the number of deaths from armed violence.

If you want all the info and pictures, here is my post on reading for clean water worldwide.
Anyway, money is still coming in, but during the read-a-thon we earned/gave/were sponsored for: $165.50. I want to thank all of you for giving!!! You are amazing.....INCREDIBLE! Did I say you are AMAZING!?!?! Thank you so much.

Anyway, for the rest of the year, each book I read I will donate another dollar to Living Water International
You are welcome, at any time to give as well. I am going to leave the link up. When the $200.00 mark is met, I will let you know what will happen then.


Fyrefly said...

If you're using PhotoBooth, you can set it to auto-flip new photos - it's in the Edit menu.

Alternately, you can open the pictures up in Preview and do it there.

Congrats on totally kicking butt at the read-a-thon!

bethany said...

fyrefly- thank you so much!!! I had no idea :) Now I have to fix my pictures. It is weird to see them the right way :)

Jules said...

I also have a read-a-thon hangover. I've been in a fog all day. Luckily I have tomorrow off too. Congrads on the good job and on the work for your charity

Karen Harrington said...

What a great title. And, if you are going to have a hang-over, it might as well be from words. :)

Trixie said...

Hi Bethany! Tag, you're it.

And if you have a hangover, you must have had a great time at the read-a-thon!! Great reading totals and congratulations on raising money for clean water. Such an important issue worldwide.

Veens said...

Awesome! lovely pics! AWESOME!

i m also going to do that. from now on, for every book i read, i donate 5rs and give it to a local institution of homeless children...for their daily food.
you know it is 200 rs for all of their meals... and we can actually go their and feed them :-)

my Yoga teacher told me about it..and i have already given 300 rs... i want to continue doing it :)

but have not gone there!

but u have done AWESOME WORK awesome!

Veens said...

i want
1)The Shiniest Jewel by Marian Henley
2)Dating Da Vinci by Malena Lott
3)Monique and the Mango Rains by Kris Holloway


tanabata said...

I just read the update posts I missed the other day, love the mochi one!! :P
You did really great! Congratulations on raising the money for Clean Water!!

beastmomma said...

Congratulations on making it through the read-a-thon in style! When I have some additional funds, I will sponsor you. Until then, I give you my spiritual support, encouragement, and appreciation for helping to bring clean water to everyone around the world.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on a great Read-A-Thon and for your impressive fundraising for such a terrific cause!

Trish said...

Hey girl--I just submitted my portion. Thanks for letting me do this with you.

literatehousewife said...

I am so sorry I missed this! You know I love your read a thon pictures. These are great and I think that you look wonderful when you have a hangover. Much better than I would. :)