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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

Inky's Fri-yay January 17

Welcome to Fri-yay everyone, the weekly post to round up what you have all been up to. And let me just say I’m so proud to see, yet again, what clever, bighearted and mindful blogdogs you all are.

Firstly a big shout out to guppy who has responded to the bushfire devastation with a great idea for a fundraiser, the Burning Through Books Readathon!

They say: “I’m sure everyone has heard of the bushfires ravaging Australia. We’ve all seen the devastation they’ve caused on the news and in reality, with pictures of families having to leave their homes, badly burned koalas and the suffocating smoke. So, I decided to start a readathon, that will help raise money for the bushfires!”

If you want to join in, head over to the Burning Through Books Readathon blog and ask to contribute. My suggestions would be for each individual to nominate an end date for the readathon that suits them, write up a sponsor sheet with the details (including the charity you are collecting for), collect sponsors then read and post updates on the blog. At the end of the readathon, tally up the results for the sponsors and get them to donate that money directly to WIRES for wildlife or the CFA, RFS, CFS or Red Cross.  Other suggestions are that you could get sponsored per page or chapter rather than books if you want. Email me at insideadog@slv.vic.gov.au and I can create a list of participants and send on to guppy.

*Just a reminder here that we don’t share our personal contacts here on the Dog as it is a public site.*

And of course the fires are on all our minds (and for some in our lungs). Over at Random Things I’d Like to Say zitongbooks has written a not so random poem which conveys the horror of the fires and also the horror of the lack of action on climate change. We need poems likes these and poets like zitongbooks in these difficult times.

A girl smiles. The text below her reads 'thanks for the poetry'.

In book reviews this week we have several by suhani over at believe in books,  while guppy has already read and reviewed one book for the readathon and also reviewed a book on YA Fiction: The Good The Bad and The Ugly. 

While you are there, check out guppy’s fanart for The Cruel Prince and while you are in an art appreciation frame of mind, head over to guppy’s bird blog for some cuteness overload.

Under the category of ‘bookish problems’ we have purplepanda’s exploration of the emotional stages of finishing a bookand at NOVELty Reads sylvs gives us  a fun quiz-but-not-really-quiz-quizzes for Infinity Son.

And in the spirit of all the generosity around this place I am gong to give away a random book to a random winner! Just comment below! So go on – comment below! I pinky promise the book will be brilliant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 comments

lauraamabel

I think the readathon is a great idea; any awareness and money raising is really fantastic!

17th Jan, 20
guppy

Would you like me to add you to the blog?

4w ago
sekhmet

The bushfires have been going on for so long too! When I watch stories on the news it just looks so hard for the people who’ve lost their homes.

17th Jan, 20
guppy

It's so sad and the air quality was very poor even in non-rural areas. It's really hard to imagine what people are going through...

Also, shout-out to sekhmet for their wonderful review on 'Uglies' by Scott Westerfeld for the BTBR! You can read it @ https://burningthroughbooks.insideadog.com.au/uglies-by-scott-westerfeld/

17th Jan, 20
imosshelf

I’ve found that we’ve all been affected by the bushfires in some way (ie. TERRIBLE air quality, loss of wildlife etc...). I commend you, guppy, for your brilliant idea!

17th Jan, 20
guppy

Thank you so much imosshelf! <3 <3 <3

By the way would you like to contribute to the readathon?

17th Jan, 20
imosshelf

In reply to guppy

Of course, I just need to organise sponsorship!

17th Jan, 20
guppy

In reply to imosshelf

Awesome! I'll add you to the blog now.

17th Jan, 20
sylvs

The readathon is a great idea! I think if I joined in I'll be able to make a lot of money for the bushfire relief charities since I'm going on a massive book binge this week until school starts again. It's a really good initiative @Guppy thanks for starting it :)

Also Inky is definitely tempting me with more books here ;)

19th Jan, 20
guppy

Thank youuuu! I'll add you to the blog!

By the way, don't worry if you haven't organised sponsors yet, you can set your own finish date that's suited to your binging habits 😆

19th Jan, 20
sylvs

In reply to guppy

Ahh thank you!!

4w ago