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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!