Reading Challenges

DW 2019 Project

Hey book nerds! I have an awesome new project I’m taking on in 2018 that will possibly continue into 2019 as well if it is successful. I’m not sure if I have shared this on the channel but I plan on going to Disney World in October 2019. I’ve been saving up for the payments for my trip. I figure I need to start setting aside spending money as well so I can buy all the pretty things and eat all the great food. I don’t want to have to worry about funds while I am there so I’m saving up now. Now this DW 2019 Project that I’m going to do isn’t the only savings I’m setting aside. I just figure this will be a fun way to add a little something extra to my DW 2019 piggy bank. So what is the DW 2019 project? It is basically a way to pay myself for reading the books I own whether they are physical, audio, or eBooks. Each format will have a certain dollar amount assigned to it that I can earn by reading them as well as there will be bonus tasks I can complete in order to add more money to the pot. I figure this will be a great way to add bonus money to my savings for Disney World and encourage me to prioritize the books I own over library books. So let’s get into the details!

Challenges and Rewards:

Read a physical book off my shelves = $3.00
Read an eBook or audiobook that I own = $2.00
Quarterly TBR Book Bonus = $1.00
Book Review on Blog or Channel Bonus = $1.00
Diverse Read Bonus = $1.00
Complete a Series Bonus = $5.00

At the end of each month I will tally up my earnings and make a deposit to the savings account I have set aside for my trip. I’ll make sure to share my earnings for the month when I do my month end wrap up posts here on the blog. I’m really excited to finally get this project going. I think this will help me focus on reading the books that I own over library books. I love utilizing my library but I do it to the point that the books that I own tend to just sit unread on my shelves for a long time before I get around to them. Plus this will be a fun way to add bonus funds to my spending money stash for my trip.

Keep an eye out for my combo wrap up for Jan/Feb that will be coming out this weekend.

As always keep on reading and stay book nerdy my friends!


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