I am holding a read-a-thon to raise money for medical expenses for faithhopetricks, her husband, and their cats. I got this idea from karenhealey, and am stealing some of her wording.
What It Is
On July 2-3 (this Thursday-Friday), I will hold a read-a-thon, in which I will read in every moment I am not sleeping! I will post on books as I go to some extent, but may save some write-ups for later on the theory that there will be more enjoyable commenting and discussing if the posts are parceled out more.
How It Works
You may comment to sponsor me for a certain amount per book read. When the read-a-thon is done, I will count up the books and tell you how much your donation will be. You may set a cap on the donation total, regardless of the number of books read. ie, "I offer $20 per book, to a limit of $100."
Just as a benchmark, I can probably read 3-5 relatively short books in a day if I'm not doing anything else. This is based on my experience on airplanes.
What are the books?
Whether or not you are sponsoring me, you may nominate books for me to read. Sponsors will, of course, get priority, but this will also depend on availability, as I'll mostly be getting the books from the library. So sponsors should consider nominating several books in order of preference.
NOTE: YA and/or relatively short/not extremely dense books preferred. I don't actually read very fast, so shorter is better. Rereads are fine, but no books I've already reviewed online. I am not limiting this to authors of any particular identity, but I would like to read more books by LBGT authors and/or authors of color, so those nominations will be given extra consideration.
As some of you have derived great amusement from in the past, these do not have to be good books.
If you want to sponsor me, comment on this post with an amount per book and the book or books you wish to nominate.