Monday, 10 March 2014

The "Piggybank" Challenge 2014

I have taken part in this challenge last year and decided to carry on. Why? You will discover once you read this text:

This is a challenge idea by a German blogger. I have translated her text and you can find the original site here at "Willkommen im Bücherkaffee".

How long does this challenge last?
1 March 2014 to 1 March 2015

What goes into the piggybank?
For every book I've read - €2.00 into the piggybank
(Amount can be individually altered, of course)

Rules
    • For every finished book, the amount chosen is inserted into the piggy bank/ money box.
    • This money is then off limits until the end of the challenge, i.e. the piggybank stays closed.
    • On 1 March the piggybank can be opened and you can go shopping extensively - or carry on reading and saving.
    • Be consistent and put the money into the bank immediately, otherwise you will lose track easily. (Personally, I put the books I read right next to the money box  until I drop the money in, otherwise it gets forgotten very quickly. Only after that do i put the book back on the shelf.)
    • A list of books read would be very nice because you can perfectly observe the savings success.
    • In addition, it would be great if you post a challenge post on your blog. This way, everyone can follow the progress of the other challenge participants so much easier. If you don't have a blog, then just leave a comment here in the comments from time to time about your opinion or your progress.

    Would you like to join us?
    Go ahead ! It is worthwhile in any case and you will not regret it.

    Just write in the comments or by email to buecherkaffee@yahoo.de and send your link to the post. You may use the challenge logo with a link to the challenge in the Bücherkaffee.

    The hashtag for the Twitter exchange : # Sparstrumpf

    Would you like to join?
    Go on. It is worthwhile in any care and you will certainly not regret it.

    Last year, I read 95 books in that timeframe which resulted in €190 to spend on something nice. :-D

    My progress (I add the German title, if available, for my German friends):
    Sendker, Jan-Philipp "Das Herzenhören" (The Art of Hearing Heartbeats) - 2002
    Ionesco, Eugène "Rhinocéros" (Die Nashörner) - 1957
    Karystiani, Ionna (Ιωάννα Καρυστιάνη) "The Jasmine Isle" (Μικρά Αγγλία/Mikra Anglia/Die Frauen von Andros) - 1997
    Thackeray, William Makepeace "Vanity Fair, or, A Novel without a Hero" (Jahrmarkt der Eitelkeit) - 1848
    Scott, Mary "Tea and Biscuits" (Tee und Toast) - 1961
    NDiaye, Marie "Rosie Carpe" (Rosie Carpe/Rosie Carpe) - 2001
    Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Midnight Palace" (El Palacio de la Medianoche/Der Mitternachtspalast)
    Austen, Jane "Persuasion" (Überredung/Anne Elliot) - 1817
    Linthout, Dik "Onbekende buren" (Frau Antje und Herr Mustermann) [Unknown Neighbours] - 2002
    Lander, Leena "The Order" (Käsky) - 2003
    Nabokov, Vladimir "Lolita" - 1955
    Wolff, Uwe "Wo war Jesus zwischen Karfreitag und Ostersonntag? Das Leben Jesu für unsere Zeit erzählt" [Where was Jesus between Good Friday and Easter Sunday? The Life of Jesus told for our time] - 2003
    Seth, Vikram "Two Lives" - 2005
    Pamuk, Orhan "Snow" - 2002
    Scott, Mary "A Change From Mutton" - 1964
    Calvino, Italo "Why Read the Classics?" (Perché leggere i classici?) 1991
    Christie, Agatha "Poirot Investigates" (Poirot rechnet ab) - 1924
    Mann, Thomas "Der Tod in Venedig" (Death in Venice) - 1912
    Kishon, Ephraim "Kein Applaus für Podmanitzki. Satirisches" [No applause for Podmanitzki. Satirical] - 1973
    Dallaire, Roméo "They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers" - 2010
    Nafisi, Azar "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books" (Lolita lesen in Teheran) - 2003
    Lindgren, Astrid "Seacrow Island" (Vi på Saltkråkan/ Ferien auf Saltkrokan) - 1964
    Tartt, Donna "The Goldfinch" - 2013
    Sienkiewicz, Henryk "Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero" (Quo Vadis?/Quo vadis) - 1895
    Heller, Joseph "Catch-22" (Der IKS-Haken) - 1961
    Austen, Jane "Emma" (Emma) - 1816
    Green, John "The Fault in Our Stars" (Das Schicksal ist ein mieser Verräter) - 2012
    Palma, Félix J. "The Map of the Sky" (El mapa del cielo/Die Landkarte des Himmels) - 2012
    Gaarder, Jostein "Sophie's World" (Sofies verden/Sofies Welt) - 1991
    Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "El principe de parnaso" (Der Prinz von Parnass) [The Prince of Parnass] - 2012 .
    Montgomery, LM "Anne of Green Gables" (Anne auf Green Gables) - 1908
    McCulloch, Colleen "The Thorn Birds" (Dornenvögel) - 1977
    Scott, Mary "Turkey at Twelve" (Truthahn um Zwölf) - 1968
    See, Lisa "Peony in Love" (Eine himmlische Liebe) - 2007
    Burgess, Anthony "A Clockwork Orange" - 1962
    Aaronovitch, Ben "Moon over Soho" (Schwarzer Mond über Soho) - 2011 (Rivers of London 2)
    Nietzsche, Friedrich "Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen" (Thus spoke Zarathustra. A Book for All and None) - 1883-85
    Stratmann, Cordula "Sie da oben, er da unten" [She up there above, he down there below] - 2010
    Döblin, Alfred "Berlin Alexanderplatz: Die Geschichte vom Franz Biberkopf" (Berlin Alexanderplatz: The Story of Franz Biberkopf) - 1929
    Korschunow, Irina "Von Juni zu Juni" [From June to June] - 1999
    Byatt, A.S. "Ragnarok. The End of the Gods" (Ragnarök. Das Schicksal der Götter) - 2011
    Bryson, Bill "One Summer: America, 1927" (Sommer 1927) - 2013
    Brizuela, Leopoldo "Nacht über Lissabon" (Lisboa. Un melodrama) [Night over Lisbon] - 2010
    Scott, Mary "Shepherd’s Pie" (Geliebtes Landleben) - 1972
    Austen, Jane "Northanger Abbey" (Kloster Northanger) - 1818
    Dahl, Roald "The Best of Roald Dahl" - 1978
    Bradbury, Ray "The Martian Chronicles" (Die Mars-Chroniken) - 1950
    Shields, Carol "The Stone Diaries" (Das Tagebuch der Daisy Goodfellow) - 1993
    Harris, Joanne "Blackberry Wine" (Wie wilder Wein) - 2000
    Faulkner, William "Light in August" (Licht im August) - 1932
    Hislop, Victoria "The Last Dance and Other Stories" - 2012
    Berry, Wendell "Hannah Coulter" (dto.) - 2004
    Pamuk, Orhan "Der Koffer meines Vaters" (Babamın Bavulu) [My Father's Suitcase] - 2007
    Scott, Mary "Strangers for Tea" (Fremde Gäste) - 1975
    Baxter, Charles "The Soul Thief" - 2008
    Hunter, Stephen "Night of Thunder: a Bob Lee Swagger novel" - 2008
    Roth, Charlotte "Als wir unsterblich waren" [When we were immortal] - 2014
    Austen, Jane "Sense & Sensibility" (Verstand & Gefühl/Sinn & Sinnlichkeit) - 1811
    Vermes, Timur "Er ist wieder da" (Look who's back) - 2012
    Dickens, Charles "The Pickwick Papers" (dto.) - 1836
    Montagu, Ewen "The Man Who Never Was" - 1953
    Hamdi Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi "The Time Regulation Institute" (Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü/Das Uhrenstellinstitut) - 1961
    Scott, Mary "Board, but no Breakfast" (Übernachtung - Frühstück ausgeschlossen) - 1978
    Lahiri, Jhumpa "The Namesake" (Der Namensvetter) - 2003
    Lamb, Wally "We are water" - 2013
    Brown, Daniel James "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics" - 2013
    Sefton, Maggie "Knit One, Kill Two" - 2005
    Smiley, Jane "Some Luck" (Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga #1) - 2014
    Virgil "The Aeneid" (Aeneid lat.) - 29-19 BC
    Clayton, Meg Waite "The Wednesday Sisters" - 2008
    Follett, Ken "Fall of Giants" (Sturz der Titanen) - 2010
    Mann, Thomas "Buddenbrooks" (Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family) - 1901

    4 comments:

    1. I'll give it a go, I just finished a book today "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie", a book I've been meaning to read forever.
      I'll put in $2.00 for each book.

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    2. That's wonderful, Janet. After all, we are doing ourselves a favour. ;-)

      Something I always wanted to ask, do you blog at all? Would love to visit your site if you have one.

      Happy saving,
      Marianne

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    3. Yes I do, my blog is www.macqueblogspot.blogspot.com

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    4. Oh, thank you, I will check that out. :-D

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