Thursday, 5 March 2015

The "Piggybank" Challenge 2015

I have taken part in this challenge for two years now (see here my result from last year including a link to the previous one) 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 2015 to 1 March 2016

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 72 books in that timeframe which resulted in €144 to spend on something nice. :-D

My progress (I add the German title, if available, for my German friends):
Follett, Ken "Winter of the World" (Winter der Welt) - 2012
Scott, Mary "Families are Fun" (Fröhliche Ferien am Meer) - 1957
Hugo, Victor "Les Misérables" (Die Miserablen/Die Elenden) - 1862
Setterfield, Diane "The Thirteenth Tale" (Die dreizehnte Geschichte) - 2006
Follett, Ken "Edge of Eternity" (Kinder der Freiheit) - 2014
Scott, Mary "No Sad Songs" (Kopf hoch, Freddie!) - 1960
Shteyngart, Gary "Absurdistan" (Snack Daddys abenteuerliche Reise/Absurdistan) - 2006
Yousafzai, Malala; Lamb, Christina "I am Malala. The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban" (Ich bin Malala: Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft) - 2013
Scott, Mary "Freddie" (Wann heiraten wir, Freddie?) - 1965
Eco, Umberto "The Name of the Rose" (Der Name der Rose/Il nome della rosa) - 1980
Scott, Mary "Pippa in Paradise" (Es tut sich was im Paradies) - 1955
Dugain, Marc "The Officer's Ward" (La Chambre des officiers/Die Offizierskammer) - 1999
Munro, Alice "Runaway" - 2004
Brown, Eleanor "The Weird Sisters" (Die Shakespeare-Schwestern) - 2011
Mak, Geert "In Europe. Travels through the twentieth century" (In Europa: Reizen door de twintigste eeuw/In Europa. Eine Reise durch das 20. Jahrhundert) - 2004
Burton, Jessie "The Miniaturist" (Die Magie der kleinen Dinge) - 2014
Krone-Schmalz, Gabriele "Russland verstehen. Der Kampf um die Ukraine und die Arroganz des Westens" [Understanding Russia. The battle for the Ukraine and the arrogance of the West] - 2015
Regener, Sven "Neue Vahr Süd" [Neue Vahr South] - 2004
Moore, Michael "Stupid White Men" (Stupid White Men: Eine Abrechnung mit dem Amerika unter George W. Bush) - 2001
Modiano, Patrick "La Place de l'Étoile" (Place de l'Étoile") - 1968
Brontë, Charlotte "Villette" (Villette) - 1853
Roth, Charlotte "Als der Himmel uns gehörte" [When heaven belonged to us] - 2015
Matheson, Richard "I am Legend" (Ich bin Legende/Ich, der letzte Mensch) - 1954
Patchett, Ann "The Patron Saint of Liars" - 1992
Butler, Octavia E. "Kindred" (Vom gleichen Blut) - 1979
Coory, Kasey "Pious Evil. Condemn not my Children" - 2014
Oates, Joyce Carol "The Sacrifice" - 2015
Azevedo, Francisco "Once Upon a Time in Rio" (Der Hochzeitsreis/O Arroz de Palma) - 2008
Dickens, Charles "Little Dorrit" (Klein Dorrit) - 1857
Sendker, Jan-Philipp "Drachenspiele" [Dragon Games] – 2009
Lahiri, Jhumpa "Interpreter of Maladies" (Melancholie der Ankunft) - 1999
Eliade, Mircea "Marriage in Heaven" (Nuntă în cer/Hochzeit im Himmel) - 1938
Doerr, Anthony "All the Light We Cannot See" (Alles Licht, das wir nicht sehen) - 2014
Zweig, Stefanie "Nirgendwo in Afrika" (Nowhere in Africa) - 1995
Schoemperlen, Diane "Our Lady of the Lost and Found" - 2001
Multatuli (Eduard Douwes Dekker) "Max Havelaar of de koffiveilingen der Nederlandsche Handelmaatschappy" (Max Havelaar oder Die Kaffeeversteigerungen der Niederländischen Handelsgesellschaft - Max Havelaar, or the Coffee Auctions of the Dutch Trading Company) - 1859
Bryson, Bill "Notes from a Small Island" (Reif für die Insel. England für Anfänger und Fortgeschritten) - 1995
Ghosh, Amitav "Flood of Fire" (Ibis Trilogy #3) - 2015
Lind, Stefanie (Hrsg.) "Reise nach Norwegen: Kulturkompass fürs Handgepäck" [Trip to Norway: Cultural Compass for your Hand Luggage] - 2010
Orsenna, Erik "Grammar Is a Sweet, Gentle Song" (La grammaire est une chanson douce/Die Grammatik ist ein sanftes Lied) - 2001
Shakespeare, William "Hamlet" (Hamlet) - 1599-1602
Scott, Mary "Yours to oblige" (Na endlich, Liebling) - 1954
Raddatz, Fritz J. "Dann wird aus Zwein: Wir beide. Kurt Tucholsky & Mary Gerold" [Then two will make the two of us] - 2015
Fowler, Karen Joy "The Jane Austen Book Club" (Der Jane Austen Club) - 2004
Lenz, Siegfried "Landesbühne" [Province Stage] - 2009
Hislop, Victoria "The Sunrise" - 2014
Levithan, David "Every Day" (Letztendlich sind wir dem Universum egal) - 2012
McCarthy, Pete "The Road to McCarthy: Around the World in Search of Ireland" - 2002
Titchmarsh, Alan "Trowel and Error" - 2002
Petrowskaja, Katja "Vielleicht Esther" [Maybe Esther] - 2014
Lawson, Mary "Road Ends" - 2013
Wilde, Oscar "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray) - 1890
Talshir, Anat "If I Forget Thee" (Im Eshkahekh/Über uns die Nacht) - 2010
Scott, Mary "One of the Family" (Onkel ist der Beste) - 1958
Fowler, Christopher "Hell Train" - 2011
Gaskell, Elizabeth "North and South" (Margarethe/Norden und Süden) - 1854/55
Roberts, Gregory David "Shantaram" - 2003
Littger, Peter "The devil lies in the detail: Lustiges und Lehrreiches über unsere Lieblingsfremdsprache" - 2015
Hay, Ashley "The Railwayman's Wife" - 2013
Kerkeling, Hape "I'm off then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago" (Ich bin dann mal weg. Meine Reise auf dem Jakobsweg) - 2006
Tyler, Anne "A Spool of Blue Thread" (Der leuchtend blaue Faden) -  2015
Hammond, Richard "On the Edge: My Story" - 2007
O'Faolain, Nuala "Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman" 2003
Murakami, Haruki "Norwegian Wood" (Noruwei no mori, ノルウェイの森  - Naokos Lächeln) - 1987
Pagnol, Marcel "Jean de Florette" (L'eau des collines #1) (dto./dto.) - 1963
Ferri, Jean-Yves; Didier Conrad, Didier "Le Papyrus de César" (Asterix and the Missing Scroll/Der Papyrus des Cäsar) - 2015
Scott, Mary "The White Elephant" (Zum Weißen Elefanten) - 1959
Schimmel, Betty with Gabriel, Joyce "To See You Again. A True Story of Love in a Time of War" (Werden wir uns wiedersehen. Eine Liebe in den Zeiten des Krieges.) - 1999
Funke, Cornelia "Tintenherz" (Inkheart) - 2003
Lalami, Laila "The Moors' Account" - 2014
Paull, Laline "The Bees" (Die Bienen) - 2014
Fleischhauer, Wolfram "Schule der Lügen" (aka "Die Inderin") (translation of title: School of Lies) - 2014
Dickens, Charles "Hard Times" (Harte Zeiten) - 1854
Delacourt, Grégoire "La liste de mes envies" (The list of my desires/My Wish List/Alle meine Wünsche) - 2012
Hawkins, Paula "The Girl on the Train" (The Girl on the Train - Du kennst sie nicht, aber sie kennt dich) - 2015
Doron, Lizzie "Who the Fuck Is Kafka" - 2015
Mantel, Hilary "Wolf Hall" (Wölfe) - 2009
Kristof, Nicholas; WuDunn, Sheryl "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity" - 2014
Scott, Mary "The Long Honeymoon" (Flitterwochen) - 1963
Schami, Rafik "Eine Hand voller Sterne" (A Hand Full of Stars) - 1987
Bryson, Bill "The Road to Little Dribbling: more Notes from a Small Island" (It’s teatime, my dear! Wieder reif für die Insel) - 2015
Ulitzkaya, Lyudmila "Imago" or "The Big Green Tent" (Das grüne Zelt/Zelenyi shater/Зеленый шатер) - 2010
Weizsäcker, Richard von "Drei Mal Stunde Null? 1949-1969-1989" [Three Times Zero Hour? 1949-1969-1989] - 2001
Perry, Anne "A Christmas Odyssey" - 2010
Twain, Mark "The Innocents Abroad" (Die Arglosen im Ausland) - 1869
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Steinem, Gloria "My Life on the Road" - 2015
Zweig, Stefanie "Irgendwo in Deutschland" (Somewhere in Germany) - 1996
Anonymous "Lazarillo de Tormes" (Spanish: La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades) - 1554
Camus, Albert "L'étranger" (The Stranger/The Outsider/Der Fremde) - 1942
Smiley, Jane "Early Warning" (Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga #2) - 2015
Ephron, Nora "I Remember Nothing. And other reflections" (Ich kann mir alles merken: Nur nicht mehr so lange) - 2010
Grass, Günter "Mein Jahrhundert" (My Century) - 1999
Scott, Mary "It’s Perfectly Easy" (Es ist ja so einfach) - 1963
Pleschinski, Hans "Königsallee" (dto.) - 2013
Mistry, Rohinton "Family Matters" (Die Quadratur des Glücks) - 2002

I read 96 books in this timeframe which resulted in €192 to spend on something nice. :-D

2 comments:

  1. This sounds like fun! I'm a little late in starting, but I'm going to do it. Great idea. Annette

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    1. I don't think it matters when you start, it sure is fun and you even get a reward for reading at the end of the year. What could be better? ;)

      Happy Easter,
      Marianne

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