Thursday, 24 March 2016

The "Piggybank" Challenge 2016


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 2016 to 1 March 2017

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

My progress (I add the German title, if available, for my German friends):
Abulhawa, Susan "Mornings in Jenin" (Während die Welt schlief) - 2010
Paluch, Andrea; Habeck, Robert "Der Schrei der Hyänen" [The cry of the hyenas] - 2004
Trollope, Anthony "The Way We Live Now" - 1875
Bryson, Bill "A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail" - 1998
Marini, Lorenzo "The Man of the Tulips" (L'uomo dei tulipani/Der Tulpenmaler) -  2002
Kulin, Ayşe "Rose of Sarajevo" (Sevdalinka) - 1999
Swarup, Vikas "Q & A" (Rupien! Rupien!) - 2005
Scott, Mary "What Does It Matter" (Macht nichts, Darling) - 1966
Hooks, Bell "All About Love: New Visions" - 1999
Filipović, Zlata "Zlata's Diary: A Child's Life in Wartime Sarajevo" (Zlatin dnevnik: otroštvo v obleganem Sarajevu/Ich bin ein Mädchen aus Sarajewo) - 1993
Mora, Terézia "Das Ungeheuer" [The Monster] - 2013
Stevenson, Robert Louis "Treasure Island" (Die Schatzinsel) - 1881/82
Zweig, Stefanie "Das Haus in der Rothschildallee" (Familie Sternberg #1) [The House of Rothschild Avenue] - 2007
Lafayette, Madame de (Marie-Madeleine) "The Princess of Cleves" (La Princesse de Clèves/Die Prinzessin von Clèves) - 1678
Grimm, Jacob und Wilhelm "Jorinde und Joringel. Acht Märchen der Brüder Grimm" [Jorinde and Joringel. Eight Fairy Tales] - 1812
Schwarzer, Alice "Lebenslauf" [My life] - 2011
Adorf, Mario "Der Dieb von Trastevere. Geschichten aus Italien" [The Thief from Trastevere] - 1994
Moran, Caitlin "How to be a Woman" (Wie ich lernte, eine Frau zu sein) - 2011
Scott, Mary "Yes, Darling" (Ja, Liebling) - 1967
Oates, Joyce Carol "The Man Without a Shadow" - 2016
Aboulela, Leila "The Kindness of Enemies" - 2015
Mitchell, David "Cloud Atlas" (Der Wolkenatlas) - 2004
McCall Smith, Alexander "Emma. A Modern Retelling" - 2015
Robertson, Adele Crockett "The Orchard: A Memoir" (Der Apfelgarten. Erinnerungen einer Glücklichen) - 1995
Mercier, Pascal "Perlmann's Silence" (Perlmanns Schweigen) - 1995
Landers, Brian "Empires Apart. A History of American and Russian Imperialism" - 2010
Joyce, James "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" (Bildnis des Künstlers als junger Mann) - 1916
Worth, Jennifer "Call the Midwife" - 2002
Ali, Sabahattin "Madonna in a Fur Coat" (Kürk Mantolu Madonna/Die Madonna im Pelzmantel) - 1943
Waters, Sarah "The Night Watch" (Die Frauen von London) - 2006
Joinson, Suzanne "The Photographer's Wife" - 2016
Obama, Barack "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" (Ein amerikanischer Traum. Die Geschichte meiner Familie) - 1995
Satrapi, Marjane "Persepolis. The Story of a Childhood" (Persepolis) - 2000
Sedano, Nina "Die Ländersammlerin" [The Collector of Countries] - 2014
Satrapi, Marjane "Persepolis. The Story of a Return" (Persepolis 2) - 2000
Bryson, Bill "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" (Mein Amerika) - 2006
Scott, Mary "Strictly Speaking" (Das Teehaus im Grünen) - 1969
Eliot, George "The Mill on the Floss" (Die Mühle am Floss).- 1860
Perkins, Sue "Spectacles" - 2015
Grossman, David "The Zig Zag Kid" [יש ילדים זיגזג/Jesh Jeladim/Zickzackkind) - 1994
Shakespeare, William "Macbeth" - 1599/1606
Oates, Joyce Carol "Sexy" (Sexy) - 2005
Mak, Geert "De goede stad" [The Good Town]  - 2007
Aaronovitch, Ben "Whispers Under Ground" (Rivers of London 3) (Ein Wispern unter Baker Street) - 2012
Brownstein, Carrie "Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl" - 2015
Alexijewitsch, Swetlana (Alexievich, Svetlana) "Second Hand Time. The Last of the Sovjets" (Время секонд хэнд/Vremja sekond khend/Secondhand-Zeit: Leben auf den Trümmern des Sozialismus) - 2013
Rushdie, Salman "Midnight's Children" (Mitternachtskinder) - 1981
García Márquez, Gabriel "The General in His Labyrinth" (El general en su laberinto/Der General in seinem Labyrinth) - 1989
Mantel, Hilary "Bring up the Bodies" (Falken) - 2012
Adams, Douglas "The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis) - 1979
Maalouf, Amin "Samarkand" (Samarcande/Samarkand) - 1988
Obama, Barack "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream" (Hoffnung wagen: Gedanken zur Rückbesinnung auf den American Dream) - 2006
Zweig, Stefanie "Die Kinder der Rothschildallee" (Familie Sternberg #2) [The Children of Rothschild Avenue] - 2009
Brecht, Bertold "Schischypusch oder Der Kellner meines Onkels" [Schischyphusch or my uncle's waiter] - 1947/2016
Pye, Michael "The Edge of the World: How the North Sea Made Us Who We Are" - 2014
Scott, Mary "Haven't We Met Before?" (Hilfe, ich bin berühmt) - 1970
Grass, Günter "Beim Häuten der Zwiebel" (Peeling the Onion) - 2006
Atkinson, Kate "Behind the Scenes at the Museum" (Familienalbum) - 1995
Štimec, Spomenka "Kroata Milita Noktlibro" (Kroatisches Kriegsnachtbuch) [Croatian Nocturnal] - 1993
Arnold, Catharine "Globe: Life in Shakespeare's London" - 2014
Angelou, Maya "Mom & Me & Mom" - 2013
Oates, Joyce Carol "Carthage" - 2014
Nguyen, Viet Thanh (Việt Thanh Nguyễn) "The Sympathizer" - 2015
Konar, Affinity "Mischling" - 2016
Zeh, Juli "Unterleuten" - 2016
Plath, Sylvia "The Bell Jar" (Die Glasglocke) - 1963
Kostova, Elizabeth "The Swan Thieves" (Die Schwanendiebe) - 2010
Coates, Ta-Nehisi "Between the World and Me" (Zwischen mir und der Welt) - 2015
Scott, Mary "If I Don’t, Who Will?" (Oh, diese Verwandtschaft!) - 1971
Pamuk, Orhan "Cevdet und seine Söhne" (Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları/Cevdet Bey and His Sons) - 1982
Fredriksson, Marianne "Simon and The Oaks" (aka Simon's Family/Simon och ekarna/Simon) - 1985
Ephron, Nora "The Most of Nora Ephron" - 2014
Bâ, Mariama "So Long a Letter" (Une si longue lettre/Ein so langer Brief: Ein afrikanisches Frauenschicksal) - 1979

Hochschild, Arlie Russell "Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right" - 2016
Scott, Mary "First Things First" (Verlieb dich nie in einen Tierarzt) - 1973
Bohjalian, Chris "Midwives" (Das Tagebuch meiner Mutter) - 1997
Witzel, Frank "Die Erfindung der Roten Armee Fraktion durch einen manisch-depressiven Teenager im Sommer 1969" [The Invention of the Red Army Faction by a Manic Depressive Teenager in the Summer of 1969] - 2015
Hansen, Dörte "Altes Land" (This House is Mine) - 2015
Lamb, Wally "I'll Take You There" - 2016
Modick, Klaus "Konzert ohne Dichter" [Concert without poets] - 2015
Falcones, Ildefonso "Das Lied der Freiheit" (The Barefoot Queen/La Reina Descalza) - 2013
Hislop, Victoria "Cartes Postales from Greece" - 2016
Lippe, Jürgen von der "Der König der Tiere. Geschichten und Glossen" [The King of the Animals] - 2017

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