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JL's Bibliomania

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While my first love was SF, I read widely in YA, urban fantasy, police procedurals,  middle-grade, and non-fiction. 

 

 

 

Currently reading

All the Crooked Saints
Maggie Stiefvater
The Loved Dog: How to Train Your Dog in 30 Days
Tamar Geller
Progress: 103/256 pages
The Hate U Give
Angie Thomas, HarperAudio, Bahni Turpin
Progress: 602/704 minutes

Task the Fifth: The Kwanzaa

 

 

Task the Fifth: The Kwanzaa:

 - Read a book written by an African-American author or set in an African country.

- Make a small donation to a charitable organization that operates in Africa.

 

Over 10 years ago, the African division of the international company that I work for established a charity focused around the many orphans from the AIDS pandemic in Southern Africa.  (So I'm going to be a bit circumspect and not mention the name of the specific charity I chose to support).  

 

One of the things I like about this charity is that most of the money raised is funneled to existing NGOs to give them the capital to build and maintain sustainable, income-generating projects.  So on top of the traditional water-supply and school improvement projects, our money has built bakeries and greenhouses, barns and livestock corrals, as well as other projects to help the communities be self-sufficient.

 

The charity also runs an annual holiday appeal to provide holiday meals and holiday gifts to the students at the (generally Christian-based) schools and orphanages they support.  So while the students are unlikely to be celebrating Kwanzaa, in the spirit of the Fifth task I just donated to the holiday drive.