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G – is for Giving

Blogging From a-Z

I love the book blogging community.  I love the memes, the comments, the events, and most importantly, the friendships.  Six years ago I started a monthly post of the movies I’d seen that month with a quick 5 word review.  I asked all of you to add your 5 words to mine so that they would be more complete.  This also happened around the time that Jason and I got serious about giving to charities, so I decided to combine the two.

When I reach 100 commenter reviews, the person who has contributed the most will choose a charity.  I’ll then send that charity $100 in that person’s name.  I exclude religious or political charities.  And after that is done we start all over again at 0 and work out way to the next 100.  If you are interested in seeing the past winners and charities click here.

So, we have a winner and, coincidentally, he is someone who first came by the blog during my first Blogging From A-Z Challenge years ago.  Tony Laplume is an author, check out his Amazon page and a blogger.   This morning when I checked, I saw that Tony had left 90 reviews overnight!!!  Wow!

Tony Laplume chose the Red Cross as his charity and after I post this I’ll be making a $100 donation in his name.

That means that 43 of his reviews will count toward the next 100 threshold so unless someone gets busy Tony will get to choose another charity soon!

To browse through the monthly posts (you can everyone’s reviews) click here.  To go from the master list go here.  At this point the master list is incomplete and I’ll be working on it over the weekend.

Thanks for participating everyone!  I hope I wake up tomorrow with another $100 to donate!

April 8, 2017 - Posted by | Blogging from A-Z


  1. What a wonderful idea!

    Comment by scr4pl80 | April 8, 2017 | Reply

  2. This is fun! I visited on your site and left a review for four or five of them, but only one of my comments actually showed up. Hope you see them!

    Comment by JEN Garrett | April 8, 2017 | Reply

  3. I love your idea for the reviews and I love that you’re giving to charity. Will definitely be checking out more of you posts. Well done in completing the first week.

    Highlands Days of Fun

    Comment by Pamela | April 8, 2017 | Reply

  4. Good for Tony! The Red Cross is a wonderful charity.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 8, 2017 | Reply

    • They are. Happy to send money their way.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 9, 2017 | Reply

      • It was easy to participate, and for a movie buff also quite fun. The choice was the charity was also easy, as my father has been running blood donations for years. Sheer pleasure to participate.

        Comment by Tony Laplume | April 9, 2017

  5. […] month I watched more  movies than usual because of Blogging from A-Z posts.  And Tony went on a spree and got us to 100 and then some, and he chose the Red Cross so $100 was sent in his […]

    Pingback by April’s movies, money for charity « Stacy's Books | May 3, 2017 | Reply

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