The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for Darfur

Reading & Blogging for DarfurIt’s here! The unveiling of what I have up my sleeve!

I’d like to announce that during the entire month of September I will be reading and blogging in an effort to create awareness and raise funds for the people of Darfur. There is a genocide going on right now in Darfur, Sudan. If you regularly follow my blog, I have written several times about it here, here, here, and here. Hundreds of thousands of people have died, many more are displaced. I can not sit idly by knowing that this blog has given me the opportunity to make a difference. Why choose Darfur as my soapbox of the month? After reading about Darfur and watching documentaries about Darfur, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Isn’t that reason enough to stand up and do something about it?

So what exactly is Reading for Darfur? During September every book I read, every post I write, every comment left on this blog, and every book that you read about Darfur will make a difference. How? The difference will be you. This won’t work if I’m doing it all by myself. So I ask for everybody to get involved. There are a lot of different levels on which you can do just that, so choose the one that you are the most comfortable with.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED:

  • Commit to write a post (if you have a blog or website) dedicated to the Reading for Darfur campaign. Use the button shown here and link back to this page. For every person who does this I will donate 25 cents to a organization that makes a difference in Darfur (list of these organizations follow below). Put the button in your sidebar linking to this post during the entire month of September and I will donate 25 cents more.
  • Commit to visit my blog on a consistent basis during September. For each comment left anywhere on my blog all month I will donate 10 cents.
  • Commit to read any of the books or watch any of the documentaries listed on this page. For every book that you read or video you watch during September, I will donate 50 cents. If you have a blog and review that book or video I will donate $1. Leave me a comment on this post once you do, so I don’t have to hunt you down. I will link to your reviews during my weekly recaps.
  • Commit to donate a penny for every single page that I read during September (excluding picture books and easy readers).
  • Commit to donate 50 cents for every single post I publish during September.
  • Commit to donate a penny for every page I read AND 50 cents for every single post I publish.
  • And heck, if you want to write the post, put the button in your sidebar, comment on my blog, read a book, and sponsor me in my reading and blogging, then I won’t stop you!

The numbers may seem small, a penny here, ten cents there, but I’m hoping to make the donation reasonable for everybody involved.  I’m hoping for quantity here, a little bit adds up to a lot!  The more the better.  Much later tonight or tomorrow, I’ll put up another post with a “what if” scenario.  What if I read 5,000 pages?  10,000?

PRIZES. Of course, there’s prizes!

If you do any of the above (with the exception of leaving comments on my blog) you will be eligible to win a whole bunch of prizes I’ve been collecting. Authors and publishers are personally donating their books to this awareness/fundraising campaign. Those prizes will slowly be revealed throughout September and given away at the end of the campaign.

There is a grand prize! The grand prize will be open only to those who sponsor me for a penny for every page I read and 50 cents for every single post I publish. The grand prize will be AWESOME! As a motivator to encourage more people to participate, if I have 25 people sponsor me, I will add a $50 gift certificate to the online bookstore of their choice. If I have 50 people sponsor me, I will change it to a $100 gift certificate.  Trust me, if you win, you are getting more than you put in.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE:

ANYBODY! I don’t care who you are or where you live. Sponsorship and eligibility to win prizes is open to anybody, anywhere. Friends, neighbors, family, my readers, book bloggers, general bloggers, non-bloggers, first time visitors, I won’t turn anybody away. Darfur is an international issue, so it only seems fair that anybody can join in. The only thing I ask is that if you register to sponsor me, PLEASE follow through and make your contribution to one of the organizations listed below at the end of September. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must provide proof of your donation by a certain date (yet to be determined).

DEADLINES:

Find out about the campaign right as it’s ending? That’s okay. I’ll give weekly updates on my progress so you can find out what’s going on. Join in at anytime!

WHAT I HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH:

Awareness! When this campaign is over I want everybody to know about the genocide in Darfur! Ignorance no more! And raising a few dollars along the way won’t hurt either. This entire campaign is going to be a huge sacrifice for me. I’ll be busy reading and blogging. My time will be stretched to the limit. I’ll be tired. I won’t be making dinner all month. I’m not rich. I pray that all of this work won’t be for nothing. This campaign is not about me. It’s not about my blog. It’s about the people who are dying in Darfur. It’s about men, women, and children. It’s about making a difference. Sponsor me!!!

HOW TO LET ME KNOW YOU ARE GETTING INVOLVED:

Leave a comment on this post telling me what you are planning on doing or email me at natasha (at) mawbooks (dot) com. I’d like to have an idea of how many people are participating with me. You can change your mind or “upgrade” at any time. Read through everything, ask any questions on anything confusing (because it’s clear in my head, but is it clear here?), talk it over with significant others. Decide if this is something that you can do, on any level.

Read the post that I’ll be putting up probably tomorrow for some “what if” scenarios, a video (of me!) and links about Darfur. In my weekly recaps I’d like to point out what type of awareness is happening and dollar amounts raised, so let me know you’re out there! At the end of the month, you will need to “put your name in the hat” for the specific prizes (in other words, I don’t want to win a prize you don’t want).

And as a sidenote: I understand that not everybody may be able to donate whatever dollar amount it is that I end up reading/blogging. My next post will be full of some “what ifs.” Feel free to tell yourself that you can donate up to a predetermined dollar amount and stick to it. Because trust me, my husband and I have determined that dollar amount for ourselves as well. And remember, even if you are not able to donate monetarily there are still plenty of ways to get involved that make a HUGE difference.  Reading a book about Darfur will make a difference, putting the button on your blog will make a difference, leaving comments on my blog will make a difference and sponsoring me will make a even bigger difference.

ORGANIZATIONS WHO ACCEPT DONATIONS with interest and a presence in Darfur, Sudan:

Some organizations fund awareness campaigns to pressure politicians to take action and others deal directly with the people in Darfur helping with services and programs. If you choose to make a monetary donation, choose a organization that appeals to you and make your donation directly to them (not me!):

Totally confused yet? Right, I didn’t think so! It all begins September 1st! PLEASE JOIN ME!  Get started now by spreading the word to EVERYBODY you know:  friends, family, your mother, the postman, bloggers, etc.  Let’s make this AWESOME!

131 comments


  1. Natasha, this is truly awesome. I’m really impressed with your dedication to this issue. I’ve already blogged about it here: http://www.theinsidecover.com/2008/08/one-of-my-most-favorite-book-bloggers.html

    And I’ll try to read some books about Darfur and review them for the cause. I start grad school next week so I don’t know how much time I’ll have, but I’ll definitely try.

    I’d also like to donate, but I think my pledge amount will be low (especially knowing how many pages you can get through in a month!). I hope that’s OK.

    Thanks for hosting this. I think it’s really amazing.

    on August 30th, 2008 at 10:25 am
  2. I’m going to blog about this sometime this week, and I’m going to go full out sponsoring you: the penny per page and the 50 cents per page. Plus, I’ll DEFINITELY put the button on my sidebar too.

    on August 30th, 2008 at 10:36 am
  3. This is great, Natasha! I’ve written my post about your champaing, you can find it here: http://alessandrasplace.blogspot.com/2008/08/reading-and-blogging-for-darfur.html

    I’m also going to be commenting on your blog the whole month. And I’ll definitely be putting the button on my sideboard.

    on August 30th, 2008 at 12:24 pm
  4. I’ve emailed you. But wanted to let you know I’m planning on doing what I can.

    on August 30th, 2008 at 12:26 pm
  5. I’m in!! I’ll blog about this, try to read some books, add the button to my sidebar, and also try to work in a monetary donation. Good luck with this!!!!!!!!

    on August 30th, 2008 at 12:56 pm
  6. Awesome Natasha! I will be blogging about this sometime tomorrow, I will read and review some books and documentaries on my site, add the button and will give you a donation. I’m going to read your what if post later to see how much I can give and will let you know by e-mail but you can count on me to sponser you and donate. Thanks so much for doing this!

    on August 30th, 2008 at 1:51 pm
  7. Natasha I have not read any of those books yet but will this month. Thanks you for bringing this issue to everyones attention.

    on August 30th, 2008 at 1:56 pm
  8. Good for you Natasha! I think I’ll blog about this at the social justice site I write for. I’ll let you know when the link is up…it will reach people outside of the book blog community, hopefully.

    on August 30th, 2008 at 2:09 pm
  9. This is great! I would love to post about this on my blog but I need the button to put on the side bar. Where is it?

    on August 30th, 2008 at 3:55 pm
  10. I’m blogged and buttoned!

    on August 30th, 2008 at 4:11 pm
  11. Natasha, I blogged and added a button. I’m going to do what I can to see if I can read or watch any of those books/dvd’s. I’ll be sure to check out your site, and I’m thinking about the monetary contributions. Good Luck with your campaign.

    http://haikuamy.blogspot.com/2008/08/reading-and-blogging-for-darfur.html

    on August 30th, 2008 at 4:47 pm
  12. I twittered you:)will stumble now

    on August 30th, 2008 at 5:07 pm
  13. [...] The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for Darfur: Natasha Maw of Maw Books Blog is reading and blogging for the entire month of Septmeber in an effort to create awareness and raise funds for the people of Darfur. Click on the link for more information on how you can participate. I plan on doing my part with a special post here this week, but thought it was more than worthwhile than mentioning since this isn’t just about me and you, but certainly others, as well. [...]

    on August 30th, 2008 at 5:59 pm
  14. [...] The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for Darfur: Natasha Maw of Maw Books Blog is reading and blogging for the entire month of Septmeber in an effort to create awareness and raise funds for the people of Darfur. Click on the link for more information on how you can participate. I plan on doing my part with a special post here this week, but thought it was more than worthwhile than mentioning since this isn’t just about me and you, but certainly others, as well. [...]

    on August 30th, 2008 at 6:13 pm
  15. What a wonderful project, Natasha! Please put me down for the penny a page and .50 per post commitment. I’ll be posting about this and putting your graphic in my sidebar. I’m really proud that someone in our community is taking the initiative to do this. I’m with you all the way.

    on August 30th, 2008 at 7:44 pm
  16. What an amazing idea! I will be blogging about this on Monday or Tuesday for sure. I’ll also take the plunge and donate a penny for every page you read and 50 cents for every post. (although, like you pointed out, I may have to stop at some predetermined dollar amount which I will decide when you put up your “what if” stuff.) I will also try to get my hands on a book about Darfur at some point this month too. You are so amazing for thinking this up and following through!

    on August 30th, 2008 at 8:16 pm
  17. I admire you so much, Natasha. I have not yet decided on what level I want to participate, but I will let you know!

    on August 31st, 2008 at 6:20 am
  18. Hi Natasha, that’s a great campaign! I’ve blogged about it in my blog and put up the button in my sidebar too. :) Here’s the link to my blog.

    on August 31st, 2008 at 6:51 am
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    on August 31st, 2008 at 8:23 am
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    on August 31st, 2008 at 8:55 am
  21. What a wonderful idea this is, Natasha!

    I’ll donate the 50 cents for post and penny for every page you read. Please also let me know if you need help organizing anything.

    on August 31st, 2008 at 9:56 am
  22. I’ll definitely post about this- maybe more- not sure yet!!! Awesome thing to do though :)

    on August 31st, 2008 at 12:21 pm
  23. [...] 1, 2008 Maw Books,  one of my favorite book bloggers is doing an awesome thing.  You can click here to read all about it.  She is in need of sponsers and my hope is she will gets lots of them [...]

    on August 31st, 2008 at 1:05 pm
  24. Here’s my post at Worducopia. I’m committing to viewing some of the videos, putting the button in my sidebar (next week, after vacation) and commenting on your blog. We’ll donate, also, but need to talk that part over with the other half.

    on August 31st, 2008 at 2:17 pm
  25. Literate Housewife says she’ll give 10 cents for posting here saying she sent me- I wonder, does it still count if I were already here?

    on August 31st, 2008 at 3:10 pm
  26. I found about this via the Literate Housewife Review. I added your button to my blog and blogged about it here.

    on August 31st, 2008 at 3:25 pm
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    on August 31st, 2008 at 6:24 pm
  28. I will for sure post about this on my blog, and put your button up!! :)

    on September 1st, 2008 at 12:53 am
  29. This is an amazing thing you’re doing, Natasha. I will do 1) and 2) for sure. I would also like to read The Translator at last.

    on September 1st, 2008 at 2:58 am
  30. Natasha this is wonderful! I have posted about it here: http://linussblanket.typepad.com/linuss_blanket/2008/09/reading-bloggin.html

    I also planning on reading a book and watching some movies, with reviews of course, and I will put your button up and stop by and comment.

    on September 1st, 2008 at 5:38 am
  31. Natasha,

    This is a wonderful idea. I applaud your effort. I’ll be blogging about this on my blog as well as posting your icon on my sidebar. I also pledge to sponsor you for a penny every page read and 50 cents per post. Good luck and read lots!

    Gail

    on September 1st, 2008 at 6:40 am
  32. [...] September 1, 2008 in Darfur, books, communication, internet, reading | Tags: movies | Natasha at Maw Books is holding a Reading for Darfur campaign throughout September to raise awareness and funds to save Darfur. [...]

    on September 1st, 2008 at 6:43 am
  33. I emailed you with my commitment. :)

    on September 1st, 2008 at 6:58 am
  34. The button is up, post to come. I will let you know about my donation later, when I have figured how much I can give. I will also be doing some reading.

    You are wonderful for doing this.

    on September 1st, 2008 at 7:33 am
  35. http://marireads.blogspot.com/2008/09/reading-blogging-for-darfur.html

    on September 1st, 2008 at 7:50 am
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    on September 1st, 2008 at 12:17 pm
  37. I added your botton on my blog and I will be posting soon (maybe in Italian, because I have some Italian readers and I am in contact with ‘Italian blogs for Darfur’). Thanks for uploading some videos on Darfur and for adding tons of infos on the subject!

    on September 1st, 2008 at 1:49 pm
  38. This is really amazing. I’m so glad you’re doing so much for a great cause. I just found out about this website a little while ago, but it seems really great. And now I’m going to try and comment and stuff. Good luck!

    on September 1st, 2008 at 1:58 pm
  39. This is a great thing that you’re doing, Natasha. I’ve just finished reading Tears of the Desert today and look forward to participating by reviewing it on my blog soon. I’ve put your button on my sidebar and will do my best to post about it sometime in the near future. I’m still mulling over what I can contribute monetarily, so I’ll be sure to get back to you about that and with a link (or two!)!

    on September 1st, 2008 at 4:09 pm
  40. [...] I encourage all of you to at least stop by and check it out; the main page for the announcement is here.  [...]

    on September 1st, 2008 at 5:33 pm
  41. You’ve got my support, Natasha. I’m not sure at what level (maybe just make a flat donation). Like Dewey and some others have said–if you need help with anything, please let me know.

    on September 1st, 2008 at 9:04 pm
  42. wow! I guess I am a little late in joining the bandwagon. But you can totally count on my support. I am definitely going to post about this in my blog and add the button to my sidebar. And I was planning to read more on Darfur so this provides the perfect opportunity. Awesome job!:)

    on September 2nd, 2008 at 7:56 am
  43. I want to join in and support you. Today – September 2, 2008, I know absolutely NOTHING about Darfur. I’m going to read or watch and learn and post. Thanks for being so passionate, clearly this is something very important to you, something that has captured your heart. You are amazing for being willing to DO something about it.

    on September 2nd, 2008 at 9:15 am
  44. I’m in for a penny a page. I’ve posted the button in my sidebar and will have a post about your efforts tomorrow (Sept. 3). Sorry I’m late getting started – the holiday weekend kept me from the computer.

    on September 2nd, 2008 at 9:18 am
  45. [...] Maw Books Blog has resolved to do something about Darfur, and has given us ways to get involved.  Here is her post about her initiative for the month of [...]

    on September 2nd, 2008 at 2:37 pm
  46. Ok, Natasha. I’m gonna help you. I wrote about you in my blog. Also, I’m gonna read some books. This is a great cuase your helping!

    on September 2nd, 2008 at 3:56 pm
  47. Hey,
    Just wanted to say that this a great thing you are doing and I posted about the Reading for Darfur on my blog.
    Keep doing what you’re doing. The world needs more people like you. :)

    on September 2nd, 2008 at 5:40 pm
  48. Sorry…I’m a bit of a Janey-come-lately here. I’ve been behind in my blurfing! Totally cool, Natasha. I posted about it (if you post the code for the button I’ll put it in my sidebar). I’ll sponsor you 50 cents a post with the caveat that I can’t go for more than 2 posts a day.

    I’m off to the library!

    on September 3rd, 2008 at 5:52 am
  49. I will commit to posting the badge on my website and reading/blogging one of your recommended books. Natasha, good luck!

    Also, I will see if I can gather up any additional donations.

    Sheri

    on September 3rd, 2008 at 8:57 am
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    on September 3rd, 2008 at 9:45 am
  51. Aha, finally posted.

    http://inspiredtoaction.com/index.php/site/comments/reading-and-blogging-for-darfur/

    on September 3rd, 2008 at 2:04 pm
  52. You are an inspiration to me, Natasha. I will be posting about this on my blog and I will donate 50 cents per post. I’m also going to read about Darfur. Thanks for this opportunity.

    on September 3rd, 2008 at 2:12 pm
  53. This is a great idea! You have definitely inspired me to read & learn more about Darfur (as of now, I have little knowledge of what is going on there.) Thank you!

    on September 3rd, 2008 at 3:15 pm
  54. I would love to donate a penny per page that you read for this cause. I also plan to watch some of the videos, as I need to be more aware of what is happening in Darfur. I really admire your passion and willingness to do what you can about the situation!

    on September 3rd, 2008 at 9:16 pm
  55. I think what you’re doing here is incredible. I’ve added a button to my sidebar, and I’ve posted about it on my own blog here at Reading and Ruminations.

    Right now, I am planning to sponsor you in both the penny a page and fifty cents per post.

    Good luck!

    on September 4th, 2008 at 10:45 am
  56. [...] at Maws Book Blog is Reading and Blogging for Darfur in September. Please stop by her blog and check all the wonderful ways you can join Natasha in [...]

    on September 4th, 2008 at 3:23 pm
  57. This is wonderful and I’m humbled by your efforts of behalf of the citizens of Darfur.

    I’ve just finished reading “Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur” by Halima Bashir with Damein Lewis. In my post I included a Darfur button and link back to your blog and I posted the button/link on my sidebar.

    on September 4th, 2008 at 3:38 pm
  58. [...] at Maws Book Blog is Reading and Blogging for Darfur in September. Please stop by her blog and check all the wonderful ways you can join Natasha in [...]

    on September 4th, 2008 at 3:48 pm
  59. I’m giving away my ARC copy of “Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur” by Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis.

    For every entry I receive I will donate .50 cents to the Darfur charity of Natasha’s choice.

    Giveaway link is here

    on September 4th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
  60. [...] at Maws Book Blog is Reading and Blogging for Darfur in September. Please stop by her blog and check all the wonderful ways you can join Natasha in [...]

    on September 4th, 2008 at 4:21 pm
  61. [...] graciously donated two copies to be given away in conjunction with my Darfur awareness campaign.  Click here for details on how to get involved and entered to win. It’s really easy! Check back (you are [...]

    on September 5th, 2008 at 2:11 pm
  62. [...] if you haven’t checked out Natasha’s Reading & Blogging For Darfur project please go check it out. Spread the word and let’s raise [...]

    on September 5th, 2008 at 8:59 pm
  63. [...] Unless you’ve been hiding under a virtual rock, you already know about Natasha’s awesome idea to raise money for the people of Darfur. You can read all about it here. [...]

    on September 6th, 2008 at 9:11 am
  64. Hi again -

    Just stopping back to let you know that I’ll be donating a penny per page. =)

    on September 6th, 2008 at 11:07 am
  65. I will give you a monetary donation at the end of your pledge drive. People can make a difference! Cindi

    on September 7th, 2008 at 1:20 am
  66. [...] at Maw Books is Reading and Blogging for Darfur this month so I’m giving away my copy of Tears of the Desert. You can enter [...]

    on September 7th, 2008 at 10:09 am
  67. This is a really wonderful project! I know you’re already a week in, but I posted about it on my blog and added the button to my sidebar.

    on September 7th, 2008 at 6:31 pm
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    on September 7th, 2008 at 11:00 pm
  69. [...]  This brings me to a really wonderful thing going on over at Maw Books Blog that I’ve been wanting to tell you about.  It is called Reading and Blogging for Darfur.  [...]

    on September 7th, 2008 at 11:45 pm
  70. I blogged about your wonderful project here.

    Also, I’m committing to a penny a page AND 50 cents per post.

    on September 8th, 2008 at 7:38 am
  71. Hi! I’m a bit of a lurker, but I just wanted to let you know how wonderful your idea is. I hope to help by commenting on your blog.

    on September 8th, 2008 at 8:56 am
  72. Okay Natasha, I was out of town the first part of the month and then it took me awhile to get caught up on my blog reading and posting but I have finally got a post up about your campaign and the button is on my side bar. I will hopefully get some reading done on the subject this month and will let you know when I do.

    on September 8th, 2008 at 10:46 am
  73. Hey Natasha, I checked out four books today about Sudan. I’ll let you know when I’ve read/reviewed them…

    on September 8th, 2008 at 12:13 pm
  74. Hi Natasha!

    I commit to:

    * writing a post dedicated to the Reading for Darfur campaign using the button to link back to this page and placing the button on my sidebar with the link

    * visiting and commenting on your blog consistently through September

    * reading The Translator (Hari) and posting my thoughts on my blog, then leaving a comment here to let you know that I did, so you don’t have to hunt me down :)

    on September 8th, 2008 at 1:11 pm
  75. Hi Natasha-
    I am late with this but I plan on doing 1, 2 and 3 if I can. I read The Translator earlier this year and plan on reading at least two more of the books you have listed.

    on September 8th, 2008 at 6:38 pm
  76. [...] There are so many people blogging about themselves and their interests on the internet it’s a bit hard to keep up with it all.  Today I’d like to introduce you to Natasha Maw.  She blogs about books and decided she wanted to make a difference.  This September she’s Reading & Blogging for Darfur. [...]

    on September 8th, 2008 at 7:52 pm
  77. I think this is a great idea, Natasha. I posted about it on my blog at http://www.amberstults.com/?p=269

    Good luck!

    on September 8th, 2008 at 7:53 pm
  78. I’ve also blogged about this and I’ll commit to commenting frequently and reading at least one of the books you’ve listed! This is a wonderful thing you’re doing and I’m very happy you’ve given us a chance to help too.

    on September 8th, 2008 at 8:26 pm
  79. [...] Natasha’s post with general information about her action is here [...]

    on September 8th, 2008 at 11:15 pm
  80. Natasha, I blogged about this on my blog here: http://armenianodar.wordpress.com/2008/09/09/blogging-for-darfur/
    A bit late, but I have been offline most of September till now.

    on September 8th, 2008 at 11:17 pm
  81. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart for bringing this atrocity into view and caring so deeply.

    I will do the best I can

    on September 9th, 2008 at 9:37 am
  82. I posted your button on my sidebar and did a post to support your efforts:

    http://joscotty.blogspot.com/2008/09/psssst.html

    I will also be watching one of your recommended movies (Darfur Diaries) and doing a review on my blog.

    Thank you for your awareness and ways to get involved.

    on September 9th, 2008 at 2:22 pm
  83. [...] at Up for Grabs is giving away a copy of Tears of the Desert in conjunction with Natasha’s September Reading and Blogging awareness campaign for Darfur.  See here for the book – each entry will earn a fifty cent [...]

    on September 10th, 2008 at 6:33 am
  84. [...] and Blogging for Darfur” campaign.  The original information about her campaign is here, and her first update is here. [...]

    on September 10th, 2008 at 7:56 am
  85. I’m late to the party, but I’m in for a penny a page, at least.

    on September 10th, 2008 at 9:57 am
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    on September 11th, 2008 at 8:12 am
  88. [...] So get involved.  Learn something.  Read this book.  Watch this documentary.  Doing something to make a difference is simply that easy. [...]

    on September 14th, 2008 at 2:55 am
  89. I reviewed “The Devil Came on Horseback” last night. I have a copy of the documentary and plan on watching it later this afternoon, hopefully reviewing it as well on my other blog today.

    After I found this particular page on your blog, I added your button to my sidebar.

    I think it’s great all of the awareness you’ve helped spark.

    Link to my review: http://booksbooksandmoregreatbooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/devil-came-on-horseback-bearing-witness.html

    on September 14th, 2008 at 10:47 am
  90. I started to blog after seeing Nicole Marie’s blog. I will read the book “The Devil Came On Horseback” and I have the Documentary which I added to my Blog.

    You are doing such a wonderful thing, bless your wonderful heart Natasha

    on September 14th, 2008 at 5:44 pm
  91. Half of this post —> http://leafingthroughlife.blogspot.com/2008/09/blogging-without-remorse.html is dedicated to the Reading For Darfur campaign….will that do? =)

    Hoping to have my review of Tears of the Desert up this week or next…

    on September 15th, 2008 at 5:07 pm
  92. [...] graciously donated two copies to be given away in conjunction with my Darfur awareness campaign.  Click here for details on how to get involved and entered to win. It’s really easy! Check back (you are [...]

    on September 15th, 2008 at 10:49 pm
  93. I just received my October issue of ELLE magasine and so happen there is a book recommended about Darfur;

    TEARS OF THE DESERT by Halima Bashir

    after reading the content I highly recomend this book and I will buy it now. I will put the cover on my blog under the button for Darfur

    on September 16th, 2008 at 4:53 pm
  94. I’m in. Am donating a penny a page and fifty cents for each blog post. And have just gotten The Devil Came on Horseback on DVD and plan to watch that soon, too. Am posting about your campaign on my blog as well.
    Good luck with your good work!
    Donna
    http://www.donnagephart.blogspot.com

    on September 17th, 2008 at 12:39 pm
  95. I posted a link to your booklist on Darfur. It is so important for people to become aware of the real situation.

    on September 17th, 2008 at 1:00 pm
  96. Here is my post about your project:

    http://colleen213.blogspot.com/2008/09/maw-books-reading.html

    on September 17th, 2008 at 2:33 pm
  97. Natasha, I’m going to be linking to you in my sidebar and I will gladly sponsor you for both a penny a page and 50 cents per post.

    on September 18th, 2008 at 4:19 pm
  98. I will leave you a post to let you know i visit your blog every day

    on September 18th, 2008 at 4:34 pm
  99. I just put up a post on my website!

    http://z15.invisionfree.com/the_love_of_reading/index.php?showtopic=40

    on September 18th, 2008 at 6:18 pm
  100. What a wonderful thing you are doing! We need more people like you in the world!

    on September 19th, 2008 at 11:35 am
  101. [...] graciously donated two copies to be given away in conjunction with my Darfur awareness campaign.  Click here for details on how to get involved and entered to win. Check back (you are subscribed to this blog, [...]

    on September 21st, 2008 at 3:02 am
  102. [...] Beetles & Angels, A Boy’s Remarkable Journey From a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi Asgedom on The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for Darfursprite on Eeek! Thank You for BBAW/Most Altruistic Blog Award!Natasha Maw on Darfur Diaries: Stories [...]

    on September 21st, 2008 at 7:01 am
  103. And, at long last, it’s the Tears of the Desert review – http://leafingthroughlife.blogspot.com/2008/09/tears-of-desert-by-halima-bashir.html

    on September 21st, 2008 at 7:40 am
  104. okay ive decided to do the biggie. I’m going to donate a penny per page and fifty cents per post. wOOt! That makes me feel better knowing that I’m helping someone else :)

    on September 21st, 2008 at 5:57 pm
  105. I watched the documentary “Darfur Now” and it was a truly inspiring and motovational film.

    on September 21st, 2008 at 8:00 pm
  106. What a wonderful thing to do! Thank you so much for raising awareness about this issue!

    on September 21st, 2008 at 9:07 pm
  107. I posted my review of the “The Translator.”

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2008/09/translator-review.html

    on September 21st, 2008 at 10:52 pm
  108. [...] Beetles & Angels, A Boy’s Remarkable Journey From a Refugee Camp to Harvard by Mawi AsgedomAlyce on The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for DarfurMichelle on The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for [...]

    on September 22nd, 2008 at 2:15 am
  109. I just read and reviewed Tears of the Desert. You can find my review here

    on September 22nd, 2008 at 5:37 am
  110. Greetings – what a fantastic idea!

    Some blogging friends and I recently launched an innovative new project, Train for Humanity (http://trainforhumanity.org), to help raise funds and awareness for humanitarian causes.

    Train for Humanity’s mission is simple: getting fit + social media + blogging = social good.

    The project is loosely based on the successful campaigns that the Team in Training (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) and Joints in Motion (Arthritis Foundation) have waged to raise funds and awareness for their respective health-based organizations by utilizing everyday athletes and their training efforts. However, Train for Humanity participant athletes will raise funds for humanitarian crises.

    During the initial pilot project, the Train for Humanity participant athletes are helping to raise awareness and funds for orphans and refugees who have been affected by genocide in Darfur. Donations are being funneled to the Darfur Peace & Development Organization to help to rebuild Shegegkaro School, which was recently bombed.

    Kind regards,
    Mark H.
    http://trainforhumanity.org

    on September 23rd, 2008 at 2:06 pm
  111. hey.. i don’t know why but i somehow assumed that i had put your button on my sidebar.. just realized it today that i didnt have it.. feel so bad about it!
    anyways, i finally got one of the books that i had ordered today.. The Devil Came on Horseback. So i should be finishing at least one book on darfur by this month end!

    on September 24th, 2008 at 6:37 pm
  112. [...] donated three copies to be given away in conjunction with my Darfur awareness campaign.  Click here for details on how to get involved and entered to win. Check back (you are subscribed to this blog, [...]

    on September 25th, 2008 at 12:59 pm
  113. Natasha,
    Just watched The Devil Came on Horseback. There are no words . . .
    Donna

    on September 25th, 2008 at 7:06 pm
  114. [...] For many more resources including the names of books, videos and organizations that can help please visit Natasha at Maw Books [...]

    on September 26th, 2008 at 7:25 am
  115. [...] am SO grateful to Natasha, and her reading and blogging for Darfur campaign, for introducing me to this book and gently pushing me to read it.  What an amazing story [...]

    on September 26th, 2008 at 4:12 pm
  116. Here’s the link to my review of Darfur Now: http://worducopia.blogspot.com/2008/09/darfur-now.html. Thanks for encouraging me to watch it.

    on September 27th, 2008 at 12:54 am
  117. Natasha, I just posted my review of Not on Our Watch here:
    http://bookslistslife.blogspot.com/2008/09/not-on-our-watch-by-don-cheadle-and.html

    on September 28th, 2008 at 3:04 pm
  118. [...] missed my Reading & Blogging for Darfur update last week.  I wanted to neatly get all of the book reviews from my September reads dated [...]

    on September 29th, 2008 at 9:06 am
  119. [...] one full membership to Rich Women Sisterhood to one of my readers who is participating in the Blogging and Reading for Darfur campaign.  That’s a $400 value.  Make sure to come back when I open up all the giveaways to put your [...]

    on September 29th, 2008 at 4:46 pm
  120. Hi, I watched Darfur Diaries and did a report of it on my blog:http://joscotty.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-just-watched-darfur-diaries.html

    on September 29th, 2008 at 10:28 pm
  121. I’m so sorry I found this when it was ending. It would be nice if someone else could pick up the torch and run with this, or something like it, for another month. Then someone else take a turn for the next month, if you follow my drift. I toyed with the idea to do it myself but I don’t think my health is up to it and I can only imagine how much work it has been for you. You’ve certainly expanded awareness of this cause and we all thank you for it.

    on September 30th, 2008 at 9:27 pm
  122. I posted my thoughts on The Translator. You can find them here:

    http://thoughtsofjoyblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/translator-tribesmans-memoir-of-darfur.html

    Thank you, Natasha, for sharing your heart with us. This was a worthwhile and necessary event.

    on October 1st, 2008 at 7:25 am
  123. [...] kept reporting errors in the disk. I intended to watch and review it during September, as part of Natasha’s campaign. She accepted a few days’ grace for her part, maybe she’ll extend a bit to me as [...]

    on October 1st, 2008 at 3:44 pm
  124. I just posted about my viewing of The Devil Came on Horseback, here: http://wordlily.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/the-devil-came-on-horseback/ which links to the actual review here: http://pleasepassthepopcorn.wordpress.com/2008/10/01/the-devil-came-on-horseback/

    on October 1st, 2008 at 3:50 pm
  125. http://marireads.blogspot.com/2008/10/darfur-diaries-book-review.html

    on October 1st, 2008 at 4:20 pm
  126. [...] of Curious Letters by James Dashner on Authors Here, Authors There, Authors Everywhere!mari on The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for DarfurWord Lily on The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for DarfurThe Devil Came on Horseback [...]

    on October 1st, 2008 at 5:45 pm
  127. [...] two copies of this book, I would like to pass them on to you when I open up the giveaways for the Reading & Blogging for Darfur campaign.  Hopefully, I’ll have everything organized by the end of this weekend so you can [...]

    on October 3rd, 2008 at 4:27 am
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    on December 18th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
  129. [...] Books did a bunch of inspiring things on her blog, not least of which was Bloggiesta and when she organized bloggers and raised money for Darfur.  I talk to Amy from My Friend Amy and Jen from Devourer of Books at least once a day, so we are [...]

    on September 14th, 2010 at 12:27 am
  130. [...] The Big Announcement is Here: Reading & Blogging for Darfur: Natasha Maw of Maw Books Blog is reading and blogging for the entire month of Septmeber in an effort to create awareness and raise funds for the people of Darfur. Click on the link for more information on how you can participate. I plan on doing my part with a special post here this week, but thought it was more than worthwhile than mentioning since this isn’t just about me and you, but certainly others, as well. [...]

    on January 22nd, 2011 at 12:30 pm
  131. [...] grad school last week, I’ve made a commitment to also read some books about Darfur for Natasha’s effort to raise money for aid in that area. For each book I read and review, she will be donating one [...]

    on February 15th, 2011 at 6:13 pm

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