It’s finally here…the 48 Hour Book Challenge sponsored by MotherReader. I am very excited and ready to get started. I will be going from 7:00pm tonight until Sunday at 7:00pm. We will be traveling to the beach on Sunday so some reading will be done while driving (not me personally…I will be the passenger). I hope to keep track of my progress on this post so check back if you want to see where I am at. I have some great reading lined up and some reviews that need to be written so away I go. We will also be tweeting at #48hbc throughout the challenge so make sure you join in. This year I finally have a remotely free weekend so I am excited to see how much I can get done…usually I have a wedding or something crazy that takes most of a day! Here is what I plan on reading….
- Finish The Passage by Justin Cronin
- The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella by Stephenie Meyer
- The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
- A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen Edited by Susannah Carson
This is just what I have planned to peruse…we will see what I can accomplish. I encourage everyone to sign up for the challenge even if you can only do so for a few hours…it’s a great way to spend some time reading over the weekend with lots of other people who love books! If you are doing the challenge, what are you reading? I love to know what other people are reading…it’s a librarian thing! And if we are reading anything similar maybe we can chat on Twitter. Good Luck To Everyone And Happy Reading!!!
Update Number #1:
Hours Read: 5 (7:00pm-12:00pm on 6-4-10)
Well I am reading along but enthralled by The Passage so I have to admit I have not been reading as fast as usual. I am savoring every page of the 766…plan to finish mid-day if I can and move on to the next book. I did take about a seven hour night of rest but my “reading buddy” had me up at six ready to go again! So off for hopefully a full day of reading! Enjoy everyone!
Hours Read 4 (7:00am-11:00am on 6-5-10)
Hours Read: 3.75 (12:25pm-4:00pm on 6-5-10)
Total Thus Far: 12.75 of 28.5
Okay confession…I took a very very long nap today but only because I felt a migraine coming on from reading The Passage for so long in one sitting…at this point I have read while ….laying in bed, sitting on couch, laying out by the pool, playing with William in pool, taking bubble bath, eating my meals, watching a thunderstorm and eating my yummy snacks. If I could only figure out how to sleep and read at the same time, life would be bliss. Sleep is the only thing that has cut down my hours big time. I did seven hours last night and my nap today! Boo! Tonight’s goal is to finish this book and to write my review then move on to something else. I have been dabbling in the essays of A Truth Universally Acknowledged: 33 Great Writers on Why We Read Jane Austen Edited by Susannah Carson to switch things up but I am really reading to read something fun!