48 hours of reading

MotherReader is hosting the third annual 48-Hour Book Challenge. To quote:

I’m setting the date for the 48 Hour Book Challenge — that special contest that allows you to read guilt-free for as long as you can stand it! I’m avoiding ALA and Father’s Day weekends, plus I like having the Challenge on my birthday. So the chosen weekend is — ready for it? — June 6–8, 2008.

Read and blog for any 48-hour period within the Friday-to-Monday-morning window. …

The books should be about fifth-grade level and up. Adult books are fine …

It’s your call as to how much you want to put into it. …

The length of the reviews are not an issue. …

For promotion/solidarity purposes, let your readers know when you are starting the challenge with a specific entry on that day. Write your final summary on Monday, and for one day, we’ll all be on the same page, so to speak. …

Your final summary needs to clearly include the number of books read, the approximate hours you spent reading/reviewing, and any other comments you want to make on the experience. It needs to be posted no later than noon on Monday, June 9th.

You’ll need to sign up in the comments section of the above-linked post.

I’m definitely hoping to play along, although I’ve no idea how much of that weekend I’ll be available for. I also have at least one friend who’ll be doing it as well and who, since he doesn’t have his own blog, will be joining in with a user account on this one. I’ve created a ‘guest posts’ category and we’ll come up with some way to make it obvious who’s posting at the time.

Speaking of books, today’s reviews are: Patricia Cornwell’s Predator and Janice Maynard’s upcoming By Appointment Only. I highly recommend the former!

Oh yeah… Iron Man was great! Very fun, although the odds of an MIT grad forgetting his social security number so quickly after spending his entire time there using it nearly every day as his ID number for EVERYTHING is a little small. (Yes, you can roll your eyes now.)



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2 comments on “48 hours of reading
  1. MotherReader says:

    I’m glad that you’ll be playing along for the 48 Hour Book Challenge. Of course, the first requirement is to respond to this meme. Rules are rules.

    (Okay, not really.)

  2. heather says:

    Well, to be fair, I’m hoping to play. As to whether I’ll actually be able to… who knows? Sigh… Anyway, off to look at the meme! I think that makes two I need to catch up with… 🙂

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