48-Hour Reading Challenge

I’m not sure what I’m getting myself into, but I’ve decided to participate in MotherReader’s fourth(!) annual 48-Hour Book Challenge. On a lazy day I can squeeze in about seven hours, so if I skimp on chores and stay up late I’m aiming for about fifteen total. This is probably not healthy.

I’m starting now (10 am) and going until this time on Sunday.

Here are the rules:

  1. The weekend is June 5–7, 2009. Read and blog for any 48-hour period within the Friday-to-Monday-morning window. Start no sooner than 7:00 a.m. on Friday the fifth and end no later than 7:00 a.m. Monday. So, go from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday… or maybe 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. Monday works better for you. But the 48 hours do need to be in a row.
  2. The books should be about fifth-grade level and up. Adult books are fine, especially if any adult book bloggers want to play. If you are generally a picture book blogger, consider this a good time to get caught up on all those wonderful books you’ve been hearing about. Two graphic novels can be included in the reading. I’m not trying to discriminate, I’m just trying to make sure that the number of books and page counts mean the same thing to everyone.
  3. It’s your call as to how much you want to put into it. If you want to skip sleep and showers to do this, go for it. If you want to be a bit more laid back, fine. But you have to put something into it or it’s not a challenge.
  4. The length of the reviews are not an issue. You can write a sentence, paragraph, or a full-length review. The time spend reviewing counts in your total time.
  5. On your blog, state when you are starting the challenge with a specific entry on that day. This makes it easier to track the participants. Write your final summary on Monday, and for one day, we’ll all be on the same page, so to speak.
  6. 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 8th.

Books to be worked on: Little Dorrit, Two Little Women on a Holiday, The Key to Rebecca, Fair Tomorrow

Good luck to all the participants! : )

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  1. All the best to you! 😀

  2. Good luck with the challenge. I’m starting later this evening and can’t wait to start reading and blogging.

  3. Good luck to you. Take breaks as needed

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  5. Happy Reading! 🙂


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