Saturday, June 5, 2010

48 Hour Challenge: Starting Point

Tonight I'm getting started with the 48 Hour Book Challenge being held by MotherReader. This is a great event, and one that each reader can use to simply read a few more good books, to catch up on reading challenges, and even to read to give money to charity. I would love to read for charity, but hadn't set anything up ahead of time, so I'm just going to try to cover books that I need to read for this fall, as well as books I've been wanting to read for quite some time.

Since I'm getting started a little later than I originally anticipated, I think I'll only be reading for a few hours before I go to bed. Sorry, but I'm not one of those folks how can stay up around the clock. Yes, I'm a bit of a pansy now!

Here are the details of how I'll be reading and posting over the next 48 Hours:
  • Reading Time Goal: I'd like to read for 20 hours. Yes, that's mild, but probably realistic for me.
  • Posting: Because we have a bit of time to cover, I think I'll just post about every eight to ten hours. That way I don't kill readers off with all of my posts!
  • Books Read: Honestly, my only real goal is to read Hunger Games and Catching Fire with Dar, from Peeking Between the Pages. I'm so excited to join her in this, as I think we're quite possibly the only people on the planet who haven't yet read these books!
  • Starting Time: 8:30 pm, Hawaiian time
Well, I'm off to get some reading done. I'm going to try to finish Strange Neighbors by Ashlyn Chase, an ARC I have to finish up. After that, who knows what I'll be reading. I do have a great list to choose from though!

Whether you're participating or not, happy reading! I'll be back in the morning to post my first update.


  1. Good luck with the challenge! I'm sure you'll have great fun reading the Hunger Games & Catching Fire. Enjoy!

  2. Stopping by to say hi! The Hunger Games was awesome...haven't got to Catching Fire yet.

    I started at 10:15 pm and I'm still reading. I will be gone for most of the day tomorrow, but will resume late Saturday night after I get back from my mom's.

    Happy reading!

  3. Hunger Games is a great reading challenge book--flys by so fast you won't notice the passing of time! I hope you enjoy it, and its sequel.

  4. How fun! I kind of wish I was reading it again for the first time.

  5. Yaaay! This is going to be fun. I just wrote my post and I'm going to settle in with my tea and read a bit. I tried to start last night but I fell asleep. lol. Good luck with your read-a-thon goals. I'm happy to be reading Hunger Games with you this weekeend!

  6. Oooo Hunger Games I wonder how it is going. Think I set my goal too high and will probably end up in the 20s so we can be 20s partners :) Hope you're having lots of fun.

  7. You are not alone, because I'm one of the few who hasn't read Hunger Games either. Happy Reading!

  8. Oh my! I would love to be able to do this challenge! 48 hours of reading! :)
    Alas! I don't have time... too much school work... but I'm hoping to catch a read-a-thon, soon. :)
    Good luck to you!

  9. I totally forgot about this! But I'm working this weekend, anyway, so it wouldn't have mattered. Good luck!