Friday, June 4, 2010

48-Hour Book Challenge - Starting Line!

Well, it's finally here - the 5th Annual 48-Hour Book Challenge!! (Want to sign up? There's still time!)

My time will run from 7:15pm Friday to 7:15pm Sunday and I'm aiming for at least 24 hours of reading and blogging time (but my secret goal is 30 hours). I have to go in to work for a few hours tomorrow for our Summer Reading Club kickoff, but other than that I am free to read and blog all weekend!

I've got a huge stack of books to choose from, but here are the ones I'm considering first:


(Also note the couch, which will make this year's challenge MUCH more pleasant than last year's, I think...)

I'll be checking in throughout the challenge and I'm hoping to read and comment on others' blog posts more than I did last year. Those supportive comments really help! So, on that note I'm off to do some reading!

Good luck to all of you doing the challenge this year and I'll see you in a bit! :)

16 comments:

jone said...

I will start in about 3 hours...west coast.

Becky said...

We started 15 minutes apart! Good luck on your goal...well goals =) And I hope your summer reading kick off goes well!!

donnasaintcyr said...

Abby,
I've moved on to IN SEARCH OF WONDLA - it's reminding me of an alien Brian Jacques book in style and narrative.

donnasaintcyr said...

Abby,
I've moved on to IN SEARCH OF WONDLA - it's reminding me of an alien Brian Jacques book in style and narrative.

melissa @ 1lbr said...

That does look like a comfy couch! Good luck with all the reading.

Michele said...

Thanks for the sweet comment! I'm so glad to be involved this year. Book bloggers are so supportive and awesome. I hope you exceed your goal! Good luck!

Melina said...

Good luck with this! I just found out about it, so I did not have time to prepare. Maybe next year though.....

Amanda said...

Woohoo for the couch!! I'm currently on mine with one dog under my legs and the other next to them... :)

Allison said...

Good luck! Hope you meet your goals :D

Rasco from RIF said...

Wow, the couch is great looking, hurray for you! I am sad not to be participating this year; but each time I look at my 1 year old grandson or read a book to him, I forget my sadness. I am keeping him this weekend while his parents are out of town, so a lot of board books in William's and my TBR pile Can't wait to hear about what you actually choose to read, all the best!

Jenn said...

That couch looks very comfy - hopefully you moved the books ;-)
I'm camped out on my husband's cozy recliner and about to sink into book 2.
Happy Reading!

Trisha said...

I'm also hoping to visit more blogs and spend more time commenting this year.

Also, you got an ARC of Revolution? I'm so jealous.

Jennie said...

Oooo... if I had a couch like that, I wouldn't last 48 hours! Which is why I do my marathon reading at the kitchen table (plus, closer to the coffee) or while pacing. Much harder to fall asleep.

Actually, I do a lot of reading while pacing. I like to pretend it's exercise. ;)

Library Gal said...

Good Luck Abby and thanks for the Tips!

geekyreads said...

Good luck with the reading. Looks like you have a great selection of books. My pick for the first one would be Linger. Sam is such a great character.

MotherReader said...

Um, I don't think it's a secret goal if you tell us. ;^)

I saw your BEA boxes, so I know you'll have no lack of books. And you've got energy to spare, so go girl!