Friday, June 6, 2014

48 Hour Book Challenge!

I started blogging with The 48 Hour Book Challenge of many years past, not that they would be proud of my very lackadaisical schedule and attention span. But I hope this year's event invigorates me once more to start sharing my many insights and feelings with the interwebz. Also, maybe I'll win something -- it's happened before!

Hosted once more by the estimable Mother Reader, the Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge started this morning. I'm jumping in now, at 5:30 on Friday night, so I can make it back to Family Dinner on Sunday evening.

I'll probably keep updating this post with book starts and finishes or switches all through the weekend.

First Book: 5:30 PM Friday:  Demon Eyes, Scott Tracey (gay protagonist)
2nd Book: 9:00 PM Friday: The Summer of May, Cecelia Galante (cover shows girl of color, although she's Irish-American in text)
(short break: Perdition, Ann Aguirre)
3rd Book: 11:00 PM Archangel's Legion, Nalini Singh (5 hours) (PoC author)

I've started taking 15 minute breaks and reading a book from my currently-reading bag while doing the online stuff, since my laptop is so slow I have a lot of down time. I figure I get 10 minutes tops of social time that way.

(Sleep, Midnight - 6:00 AM Saturday) (6 hours)
(short breaks: Mrs Pollifax and the Golden Triangle, Dorothy Gilman, The Human Division, John Scalzi, The World Outside, Eva Wiseman, The Dream Thieves, Maggie Stiefvater, Inkheart, Cornelia Funke)

4th Book: 1:45 PM Saturday (12 hours): Phantom Eyes, Scott Tracey (gay protagonist)

(short breaks: The Golden Leopard, Lynn Kerstan, Developing Standards Based Report Cards, Guskey & Bailey, The Dream Thieves)

Oh, and I took a picture of my to-read pile, although since I have other books scattered all over the house I may not limit myself to these.

5th Book: 7:30 PM Saturday (18 hours): Heart of Steel, Meljean Brook (protagonist of color) (starting at page 112)

(short breaks: Human Division, Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle)

6th Book: 11:00 Saturday (21 hours): The Boy Who Dared, Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Mormon in Germany WWII)

(Sleep -- Midnight -- 8:00   22:30 hours)

7th Book:  8:30 AM Sunday (23 hours) Skin Tight, Ava Grey (Iranian protagonist)

Short breaks (The World Outside)

8th Book: 12:30 Sunday (27 hours)The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou (African American)
-- I have officially hit my goal of 24 hours of reading!

End Times: 5:00 PM Sunday: 31:30 hours: With only 30 minutes left I will fritter away my reading time among the short break books in my currently reading bag.  32 hours isn't my best time, but I'm OK with it.


Ms. Yingling said...

I've learned from years past to pile up a lot of short books and books I really WANT to read. I save the really big books for the mornings when I am a little bit fresh! Hope the challenge goes well for you this year!

Liviania said...

Oh, I liked Demon Eyes!

Alex Baugh said...

Good luck with your reading. Those sound like some interesting books.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I love the name of your blog. "Library Chicken." :)

Good luck with the challenge!

Paige Y. said...

Happy Reading!