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.

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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.

5 comments:

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.

noboysallowedreviews said...

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

Good luck with the challenge!

https://noboysallowedreviews.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/the-starting-line-48hbc-2014/

Paige Y. said...

Happy Reading!