One Week Until 48 Hour Book Challenge

Are you ready to rumbl…I mean read?

The sixth annual 48 Hour Book Challenge starts next Friday, June 3, 2011 at MotherReader blog and the excitement is palpable. Grab all those books you have been meaning to read, from chapter books on up, and during 48 hours (of your choice) between 7:00 a.m Friday June 3rd and 7:00 a.m. Monday June 6, 2011 read like crazy. The goal is to read and blog about the books for at least 12 hours, but you can skip the showers, live on coffee and stale cookies, and go the full 48 hours if you want.

I heard about this last year, but was flying across country the scheduled weekend and knew it would be too much. This year I have my books neatly piled and the grocery list reads: four quarts of chocolate milk (sigh, soy because I’m lactose intolerant).

My picks:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexi, young adult

(Yes, I’m probably the last person on the planet to read it. )

Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya, adult? fiction – I have to check that

(Required reading for incoming freshman taking honors English at our local high school. I have never read such funny negative reviews as well as eloquent positive ones as this book as gotten. My interest is piqued. )

The Iron Butterfly:  Memoir of a Martial Arts Master Choon-Ok Jade Harmon with Ana María Rodríguez, adult

Redwall by Brian Jacques, Book 1, young adult

(I noticed someone had read this last year for the challenge, and remembered I had picked up a used copy that I had never read.)

Have you read any of these books? Do you think they will they keep me going for at least 18 hours, my goal?

Are you going to participate? I’d love to hear what you are reading, and also what snacks and drinks you will have on hand. I am open to ideas 🙂

If you do decide to take part, be sure to stop by MotherReader blog for the full details and to sign up.

Join the fun! Learn about new books!

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