48 Hour Book Challenge Starts

I decided to go ahead and try the 48 hour book challenge. It is going to be very low key this year. I plan to pledge $1 per hour to RIF, and try for at least 12 hours.

Have you heard that the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book winners were announced yesterday? The first book I plan to read is Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet, which was one of the fiction honor books. (My library didn’t have No Crystal Stair, the winner.)

I also recently received The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay (thank you, Karen), and not wanting to be the last person on the planet to have read them, will probably start those as well.

My TBR stack so far:

Let the reading begin!

Have you read any of these? I would love to hear your comments and recommendations.

11 Replies to “48 Hour Book Challenge Starts”

  1. Oh goodness, The Hunger Games is just perfect for a challenge such as this! It is pretty darn unputdownable. I hope you enjoy it!

  2. Good luck. I am eager to participate some time in the not too distant future. I thought of you when someone at my knitting group mentioned the challenge.

  3. Ohh fun, The Hunger Games books will be great ones for the challenge as I think they’re pretty un-put-down-able. Both my brother and mom read the entire trilogy during the week we were on vacation this winter. 🙂 Enjoy and happy reading!

  4. Alas, I must be the only person on the planet who could not finish The Hunger Games but I hope you enjoyed it! I am having great fun reading some “old” titles I have not gotten around to, including Julia Child’s MY LIFE IN PARIS…there is a children’s book on her life coming out soon which I coupled with it even though picture books don’t count….the picture book is delightfully done in oh, so Julia style! And above all, thank you for your pledge to RIF, we are deeply appreciative…Book People Unite!

  5. I hope those Hunger Games books kicked off your challenge just right. I’m interested in the Mal Peet book, as I’ve liked his other titles. Making note of it now.

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