Are you ready for the Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge, starting tomorrow?
I’ve pulled out four books so far, two young adult novels and two nonfiction titles. If I run through those, I have several dusty prospects waiting on the shelves. (Linked titles and images go to Amazon, where I am an affiliate.)
Strange Relations by Sonia Levitin
Age Range: 12 and up
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (June 12, 2007)
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Hardcover: 448 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (May 19, 2015)
Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World’s Favorite Treatby Kay Frydenborg
Doesn’t this look absolutely yummy?
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (April 7, 2015)
Rust: The Longest War by Jonathan Waldman (adult)
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 10, 2015)
Have you seen any of these books yet?
What books are you going to read this weekend?
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Are you ready for some intense summer reading? You might want to check out the Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge, coming June 19-21, 2015.
The 48 Hour Book Challenge is an informal and fun reading marathon. You choose the books you want to read (from middle grade to adult level), read as many hours as you can during that particular weekend, and share what you’ve done via social media.
I have participated in this reading challenge in the past. It is a wonderful way to meet new people interested in books, clear some titles from your TBR list, and to stretch yourself a bit by learning what others are reading.
Visit the host blog, MotherReader, for complete details of how to participate and to sign up.
Hope to see you there!
The Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge is coming up June 6-8, 2014.
The 48 Hour Book Challenge is a reading marathon for books from fifth grade level up to adult level for a 48 hour period during that particular weekend. You choose the books, read as many hours as you can, and share what you’ve done via social media.
This year the host, MotherReader, is suggesting that we read, share and review books that show diversity in all ways. Excellent idea!
I have participated in this reading challenge in the past. It is a wonderful way to catch up on new books, meet new people interested in reading and children’s books, and to stretch yourself a bit.
Visit MotherReader for complete details of how to participate and to sign up.
Another 48 hour book challenge has slipped by. I was able to read for 14 hours. I will be donating $25 to Reading Is Fundamental.
The first book I read was Life: An Exploded Diagram by Mal Peet, which was one of the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book fiction honor books.
I did finish it, but it wasn’t what I was in the mood for. It was too masculine for me. I will save my other snarky comments about phallic symbols to myself.
I also finished The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. As promised, the books were compelling reading and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.
Before I read them, I have to admit that I had Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” in mind (horror/suspense isn’t my favorite genre) and I wasn’t sure I would like them. I enjoyed the first person voice and the no nonsense pace. I can see why they are so popular.
Books added to the TBR list:
The Blue Cat of Castle Town at Charlotte’s Library
Jenny and the Cat Club and Bon Appetit! The delicious Life of Julia Child from Carol Rasco
Abby the Librarian reminded me I have Temple Grandin on my shelf to read
Everything at Ms. Yingling Reads 🙂
And many, many more for you to check out at the Finish Line…
Thank you to Mother Reader for keeping this going!