And the 48 Hour Book Challenge Ends

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!