...or why books and tv rank higher than sleep

Friday, June 4, 2010

48 Hour Reading Challenge

The 48 hour Reading Challenge is hosted by Mother Reader (click to link to her blog for info. Here are the basic rules from her site:

The weekend is June 4–6, 2010. Read and blog for any 48-hour period within the Friday-to-Monday-morning window. Start no sooner than 7:00 a.m. on Friday the fourth and end no later than 7:00 a.m. Monday the seventh. So, go from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday... or maybe 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. Monday works better for you. But the 48 hours do need to be in a row. That said, during that 48-hour period you may still have gaps of time in which you can’t read, and that’s fine

I'm mostly doing this challenge as a lark since my husband is off camping tonight. I have a lot going on this weekend (party, yard work, husband's birthday, needy dogs) but I am shooting to log 12 hours or more. I want to try it out in hopes next time around I can devote more time and incorporate the charitable part of the challenge.

My official start time is 5:30 EDT this evening. I'm not sure how much I'll be blogging during the weekend but I hope to at least pop in and update with what I am reading and the rating of the book I finished. I will save my reviews for later this week.
Right now I'm reading A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly


Whitney said...

Good luck this evening! Have a great weekend filled with reading.

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Jenn! I'm starting in a few hours (after sleeping, it's 12.30 here now - I'm in the Netherlands). I had a book group meeting earlier this evening (fun!) so I thought I better wait until tomorrow before I start.

But... have fun, and don't give up!

Tammy said...

Good luck on the book challenge!

Jenn said...

Thanks :-)
It's such a wonderful luxurious feeling to make reading a priority for a whole weekend.

MotherReader said...

When the husband's away, the wife will read. I don't think I've got that saying right.

Anyway, enjoy your reading when you can!