Friday, June 08, 2012

48 Hour Book Challenge, Or How I Rekindled My Romance With This Blog

Hey, have you heard? I'm doing MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge this year. It involves a LOT of reading and a lot of blogging, too, so I thought it would be just the thing to get myself going again with this blog, since I've been sadly neglecting it. I'll be reading mainly adult books during the 48-hour period, so this is really a better place to write about them anyway, rather than the YA blog.

In addition, this year, participants are being encouraged to sponsor ourselves for every hour read and donate the total amount (the hourly rate being up to us) to Reading Is Fundamental and their wonderful Book People Unite initiative. I will be donating $1 for every hour that I successfully read during the 48-hour period from Friday to Sunday...starting more or less NOW.


My goal is to actually make the 12-hour minimum to be competitive. I know a lot will come up during the 48 hours--it always does. So I think that's a realistic goal.


I'm starting off by finishing a book I started a couple of days ago (I know, lame, but I MUST FINISH IT). I plan to count that in my total time but NOT in my total books read except maybe as 50% of a book, since I'm about half done. Sorry, but it will drive me crazy if I put it aside. You'll find out more when I blog about it.


Right--off to leave my link at the official starting line.

13 comments:

Katya said...

Good Luck!

aquafortis said...

Thanks! :)

Jen Robinson said...

Glad that you are in this year. I'm hoping to get beyond 12 hours, but that's my minimum target, too.

Ms. Yingling said...

See? It just means that you already read a lot, if you can't bear to start anew book without finishing off the old. Hope that you have a nice stack of things that will make you happy to read.

Charlotte said...

I have about four books currently unfinished around the house...but I couldn't bring myself to spend the 48 hours on them. I wanted new and greener pastures....but now they are kind of whining at me, the way unfinshed books do.....

good luck with your reading!

aquafortis said...

Thanks, all! Good luck to you in your reading endeavors this weekend. I'm sure you'll all put me to shame. :D

Liviania said...

Good luck! I'll have 50% of a book on my total too.

aquafortis said...

Oh, good! Glad I'm not the only one. :)

Melissa Wiley said...

I'm aiming for the 12 hours, too. With my rowdy crew here, that'll be an accomplishment...

Happy reading!

MotherReader said...

Nothing like a ridiculous amount of reading and blogging to kick off a lot more reading and blogging. You know, I'm not sure that makes so much sense now that I read it. Read on!

Carol H Rasco said...

Congratulations on your rekindled enthusiasm for blogging. Thank you for the pledge to RIF, we are so appreciative. I have my Latte cup here with me, am plugging away. Thanks again, keep up the reading and Book People Unite!

aquafortis said...

So glad you all stopped by!! I'm doubting I will even reach 12 hours at this point--various unavoidable emergencies seem to keep coming up. But still. I will persevere! :)

Sarah said...

I'm with you on just trying to make the minimum. Too much going on this weekend!

Good luck!