Friday, June 06, 2008

48-hour book challenge 2008

I'm sorry that my posts here have been few and far between lately. Things have just been really busy. I hope to be able to get back to reviewing more frequently soon, but in the mean time, I thought that MotherReader's 48-hour book challenge seemed like a great way to get caught up on my ever-growing TBR pile. I didn't think that I would be able to participate this year, but some of my plans for the weekend got canceled, so I actually have some time!

Last year, I read books on a theme. This year, though, I don't have a theme; I'm just going to be working my way down my TBR pile. You can see the books I plan to read on my GoodReads to-read shelf:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/221257

I'm currently reading Sarah Beth Durst's Out of the Wild, and while I'm really engrossed in it and hate to put it down, I'm going to have to put it aside for now so that I can start fresh with a new book to get an accurate book count. It's now 10:20 and I'm going to be starting with The Tygrine Cat, by Inbali Iserles.

I also have some great books lined up waiting for a review. I've been really fortunate that I've read some really good books recently, and I can't wait to tell you about them. I won't be reviewing them until after the challenge, because I don't want to take time during this 48-hours reviewing books that won't count for the challenge (because I've already read them) but you can see what reviews will be coming here:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/221257?shelf=to-review

2 comments:

Spirithunter said...

Aww, why does this have to be on deadweek? This sounds like so much fun. I'll be too busy studying. Oh well. This summer I'll have plenty of time to stay up late reading. (I could never do 48 hours straight, though!)
Have fun and good luck. ^^

Sheila said...

LOL. Thanks. It does seem like your kind of thing. Sorry that you can't participate. You actually don't have to read for 48 hours straight; you just read for as much time as you can within a 48 hour period. There are prizes for most books read, most pages read, and most time spent. I don't expect to win any prizes, though; I'm not a very fast reader! It's fun to do, though, and I thought it would be a good chance to get caught up.