Did I mention that the 48 Hour Book Challenge is officially started? Well, it’s ON, people!
Contestants, make sure that you’re listed and linked in the sidebar. Start at will (or continue reading, since I did say you could begin at 7:00 a.m). Remember to end with a final summary of books read, hours spent, and total page count.
I will continue to accept prize offers through the weekend. I’ll group items together for fun gifts for the winners which will include some contestants picked at random. I’m not going to put in links this time, but so far there are original drawings from Matthew Holms (Babymouse illustrator) and Mo Willems (Pigeon and Knuffle Bunny author/illustrator). There are signed books from Mitali Perkins, Gail Gauthier, Sara Lewis Holmes, Grace Lin (plus Lissy doll), Bonny Becker, Tanya Lee Stone, and like two people I’m forgetting. There are T-shirts from Threadless and Dark Dreamweaver. There is jewelry, framed photography, a handmade journal, a Tibetan prayer flag, and a stuffed frog cell-phone holder. A picture-book editing/consult session is available. Robin Brande will send something sweet. Roger Sutton will say something funny. Gift cards may be involved.
But I’ll remind you that while stuff is fun, the best prize of all is the chance to make reading your highest priority. Let the reading begin!