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The Fourth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Starting Line

48 Hour Book ChallengeYou’ve read the rules. You’ve cleared your schedule — well, except for that graduation/recital/tennis lesson. You’ve stacked your books and stocked your snacks. Let’s go.

When you start your reading, sign in with Mr. Linky here. Keep track of your time — which includes reading, blogging, and some connecting (as stated in the rules).

On Sunday, I’ll have a Finish Line post where you can leave the link to your final summary page. As a backup, link to the Finish Line post in your final summary.

Have fun, read well.

48 Hour Book Challenge Participants
1. LiyanaLand!
2. Shannan
3. Charlotte
4. Cindy's love of books
5. Susan
6. Kristin
7. Military76brat: celebrate life w/bargains up and going
8. Rasco from RIF
9. Katy
10. Amanda (A Patchwork of Books)
11. Laura
12. Pippi's Postings
13. Rebekah
14. Susan B. Evans
15. Sarah-GreenBeanTeenQueen
16. Rebecca
17. Courtney
18. Sherry at Semicolon
19. Lawral
20. Scott: HPL YA
21. Tasses
22. Denise von Minden
23. Sandra
24. Jules (Bookworm Jules)
25. Shannon Bailey
26. Ami
27. Kristin
28. Eva M
29. Anna
30. Becca
31. Melissa
32. Ms. Yingling
33. Jess
34. Bibliovore
35. misskate
36. Lady Schrapnell
37. Crystal F.
38. Cindy Deatsman
39. Saints and Spinners
40. lakereader
41. Becky
42. Andromeda Jazmon
43. Jen Robinson
44. Sarah (TheReadingZone)
45. JessicaLeigh
46. Paulina
47. Julie Johnson
48. Sandra (Fresh Ink Books)
49. Mary Schwander
50. Emily's Reading Room
51. Blog from the Windowsill
52. Lori
53. Julie
54. Shonda
55. Kristi (The Story Siren)
56. Dreadful Penny
57. Briana (What Bri Reads)
58. Muttix
59. Paige Y.
60. MillyMarie
61. Tricia (Miss Rumphius)
62. Jen
63. Amber (NerdGirlTalking)
64. MotherReader
65. iAlessa
66. Jennie (Biblio File)
67. The Brain Lair
68. SBBO
69. Kimberly @ lectitans
70. Jess (Active Voice)
71. Imelda
72. Amanda Blau
73. Bill at Literate Lives
74. Sharon Hrycewicz
75. tmdahle@centurytel.net
76. Natasha @ Maw Books
77. Darcy
78. Kerri
79. Monique @ The Little Reading Nook
80. Juli
81. Sondra Eklund
82. Mandy
83. Karen at Literate Lives
84. Becky (One Literature Nut)
85. Kay @ Infinite Shelf
86. Megan
87. Beth
88. Reyna
89. Diane ~ The Book Resort
90. Heather
91. Elisabeth Reads
92. Erica (The Book Cellar)
93. Mary Ann (Great Kid Books)
94. Amy Planchak Graves
95. Trisha
96. M
97. Lazygal
98. Leila
99. Bethany (Lessons From the Head)
100. Liz Burns
101. Steph
102. Steph (Reviewer X)
103. Camille@BookMoot
104. Rebecca @ Lost in Books
105. Kathrin
106. Jessi (casual dread)
107. Vasilly
108. Jill
109. Lindsay
110. Melissa Wiley after all
111. Booking It
112. Christina @ Flip the Page Book Reviews!
113. Abby the Librarian
114. Karen Healey
115. Erika
116. Leah
117. Lazygal
118. Little Willow
119. Gwen Frankenstien
120. msmac
121. TrendyBrandyKids Boutique

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susan259 said...

I won't start my 48 hours till tomorrow, but did post about the challenge: http://readspace.net/2009/06/summer-reading-48-hour-book-challenge/

Katy said...

I'll be starting about noon, with a LONG break this evening for a wedding. I probably won't be setting any records, but fun anyway!

Pippi said...

Happy Reading, Everyone!

Anonymous said...

Oops...I magically listed myself twice!

Sherry said...

Thanks MR, for sponsoring this event. I'm off to read some more.

Scott said...

Started a little bit ago. Off to work for awhile.

Jules said...

Started at noon. But know I wont be here for full challenge. So I'm unofficially participating. (Im using this as an excuse to read all day.)

Happy Reading!
And thanks for hosting the event. Hopefully next year I won't have such a full weekend!


Bill said...

Rebekah (a.k.a. "Adventures in Thought") -- Thanks for the heads-up; we were able to delete the duplicate entry (Mr. Linky is pretty easy that way)!

Eva M said...

I'm not starting until 8 pm tonight - but I wanted to sign in now so I don't have to think about hauling out the laptop after dinner. All I wanna do is get in bed and read!

Anonymous said...

Hello! Just signing in to say I'm starting at 7 tonight.

military76brat said...

Oops, posted my linky but forgot to sign in... sorry!

I started at 7 am on Friday 5 June 09. So far finished one 719 page book, onto the next

Bibliovore said...

Here I go! I plan to walk to a diner for lunch and start my first book there.

Ms. Yingling said...

The evil plan is to start at about 6:00 this evening. I'm VERY excited about being able to read for 48 hours if I want. I have convinced my family that it is work.

Anonymous said...

Just want to drop in to say I will be starting at 9pm tonight(after I finish with the Summer Reading Kickoff Party, starting the summer off with a bang!) I know I won't be setting any records, but this should be fun either way. Happy Reading!

Tammy said...

Just started this morning with book thats been on my shelf for a few weeks-The Perks of being a Wallflower. Have Twizzlers and M&Ms and I'm ready to go.

Liyana said...

Ohh, I started at 7pm on Friday (which is your 7am, I think).

All the best everyone!

Lady S. said...

Very handy to have all the fellow readers here with links! Starting now...

CindyD said...

I have one looong book to read - we'll see how long it takes me to read it!

Lakereader said...

I am on the starting line and heading out for the long haul. Good reading to all!

cindysloveofbooks said...

Thanks for stopping by. I have to admit the idea of putting pics with the updates was my idea. I saw it posted in the 24 hour read a thons and thought it was a neat idea so i went with it.

How is everyone doing?

Paulina said...

Starting in a few minutes!

Julie said...

I'm looking foward to some uninterrupted time to read.

web said...

I'm not seeing Mr. Linky, but am signing it for starting at 2pm on Friday!


Vivian Mahoney said...

Good luck to everyone! I won't be participating this year, but I'll definitely follow along.

Emily said...

I will be starting my 48 hours tomorrow morning.


Anonymous said...

I'm starting in less than an hour at 7pm/EST

Tammy said...

Almost done with The Perks of Being a Wallflower, not sure how I feel about the book, more on that later. Going back to store for refill on twizzlers.

Anonymous said...

I love that the rules include "reading" one audio book. That means the fact that I have to work this weekend doesn't make a difference, I'll be able to read the whole time (barring, you know, my bosses actually wanting me to interact or something silly like that!)

I updated my blog with a starting post. I'll be actually starting around 11 p.m.

Melissa Wiley said...

Cheering you all on. Happy reading, gang!

Tricia said...

I wasn't going to do it, but I caved. I have a very nice TBR pile. Off to read now!

Anonymous said...

Starting at 6:30 on Friday! Have fun everybody!!!

MotherReader said...

I'm signing in, but not posting yet because I want to leave the Starting Line post at the top of the page for now. Starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night.

Unknown said...

Alright it's 8pm and I'm starting. I'm finishing Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler.

Kimberly @ lectitans said...

Starting at 8:15 pm Friday!

susan259 said...

The excitement is contagious! I rushed through my work and chores and am going to start the clock at 9 p.m. Friday, just can't wait till tomorrow! http://readspace.net/2009/06/summer-reading-48-hour-book-challenge/

Tammy said...

Just finished Perks of being a wallflower-Wow! Heavy read.I posted a review on my blog. www.mugofmoxie.blogspot.com Now starting on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

tamarc89 said...

need more caffine....

Sonderbooks said...

I'm laughing at myself because of how excited I am by this! I tried to nap before I started (so I'd need less sleep time), but was too excited!
You see, whenever I have a special day (Mother's Day, Birthday...), I think about what I could do to indulge myself that's really special. My first thought is ALWAYS to spend the whole day reading -- but I always decide it's not practical or too lazy or some such. So then you announce this challenge -- and it happens to hit the only weekend in months when I have no other commitments. Woo-hoo! I am so excited, it's funny! On top of that, my blog was broken and just this morning I finished fixing it.

Mandy said...

I did start tonight for a bit, find it at www.embrace-enjoylearning.blogspot.com

web said...

I still can't find Mr. Linky! WTF? But here's a link to my starting post.


Megan Reilly said...

I'm going to get started. :D

Anonymous said...

I have a mountainous pile of books, a charged Ipod, a spouse who's planning on spending the weekend writing anyhow, and a starting post (with a picture of my to-read pile). I think I'm committed now...

Tammy said...

Okay! Half way done with The Absolutely True Diary......loving the story and the character. Very hyped up on chocolate and coke. Must keep going.......

Becky said...

I started at 2pm Hawaii Time, so I'm on hour 6. Ready to get back off computer to keep reading! :) Thanks for hosting this fun challenge.

Anonymous said...

Had to wait until this evening, but I'm going from 12:00AM Saturday to 12:00AM Monday! Let the reading begin! :)


Leila said...

Off to write a brief Challenge Begins post, then to read. Thanks, MR!

misskate said...

I started at 9pm (CET) last night and read for a little over three hours. I have my stacks of books I can't wait to get back to, but I think this year will have to be a practice for me and next year, I will do a better job at clearing the schedule.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited! This is my first time!

Liz B said...

I have begun. 7:48 am Saturday morning.

Stephanie said...

Signing in! :-) I started reading yesterday, between work, kids, soccer, and everything. :-D It looks like this will be fun -- what a great turn-out.

Jen Robinson said...

Wow, that's a lot of people participating. So fun!!!

Jules at 7-Imp said...

Oh man, once again I miss out on this...Good luck to everyone. Maybe next year.

Little Willow said...

I'm going to try. I'm only going to have a few hours (!) to participate this year.

Tammy said...

Just finished The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian-I laughed, I cried, I loved this book!
Plan to write full review on my blog. Just made pitcher of ice tea and ready to start new book-The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Shanni said...

I updated my blog! check it out! http://shanniblog.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Oops, didn't check back before I began, so I missed the sign-in. But lo, I have begun! And finished, actually, being in another part of the world where tomorrow comes earlier.

Anonymous said...

Oops, and I overtiredly didn't include the proper starting post link for Mr Linky. It's here: http://karenhealey.livejournal.com/790629.html

simply nerdy book reviews said...

forgot to come back here and say i was starting . . . lol. but i am exactly 24 hours and 3 minutes into the challenge!

simply nerdy book reviews said...

oops i forgot to put the right starting URL too . . . sorry!!!



simply nerdy book reviews said...

i suppose being sleep deprived makes you forgetfull. lol

Erika said...

I forgot to link when I started. But I'm 24 hours in.

Bill said...

Wow! As MotherReader’s editor/backup for this event, I’m amazed at the participation levels here! There really are a lot of people participating — more than double last year’s roster — and a lot of enthusiastic people, no less. Congrats to everyone for making such a dedicated effort!

Makes me want to go read a book or two...

Little Willow said...

I had four and a half hours to read. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Oh, whoops, I linked the finishing here and not the starting.

Comes of the lack of sleep I suppose.

TrendyBrandyKids said...

I'm going to try! thank you