105 Ways to Give a Book

MotherReader Challenge Update

Everyone should have signed in by now, and it certainly seems that way with more than one hundred participants! I’m so happy!

I started last night at 7:30 p.m., but didn’t post because I don’t know how to make the Starting Line post “sticky,” as they say. And then this morning, life got in the way for a bit. Now it’s all back on track.

My schedule so far:
7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.Read Secret Keeper, part of The Hunger Games
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 midBreak
12:00 mid – 12:30 a.m.Networking time
12:30 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.Read The Hunger Games
2:30 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.Networking time
3:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m.Read Catching Fire
4:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.Sleep
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.Networking time
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Dance recital rehearsal stuff
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.Read Cold Hands, Warm Heart
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Write post
2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Networking time

So that gives me twelve hours and three and a half books as of 2:30 p.m. Decent start. Slower reading for me than usual, but I’m just not rushing it. I haven’t felt like writing reviews, which has always been how I broke up my reading time in past challenges. I think that having the time to check blogs and Facebook and Twitter has been giving me enough of a break from reading. I’m really glad I thought of adding the networking aspect into the challenge and am enjoying popping by the participants’ blogs. After this next networking break, I’m going to spend some reviewing time. And get a turkey sandwich. And a Coke. Two Cokes.


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

I like the networking aspect too. I'm enjoying finding new blogs through the challenge and it's fun to cheer everyone on.

Shanni said...

WOW! You are doing great! I love the networking as well! This is my first one and I am loving every minute of it!

Shonda said...

I'm having trouble writing reviews as well. It takes me awhile to write them, so I think that's why I'm avoiding them. Also, I have reviews that need to be written for books prior to this challenge. I like to write them in order when I read them, so that's another reason too. For now, I'm just writing a few sentences and will post the full review later next week.

You're doing great! I like how organized you are with your schedule. It never occurred to me to track it like this. I'll have to keep this in mind for next year.

Erica said...

The networking's great! But I'm going to write all my reviews on Monday I think, because otherwise it'll take too much time away from reading. I'm determined to reach at least 20 hours, but I'm only at like 5 right now...