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Sixth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Starting Line

48 Hour Book ChallengeOkay, it’s go time, people. Review the rules. No, really. Because while they aren’t complicated, they do set the guidelines for the challenge. Keep your eye on the prize, whether it be the exciting list of books or charitable donations for your readathon or reaching your personal goal. Make sure you have plenty of snacks, caffeine, and good books. Put in a movie marathon for the kids — even if that’s not usually your thing — because this time it’s about you.

When you start your 48 hours, sign in with Mr. Linky below. Keep track of your time — which includes reading, blogging, and some connecting (for every five hours reading/reviewing you can take one hour of blog reading, tweeting, and general bookish socializing). To keep the Starting Line post at the top of my blog, I won’t publish my personal posts until sometime Saturday morning.

On Sunday, I’ll have a Finish Line post where you can leave the link to your final summary, which should include the amount of time spent on the challenge. Feel free to round to the quarter hour. If you’ll be connecting your reading time to a charity, please say so in the comments. I’ll be giving a dollar per finisher to a Donors Choose literacy project, as another incentive to sign out on the Finish Line post.

Have fun, read well.

60 comments:

Stella said...

Here it is...the annual tradition! So ready to go!

Sparrow said...

Let's get started :-)

Kristin said...

Happy reading!

welcome to our wonderland said...

this will be fun! my 10 year old is doing (she knows she can't really participate) but I think she just wants to beat her mommies time :)

http://capturedmomentsfrozenintime.blogspot.com

Jojo said...

Have fun people!!

hood_and_hat said...

Can't wait to start reading tonight!

Bookologist said...

Bring on the caffeine! Here we go!

Bookologist said...

Bookologist is Kelly @muellerspace by the way.

Jone said...

Yay! can't wait ti get home and read.

ebin_5446 said...

And we're off!

Book Lady said...

Awesome! I have the next two days off! Got plenty of noms and plenty of books! I've got my kiddo with me. He's got his own little stack. So this should be fun!

Starting at 9am cst so just coffeeing myself up now ;) Have fun you guys! See ya on twitter! @lexley

Sharon H said...

9 am we're starting! Happy reading everyone

asharedmeal said...

Getting the stars aligned so I can have a good start. Little man is eating a big breakfast, my mom is here to help with child care and I have all the books I think I can read in 48 hours.

Mary Ann said...

Just stocked up on the Kindle, have a few languishing around as is, can't wait to indulge.

smacky said...

Starting earlier than I planned. Yay!

Sarah said...

Have fun, everybody!

Jana said...

Happy reading! First book in hand...Here I go!

web said...

I'm starting early too -- who can sleep on such an exciting day! ENjoy, everyone.

Lady S. said...

48 Hour Book Challenge, a pot of tea and the Penderwicks -- does it get any better than this?

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Woo hoo! Happy reading all!

leeswammes said...

Yay! Keen to get started and... go!

Joy said...

I'm reading for the Joplin Schools Tornado Relief Fund. You can help -- ten cents for each unique commenter during the 48 hour challenge.
http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2011/06/03/starting-line-48-hour-book-challenge/

Heidi Grange said...

This is my first time and I am excited to participate. I am donating some to my favorite charity, but its based on my own activities, although I wouldn't be adverse to adding a dollar for every comment. Good luck everybody!

onlymuttix said...

Started at 1:45!!!

The Book Bee said...

Excited to finally be starting :)

Ms. Yingling said...

And I'll have to miss chaperoning the middle school dance. Drat! Hope everyone has fun!

Sarah O'Holla said...

Best weekend ever!

Alex said...

This hould be interesting. Happy Reading, everyone.

thereadingzone said...

And I'm off! Starting at 4:45pm on Friday. :)

Michele said...

All right, I'm underway! Have fun, everybody!

Paulina said...

My 12-year-old daughter and I are both ready to go! Good luck to everyone.

Sondy said...

Woo-hoo! I look forward to this all year!

Mikaiya said...

I'm all in!

OrangeRoom said...

I'm in!

Eva {The Writer} said...

I'm first time, and I feel a buzz comin' on! lol. Let's see how far we can get...

Good luck to all the rest of the participants!

Nora said...

I am ready!

Tricia said...

I thought I signed up with Mr. Linky at 10am using my phone, but I was apparently unsuccessful. Glad I realized my mistake.

Happy reading everyone! Enjoy the weekend!

ZRZ said...

If a single butterfly's wings can cause a monsoon, imagine what all these rustling pages might be responsible for come Monday....

Amy said...

Happy Reading to everyone!

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

And I'm off!

flookie - what a great word verification word!

rovingfiddlehead said...

And so it begins. It's not just about reading & eating. I'm also raising $ for local language publishing programs at Room to Read. $5 for every hour I read, $1 for each unique comment. Andrea http://rovingfiddlehead.com/kidlit/

Carmela Martino said...

My to-be-read pile is so high it may take me a while to figure out where to start. :-)

Merchickety said...

48HBC! I've been looking forward to this for (what feels like) ages!

Von said...

Finally a chance to dust my wanna-read pile. First up: The Calder Game

Megan said...

So ready to get my read on!! It is so hard to choose which books to read.

Caroline said...

I was on the fence about trying use up until yesterday, but now that I've started I'm really excited!

Jenn said...

Joining! And I'm so sorry that my entry and comment is coming up twice. I swear I'm not a dolt.

Ashley K. Wescott said...

So excited to get started. Happy reading!

ynl said...

D'oh! EVERY year I look forward to the 48 Hour Book Challenge, and EVERY year it turns out I have some mandatory family travel thing. This year it's Aunt Rose's 80th birthday celebration in lovely Brownsville PA.

You guys wish Aunt Rose many happy years to come, and I will wish you all a happy 48 hours of reading bliss!

Iron Guy Carl said...

2:00 am--a ridiculous time to sign in but I couldn't sleep. Good luck everyone and have fun!

Rachel said...

This weekend snuck up on me, but I'll give it a shot.

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

I wasn't sure I would be able to join, but I'm so glad I can! Yay reading!

amandapearl2books said...

it's 6:30 am and I haven't gone to bed yet! Woo Anna and the French Kiss!

Leila said...

I cancelled my plans and so I'm IN!

Sam @ Parenthetical said...

Starting in T-15 minutes when I get on the train!

susan259 said...

Ready, set, READ!

Susan
http://readspace.net

Madigan McGillicuddy said...

Hoping to put a serious dent in my To Be Read pile. :D

Ramona said...

I'm off and reading!

Lorelie said...

Oh my. I was in such a hurry to get reading I forgot to leave a comment. I love this challenge! A book and a half down! :0)

web said...

D'oh! I forgot to link to my starting line post: http://bunnyplanet.blogspot.com/2011/06/ready-set.html