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Seventh Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Starting Line

Stock your snacks and stack your books, because this is happening. This. Is. Happening.

Review the rules and info. 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 afternoon.

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. Please include the amount that you've pledged to Reading Is Fundamental in your post. As another incentive to sign out on the Finish Line post, I''ll give a dollar per 48HBC finisher.

Let's rock and read.

48 comments:

MotherReader said...

Okay, I'm actually starting later but I had to test out Mr. Linky first. Carry on, readers. Carry on.

Katya said...

I'm getting started at 7am this morning with Dashner's The Maze Runner. Woo Hoo!

Emily C. said...

I'm starting at 9 this morning! Looking forward to a weekend of reading. :)

Carol Hampton Rasco said...

And I am starting about 9 AM with a re-read from childhood of THE BOXCAR CHILDREN to be followed by some reading from my 4th grade elementary school reader which I received in the mail yesterday having tracked one down for a reasonable price! HIGH ROADS by Houghton Mifflin. Looking forward to a fun weekend of reading with all of you!

Kristin said...

Starting at 8:30 this morning! Thanks again for carrying on this tradition.

Lisa Song said...

A pile of books awaits me at 8pm tonight...can't wait. Thanks for setting up the challenge!

Alex said...

Hi Pam, I can't participate this year because I have company (yet again. I would definitely rather be quietly reading.) But i will send in a donation to RIF anyway.

It was great seeing you again this week in NYC and hope to see you in September at Kitlit Con.

Jone said...

I will start later today. Have you gotten my emails regarding prizes?

radagast250 said...

I'm in! Looking forward to a relaxing weekend of reading. Thanks for running this challenge.

Ms. Yingling said...

I'm starting at 11. That gives dependents twenty minutes to make their needs known. Thanks for hosting this, and have fun reading!

Meagan said...

Starting at noon, can't wait!!

Melissa said...

Been going for a bit now... I love this weekend! (Thanks, Pam, for your work putting it together.)

Jen Robinson said...

Starting now, ~9:40 am. Can't wait!

aquafortis said...

Hi there! Getting started about 10:10 am Friday by finishing off Veronica Roth's INSURGENT. (Yeah, I know it's lame to start with an in-progress book, but I have to finish it, and I can't change my participation period due to previous commitments on Sunday...) Anyway, I will count it in my books read total as half a book, since I'm almost exactly half done. :D Hopefully that's fair!

onlymuttix said...

Starting out at 12:45 p.m. Central time! I have my books, my caffeine, and my snacks. This year I will not fail!

Bookologist said...

Here I go at 1pm CST! 2nd year and got my audiobook this year! Woo! This is like Christmas for me; I've been waiting all year for this.

Lady-Schrapnell said...

I'm stumbling over the starting line...

Caitlyn said...

Starting now and will be reading outside for most of the day.

Bookologist said...

I still see my comment but I no longer see myself listed in the links. Should I repost my link? I'm Kelly @muellerspace

Juli said...

I'll be starting at about 7:30 tonight. My sweet husband is catering dinner for me. I've got my books lined up, snacks for tomorrow and an audiobook downloaded for the times I'll be on the road. Looking forward to another fun challenge :)

Paulina said...

I'm just starting now, but my daughter couldn't wait and started earlier. She's already read for an hour.

Jone said...

I am starting at 8 pm tonight. Have a commitment to attend to first.

Mikaiya said...

I've begun my challenge- in fact, just finished my first book. So ready for this!

Charlotte said...

whoot!

Roberta said...

Let the reading begin.

Have a great time everyone.

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

It's finally here! I'm starting this thing at 8pm! So excited!

Victoria said...

My start time got delayed, but I'm here! Starting at 8:00 pm.

Cathy said...

My Kindle is loaded and I am starting at 9. What a great way to kick off the summer reading season.

Caroline said...

I'm starting in four minutes (7:00pm Friday night my time). I can't wait! I've already screwed up by just posting a link to my blog and not my specific starting line post. Sorry! My To Read pile is massive, but I'm looking forward to making a dent in it.

Stiletto Storytime said...

Ready for a great weekend of reading! So glad I am participating this year...I missed it last year but this will still be my third year of reading for this event. Happy Reading and Goodnight to All!

Courtney
Stiletto Storytime

Melissa Wiley said...

Signing in, 7:15pm Pacific Time. First on deck, finishing the new Quinn Cummings book.

Juli said...

As of 7:30, I've officially started the challenge. Happy reading everyone :)

mary kinser said...

Starting up now - 8:30 p.m. my time. First up: Kimberly Willis Holt's When Zachary Beaver Came to Town. Woohooo!

Misti said...

Starting out, much delayed but ready to go!

Beth said...

9:00 and I and my sons are off!

I really hate this capcha; so far I've failed it five times. This comment may not get posted.

onlymuttix said...

Beth, yep it took me a couple tries to get it as well and I refuse to listen to the scary cult voices "read" me the words.

Leila said...

I'm about to start! Yaaaaaaaay!

hood_and_hat said...

Starting in about 45 minutes and posting now since I need to get ready for my race. Book marathon + 10K race = double the fun.

Abby said...

Finally! And now I'm off to read! .... Unless I fall back asleep... ;)

Sherry said...

I'm not having any luck at all with Mr. Linky. I thought I had posted my start post last night, but this morning it's nowhere to be seen. And I tried three times ths morning---I hope it doesn't show up three or four times in Mr. Linky later. Anyway I started last night at 1030, and I'm trying to read Palace Walk by Naguib Mafouz.

Susan said...

Finally got my start line post up, after slow internet connections confounded me earlier...

Bibliovore said...

I'm in!

Bethany said...

First book down!

BookMoot said...

Hope to manage a 24 hour+ challenge. Ah, Life! Off to read.

Michelle @ Chronicles of a Book Evangelist said...

Starting late because of a last minute family reunion, but 36 hours is better than nothing!

Book Dragon said...

Just found out about the challenge but have added it to my 2012 challenge page so I'll look for it next year!

Cathy said...

I thought I had commented and left a link when I started Friday night at 9. I do not see either now and wonder if I was dreaming...or if I have just been reading too much. Actually, had to break for graduation parties so I think I will be posting on the light side of the challenge. This is my first time participating so I hope I am following protocols correctly. I wandered back here to read some posts as I am in my hour of networking.

Cathy
reflectandrefine.blogspot.com

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

Ack! Accidentally put my ending post here too!!! I think it was number 55 The Brain Lair!