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Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Starting Line

Okay, it’s go time, people. Make ready the snacks, caffeine, and good books. Oh, and here are the guidelines and FAQ's, in case you need a refresher.

When you start your 48 hours, sign in with Mr. Linky below. (I know, going old school here.) Keep track of your time — which includes reading, blogging, and 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. Rounding to the quarter hour will do just fine. Winners, prizes and such will be announced on Monday afternoonish.

Have fun, read well, and read diversely.

39 comments:

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

Here I am, bright eyed and bushy tailed! So excited about blocking out time this weekend to dive into my TBR pile. Thanks for doing this every year!

Alyisha said...

Coffee first... then, IT'S ON, GUYS.
Can't wait to see what you're all reading!
Here's my starting line post! (Bribe: there are bunny pictures):

https://noboysallowedreviews.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/the-starting-line-48hbc-2014/

gpattridge.com said...

Looks like I'm ready to go. I have a pile of books and cell phone silenced. Looking forward to all the diversity going on today.

Carol H Rasco said...
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Carol H Rasco said...

So excited to be starting this 48HBC at 7:40 AM…I am at the "Beach" and have tropical birds overhead and a flock (right term?) of flamingos to keep me company!

Anna Margaret Greene said...

8 AM, and getting started. I'm so excited to read with all of you!

http://morelikeaflower.blogspot.com/

Brandy said...

Let's do this!

Martha Dodge said...

Very excited to be participating. I've got my books stacked up and ready to go.

susan259 said...

So excited for the challenge this year! Ready to read and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading

susan259 said...

So excited for the challenge this year! Ready to read and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is reading

Ms. Yingling said...

Looking forward to another great year of reading! #WeNeedDiverseBooks was helpful in putting together the TBR!

hannahkarena said...

Here's my starting line post! http://hannahkarenajones.com/2014/06/06/ready-set-read-48-hour-book-challenge-starting-line/

Cayce said...

I didn't sign up "officially", but I'll be reading YA LGBT books this weekend. :)

Happy reading everyone!

Abby said...

I can't blog about books this year, but I am living vicariously through all of you! Can't wait to hear about what everyone's reading this year! Happy reading!

Sheila Ruth said...

Good luck, everyone! I enjoy the 48HBC but won't be able to participate this year. I'll enjoy following your progress.

Jessica said...

Thanks for running a great challenge for NINE YEARS (holy moly). This will be my first time participating! I started this a.m. - here is my starting line post - http://herlifewithbooks.com/2014/06/06/forty-eight-hours/

Katy Manck, MLS said...

I've got 2 hours in already, re-reading parts of Sherri L. Smith's Orleans and writing review for Saturday posting on BooksYALove!

Thanks sooo much for hosting this again - I have my stack of waiting-till-this-weekend books right here.

alyssa said...

Hi everyone! I'm another 48hbc first-timer, and I'm excited to chat about diverse books with you all. I'll be blogging about my experience at http://uhleesuh-uhleesuh.blogspot.com/
-Alyssa

gpattridge.com said...

Finished my first one, FREEDOM CROSSING. My short review has been posted. Already into book #2.

Susan Murray said...

Just linked up. I loved doing this last year, so I am looking forward to it again this year! Thanks!

Charlotte said...

I am IN at 4:40pm Friday!

Amy said...

Posted early but officially starting at 5pm. Looking forward to lots of reading and hearing about some great books!

gpattridge.com said...

I'm starting to get a bit dizzy, but three down and two to go for the first day.

Paige Y. said...

It's 7:30 pm on Friday and I'm starting!

Mary Kinser said...

It's 5:00 p.m. PST and I'm officially off and running. Here we go! Thanks so much for hosting again this year, Pam. You are incredible and I appreciate your support for diverse books!

anniethered said...

A late entry but psyched for a weekend of reading!

Cathy said...

Thank you so much for helping me kick off my summer reading! I am starting at 9:30 p.m. And hoping I can stay awake for awhile. I have chosen to focus on Middle a Eastern Literature for this event. #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Cathy

freshfromthestacks said...

I'm starting a late in the evening but I'm excited to jump in! Starting at 10:30pm and ready to starting reading! Here's my starting line post: http://freshfromthestacks.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/let-the-reading-begin-48hbc-starting-line/

snagamat said...

Hi! I saw a post about this from the Powell's Tumblr account and thought I'd give it a try. This is a great way to really sink myself into my "to read" list!

Here's my starting line post:
http://hoomanao.tumblr.com/post/88052018331/im-going-to-try-the-48-hour-book-challenge-im

Iron Guy Carl said...

All right! Here I go! This will get me in under the wire, I know, but I wasn't available to start until now. Have fun everyone! I certainly will!

Sarah said...

I have begun! Have fun reading everyone!

Naomi said...

Ack, I'm late! I'm retroactively starting my window at 7 AM, and we'll see how much actual reading time I get in...

Julie said...

Ready to go, and super excited!

asinclinationleadsme said...

Right, forgot to link...

https://asinclinationleadsme.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/48-hour-book-challenge/

Jennifer Stanton Chapman said...

Excited to get reading!

Gail Gauthier said...

I'm getting a late start. But I'm starting. Now.

MotherReader said...

Of course I've started, but being the host wanted to leave the starting post top and easy to spot. I'll be adding some write-ups soon from my reading.

Marcy said...

Also getting a late start, but yay! Starting now!

Kathy Burnette said...

Finally getting started!