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Tenth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Starting Line

So it begins. Whenever you start your 48 hour period, sign in with a link to your blog with old, reliable Mr. Linky. Keep track of your time — which includes reading, reviewing, blogging, and connecting (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 evening.

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. Happy Reading!

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Ryan Leeds said...

I'm getting started at SpecFic Junkie.

Ryan Leeds said...

That being said, I don't see the sign-in? I checked on multiple browsers, so I don't think the widget was hidden. :/ Or am I missing something? Is the sign-in somewhere else?

Katya said...

Can't get sign in to work so signing in here.
Katya and hubby: http://www.katyaczaja.com
Gearbox and Bento: http://lapwingsread.blogspot.com

Martha Dodge said...

I'm getting started at onlymarfalfa.blogspot.com

Melissa Fox said...

Same problem: here's my sign in... http://www.thebooknut.com/2015/06/48-hour-challenge-start-line.html

Katie Fitzgerald said...

It looks like the Linky isn't working, but I'm getting started here: http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/2015/06/48-hour-book-challenge-starting-line.html

Miss Liberty said...

Annnnnnnd we're off! http://franzencomesalive.tumblr.com

Mary said...

It's a bit later than I actually started reading (because I figured I'd wait for the broken link to get fixed, and then when I checked again I decided I'd take a break to actually create a new reading blog (because they are useful!) instead of posting to Facebook or pirating one of my old, dormant blogs.

I started reading at 8:10 a.m., Friday, and here's the link to my blog: http://merrilyreading.blogspot.com/

MotherReader said...

Sorry to my early starters - the Mr. Linky thing wasn't working. But it is now, so sign-in there at your earliest convenience. Thanks!

Anna Margaret Greene said...

I've been reading since 7:45 this morning, and blogging here: http://morelikeaflower.blogspot.com/

Sondy said...

Thanks again for hosting this, Pam! I'm off to an excited start at 7:45 am this morning. :)

kristi said...

Looking forward to the challenge! Is the reading time the same for everyone who's participating?

literacious.com said...

I'm going to get started after work today! This is my first year participating and with a few things to do this weekend, my goal is 12 hours!

ici said...

I´m going to start, but my links are in spanish :)

Miss Liberty said...

Had to postpone my start, so I'm starting at 4pm. Excited!

hood_and_hat said...

Starting at 8pm!

Gail Gauthier said...

Starting at 7:06 PM EST. Hope to be blogging a book before I go to bed. Allez, allez, allez.

Juli said...

My official start time will be 8:00 this evening (Friday evening), but I was too excited to wait any longer for signing in. Should be a great weekend!! Happy reading all.

Naomi said...

Starting at 8!

Beth said...

I started just after 5. I'll finish my first book before 7, but I started it early.

Bibliovore said...

I started at 1:00 today but was at work. Good luck and happy reading, everyone!

Susan Murray said...

I am just getting started now, at 9pm MT Standard time. I love this challenge and am looking forward to a fun weekend!!!

Linda said...

Starting at 10:15 pm CT. First time participating and looking forward to the challenge! Good luck to all!

The Lupine Librarian said...

Starting now at 11:16 p.m.!

Iron Guy Carl said...

Semi-official start time--11:00 pm. This is always a great weekend. Good luck ,everyone, and have fun!

Iron Guy Carl said...

OK, I just checked--official starting time: 11:30 pm.

Cathy said...

I started at 11:30 last night, but fell asleep 15 minutes later. Story of my life. See you at the finish line. Thanks for hosting. http://reflectandrefine.blogspot.com/2015/06/mother-reader-48-hour-book-challenge.html?m=1

Susan said...

I am starting now! But considering I woke up almost an hour early today, we'll see how it goes.

Sarah said...

Finally getting around to posting my starting line - this challenge is already off to a rough start for me!

Marcy said...

Linking up late, though I drafted my post earlier... been a busy weekend already! Hopefully I'll make my 12 hours, fingers crossed.