So what are YOU up to this weekend?

June 6th, 2008 • Kate

Well, if you’re not me, with a still growing pile of manuscripts to read, perhaps you’re up for the 48 Hour Book Challenge proposed by Mother Reader! I love the idea of this — take an single, continuous 48-hour period this weekend, as long as you’re done by 7am on Monday, and read as much as you can. Woot! That’s the basic version — you can also blog all about it, and share your stats (pages read, books read, sodas consumed, etc.) with the other participants. Post reviews too, and tell others what you thought of the books you tear through.
I’ll even make it MORE fun for you — add a comment on Monday with a link to your list of books read (following Mother Reader’s rules), and I will send the person who read the most books an ARC of my client (and Class of 2k8 author) Ellen Booraem‘s forthcoming novel THE UNNAMEABLES, which Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing in October. Be sure to post your comment with your email address, so I can get your mailing address and send the ARC to the winner!

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6 Responses to “So what are YOU up to this weekend?”

  1. beth Says:

    Yay! I totally wasn't going to try to do the 48 hour challenge before this, but that book looks awesome! Sign me up!

  2. beth Says:

    *sigh* I had such good intentions. But I only read 1 book (The Doomsday Book by Connie Willis). And to be fair, I didn't finish it–I only read about 100 pages. I also read 68 student essays that were each 6-8 pages long (I'm a teacher, and its final exam time)…does that count? 🙂

  3. jeanoram Says:

    I read six books, but they were all kids books. I am guessing those don't count!

  4. Julia Says:

    I did not read – I wrote – lots. =^) And, did my best to keep dry in spite of all the midwest storms!

  5. Caryn Says:

    Oh, rats! I miss all the good stuff. And right now I'm in the middle of both The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex and Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas, both of which I could have happily spent an entire weekend plowing through. Then, of course, there are the piles of books I have yet to read. Oh, well. Next time around.

  6. dust Says:

    I read four books* and reviewed them at my website. Didn't get any writing done. Too much yard work will sap your writing skills, I tell you.
    *I think I'm finally caught up with April books. I can't get any more library books until I'm mid-May or so, so I'm in a hurry 🙂