Monday, June 01, 2009

48HBC in 4 Days

MotherReader's Fourth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge is just four days away! Two years ago, I attempted to participate with humorously disastrous results. Last year, something was going on where I couldn't participate, but this year, despite one gig (not two, as one got rescheduled) and the painter coming, I am going to take part in the book challenge. I don't know how much reading I'll get done, but I plan to read! I have a number of books stacking up and more that I hope will come in time. Here's a sample of what I have waiting for me:

The Lizard Cage, by Karen Connelly (borrowed from a friend 5 months ago)
Salt: A World History, by Mark Kurlansky
By These Ten Bones, by Clare Dunkle
School as a Journey: The Eight Year Odyssey, by Torin Finster
Colman, by Monica Furlong (bought when it was new)
Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades, by Mary Cowhey
Improving Your Storytelling: Beyond the Basics for All Who Tell Stories in Work or Play, by Doug Lipman
The Story Biz Handbook, by Dianne de Las Casas

I know, some of these books do not look like escapist pleasure-reading. They've been on my "to read" list for a long, long time. I need to read them. If I have some dedicated time in which to read them, then they will actually be of use to me.

I plan to do some rereading as well. Urn Burial, by Robert Westall, and The Princess and the Goblin, by George MacDonald, are in the stack.

What about you?


Lone Star Ma said...

Well, I certainly can't put everything aside and read for 48 hours. But I always read several books a week. I can't not read.

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

I have to bypass the 48 Book challenge again: I have the Race for the Cure, the last baseball game of the season, my son's first communion, and my book club meeting at my house this weekend. Ack! But I know I'll find time to read. I'm on a bit of a fantasy kick and have The Gypsy Crown by Kate Forsyth and The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas on my list. I love your list, by the way. I've read the picture book version of Kurlansky's Salt (illustrated by S.D. Schindler; it's good) and love the folktale Love Like Salt. Enjoy!

adrienne said...

This is the first year I'm not doing the 48 Hour Reading Challenge. I think it's a great thing, but June is just a crazy-busy time for me, which leaves me with sadly pathetic results. I'll be enjoying watching everyone else participate, though--and it's my hope to do *some* reading in between all the other craziness I have going on.

Saints and Spinners said...

I really don't know how many books I'll get to read. It's going to be a bit chaotic around here! But here's my cunning plan: after my gig on Saturday, I'm going to sit in the bookstore for awhile and read. That's the plan, anyway. We shall see!

Thanks for checking in, everyone. I've had a nasty little cold that's just sapped me of energy. I will comment on your blogs soon.

Schelle said...

Hope you feel better soon!
I was sorely tempted by this, but decided this was not the right year :D maybe next time!

Lone Star Ma said...

Hope you feel better!