Hosted by Miz B
January 1 – December 31, 2010
This was a pretty quick and easy challenge. I choose Level 2 which was two more books from a current vampire series. I went beyond that a read three since that was how much I had left to read in the Sookie Stackhouse challenge. This was lots of fun!
Level Two: Vampire Addict ~ Choose either to: reread 2 vampire series books you’ve already read; OR read 2 more books from a vampire series that you’ve already started reading. For example: if you’ve already read books 1 & 2 of the “Twilight” series, now go and read books 3 & 4. OR, if you’ve already read the whole “House of Night” series by P.C. Cast, go back and read 2 of the books from that series.
- From Dead to Worse
- Dead and Gone
- Dead in the Family
MotherReader posted this very informative update on the 48 Hour Book Challenge. I can’t remember if I joined in this last year, but if I did I don’t think I was very successful. I look forward to being able to get some good reading in for the challenge.
- The weekend is June 4–6, 2010. Read and blog for any 48-hour period within the Friday-to-Monday-morning window. Start no sooner than 7:00 a.m. on Friday the fourth and end no later than 7:00 a.m. Monday the seventh. So, go from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday… or maybe 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. Monday works better for you. But the 48 hours do need to be in a row. That said, during that 48-hour period you may still have gaps of time in which you can’t read, and that’s fine. (In the middle of the three different challenge weekends I’ve had to go to work, attend a ballet recital, and drive for a Girl Scout event.)
- The books should be about fifth-grade level and up. Adult books are fine, especially if adult book bloggers want to play. If you are generally a picture book blogger, consider this a good time to get caught up on all those wonderful books you’ve been hearing about. Graphic novels can be included in the reading. One audiobook can also be included in your time and book total.
- The top three winners will be based only on time commitment, not number of books. So if you are heading into the 30+ hours club or 40+ hours club, track your time carefully. International winners may be given gift cards instead books due to mailing costs, unless a U.S. address is provided.
- It’s your call as to how much you want to put into it. If you want to skip sleep and showers to do this — and some people do — go for it. If you want to be a bit more laid back, fine. But you have to put something into it or it’s not a challenge. Twelve hours is the benchmark for winning prizes.
- The length of the reviews or notes written in your blog are not an issue. You can write a sentence, a paragraph, or a full-length review. Up to you. The time spent reviewing counts in your total time.
- New last year: You can include some amount of time reading other participant’s blogs, commenting on participating blogs and Facebook pages, and Twittering about your progress (remember the #48hbc tag!). For every five hours, you can add one hour of networking. This time counts in your total time.
- On your blog, state when you are starting the challenge with a specific entry on that day and leave the link to that post at the Starting Line post at MotherReader on June 4th (via the trusty Mr. Linky).
- When you finish, write a final summary that clearly indicates hours — including partial hours — you spent reading/reviewing/networking, the number of books read, and any other comments you want to make on the experience. It needs to be posted no later than noon EST on Monday, June 7th. Also, check in at the Finish Line post on MotherReader that will be posted Sunday and please link to that post from your final summary post.
As it gets closer, I’ll look at my stack and decide what I want to focus on and what challenges need my immediate attention.
Hosted by: Book Chick City
Timeline: 01 Jan 2010 – 31 Dec 2010
It’s been awhile since I completed a challenge so I was very excited to finally check one off the list. I loved this challenge but next year will have to increase the number I should since I flew through this challenge.
- Heartsick by Chelsea Cain
- 1st to Die by James Patterson
- Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain
- The Killing Circle by Andrew Pyper
- Evil at Heart by Chelsea Cain
- Glory in Death by J.D. Robb
- E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton
- 2nd Chance by James Patterson
- Angels Flight by Michael Connelly
- 3rd Degree by James Patterson
- 4th of July by James Patterson
- 5th Horseman by James Patterson
This month is hosted by One Persons Journey through a world of Books.
I didn’t have a problem completing my April goal with the Read-a-Thon landing in the middle, but I’m enjoying these little challenges every week. I had a couple more to add but they were re-reads – even so I was pretty impressed, especially since May has been the slowest reading month ever.
- The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
- The Day I Shot Cupid by Jennifer Love Hewitt
- The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
- The Bungalow Mystery by Carolyn Keene
- The Mystery at Lilac Inn by Carolyn Keene
- Twilight: The Graphic Novel Volume 1 by Stephenie Meyer
- Tarantula by Bob Dylan
- The Secret of Shadow Ranch by Carolyn Keene
- The Secret of Red Gate Farm by Carolyn Keene
- Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
- In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz
- Linchpin by Seth Godin
- Fish! By Stephen Lundin