Thursday, June 05, 2008

The 48 Hour Book Challenge

For me the 48 Hour Book Challenge starts tomorrow at 7:00 AM.

I have found the Book Challenge is much more satisfying if I have a theme. Last year I just read off my "To Read" shelves and basket. Not so great as the first year when I read titles I'd collected that were related to magical realism.

So this year I'm reading collections of juvie and YA short stories and the one book of essays for kids that I found. I'm interested in short stories and essays because those are what kids are asked to write in school. Yet I'm not aware of kids being assigned a lot of short stories and essays to read. So I want to see what's out there.

Plus I'm interested in writing short stories and essays for adults, and I have this project in mind for flash fiction for kids. So I'm hoping all this reading will be improving.

I'm also hoping you'll hear from me a couple of times tomorrow as I start knocking off books.

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