Sunday, June 21, 2015

The 48 Hour Book Challenge Finale And Theme Announcement

My 48 hour reading period ends around 7:10 this evening. It became clear before 6 that I wasn't going to get another book done. Book 4 was a no go for me after a couple of chapters. It would have had to have been an incredibly fast read for me to finish and blog about it before my deadline.

So I managed only three books this year. I finished Book One Friday night and blogged about it before going to bed. I started reading again before noon yesterday and finished Book Two in the afternoon and blogged about it then. I started Book Three but admit I was reading it while watching a movie in the evening, so that slowed me down. I started reading this morning, took a church break that ended up being around 3 hours, and finished Book Three this afternoon.

This Year's Theme

I like to have a theme for my 48 Hour Book Challenge Reading. One year it was magical realism. One year it was books from my To Be Read stash. Last year it was diversity. This year it was friends' books. I read books written by people I know through blogging or writers' group/NESCBWI.

This Year's Books

Mare's War by Tanita Davis

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

And I threw in:

Joshua 24: 14-16

Check out other completed 48 Hour Book Challenge readers.

Quite honestly, I veered from Challenge reading at bedtime because I've been reading The Anxiety of Kalix the Werewolf the third in a series I like a lot. So I would have gone a little further with the Challenge if I hadn't need to check out whether the werewolves were going to find the werewolf hunters, get their rock bands going, get a date, etc.

Now I am feeling both worn out and as if I've been on a vacation. I'm anxious about getting back to work tomorrow.

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