Thursday, June 04, 2009

Okay, Peeps, Here's the Plan

Last year, it was ARC-a-Palooza. This year, the theme for the 48-Hour Challenge is the Bibliovore’s Hypetastic Carnival of Books I’ve Been Looking Forward to Like Crazy. Or Hypetastic Carnival, for short.

You see those boxes full of books in the pretty picture? Most of them I've acquired at Tucson's favorite used-book store (yay, Bookman's!) or through swapping sites such as PaperbackSwap or BookMooch. One of the boxes is library books. They're all books I want to read.

At noon-ish on Friday, I’ll go into those boxes and pull out all the books I’ve been absolutely, nail-bitingly longing to read. (But haven't because I have to go in order. Shut up! So I'm a little anal, this is news?)

It can be because other people have raved about them; it can be just because I really, really like the looks of the book itself. I’ll delve into my stack and I won’t come up for air until noon on Sunday. Except church, because I’m Catholic and that guilt’ll getcha.

I'll review every book right here, because what's the fun of doing this if you can't talk about it? Besides my regular title/author/publication information, I'm including the Hype Score out of ten. Ten means, "OMG! Just as fab as I thought it would be!" One means "I was deeply disappointed and I'm now going to go cry disillusioned tears under the covers."

I'll also be Twittering my usual snark during the reading itself, so if you want to follow me, plug in @mosylu and follow the #48hbc hashtag.

Last but not least, I’m giving ten dollars per book read to the American Cancer Society, plus a dollar per comment on the reviews. This is in honor of my mom, who's almost fifteen years in remission from breast cancer, and Bridget Zinn, who's battling colon cancer right now.

Is that it? Awesome. I'm going to go pre-order pizza for the next two days now.

9 comments:

Jen Robinson said...

Sounds like a great plan, Maureen. Enjoy! I've already purchased massive quantities of take-out from my favorite thai place. I'm going to get started early this afternoon.

Charlotte said...

I second Jen! I am so looking forward to actually reading all the books that have been around for ages waiting for me...

Patti O said...

As an newbie to these marathon reading sessions (not in real life, just as a blogger), I'm starting small with the mystery-read-a-thon on Sunday, which is a mere 12 hours. I'll be keeping track of you, as I want to hear all about what you're reading! Enjoy!!!

Crystal said...

Good luck and love the boxes of books! I'm joining in the challenge in a little while and can't wait. I haven't decided on my charity yet, but I like your idea of the cancer society - my mom is a 13 year survivor of breast cancer!

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Wow-your selection looks great! I know what you mean about reading them in order-I have a weird system too. :) Good luck with your challenge!

Ms. Yingling said...

Looks like a good selection. I'm trying to alternate boy books with girl books, but don't have any particular order. Good luck getting through a lot, and also with raising money for a worthy cause!

Rasco from RIF said...

How is it going, I loved the sound of your plan. I am sure my adult children who worry about me miles from them and the "stacks that are going to fall on you, Mother...." wish I would choose to "read down" the stacks. Can't wait to hear what you're reading....happy reading!

Laughing Stars said...

That sounds like fun! Happy reading. :-)

Camille said...

Hooray for getting to read books you've been longing to read! I'm still hoping to finish ONE book.