Friday, June 04, 2010

The 48-Hour Book Challenge Begins!

As you should know by now if you've been reading this blog at all, this weekend is MotherReader's (in)famous 48-Hour Book Challenge. This year my theme is Books I Told Somebody I'd Read. I have a stack of books I've acquired by various means (some devious, muahaha). These are books I told somebody I'd read--authors, publicists, early reviewer programs. I'm reading them all this weekend, or at least giving them all my standard 50 pages. If I perchance finish the whole stack before the 48 hours are up, I'll dive into my regularly scheduled to-read shelf.

I'm donating to First Book, with a standard rate of 10 dollars per review posted between now and noon on Sunday, and 1 dollar for each comment on a post between now and Monday afternoon. Since my blog feeds onto my Facebook page, I'm also counting comments and "likes" that the blog/FB post generates. 50 cents for a like, 1 dollar for a comment. Plus I'll be Tweeting. My god, you guys, I'm so connected I can't stand it.

If you want in on the divine madness, pop on over to MotherReader's blog and sign up. You do need a blog to play, but consider this your impetus to finally start one. What's there to lose?

If you're visiting from MotherReader's starting line post, click this link: 48-Hour Book Challenge to see what I've posted since then. (Also, welcome to Casa de Bibliovore! Have a seat, raid the fridge, but if you drink any of my Code Red I'll be very unhappy.)

My first book will be Fat Cat by Robin Brande. Just because I feel in the need for something fun, and she always makes me laugh.

. . . And I'm off!


web said...

Sounds like a great theme! Mine is "these books need to get the hell out of my house, already."

Abby said...

Dude, you *are* connected. Go, go, go! I'm still at work, so I haven't started yet, but I plan to start my 48 at about 7pm tonight. After dinner (and maybe a nap if this Diet Coke doesn't kick in soon).

Happy reading!!

Jodie said...

Very good idea to theme this, but remember to add in the fun reads along with the obligations (hopefully they'll dovetail). Good luck!

Lydia said...

Wow! This is fantastic - new follower here, looking forward to seeing how you do!

Trisha said...

Wow, looks like First Book's going to be getting a nice donation! I love how connected your methodology is. ;) Although I don't envy you the math it may require. I had a hard enough time trying to calculate my time totals last year.

Bibliovore said...

Web, that's my theme for all my reading! *snicker*

Strength and caffeine to you, Abby!

Jodie, so far I'm managing to balance the fun reads with the more work-intensive ones. I learned that lesson last year when I read a couple of grim and serious books in a row and almost couldn't peel myself off the couch, I was so depressed.

Lydia, welcome to my blog! Thanks for stopping by.

Trisha, I will reveal the depths of my nerdiness and admit that I set up a spreadsheet that adds up my time for me, all broken down into time spent reading and blogging and networking. And I use the stopwatch function on my phone. It's geektastic, I tell you.