Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Book Challenge 2006

I've signed up for Mother Reader's Book Challenge this June 6th-8th. It should be a great way to spend the weekend. The idea is to read and blog about as many books as you can. Since I am a seriously slow reader, I will not win the prize for most pages read, but I will have committed myself to reading. Which is a prize in itself.

Here are the books I plan to read:
Me, Evolution and other Freaks of Nature, by Robin Brande.
So Totally Emily Ebers by Lisa Yee
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Swan Maiden by Heather Tomlinson

I plan to start at 7am on Saturday and go to 7am on Monday.

Here are the basic guidelines:
  • The weekend is June 6–8, 2008. 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 sixth and end no later than 7:00 a.m. Monday. 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.
  • The books should be about fifth-grade level and up. Adult books are fine, especially if any 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. No graphic novels. I’m not trying to discriminate, I’m just trying to make sure that the number of books and page counts mean the same thing to everyone.
  • 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, 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.
  • The length of the reviews are not an issue. You can write a sentence, paragraph, or a full-length review. The time spend reviewing counts in your total time.
  • For promotion/solidarity purposes, let your readers know when you are starting the challenge with a specific entry on that day. Write your final summary on Monday, and for one day, we’ll all be on the same page, so to speak.
  • Your final summary needs to clearly include the number of books read, the approximate hours you spent reading/reviewing, and any other comments you want to make on the experience. It needs to be posted no later than noon on Monday, June 9th.


  1. This is a fun challenge. Good Luck!

  2. WOW! That's awesome. Well done you:) I'll be running all weekend, but will check in.

  3. Have fun with the challenge! No signing up for me. I think I'd get about 10 pages read.
    These are great choices!

  4. PJ: I have no idea how many pages I'll end up reading (I pathetically slow...) but I feel I deserve the downtime after being so busy.

    Vivian: Have to take "Evolution.." off my list. I couldn't wait to read it. Almost done and I lOVE it. It is a great recommendation. Thnx!

    Laura: What do you mean, running? Like exercise? You go girl!

  5. Yes....I am running a lot these days and LOVING it. Oso is a great companion on the trails. And I'm also getting everything ready for Candy and I to go on our big road trip together:) Hanging with Joe before we go:) That kind of thing. GO LAKERS!

  6. Patty--what a fun way to spend the weekend. Can't wait to read your blog entries. Happy Reading! Maggie

  7. Thanks Maggie!
    I picked up "A Crooked Kind of Perfect" and just so you know, Elly LOVES it. She actually asked if she could borrow it for a while. I love seeing her curled up in bed with her reading light, head buried in a book. Sigh. Don't you love books?


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