Saturday, June 04, 2011

48 Hour Book Challenge


I have participated in the 48 Hour Book Challenge every year since MotherReader (@ http://www.motherreader.com/) began it. I was planning to read along this year too, but alas, a foul virus or SOMETHING has gotten a firm hold on my respiratory system and I am doing more coughing and napping than reading. I've spent a year of dodging, evading, bobbing and weaving, ducking, retreating, and hiding from the various germs that coat the surfaces of library books and public schools. I was successful until the reading reward FIELD TRIP.

*dundunDUN*

Alas, there is no out-running the recycled air and germ smeared, virus encrusted surfaces of a bouncing/sliding emporium.

Still, I plan to attempt some reading because, over the past years, I have read some of my favorite books during this annual weekend challenge. I've participated on airplanes, during high school graduation ceremonies, and sometimes, from the comfort of my easy chair. I hope I can accomplish 48 minutes.

I am grateful to MR and to her dedication to this splendid event.

6 comments:

tanita davis said...

Awww! I have read a little each year, too, but weddings - this year it's brunches, weddings, and all manner of things scheduled, so I won't make it through all 48 hours either.

I hope you feel better soon!

web said...

Ack, bummer! Good luck with getting some reading done. Even if it's not much, at least you can say you participated every year.

I've been having a great weekend, have loved almost everything I've read.

Carmela Martino said...

This is my first year, so this all new to me. I hope you're feeling better soon.
Carmela
http://www.carmelamartino.com/blog.htm

susan259 said...

I'm sorry to hear you are under the weather. I hope you have lots of comfort reads in your stack!

Susan
http://readspace.net

Lady S. said...

Poor you - that's such rotten timing! Glad you're doing the Challenge anyway. Maybe there should be a new prize for greatest amount of time spent coughing, just for you? :)

MotherReader said...

Oh, those germ-ridden places! So sorry you are not feeling well and hope some nice reading makes it all better.