Thursday, June 3, 2010

preparing for the 48 Hour Book Challenge

Tomorrow mid morning I plan on beginning my 48 hours clock. This is the first year I've been able to participate because I've always had ultimate tournaments on the same weekend. So I am really happy to finally join in on the fun. MotherReader has all the rules and details here.

School's been out for almost 2 weeks and I have gotten a lot of reading done but tomorrow I plan to really ratchet up my focus and pace. Not living in an apartment with a pool has presented some challenges so far this summer but thanks to some generous friends I have secured access to others' pools so that I can be most productive.

Here's my to read pile as of tonight. I have been saving both Keeper and The Cardturner for this challenge and I am super excited to delve into them. I've got the rest of Collin's Overlander series as well if I somehow make it through this stack.

To prepare for the challenge I've done the following:
  • worked on an acceptable base tan (last weekend in savannah helped here) so as not to lose reading time applying aloe vera.
  • purchased 2 cases of high life so as not to go thirsty.
  • organized my food delivery menus so as to not lose reading time looking for something to eat. Cooking is of course a massive waste of time and so I will refrain from doing so until after the challenge.
  • unplugged television
  • finished all essential laundry (swim trunks and towels)
  • purchased poolside snacks
  • read all emails.
  • read everything that piled up in my google reader
  • read all unread messages in child_lit
So I think I'm ready to read read read. I'll try to post Friday night on my progress. Wish me luck!

1 comment:

Ms. Yingling said...

I hope you'll like Gregor. I also have the Easy As Falling Off the Earth in my pile. I'm glad you participated so I discovered your blog!