48-Hour Book Challenge Update

June 6, 2009 @ 7:36 pm | Filed under: Books

Well, the arrival of the Catching Fire ARC played right into my hankering to jump into the Challenge. Instead of gardening, running errands, and cleaning house during the baby’s naps today, I read. Clocked a little more than 4 hours of reading time since 7 a.m. You know how in every runners’ marathon there’s a weathered, smiling, sunvisored gal trailing way behind the pack, fast-walking instead of jogging, knowing she’s going to come in last but just doggone happy to be there? That’s me.

Total reading time so far: 4 hrs 17 min

Books read:
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr (had already begun)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (about halfway through)

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  1. Love your analogy. Saw your Twitter note about CF with “Wow, I didn’t see that coming.” Can’t wait to talk about it with you. We’ll have to see up some private chat, like the Catching Fire Club.

  2. Ooh, great idea. If it were a Mitali Perkins novel, we could call the club The Secret Keepers.

  3. Your website and particularly your blog are the very reasons in addition to reading some great books that I am happy I participated in this Challenge, a first for me….I’ve never been part of any book challenge. I have learned a lot and met new literacy colleagues through your sites and your writing….enjoy the rest of the Challenge!

  4. I am so jealous that you have an ARC of Catching Fire!!!! Is it as good as Hunger Games?

  5. What is the middle names of Martha and Charlotte? How about their husbands? Do you know their siblings? I would like to know because my class is doing a book report and I would like to do it on your books. Are you going to write anymore Martha and Charlotte books. Even when I finish them I won’t get enought of it.