48-Hour Book Challenge Update

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

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. MotherReader says:

    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. Melissa Wiley says:

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

  3. Rasco from RIF says:

    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. Anne says:

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

  5. Anna says:

    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.