Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the 48 Hour Book Challenge!

Because I don’t tend to plan stuff and life’s been busy lately, I forgot about the 48 Hour Book Challenge until I saw Hannah’s post about it this morning. It got me thinking about what a great reading weekend it was last year and how I haven’t devoted that length of time to reading in a while. So I decided to jump in with the 2014 48 Hour Book Challenge. Here we go, readers!

Start time: June 6, 7:00pm

unnamedUpdate #1:

  • 2 hours of reading time.
  • 285 pages read.
  • Outfit: Ogontz Camp hoodie and shorts

The Books

Review #1: I read Shiver for last year’s 48 Hour Book Challenge, so it seemed like a good choice to start this year’s challenge with the sequel, Linger. It was great to get to return to Mercy Falls and characters like Sam and Grace. Although I think Linger meandered a bit more than Shiver, it kept me intrigued both character-wise and plot-wise. I especially liked getting to see the POVs of Isabel and Cole. I also dug Cole’s theories about what exactly was going on medically with the wolf-shifts. Even though I would have accepted “so there are werewolves,” I like that Stiefvater is concerned about the logic of the world in which her characters exist. Also lots of great swoony bits. Looking forward to finishing up the trilogy–hopefully earlier than next year’s challenge!

6 thoughts on “Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the 48 Hour Book Challenge!

  1. I love the challenge and am glad you heard about it. Shiver was good, although as a child of the 70s the third book really gave me pause. Forever in a middle school library? Eek! Hope that you are enjoying your reading “vacation”!

  2. Hi, Annie!
    It’s Alyisha (from the YA panel in Barrington). I just read the recap you posted (which Anika shared)! Thanks for the shout-out! And good luck with the Challenge! (I’m playing, too).

    P.S. Do you follow Maggie Stiefvater on Facebook? If you don’t, you absolutely should. She regularly posts pictures of her adorable baby goats – which is really all I want in a Facebook friend. The fact that she writes fab books is just an added boon. 😉

    • Oh my gosh, Alyisha, I will be forever in your debt for alerting me to baby goats. They are the cutest! So glad you’re doing the challenge too! I will definitely stop by your wonderful blog as soon as I do a little reading catch-up.

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