Friday, June 3, 2011

No Summer Slide and The 48 Hr Book Challenge

It's my favorite weekend of the year.  Motherreader's 48 hour Book Challenge (#48HBC) started this Friday, June 3rd.  This weekend is also the official start of my summer break which means The No Summer Slide Bookaday Challenge (#bookaday) starts for me too! Double Woot!

What's that you say? You know not of which I speak?

The 48 Hour Book Challenge
Check out the rules for the #48HBC and know that this is reading challenge that focuses on HOURS read.  It runs from Friday, June 3rd 7a till Monday June 6th 7a.  You can read for any 48 hours within that time period but those hours must be consecutive.

Last year I read around 18 hours or so. Not enough to win any prizes but enough to jumpstart my Newbery reading!  This year I'm walking a 5K and going to a graduation party so my goal is 15 hours.  I'm going to start at 10pm Friday and end at 10pm Sunday.  Weird I know, but it works for me.

Follow our progress on Twitter! - use the hashtag #48hbc to join in!

Book A Day Challenge
Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer believes teachers/educators should put their money where their mouths are, so to speak.  If you want kids to read, you need to read.  This is my second summer participating in BookAday where my goal is to average one book a day for every day of my summer vacation!! Does that mean I will read a book each day? Sometimes! Sometimes 3! Sometimes none! It's an average so there's no pressure! Also, picture books count!  Last year I read 68 books!

My summer vacay runs from June 4 - August 14, 2011.  That's 72 days.  So that's my goal.  What I love about bookaday is the lack of pressure.  If I read a book in one day? Sweet! If I don't read a book? Sweet!

Follow the progress on Twitter - use hashtag #bookaday if you want to join in!


  1. What a busy weekend! I really like the Bookaday idea. Good luck!

  2. Oh wow what a great ide for keeping teachers true to their craft over the summer! Enjoy and good luck on both of your ventures!

  3. I did not know about the Book a Day chalenge, but I am definitely there! Just have to figure out how many days we have off this summer! I love that someone else realizes that if we want students to read, we need to set an example. Thanks for mentioning this. How do I miss so much?

  4. We seem to hook up every year over the Challenge. 68 books over summer break--that's impressive!

  5. I love hearing about teachers and librarians doing #bookaday! If I had an extended break from work, I would totally do that, too! Good luck with #bookaday and the #48hbc!

  6. Don't ya love a Book A Day project as well?? All this invitation to reading is just awesome! Enjoy the journey!

  7. The timing worked out for a lot of schools this year as a good kick-up to summer reading!


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