Thursday, June 7, 2012

48 Hour Book Challenge and Summer Bookaday

It's party time! As noted by my esteemed colleague @libraryfanatic: The second awesome reason to be a school librarian - summer's off to read! And what better way to kick off my summer and my summer reading than to join MotherReader's 48-hour Book Challenge and The Book Whisperer's Bookaday Challenge!

Courtesy: MotherReader
48 Hour Book Challenge
MotherReader's two-day reading fest runs from Friday, June 8, 2012 at 7am to Monday, June 11, 2012 at 7am.  You get to pick your 48 hours in that time frame.  There are rules including your hours must be in a row! But you can do as many or as few as you want!

I'm going to try to for 20 hours this year! I'll start at 8 pm Friday and end 8pm on Sunday.  I have a few errands and a graduation party, but should have the time pretty much to myself!

Courtesy: Read, Watch, Connect
Bookaday Challenge
This will be my THIRD year participating in Donalyn Miller's Bookaday fun! Each year the challenge is to average a book each day of your summer vacation.  If you are only off for a week - try to read 7 books!  The books can be anything you want! Graphic Novels? Check! Picture Books? Check! An homage to Ray Bradbury? Check! Check! Check!  You can read one book one day, 7 books a different day! It's so awesomely un-stressful you may read beyond your goal!!!!

I'm officially off from Friday, June 8 to Sunday, August 12, 2012. That's 66 days! So my goal is to read 66 books before I go back to work on Monday, August 13th! So exciting!!!!

If you want to join in the fun of one or both challenges, click the headline links! If you just want to see what people are doing, follow the twitter hashtags #48hbc and #bookaday.  And, guess what? #Bookaday lasts forever! We use the hashtag whenever we finish a book!!! So check it out and find some new reading materials and some new friends!

Now I need to gather all the books! All the books!


  1. I love MotherReader and would love to do her book challenge but this weekend won't work. Please do this again a different weekend this summer!

  2. I forgot about Bookaday, but at least I am doing okay on numbers-- just forgot to tell my students about it. We've been out for two weeks, which is just weird. Yeah, no one will be jealous when I have schedule pick up on August 8! Hope you are able to focus at the graduation party and don't feel TOO much like running off and reading!

  3. Hope you have fun at the graduation party! This is my first year participating in the 48 HBC and so far, it's a lot of fun :)

  4. I hope you have fun with both challenges! I'm really enjoying 48HBC.

  5. I love both challenges, too. I must confess that many of my #BookADay reads are going to be picturebooks (which do count, but still...). But I'm having fun. Enjoy!

  6. Ahhhhh yes, I'm extremely jealous of your summers off and all the #BookaDay fun... but at least I can join you for the #48hbc! Happy reading!!

  7. I love having the chance to come visit with some of you during 48 HRC...good to "see you"! I hope you have enjoyed the weekend, that the graduation party was fun. Above all, enjoy the weekend! Book People Unite!

  8. That chair looks like a super comfy reading spot! Hope you're having a good weekend and enjoying the last few hours of your reading challenge.


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