Guess what your super cool librarians are doing this weekend? Participating in the 48-Hour Book Challenge! Hooray! That is where you try to read as many books as possible over a 48-hour period. Some of you might think that is what librarians do every weekend. And maybe it is, but this time, there are prizes and validation from your peers!
For myself, I’m not sure how much I’ll get done, since I have to go to a wedding on Saturday, right in the middle of the challenge. Still, I’m prepared to try my best!
The challenge allows for one audiobook, so I got Sarah Dessen’s What Happened to Goodbye on CD and plan to listen to it on my way to and from the wedding (and I guess any other time I spend in my car that weekend)!
I’m also excited about an upcoming backpacking trip, so I’ve checked out some books about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. (Yes, I’ve already read [and loved] Wild.)
And we recently got some new teen ebooks for our library’s lending collection, so I chose a few of those for my Kindle:
- Riot by Walter Dean Myers
- Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (I KNOW, I can’t believe I haven’t read this before, either)
- Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepherd (I KNOW, I can’t believe a) I haven’t read any of these and b) it was even available to check out!)
Oh, and I also recently stumbled across a book in the stacks that I heard about when it came out and have been meaning to read… a story that will no doubt treat themes of love and loss on an epic scale:
Can’t wait to see what those twins have been up to!
This should be enough to keep me busy for 48 hours! Check back on the blog this weekend to see how I do, and maybe to read some fun, semi-delirious book reviews!
And library teens, remember–if you’re signed up for Summer Reading Club, you get a prize ticket for every 5 books or 10 hours you spend reading! (And if you’re not signed up for Summer Reading Club… you should sign up for Summer Reading Club.) How many tickets could you earn if you do your own personal 48-Hour Book Challenge? Hmm… only one way to find out!