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48-Hour Book Challenge: Finish Line!

I finished three more books within my 48 hours! Of course it helps that two of them were graphic novels, which make for quicker reading, but I couldn’t have done it without moral support from my cat.

my cheerleader

my cheerleader

So, in my last 4 hours, I read:

Uglies: Shay's Story

Uglies: Shay’s Story by Scott Westerfeld. It has been a few years since I read the other Uglies books. I really liked them, but what remains of them in my memory feels pretty much exactly like Shay’s Story? I don’t really remember the plot of the original books well enough for this to feel like an alternate take. I think it would be a more enjoyable read if I’d read it closer to the other books.

Level Up

Level Up by Gene Luen Yang. This was cool and weird and not really what I thought it would be?? What it is is a sad but hopeful look at families and destiny and duty? And Pac-Man.

Everybody Sees the AntsEverybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King. Ah, Jesus! I needed a cry break after this book. It was great, though. Very intense and heavy-hitting, but… an earned intensity. I also loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I think I might be the last YA librarian standing who hasn’t already read all of A.S. King’s books, but, uhh… really great, check it out if you haven’t already, now please pass the tissues.

48-Hour Book Challenge

Final Challenge Update:

Time spent reading/blogging: 22.5 hours
Pages read: 2141
Books finished: 8 completed books and 1 book fragment


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48-Hour Book Challenge Starting Line!

48hbc_newI’m officially starting the 48-hour book challenge at 7:00pm, EST! I’ll read as many books as I can until 7:00pm on Sunday. (Then I’ll take a quick break and rally for the Tony Awards!)


Here’s my TBR pile, artfully arranged on my couch, where I will probably do a lot of my reading. I already blogged about some of my TBR pile earlier this week, but today at the library I added a few more items. I doubt I’ll be able to read all of these, but I wanted to give myself a good variety, so I added:

But since it’s such a lovely evening, I’ll start off the challenge by finishing up We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler out on the balcony.

selfie with book

It’s not too late for you to sign up for the 48-Hour Book Challenge yourself! Join us, won’t you?

PS I tweet @holajupiter and will give updates there as well!


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