Thursday, April 26, 2007

Second Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge

MotherReader is hosting her Second Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge. She set the date for June 8 - 10. It's a great way to catch up on your reading! Here are the rules from MotherReader:
  1. The weekend is June 8–10, 2007. Read and blog for any 48-hour period within the Friday-to-Monday-morning window. Start no sooner than 7:00 a.m. on Friday the eighth and end no later than 7:00 a.m. Monday. So, go from 7:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday... or maybe 7:00 a.m. Saturday to 7:00 a.m. Monday works better for you. But the 48 hours do need to be in a row.
  2. The books should be about fifth-grade level and up. Adult books are fine, especially if any adult book bloggers want to play. If you are generally a picture book blogger, consider this a good time to get caught up on all those wonderful books you’ve been hearing about. No graphic novels. I’m not trying to discriminate, I’m just trying to make sure that the number of books and page counts mean the same thing to everyone.
  3. It’s your call as to how much you want to put into it. If you want to skip sleep and showers to do this, go for it (but don’t stand next to me). If you want to be a bit more laid back, fine. But you have to put something into it or it’s not a challenge.
  4. The length of the reviews are not an issue. You can write a sentence, paragraph, or a full-length review.
  5. For promotion/solidarity purposes, let your readers know when you are starting the challenge with a specific entry on that day. When you write your final summary on Monday, let that be the last thing you write that day, so for one day, we’ll all be on the same page, so to speak.
  6. Your final summary needs to clearly include the number of books read, the approximate hours you spent reading/reviewing, and any other comments you want to make on the experience. It needs to be posted no later than noon on Monday, June 11.
  7. Sign up in today’s comments. You’re welcome to post the challenge on your site to catch the bloggers that come your way but don’t come mine. Point them to today’s post to sign up. On Friday, June 8, I’ll have a starting-line post where you can sign in to say you’re officially starting the challenge.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Where have I been?

I apologize for the lack of posts lately! I've been busy adding a new addition to the family.

I am finally getting back on track so look forward to lots of new posts!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

May - Historical Fiction

We'll be meeting at Emily's in May to discuss historical fiction set during WWII. Here's what we're reading:

The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

The Loud Silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman
And if you finish both of those and want to keep reading, check out Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

April - Books being turned into movies

I know this is late, but to keep the record here, for April we read books being turned into movies. Here's the list:

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz (the novel or graphic novel version)
Bridge to Terebithia by Katherine Paterson

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

A Day With Wilbur Robinson by William Joyce

Looking for other upcoming titles? Check out Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (July 13th), Nancy Drew (June 15th), The Dark is Rising (September 28), The Spiderwick Chronicles (February 29th 2008), Horton Hears A Who (March 14th 2008), The Chronicles of narnia: Prince Caspian (May 16th 2008)