The countdown has begun…

Are you ready for the 48 Hour Book Challenge? I am ready for the 48 Hour Book Challenge! I’ve pulled out all the books I’ve had lying around waiting to be read, purchased a couple more, and added in all the eligible swag from last weekend’s Book Expo America (which was amazing).

Here is the Pile Corner of my room:


Fuchsia: Books for the 48 Hour Book Challenge. This stack has grown since I took that picture, but between a lack of batteries, an ancient camera, and a persnickety printer/scanner/whosit, it’s too much of a hassle to take another one. You will just have to imagine the new and even more precarious pile!

Green: Books I deemed either too old or too young for the challenge, even though adult books are technically eligible. I have since transferred some of these to the 48 Hour pile.

Blue: Comics that need to be read and filed, and Bloom County collections and naval history books that need to be read and returned to friends. Also a huge book on Greek mythology because I like reading redundant Greek mythology books, and my NYCC badge from four months ago.

Orangey yellow: Other random BEA swag. Yes, that is the Catching Fire logo. (A formal review of that book will be going up next week.)

White: A light-up Wonder Woman tiara, and a My Little Pony. Irrelevant, but awesome!

Also pictured: a bin and two bags full of yarn, my super awesome turtle bag, keys.

And here is the list of books in the 48 Hour Pile:

The 13th Reality by James Dashner
Alphas by Lisi Harrison
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party by M. T. Anderson
The Brain Finds a Leg by Martin Chatterton
California Diaries by Ann M. Martin
– Dawn, Diary 1
– Sunny, Diary 1
– Maggie, Diary 1
– Amalia, Diary 1
– Ducky, Diary 1
– Sunny, Diary 2

Chasing Redbird by Sharon Creech
Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima
The Devil’s Kiss by Sarwat Chadda
Exposure by Mal Peet
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Magic or Madness by Justine Larbalestier
Ophelia by Lisa Klein
Over Sea, Over Stone by Susan Cooper
Peter and the Shadow Thieves by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
The Pharoah’s Secret by Marissa Moss
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Tombstone Tea by Joanne Dahme

Sponsors or potential sponsors who are moaning and clutching their wallets right now, never fear! I will not read all of these books! I will probably not even read most of them. This is just to give me some choices. The California Diaries books will serve as a sort of refreshing sorbet between courses of longer books. (If I run out of those, I’ll be digging into my roommate’s Sweet Valley Junior High collection.) See, I have strategy.

I will probably be starting around 7 or 8 pm tomorrow night, which means you still have plenty of time to sponsor one of us!

    One Response to “The countdown has begun…”

    1. Dear sweet Lord, thank you for posting a picture of your pile corner on the internet, so that I could show it to my husband this morning and say “See! SEE! I’m not crazy! There are other pilers out there! And the piles are sorted! In ways that make sense in their own heads!”

      Seriously, can we start a bookpile support group?

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