Friday, June 7, 2013

48 HBC: AND GO!

 I'm officially kicking off the 48 HBC now. (Ms. Yingling is hosting this year and there is still time to join in the fun!) I am going to see how long I can go without sleep but am not fooling myself that I won't have to stop and take naps. I am going to try my best not to, but I like sleep. It would be nice if I didn't have to though because this is the current state of my TBR:

And this doesn't include the e-galleys and recently purchased e-books on my Nook.

So to say that I need this 48 hours is an understatement.

Here is my goal for the first 12 hours:
The Chocolate Rose by Laura Florand
The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic by Uma Krishnaswami
The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
Secrets of Shakespeare's Grave by Deron R. Hicks
The Kingdom of Little Wounds by Susann Cokal

Honestly, I'll be happy if I make it through half of those by 8:15 AM tomorrow, when I will update. I read at a pretty good pace, but I slow down as I get tired so who knows what will actually be accomplished. Also a couple of these are rather long. And three of them are on my Nook, which also slows me down. I have tea, Pepsi, dark chocolate, ice cream, and a huge bag of Red Vines to help me through. My husband is most helpfully taking the kids on a day trip tomorrow. Bit was rather put out when she learned she was expected to visit her grandparents. She wanted to do the challenge too so she is going to be unofficially joining in when she returns tomorrow.

I'm ready to start.

9 comments:

  1. I am planning on listening to Hat Full of Sky as I do housework tomorrow! And I hope you get to Cadet of Tildor, because I'm curious about it...

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    1. Well it's #3 on the list so I should at some point even if it's not tonight.

      I have never read any of the Discworld books and felt this summer was a good time to remedy that. :)

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  2. Jealous that you have the Uma Krishnaswami book, but think you will enjoy Cadet of Tildor, especially if you're a Tamora Pierce fan. Good stuff. And darn, Twizzlers would have been awesome!Hope Bit enjoys doing a little of the challenge; I doubt my three teenagers have done any reading today!

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    1. I have actually never read Tamora Pierce. I know. I missed out on her in my youth and need to make up for that now.

      (I prefer Red Vines to Twizzlers. And Pepsi to Coke. I am used to being in the minority on both of those.)

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  3. That is an awesome TBR pic. Like ... it's epic. GO READER GO!

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    1. I'm feeling epically buried under it at the moment.

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  4. Go, Brandy! I like sleep, too. But I'm trying to tell myself other nights I stay up reading -- why not now? (It doesn't necessarily work though. But I will try.)

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  5. Good books and good food! Have fun!

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  6. Dropping by to see what you are reading. That's quite a TBR pile. Lots of good stuff to choose from - I never know what I might be in the mood to read.

    Good luck and happy reading!

    Tallulah A. @ MAD Hoydenish

    http://madhoydenish.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-8th-annual-motherreader-48-hour.html

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