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The 48 Hour Book Challenge—are you in?

June 6, 2012

The 48 Hour Book Challenge, hosted by Mother Reader, is coming up this weekend. I’ve participated the past several years and have always had a good time, so I’m looking forward to this year’s event.

If my extremely sporadic blogging this year hasn’t been a clue, I’ve been in a YA reading slump of varying intensities for much of the year, and I know this has affected my blogging output. Adult fiction and nonfiction haven’t been a problem, but I’ve struggled to finish much of the YA fiction I’ve picked up thus far—though there have been a couple of memorable reads, which I really should blog about in some way at some point (namely, The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee and The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen). I’m hoping this year’s 48HBC will turn my reading year around; I had great luck in last year’s event, both in terms of enjoying the books I read and getting into a good reading flow. Maybe it’s too much to hope for, but I have many of my most anticipated YA books of this year ready to read and I think the camaraderie of the 48HBC will provide an extra boost, not to mention the incentive of prizes and supporting Reading is Fundamental. I’m optimistic, in any case.

And if you have any free time this weekend, I encourage you to join in the fun.

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