Monday, June 09, 2008

Tally for 48 Hour Book Challenge

I managed to read:

Breakfast at Bloomingdale's
by Kristen Kemp
304 pages
4 hours

by Laura Kasischke
272 pages
3 1/4 hours

by Gary D. Schmidt
304 pages
5 1/2 hours

Big Fat Manifesto
by Susan Vaught
320 pages
4 1/2 hours

Shooting the Moon
by Frances O'Roark Dowell
176 pages
1 1/2 hours

So, that's:
5 books
1,376 pages
18 hours 45 minutes (roughly rounded)

Holy crap. I thought I was slacking the whole time.

My approach to what books I picked? Accumulate a wide variety over the week. Put them all on the same shelf and pick the one at that moment I most want to read based upon the current mood - and time frame.

Favorite of the bunch? Surprisingly the youngest one - Shooting the Moon. I really, really liked that. Reviews later. Probably.

Check out MotherReader for the whole rundown.

PS - dude. Two Michigan writers on this list - Kasischke and Schmidt. Neither have websites that I can discover. What's up with that?


Sarah Miller said...

Michigan authors kick butt. Especially those two.

Little Willow said...

I can't find a website for Laura either. There's a site for the new film version of The Life Before Her Eyes, however.

I am anxious to hear your thoughts on all of these books. I've only read Feathered.`

Erin said...

I want reviews/thoughts on ALL of them.