Friday morning, 9 am
This is my second year participating in the 48 Hour Book Challenge. I actually started reading at 8:20, with my audiobook in the car on the way back from my daughter’s preschool. That means that, unlike last year, I have a few precious hours at home alone to read, without worrying about her giving herself another haircut! And I took the additional step of doing the week’s laundry yesterday, so I won’t be listening to audiobooks while changing sheets this time around, either. I’m still working tomorrow, but I think my chances of finding a few uninterrupted minutes to read at a library are better than my chances at home.
I have an enormous stack of books to read, and my goal is just to get as many read as I can, and to see if I can get more reading time in than the 12 hours I did last year.
Here’s my overly ambitious reading pile, together with the hydrangea I got for Mother’s Day this year.
One word … WOW
Two more words … Good luck!
Oooh, you have The Great Greene Heist! I’m still waiting on my hold to come in.
And The Goblin Emperor is amazing.
I made an exception to my usual rule about not buying unknown authors to get the Great Greene Heist. And we’ll see how soon I get to the Goblin Emperor – I already had it out once and had to turn it in before i got to it.
Such pretty flowers! And pretty books. 😉
I’ll be following your reviews! (I actually follow you already, via my (neglected) blog “The Pooka Picks.” But I’ve added you with this blog, as well!
Come check me out!
… and I neglected to close my parentheses. Awful. Just awful. Good thing there’s no time to dwell! Back to reading!
Happy reading! And thanks for making it easy to follow you here, too… I’ve been missing Pooka!
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All of these to-read piles are inspiring me to take a pic of my own! Good luck!! What did you choose to start off?
I started with Bad Luck Girl, since that’s the last of a favorite series, and am now on to the Great Greene Heist.
Oh, the American Fairy series looks good (got to love Goodreads)! I’ve added it to my to-read list. For every book I read I think I add about five more, minimum… 😀
Oh, Goblin Emperor! Good one!
I will read it eventually, even if I don’t make it this weekend!
I’m still waiting on my copy of The Great Greene Heist but I can’t wait to read that one. I read Nightingale’s Nest the other day (it was my second attempt). I’ll be interested to know what you your thoughts are on that one. Good luck!
Thank you! Yeah…. I requested that Nightingale’s Nest be purchased for the library, so I feel like I should read it, even though reviews have seemed mixed.
Extra bonus points for a pretty TBR with flowers! Looks like you did your homework and have a nicely diverse selection. Hope you’ve been able to get quiet time to read!
Thank you! Charlotte inspired me with her flowers last year. I’ve been checking books out for several weeks now to have a good selection – I had most trouble finding audiobooks I hadn’t already listened to. It’s been a lovely quiet day of reading.
Love the flowers! Seems like a great tbr pile. Hope you are enjoying the books.
Thank you! I am enjoying them so far.
I was supposed to do laundry today. I did wash the dishes, so I’m partly accomplished.
The Goblin Emperor is so good!
Well… dishes are more important than laundry. And I did the breakfast dishes before starting the official countdown.
I brought The Savage Fortress home for this weekend too! I think it’s third on my list of to-reads for the challenge.
All right! We can compare notes when we’re done.
I love overly ambitious reading piles! Also wish I could reach through the computer and borrow Tankborn, because it wasn’t at my library and I wanted to read it today having found the sequel. Looking forward to reading your thoughts!
Thank you! I wish you could borrow Tankborn, now I’m done… too bad my library doesn’t ILL out of state anymore!