48 Hour Reading Challenge--my finish line

I put down my last book almost exactly at my finishing time of 6:15, and hurried out into the garden to do some hard manual labor while it was still light...

I ended up reading for 18 hours, and blogging/visiting for 3 hours, for a total of 21-not as much as I would have liked, but there was so much to do after being in New York earlier this week...

Here's what I read:

Stonewords, by Pam Concord (look for a review this upcoming Timeslip Tuesday!)

A Confusion of Princes, by Garth Nix (which was fine sci fi fun--but the problem with having a character who lacks humanity for most of the book is that those of us who love character driven stories are challenged)

Heir Apparent, by Vivien Vande Velde (a fun twist on courtly fantasy)

The Dream Stealer, by Gregory Maguire (a Russian supernatural/fairy tale story, with Baba Yagga beautiful dominating every page on which she appears)

The Kidnapping of Edgaro Mortara, by David Kertzer (my review)

The Blue Cat of Castle Town, by Catherine C. Coblentz (my review)

The Great Wide Sea, by M.H. Herlong (my review)

Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses, by Ron Koertge (twisted fairy tales; review to come)

And a bit over half of Burn Mark, by Laura Powell (review to come Wednesday, d.v.).

Only eight and a half...still lots of books left on the wood stove (with wilting flowers, as promised).

But $18 for Reading is Fundamental, and lots of fun!!! Thanks so much, Mother Reader, and everyone who commented on my challenge posts!


  1. I love Heir Apparent!

    I actually loved the character element of Confusion of Princes. Seeing Khemri mature and grow a sense of empathy - fabulous.

    Congrats on finishing! I can't wait to see the picture.

  2. You got so much reading done! Great job! The after BEA thing wasn't working as well for me either. I kept looking around the disaster area my living room had become and it was hard not to be distracted from reading. But not so hard that I tidied up. ;)

  3. Sign me up for the baba Yaga book. And congratulations!

  4. I'm definitely going to be on the look out for The Blue Cat of Castle Town. I appreciate you had time to blog about it.

  5. The Baba Yaga book sounds interesting... I think I'll look into that one.
    Congrats on finishing!

  6. Lots of great authors on that list, and I'm impressed how many you got through! I think if I read that many books that fast, I'd forget everything inside of three days...


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