I've officially started my 48 hours of reading as of 6:15 pm when I arrived at my bus stop and cracked open my first book....Here is my stack (making my stack is always one of my favorite parts of the whole challenge. Beginnings are always so full of promise and frisking optimism....
I like looking at other people's stacks too. Not that I'm competitive or anything (la la la), but it's fun to see what other people are reading!
I do think mine is aesthetically pleasing, although I take points off myself for having some upside-down books (and I think it's bad form to have a book with no title on the cover--that tapestry-esque one in my pile is a book called The Broken Thread, for those who were wondering).
Here's what I'd like to see--a gallery of before and after pile pictures. In my after picture, the petals of the rose will have fallen onto the remaining books, lending a tired, gentle melancholy to the whole ensemble.
This year I'll be contributing to Reading is Fundamental, as requested by Mother Reader--either one dollar per book, or one dollar per hour, whichever is greater.
Do join the fun, even if you can't (like me) promise to spend all that much time reading! It's a lovely way to feel all comradely in our reading.