Friday, June 3, 2011

Almost the first 24

Wrapping up the first part of the 48 Hour Book Challenge.  I started at 11:00 am today (June 3).  Here's the breakdown:

11:00 am - 12:25 pm = Read All the Lovely Bad Ones by Mary Downing Hahn.
12:25 pm - 12:30 pm = Getting ready to go eat lunch
12:30 pm - 12:50 pm = car ride to Lupi's, read the entire way (All the Lovely Bad Ones)
12:50 pm - 12:55 pm = Lunch with my family
12:55 pm - 1:20 pm = car ride home, read the entire way (finished All the Lovely Bad Ones)

Review for All the Lovely Bad Ones
All the Lovely Bad Ones

Great read for a fifth and sixth grader who likes ghost mysteries.  The main characters are a brother and sister who are visiting their grandma for the summer at her inn.  They hear that the inn is supposedly haunted and decide that the summer might not be so dull after all.  Ghosts that have been quiet for a while are stirred and chaos ensues.  The children must find a way to undo what they have done.  I enjoyed the read and will look for more books by Mary Downing Hahn.

1:25 pm - 4:35 pm = Started and finished books 1 and 2 in The Haunting of Derek Stone Series by Tony Abbott

Review for City of the Dead and Bayou Dogs
Seems to be my day for mysteries.  These books were both short and quick-paced, so I would recommend them to my reluctant readers.  Derek Stone is in trouble.  The dead are after him because he knows something that could alter the War between the good and the bad dead.  He is on the run with only a few people he can trust.  One of his trusted companions is dead and decaying.  Who knows how long he will be around to help Derek.  I can't wait to find out what happens to him in the next book.
City of the Dead (The Haunting of Derek Stone, Book 1)Bayou Dogs (The Haunting of Derek Stone, Book 2)

4:35 pm - 6:00 pm = Farmville break, reading blogs, checking twitter, starting this post
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm = Started Dark Life by Kat Falls
Dark Life
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm = Pool break and dinner
8:30 pm - 9:00 pm = Dark Life
9:00 pm - 10:30 pm = second pool break and making s'mores
10:30 pm - now = checking twitter, reading blogs, finishing this post

It has been a wonderful day!  I am having a great time at my sister-in-laws and reading.  Can't ask for a better weekend.

Total time read (with one hour for networking) = 7 hours and 35 minutes


  1. So glad that you're having fun! It really sounds like a great day of reading. All the Lovely Bad Ones is a terrific title!

  2. Thanks for following me! Your TBR pile for the 48hbc looks awesome! Alchemyst and Name of this Book is Secret are two books on my TBR mental pile. You've got a lot done already!

  3. Heh--I love that you took a Farmville break :)


  4. Wow! THat's awesome. Not only your time dedicated is great but you were also able to fit in pool time and networking. :-) Keep enjoying it!

  5. Go! Go! Go!
    Read that book!
    This is me cheering you on-with bright silver pom poms!

  6. I love the cover of the Hahn book, and I generally adore her stuff -- I'll have to keep an eye out for it!


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