Category Archives: 48 Hour Book Challenge (2013)

48 Hour Book Challenge, 2013.
How many books can I read in one 48 hour period? How little sleep can a Pooka exist on?

48hbc: “The Finish Line”

Total Books Read: 6 books Total Pages Read: 1,904 pages Total Hours Committed: 27. 5 hours Start Time to End Time: 7 am Saturday – 7 am Monday *(Hours Breakdown: 25.5 hours of straight reading. 10 hours of blogging. Add … Continue reading

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48 hbc Book Six: “Why We Broke Up”

Title: Why We Broke Up Author: Daniel Handler Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publication Date: December 27, 2011 Hardcover: 354 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, but there’s an igloo made of square hard-boiled eggs. Which is almost as special.

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48hbc Book Five: “Nobody’s Secret”

Title: Nobody’s Secret Author: Michaela MacColl Publisher: Chronicle Books Publication Date: April 30, 2013 Hardcover: 240 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, there’s no magic whatsoever (although Emily is accused of being a witch).

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48hbc Book Four: “Grimalkin, The Witch Assassin”

Title: Grimalkin, The Witch Assassin (The Last Apprentice, Book 9) Author: Joseph Delaney Publisher: Greenwillow Books Publication Date: April 17, 2012 Hardcover: 387 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, but quite a few hares are consumed.

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48hbc Book Three: “Warm Bodies”

Title: Warm Bodies Author: Isaac Marion Publishing Company: Atria Books Publication Date: December 25, 2012 (originally April 26, 2011). Paperback: 241 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, but aside from zombies, there are brief shout-outs to both Sasquatch and the Chupacabra.

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48hbc Book Two: “Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace”

Title: Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace Author: Nan Marino Publisher: Roaring Brook Press Publication Date: April 16, 2013 Hardcover: 250 pages Is There a Pooka in This Book?: No, but I’m thinking of visiting. So maybe there’ll be a sighting in Jersey someday soon.

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48hbc Book One: “Siege & Storm”

I’m six hours into the 48 Hour Reading Challenge and I’ve just finished the first book in my “To Be Read” stack. It was a whopper to begin with, weighing in at 432 pages (I’m almost tempted to put it … Continue reading

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