48 Hour Book Challenge: Starting Line

Here we go! I’m officially throwing my hat in the ring at 6:00 p.m. with Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love by Lauren Tarshis (started on the train ride home).  So my marathon will last from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday. Here are the official rules (although I’m betting anyone reading this is doing the challenge themselves). I’m willing myself to remember the #48hbc tag when Twittering.

After much thought, I’ll be reading to raise money for Brooklyn Public Library. Because I love them, I practically live there, they’re in tough times, and because libraries are bastions of democratic thought, people! I’ll be donating $1.00 for every book read, $1.00 for every hour spent reading, $.25 for every Twitter tweeted, and $.25 for every comment left on a 48HBC blog entry.

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  1. I loved the first Emma Jean Lazarus book. I’ve heard some people say EJL could an Asperger’s kid–what do you think after reading book 2?

    • I loved book 2 (with mild reservations)! I’m not sure about where Emma-Jean is on the autism spectrum, actually. Sometimes I think she definitely has Asperger’s, and other times I think she’s just a very logical little girl in a world of girl-y girls. I actually like that about Tarshis, though, that she doesn’t tack on a diagnosis or make anything explicit, but just lets her characters create a world around their own personalities.

  2. Well, definitely put in a quarter on my behalf! I didn’t get organized enough to raise money for a cause– maybe next year. Good luck with your reading.

    • Thanks so much!

  3. Good luck with the challenge. What a great book to begin with, the first one was so much fun.

  4. Oh gosh, I’m reminded that I wanted to read Emma-Jean myself…oh well. It’s not as if I don’t have enough to read, but I liked the first one ever so much.

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  6. Oh, I do want to read those books sometime! Happy reading.

    • You should! They’re both lovely (and probably could be read in about an hour or two a piece, making them perfect for the 48HBC 🙂 )

  7. Hey I am glad to hear you are raising money for the public library! I am offering a prize to the person who raises the most money and it sounds like you are doing great!

    I read the first Emma Jean book last night and didn’t really love it to pieces. I am interested in your take.

    Keep on reading!

    • Thanks for stopping by! I’m gonna trot on over to your blog and chime in on Emma-Jean.


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