The 48 Hour Book Challenge – For Real

I don’t have a lot of time right now to blog about every book I read last weekend, so I will settle for just listing the titles. Let me just say, it was a fabulous weekend of reading! I hope Motherreader is happy!

  • My Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prudhomme – I love Julia even more after reading about her life in France. Boy, those snooty chefs at the Sorbonne must have *hated* her!
  • The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall – Can anyone say “Bobbsey Twins?”
  • Men of Bronze by Scott Oden – an odd combination of war and sex in ancient Persia & Egypt.
  • A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – Good but not great, bad, but not terrible.
  • When the Missisissippi Ran Backwards by Jay Feldman – interesting, and scary, history of the New Madrid fault and the great earthquake that changed the course of a war and a country.
  • Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads – excellent treatment of how fads can affect our lives when they’re adopted by the medical, educating and business communities. TQM, the bane of my existence at library meetings during the span of 1998-about 2002 or 2003, is totally skewered.
  • Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic by Robert Lanham – totally hilarious. I think I have a touch of “Happy Monday” in me.

I really wanted to read more YA books, but I never made it to the library last week to get some. I was on vacation, for those of you wondering how I couldn’t make it to the library when I work in one!

2 thoughts on “The 48 Hour Book Challenge – For Real”

  1. Well, I just added up my page count and it came to 2231 pages. As for hours, well, let’s see. I read from Friday around 3:00 pm till maybe midnight, with some breaks for food, child-tending, etc. Then I pretty much read all day Saturday through Sunday night.


  2. You read a wide variety of interesting books. I’m impressed. Sorry I didn’t link to you before. Since you hadn’t posted your titles or summary, I thought maybe you had found something better to do with your weekend. As if!!

    Do you have any idea on your page count and hours? I bet they were both pretty high. Thanks for playing!


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