Reading Challenges

Coming Up – The 48 Hour Book Challenge.

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This weekend I am going to be joining in with youth librarians and bloggers worldwide and taking part in the 48 Hour Book Challenge. The rules of the challenge are pretty straightforward:

“The idea is to read and blog for any continuous 48-hour period within the Friday to Monday morning window, starting no sooner then 7:00 a.m. on Friday and ending no later then 7:00 a.m. Monday.”

Originally started by Mother Reader this year’s challenge is being hosted by Ms. Yingling Reads with Abby the Librarian.

I’m really looking forward to this challenge, I’ve being looking at my bookcase that houses my unread books and can’t wait to get stuck in to some of them. I’m a pretty quick reader so I’m hoping to read at least 10 books during my 48 hour stretch. I’ll be blogging my reviews and progress as I go.

There is the option to link the 48 Hour Book Challenge to good causes and I’ve decided to do this. I’m going to be fundraising for the Hypermobility Syndrome Association (HMSA). After years of pain I was finally diagnosed with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome about 3 and a half years ago. It’s a genetic condition that affects the body’s connective tissues, for me it causes weakness and pain in the joints in my arms, legs, hands and feet. HMSA provide support and information about the syndrome. I’ve been helped so much by their services since being diagnosed so I’d love to be able to help them a little too.

If you’d like to sponsor me I would really appreciate it – I’m never going to be able to run marathons or climb mountains, but this is a challenge I can definitely do and hopefully help this charity close to me heart. I’ve set up a fundraising page here – all funds raised go directly to HMSA. Thank you.

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