An hour ago, I finished the book, The Underdogs by Mike Lupica.
I've read one Lupica book before, Hero. But it was pretty different than his other work (or so I hear) and this is your typical sports book that he usually writes. If all his books are like this, though, I should read more. It was an exciting story that ended just like you wanted it to. I might get it for the junior/senior high library too, because i know some 7th graders who would really like this.
So that puts me at 7 hours, 5 minutes for #48hbc, the 48 hour reading challenge. I started at 2 yesterday afternoon so that's really bad! I have a show to go to tonight plus church in the morning, so I'll need to read all afternoon and then some after we get back, and a good six hours tomorrow. That will put me at 20 hours total . . . far short of what I was hoping, but certainly not a bad amount for my first try at this.
But really, this is doing me a lot of good for giving quality reader's advisory. I should do this more often!