Monday, June 6, 2011

48 Hour Book Challenge - The End


While not nearly the epic failure I usually am at read-a-thons (I did manage to just get in my 12 hours total), I didn't get nearly as much reading done during the 48 Hour Book Challenge as I had hoped. I had really thought of 12 hours as being the easy out and imagined that I might get as many as 18 hours in. That was before my husband decided we needed to get out on Friday and enjoy the outdoors before temps in the 90's arrived. It was before friends invited us to join them for dinner Saturday nights. It was before I decided that I really needed to spend a few hours on Saturday at the mall (I really did need to, I swear!). And, silly me, I hadn't taken into account the fact that 16 of those 48 hours were going to be spent sleeping because, by golly, I was getting eight hours of sleep a night this weekend.

My son just said he wished he could read as fast as I can. I wish I could read as fast as he think I can! Instead, in the eleven hours I spent reading (one hour was spent visiting the blogs of other participants), I was only able to get 302 pages read. The only book I laid my hands on during the reading challenge was Meg Waite Clayton's The Four Ms. Bradwells. And I had to read even after the reading challenge to finish it.


Still, I did get a book read over the weekend and I discovered some new blogs that I'll be visiting regularly. So overall, I'd have to call this one a success. Thanks to Mother Reader for hosting the challenge!

9 comments:

  1. Sometimes life gets in the way of a read-a-thon. It can't be helped. Hey, at least you got a book finished. I was so glad I finally finished Crimson Petal and the White. I read 475 pages in about 24 hours. I guess I'm slow. Oh well!

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  2. I find I just don't have the time to devote to these events . The weekend goes by too fast as it is when you work all week.

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  3. It doesn't really matter as long as you had fun!

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  4. I'm the same way about readathons. I've yet to finish more than 1 book during one, no matter how long it is.

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  5. Life tends to get into the way of the most best-laid plans, doesn't it? It sounds like you had fun with everything you did this weekend, including reading, which is all that matters.

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  6. I'm always a little disappointed with my reading speed. Depending on the book, I average about 60 pages per hour. I'm hosting a 12-hour readathon in July, and I think I'm going to get a bunch of really short, easy reads together for it so that I feel good about myself :-)

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  7. Yay for getting the twelve hours in! I didn't even get to that, lol! It was still fun though.

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  8. Love the new look, Lisa! Very clean looking.

    And 12 hours is great! I just can't seem to be motivated to read anything these days. (and it's not the baby--as I sit here in front of the computer wasting internet time). ;)

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