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!