I'm so glad that I decided to take on MotherReader's 6th Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge this weekend. I feel like it recharged me as a reader and a blogger. I got into such a groove on the first day (when I had a babysitter during the day, and a cooperative spouse in the evening). I was just reading, reviewing, tweeting, reading, reviewing, tweeting, etc. I wanted to be able to keep that cycle up forever. Of course real life isn't going to allow that. But the take home message for me is that if I set my mind to it, I CAN find ways to fit in more reading, even with a 14-month-old Baby Bookworm in the house.
Anyway, here are my final stats:
- Reading time (print): 11 hours, 40 minutes
- Listening time (audiobooks): 1 hour, 6 minutes (exact b/c I had just started a new book on MP3)
- Reviewing time: 4 hours, 55 minutes
- Social networking time (following the #48HBC on Twitter and commenting on other blogs): 55 minutes (I plan to spend more time on that today)
- Book completed: 6 (plus part of an audiobook)
- Total time: 18 hours, 36 minutes
Considering that my goal was 12 hours and 4 books completed, I'm quite pleased. I actually started hoping to get to 20 hours on Saturday night, but my daughter chose not to cooperate with that plan. By the time I could get her down for the night, I was too tired for book 7. Still, 18 1/2 hours and 6 books read and reviewed makes me very happy. Perhaps I can shoot for 20 hours next year...
And here my six completed books:
- Gary Paulsen: Liar, Liar. Wendy Lamb Books. Completed June 3, 2011. My review.
- Carolyn Coman (ill. Rob Shepperson): The Memory Bank. Arthur A. Levine Books. Completed June 3, 2011. My review.
- Jean Little: Dancing Through the Snow. Kane Miller. Completed June 3, 2011. My review.
- Ingrid Law: Scumble. Dial / Walden Media. Completed June 3, 2011. My review.
- Patrick Ness (inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd): A Monster Calls. Candlewick. Completed June 4, 2011. My review.
- Laurel Snyder: Penny Dreadful. Random House Books for Young Readers. Completed June 4, 2011. My review.
Thanks so much for hosting the 48 Hour Book Challenge again this year, MotherReader. It was a privilege to participate. I will certainly be back next year, and will try to keep my reading/reviewing/networking groove in the meantime.