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MotherReader's 48 Hour Book Challenge: The Finish Line: #48HBC

48hbc_new 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:

I also listened to part of Live Wire, by Harlan Coben, and read the first couple of chapters of Oggie Cooder, Party Animal, by Sarah Weeks.

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.