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48HBC: Finish Line!

So I've finished my 48 Hour Book Challenge. It was a fun weekend and I can't believe I worked 8 hours during it and still managed to read as much as I did. (I was an excellent multi-tasker, I had an audiobook at work!:)

Here's my totals:

Hours Read: 30 hrs. 6 min.
Social Time: 3 hrs. 35 min.
Pages Read: 1573
Books Finished: 6- Lovestruck Summer, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life, Forget Me Not, Something, Maybe, Something Borrowed (part on audio, rest read), Wings
Books Halfway through: 1-Lament
I also started three books, but they weren't what I was in the mood for, so I will come back and finish these: 3-Being Nikki, Twenty Boy Summer, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw

I really enjoyed the challenge and I needed a weekend to just sit and do nothing but read. It really got me motivated! Plus, I've been in such a reading slump for the past few weeks that reading non-stop really helped me find some great reads!

I think my favorite book out of the ones I read is Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott followed closely by Lovestruck Summer. They are perfect summer reads! I'm also really glad I finally read Something Borrowed and am planning to pick up the rest of Emily Giffin's books.

Thank you to my husband and my dog who let me read all weekend! We're going to a bring yoru dog day to the baseball park this evening so I'm looking forward to that.

Good luck to everyone else doing the challenge-you can do it!!!

Comments

  1. Congrats on finishing the challenge - you are a reading machine!

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  2. Congratulations, and celebrations! Didja sleep?

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  3. Yep, I did sleep-not a lot on the first night but I went to bed at 3:30 last night-I was too tired! But if I didn't have to work I would have tried to stay up the whole time.

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  4. Wow, that is awesome! Excellent job!!

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  5. Congratulations! I have had a great time, this has been my first reading challenge. I learned so much about new books and old books as well as met new colleagues...

    Continued happy reading!

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  6. Congratulations on reaching the finish line :)

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  7. Holy cow!!! You did great! I thought I'd go loony after about three hours at a time. I kept having to take breaks. Great job!

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  8. That is so impressive, especially considering you had to work!

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  9. Great reading! It was fun seeing you out on Twitter and such too. Thanks for playing!

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  10. Fantastic reading! Can't wait to read your blog posts about the books you liked. Congratulations on devoting so much time to reading!!!

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  11. Congratulations!

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  12. Congratulations on doing such a great challenge!

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