Fifty people completed the 48 Hour Book Challenge. That is freakin’ amazing.
Almost half of the contestants put in 20 hours or more into the challenge. Wow. Let me point out the 20+ hours club members:
- Adventures of a Librarian
- Becky’s Book Reviews
- Biblio File
- Bookshelves of Doom
- Chapter Eighteen
- Charlotte’s Library
- Finding Wonderland/Readers’ Rants
- Green Means Go!
- The Hidden Side of a Leaf
- A Hundred Visions and Revisions
- Knit Happened
- Midwestern Lodestar
- The Miss Rumphius Effect
- Original Content
- A Pirate’s Mutterings
- So Many Books...
The winner of the most books read (and highest page count) is Midwestern Lodestar, with a stunning 20 books, 5,433 pages, and 29 ½ hours. The winner of last year’s challenge takes home the crown again.
The winner of the most time spent is Finding Wonderland/Readers’ Rants, with an amazing 32 hours spent reading and blogging, 15 books read, and 3,688 pages. I didn’t even see this one coming, so what a great surprise.
They will both receive price packages that I haven’t had a minute to pull together, but I’ll give the specifics tomorrow. I will also award some prizes to random participants, but again, it will have to wait until tomorrow when I can see what I have and maybe get a little more.
However, Roger Sutton doesn’t need to wait to write his post mentioning the winners using the word “stoked.” Personally, I think the huge numbers of books read and hours spent are probably deserving of another hip urban phrase of choice.
Congratulations to everyone for taking on the challenge in whatever way you were able. It was a ton of fun for me as a participant and organizer. Many thanks go out to my husband Bill, who kept up the website in a far more timely manner than I would have ever done and checked in with participants along the journey. It was a great ride.