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Final Stats for MotherReader

I read for about twenty-six hours, with numerous breaks and interruptions. I finished eight books — four YA, three middle-grade, and one adult book. I read a total of 2120 pages.

I enjoyed the experience, but wish that life’s events hadn’t made it so complicated and hadn’t made my reading and writing so choppy. Due to the logistics of the days, I had to read a couple of books and wait to work on their reviews — which was kind of hard. I also would have preferred to have started on the morning of a full day of reading, but circumstances made that impossible. I met my basic goals for books and hours, and I found at least two, maybe three that I can use in my booktalks tomorrow.

I’ll add that my husband has been a complete dream, monitoring the contest and updating the site. I’m thinking that he’s a keeper.

Enjoy the rest of your reading, and I’ll be back Monday evening with the winners.

26 comments:

Little Willow said...

http://slayground.livejournal.com/243398.html

Ink Johnson said...

Wow, you creamed me. ;)

http://sisterstwiceremoved.blogspot.com/

Liz B said...

My totals:

Books Read: 5

Pages Read: 1959

Hours Read: 18

http://yzocaet.blogspot.com/2007/06/48-hour-book-challenge-totals.html

I worked this weekend which really impacted the total numbers I could spend doing this.... that, and I slept.

I look forward to reading the winners & reviews!

Gina MarySol Ruiz said...

My totals:

Books read: 5
Books reviewed: 5
pages read: 1781
Hours read: somewhere around 20 - was interspered with grandkid watching, unpacking BEA boxes and sleeping off the NY trip oh yeah and the wine tasting.

ZG said...

http://midwesternlodestar.blogspot.com/2007/06/friday-june-8th-7pm-4am-9-hours-1598.html

Done.

ZG

HipWriterMama said...

Thanks so much for getting all of us to read this weekend. You put alot of work into organizing this challenge.

The sidebar with everyone's final stats is great. I'm amazed at all the reading everyone has done. Wow! Great job all.

Catherine said...

Arg! I just found this site. I would have loved to participate. Great idea. Good reading, people. Maybe I'll join you next year.

Mary Lee said...

It was a pleasant surprise to get comments from Mr. MR on my Prydain posts. Thank him for me! And make sure he follows up on getting a nice set of the Prydain Chronicles to share with your girls!

Sherry said...

Thanks to both you and your husband. I enjoyed participating.

Nonanon said...

Oh my god, the 48-hour-challenge. I knew I was forgetting something this weekend...and I had gotten "Octavian Nothing" and "The Book Thief" just for this purpose! Aarghh....well, I'm glad it looks like you all had fun. I'm going to read these two anyway, so take that! And thanks for the inspiration...

zee said...

I just posted my final report.

Phoebe said...

You creamed me too. Just posted my final stats. Thanks for hosting and allowing me to cross off books on my summer reading list as done!

Adam said...

121 pages...

http://glibandspiel.blogspot.com/2007/06/48-hour-book-challenge-or-im-complete.html

I'll understand if you want to disassociate my blog with your blog. It'd be understandable.

Sheila said...

Can you change the link to my wrapup post in the sidebar? The stats didn't change from my last status post, but I added some final thoughts:

http://www.wandsandworlds.com/blog1/2007/06/48-hour-book-challenge-wrap-up.html

Thanks to both of you, MR and Mr. MR, for organizing this!

Gwen said...

OK, sorry it is late (I was too tired last night) but my final summary is up.

http://leftcoastmama.net/2007/06/11/48-hour-book-challenge-final-summary/
I had a great time, Thankyou!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Thanks to both you and your husband for sending words of comfort when I felt I had just belly-flopped onto dry pavement!

Erin said...

My post for the challenge is up. :)

TadMack said...

I'm up, and thank-you, so much, MotherReader (and PapaBook), for doing all the work despite your own personal Girl Scouting dramas!

Beth said...

I had SO MUCH fun with this. I needed a self-indulgent weekend, and I just loved it.

I found writing the breezy, personal little reviews incredibly liberating too. I usually spend a couple of hours writing a long, analytical review - which is probably why I'm about ten books behind. There's a lesson there.

Thank you again!

Gina MarySol Ruiz said...

Wrap up post hastily posted and up on AmoxCalli. Someone needs to make more hours in the day already!

Jackie said...

I'm Up! Thanks!

Camille said...

I'm finally up@
http://bookmoot.blogspot.com/2007/06/48-hour-book-challenge.html
Great fun!

HipWriterMama said...

Books read: 1 1/4

Pages: 336

Hours:@ 4 1/2 late night hours

A tough weekend, but some great reading. Thanks!

Camille said...

Book Moot addition:
11 hours reading and draft writing.

Abi said...

My results are here:

Blabbery Results

-Kaz said...

4+ hours of listening to "Tales from Lake Woebegone" by Garrison Keillor with hubby, 9 yr old and 10 month old in a car, driving for 12+ hours VA to upstate NY and back.
I know, it's not READING per se, but it was the best I could do under the circumstances. Maybe I'll even 'review' the stories/tapes. Yes, tapes!!
I hope to really participate next year.