|4:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.||Sleep|
|9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m.||Networking time|
|10:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.||Networking time|
|11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.||Blog|
|11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m.||Read MagicKeepers: The Eternal Hourglass|
|1:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.||Blog|
|2:00 p.m. 2:30 p.m.||Break|
|2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.||Try audiobook; complete failure|
|3:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.||Break for DC KidLit Book Club|
|5:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.||Blog|
|6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.||Read The Summer I Turned Pretty|
I know I’m jumping the gun on my summary, but I want to get the Finish Line post up and then go back and complete my last book for the challenge.
So I’ll have eight books read, and a total of thirty hours spent reading, blogging, and networking. I’m happy with my total hours which reached my personal goal. I was less happy with my number of books and wondered why I was reading so slowly. But I forgot that I took full advantage of the networking time which seemed appropriate as the host so it’s more like twenty-five hours. Then take out the blogging time, and it’s more like eight books in twenty hours, and that’s more like it for my reading pace.
I am so glad I added in the social media option this year. Personally, I liked the breaks to see what others were doing even though I was only able to visit a fraction of the participants. I loved skimming the Twitter feed, which made me feel more connected to the community as I did the reading. We’ll be keeping that. Overall, I had a great time reading some great books alongside great bloggers. Who could ask for more?
Oh, I’ve decided to do my reviews of three of the books during the week because I have more to say than I can capture on little sleep. So this week you’ll be hearing about Secret Keeper, by Mitali Perkins, Cold Hands, Warm Heart, by Jill Wolfson, and The Summer I Turned Pretty, by Jenny Han.