105 Ways to Give a Book

MotherReader 48HBC Update: Final Summary

With a bit of weekend still before me, I was able to give twenty-seven hours to the challenge and read seven books. While there were some books I didn’t love, there was nothing I hated either. I pulled together a decent variety of styles and reading levels, though this year I did go for longer books. Which was fine. I also didn’t reduce my to-be-read pile by much since I felt the need to bring home completely different books from the library. Oh, well.

I did like focusing on books that I had heard a lot about, so that I felt less compelled to write reviews and could focus on reactions. Being sleep-deprived has never aided my reviewing — I always put off the posting part — and framing the posts as thoughts instead was rather freeing. Though sometimes I do need to force myself to stop reading, and start posting. Butt In Chair, as they say.

At this point, I could easily keep going, which is a nice way to end. I will continue with checking in on all the participants over the next ten hours, and will be back with a winner on Monday. Thanks to everyone for playing along again!


Anonymous said...

Wow, 27 hours is a LOT! I didn't get quite that far but I could have kept going as well.

Thanks for organising!

Gidget Girl Reading said...

you did great!!! thanks again for hosting this reading challenge

Abby said...

I like that strategy of reading books that don't necessarily need more publicity. Sounds like it worked for you! Well done, Pam!

Sharon H said...

I just wanted to say thanks for doing this. I never read better than when I read this weekend. I choose better books, I am focused (well, less so this year) and it's a personal challenge. It must be loads of work and it is appreciated. I hope this whole Wall Street journal fiasco doesn't take the focus off this great event. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

Wow, 27 hours with a girl scout trip?! That's awesome!!