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Sixth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Finish Line

You made it! On this Finish Line post, leave the direct link to your final summary page, which should include: the amount of time spent on the challenge, books read, amount collected for charity, and which charity it will benefit.

I am donating one dollar to my designated Donors Choose school for everyone who finishes the challenge, which means to me that you signed in as a participant, read/blogged some books, and signed in at the Finish Line. So perhaps that little extra incentive can get folks to record their time and complete the 48HBC all official-like. Given different starting times over the weekend and time zones, the end is set at Monday, June 6th, at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time. All final summary posts should be up by then. That said, sometimes there are folks who need some nudging, so I won’t announce any winners until after noon on Monday, June 6th.

Thanks again to everyone who participated and supported and promoted the 48 Hour Book Challenge! Read on!

50 comments:

Kristin said...

Thanks again for hosting this wonderful challenge!

everybookhasasoul said...

Hi, I have had lots of fun this weekend. Thank you for organising this wonderful event. In case you were wondering I have changed my blog to wordpress this weekend so my username is different than the one I used to have. I signed up to this challenge as thebookbee and my new username is everybookwithasoul. Thanks again for organising this, I look forward to participating again.

Charlotte said...

Thanks so much Pam! It was great fun, as always.

Mary Ann said...

Thanks again for organizing - I always enjoy.

onlymuttix said...

Once again I had a great time doing this challenge. Thanks so much for hosting it! I'm already looking forward to next year!

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much! It was a fantastic weekend, and already looking forward to next year. :)

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

Thanks for hosting again! It was a nice excuse for me to spend almost my entire weekend reading.

Lady S. said...

Thank you so much for organising this again! It was a great weekend.

Anne said...

This was my first 48 hour reading challenge and I had a lot of fun- thanks for hosting!

Ms. Yingling said...

Thanks for the "reading marathon". It's fun to be able to show my students that you can do something a little crazy like read for an entire weekend!

Bookologist said...

It was really great to participate for my first year, and I definitely will do it again next year, hoping I'm not as busy! I already find myself strategizing for next year!

Book Lady said...

I had fun! Didn't reach anywhere near 48 hours but did squeeze in a lot of good reading! :) Thanks for hosting this! I'll be back next time! ;)

Eva {The Writer} said...

Thanking for hosting the challenge! Twas a mighty fine experience... read some wonderful books!

thereadingzone said...

Wooohoo! I beat my stats from last year, so I am thrilled. Thanks again for this amazing challenge. :)

Sparrow said...

Thank you! I had a great time doing this.

Mikaiya said...

Thanks for hosting the challenge- it was loads of fun and has really kickstarted my summer reading!

Joy said...

Thanks! I had great fun and I'm still having fun because now I have time to visit more participants' sites.
http://www.joyweesemoll.com/

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for this, Pam! I feel like it really helped me to get my reading/blogging groove back.

shelf-employed said...

I still have until tomorrow morning, but I'm shelving my books for the night and calling it quits. Thanks for a fun challenge - my first!
Lisa

smacky said...

This was fun! Maybe next year I can get it together to link up with a charity, too. :) Thanks!

Lorelie said...

You are amazing for hosting such a great event. I didn't get to spend as much time as I would have liked reading, but did enjoy what I did read! Thanks again! Hope to see ya again next year!

Nora said...

Thank you for the Challenge. This was my first time so I wasn't sure I could do it.

Alex said...

Thanks for hosting this great challenge. It was an amazing experience.

Jana said...

Thanks for hosting this great challenge. I had fun participating for the first time and look forward to next year's challenge.

Bibliovore said...

Congratulations everyone for finishing! Thanks, as always, for putting together such a great community-builder, Pam!

ZRZ said...

Fabulous excuse to read away a weekend! Thanks for the invitation to such a great theme party, Mother Reader!

Carmela Martino said...

Thanks for the nudge that inspired me to start reading a book that's been on my to-read pile for ages!

rovingfiddlehead said...

Thanks so much for hosting. This was my first time and I'm glad I finally did it.
Andrea

web said...

Great fun as always! http://bunnyplanet.blogspot.com/2011/06/stats-and-stories.html

Paulina said...

Thanks for another superbly organized event! Both my 12-year-old daughter and I loved spending the entire weekend reading.

Sondy said...

Such a wonderful weekend! I wish we did this more often! And I hit 30 hours this year! I'm very proud of myself.

Beth said...

We had a lot of fun! You'll have to decide if we count as one or 3 contestants, since my kids started out with good intentions but ended up really only reading on Sunday.

Ashley K. Wescott said...

Thanks for hosting this event. It's been lots of fun. I can't wait for next year's challenge!

Caroline said...

Thank you for hosting this - I had a blast!

Roberta said...

Thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to organize the 48hbc. I can't believe you did this right after going to BEA!

I don't think I have spent the weekend reading for pleasure in about 15 years. I am glad you had the idea six years ago.

Jenn said...

Thanks for making this happen!

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

Thanks for making reading fun again!

Leila said...

Thanks again, MotherReader!

OrangeRoom said...

This was wonderful, thank you! I've linked up, I got in 14.5 hours of reading/book blogging time!

Amy said...

Thanks for hosting! Such fun!

Jone said...

It was great fun. Got started later than planned. Thanks for hosting this. I can't wait to share with my students.

Tammy said...

Thanks for hosting! This is always a fun event and a great opportunity to meet new people nd find new book to read.

Deb Marshall said...

Pam, this was just fantastic! Thank you for organizing it.

Karen said...

As always, such a fun weekend! Thanks so much for all the behind the scenes work that goes into all the rest of us being able to just enjoy our books!

Sam @ Parenthetical said...

Sorry I didn't post sooner! Thank you for hosting. My first excursion into (as my friend called it) competitive relaxation was a lot of fun!

amandapearl2books said...

Sorry i was a little late posting my summary. I didn't realize the duetime was 7:00 am. I hope a few hours later is ok!

Jojo said...

Sorry I was late posting my final summary. Thanks again!

Heidi Grange said...

I truly enjoyed reading during the challenge and I definitely look forward to next year. Thanks for all your hard work hosting the challenge.

KHAIRU DHANANI said...

Thanks for hosting such challenges. It motivtes us to read more. We get to meet more people as well

Von said...

I'm late crossing the finish line, but I finished on Sunday evening at 10:30. Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful challenge. It forced me to blog and it forced me to finish 2 books that my 14 yo daughter has been begging me to finish for a year. (So she can discuss them with me. :) )