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MotherReader 48HBC Update I

Generally I would divide my updates into four twelve hour periods, but starting at 10:00 at night did not make a good first show of hours. With the week I had with BEA and booktalking and school needs, I could not pull an all-nighter. My awkward starting time was so that I could officially start the 48HBC at the end of my birthday. The day itself had not lent itself to reading, but I could at least make the connection before the day was through. I surprised myself by putting in three hours before bed, reading Rebecca Stead's new book, Liar & Spy and Gary Paulson's Crush. I guess I wasn't as exhausted as I thought.

I was up at 7:00 a.m. with leg pains that I've had since BEA. I knew that the walking made my legs ache, but adding a five hour bus ride home after all that exercise must have sealed the pain in. It's getting ridiculous. Since I was up, tired or not, I was able to finish Lisa Staff's Double Dog Dare and Loretta Ellsworth's Unforgettable in four and a half hours. Then it was time for an event break for Also-Teen's voice recital. She did a lovely job singing "Baby Mine."

Back home and eating pizza while reading Adam Rex's Cold Cereal and then checking in with this post for a total of two and a half hours. For the next two hours, I'll be starting reviews and doing a little social media time. So, for this first twenty-four hours I have read five books and participated in the 48HBC for twelve hours.

Summary: twelve hours, five books


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10 comments:

Carol H Rasco said...

I am worn out just thinking about all you are in the middle of right now....bravo, Pam, incredible! And thank you for your leadership on this Challenge. I am having such fun getting to participate again!

Abby said...

Ack - super jealous of your Rebecca Stead-ness there. I do not wonder that you were able to stay up and read with those books in your arsenal. :) Happy reading/blogging!

Beth said...

Twelve hours -- I don't think I'll make that on the first day. I hoping to catch up on the second.

Kate@Midnight Book Girl said...

You are a reading machine! I'm on my way back from BEA too (on a bus filled to the brim with crazy!) and I feel your (leg) pain. I can't wait to get home and start reading!

Melissa said...

Okay... now I'm curious about all the books you've read... can't wait to see what you think!

Liviania said...

That sounds like a good start to me, especially coming off a big event like BEA.

aquafortis said...

I am jealous of your getting to read the new Rebecca Stead book, too!

So far I've barely managed to fit in as much reading time as I normally do in a day, which is very sad. How do these things happen??

Cathy said...

I have finished three books, and am nearing the end of Wonder. What a terrific read. You have a few titles above I would like to check out. Thanks for this opportunity to focus on reading. A great way to start the summer.

Cathy

Lisa said...

I can't wait to read Liar and Spy...will you be posting a review?

Sondy said...

Happy Birthday, Pam! Our birthdays must be only a week or so apart!