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Seventh 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, and amount pledged to Reading is Fundamental

I am donating one dollar to Reading is Fundamental 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 11th, 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 later that evening.

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


32 comments:

Jen Robinson said...

Thanks for a great weekend, Pam. Thanks to a reliable babysitter and an obliging spouse, I was able to get in much more time than I had originally hoped. It feels really good!

Lady-Schrapnell said...

Thanks as always for hosting this, Pam. Looking forward to reading more people's updates, including yours!

Bookologist said...

I had a great time again! Thanks for hosting!

Ms. Yingling said...

No matter what I do, I always feel a little woozy when I finish! Hope that there are a lot of people who complete the challenge. Thanks for hosting.

Liviania said...

Thank you for hosting! I had a great time.

Mikaiya said...

Thank you so much for hosting! It was a wonderful weekend.

Charlotte said...

Lots of thanks from me too! I hope your last bit of reading is going well!

Kristin said...

I had a great time as always. Thanks so much!

Abby @ The Lupine Librarian said...

Thank you for hosting and pledging a dollar for everyone who finishes. This was a great experience and I hope to participate next year :)

Caroline said...

Thank you for a wonderful weekend!

Lisa said...

Thanks for hosting! Now I know what all the fuss is about--will definitely try to participate next year if I can.

Sarah said...

Thanks for a great weekend, Pam! It was fabulous, as always!

mary kinser said...

Such a great event! I was thrilled to do this for the first time and though I didn't log as much time as I hoped, it was still an awesome experience.

Juli said...

It was a great weekend. Thanks for hosting this for another year.

Cathy said...

Thanks for hosting. I enjoyed this event, and look forward to trying to improve my participation next year (and purchase better snacks!).

Misti said...

Phew! I made it! I'll add my vote of thanks for a fun weekend.

Melissa Wiley said...

I did it! Am thrilled. Timing was great for me this year and the family was pulling for me. Thanks for all your hard work, Pam!

Sondy said...

Thanks again, Pam! So much fun to participate again! Funniest part this year was when I tried to listen to an audiobook while driving my son and his date to Prom -- and it ended up being on a lesbian sex scene! Maybe we should be allowed to substitute a different audiobook in such a case? I decided that was where I draw the line on that audiobook! We did all think it was funny, though.

Beth said...

Thanks again, Pam! My sons actually joined in with me this year, which made things even more fun. They were very keen on staying up late to read, but then tended to get distracted by fun stuff during the day, especially since I was too busy reading to kick them outside as much as usual.

But we all made our goals, and now I just have to conquer your capcha.

Jen said...

Twas fun! So glad to have made a slight dent in my languishing book pile.

Michelle said...

Thanks so much for hosting the challenge! It was a lot of fun, and I can't wait to participate again next year!

Bethany said...

Much better reading selection this year, just not enough time to sit and enjoy!

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I failed miserably. Came down with a bug yesterday and did not read at all. This one was a fail for me. I hope to do better next year. Thanks for hosting!

Roberta said...

Thank you so much for hosting. As always, it has pulled me out of my comfort zone in a very good way.

Thanks for the idea of donating to RIF. Such as great cause...

Bibliovore said...

All done! I think I need to watch some mindless TV or something . . .

Thank you as always for hosting, and thanks for the idea of donating to RIF.

Sherry said...

My 48-hour challenge went bust! I ended up in bed with a headache for most of the weekend. I hope the rest of you had a better reading weekend than I did, and maybe I'll try again next year.

Susan said...

I finished at 7 a.m. this morning but have yet to have time to do my wrap up post. Once again I really enjoyed the challenge.

Jennifer said...

This is so much fun! Thank you for hosting this great event. I want to do more challenges like this one.

jone said...

So much fun this challenge. I ended up with 18 hours and will need to check how far I got in my book.
Will adjust my totals tonight. Where do we send our donation to RIF?

Karen said...

Hi Pam,

What a fun time again this year! I read a total of 20 hours over 3 days -- have a hard time staying within the 48 hour parameter. :)

I didn't donate yet to RIF, but would be glad to.

Thanks again for hosting the 48HBC!! It is such a great way to kick off my summer reading!

MotherReader said...

Jone and Karen (and anyone else who needs to know), you can make your donation directly to RIF through their site - http://www.rif.org

I proposed the RIF as a pledge per hour, but left the amount to each person's comfort zone looking at $.50 an hour or more. Whatever works.

BookMoot said...

BookMoot--10.5 hours

http://www.bookmoot.com/2012/06/48-hour-book-chall1enge-2012-finish-line.html