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Ninth Annual 48 Hour Book Challenge: Winners!

What a weekend! With all the reading and reviewing done over the last couple of days, I feel like we're all winners. Am I right? But there were some noteworthy 48HBC achievements to be recognized and to prizes to award, so let's get started!

With 38 hours and 34 books read, the Champion of the Challenge is one Ms. Yingling! She wins the opportunity to donate a set of forty multicultural titles to a school or library of her choice through the generosity of Reading is Fundamental. Since she was a big prize donor of books and is so reluctant to receive back, she'll be getting a surprise prize package from yours truly. Both congratulations and thanks go out to her!

Coming in at 35.5 hours and 13 books read and reviewed is The One and Only Marfalfa. Beth at Library Chicken gives up 32 hours and reviews eight books for the challenge, and close behind with 30 hours of reading and reviewing is Alex at Randomly Reading. They will all be receiving an audiobook from Robin Brande and a collection of books contributed by Ms. Yingling!

And now for some prizes selected at random, just for playing:

The winner of five multicultural picture and chapter books from MotherReader is:
Sprout's Bookshelf!

The winner of a set of four diverse young adult books from Kelly at Stacked is:
A Random Hodge Podge of Bookishness!

And the winner of the second RIF multicultural book collection, along with an author signed Cupcake Cousins and tote bag designed by Tiffany Gholar, is:
Library Mama!

We had eighteen members of the 20 Hour Club:

Always in the Middle - 25.25 hours
As Inclination Leads Me - 21.5 hours
Book Challenge Blog - 20.5 hours
By Singing Light - 20 hours
Charlotte's Library - 20.25 hours
Confessions of a Bibliovore - 25 hours
Library Chicken - 32 hours
Love Notes to the Future - 24.5 hours
More like Flowers - 20 hours
MotherReader - 22 hours
Ms. Yingling Reads - 38 hours
No Boys Allowed - 24.5 hours
The One and Only Marfalfa - 35.5 hours
Quietly 20 hours
Randomly Reading - 30 hours
ReadSpace - 21.75 hours
The Sphere Also Gazes Into You - 25 hours
Technically a School Media Specialist - 20 hours


Thanks to all for being part of the 48 Hour Book Challenge!

7 comments:

Ms. Yingling said...

Reading IS a competetive sport, right? The 48HBC is my favorite weekend of the year! Thanks for continuing to host this great event.

noboysallowedreviews said...

Congratulations, everybun! :)

Beth said...

I feel like the turtle who limped to second place, with my sad little book score but my lengthy time! In my defense, a few of my books were real grown-up books.

I'm still so excited that I got a prize! Thanks for hosting this fun event -- I got a dinner in bed out of it from my helpful sister.

Beth said...

I feel like the turtle who limped to second place, with my sad little book score but my lengthy time! In my defense, a few of my books were real grown-up books.

I'm still so excited that I got a prize! Thanks for hosting this fun event -- I got a dinner in bed out of it from my helpful sister.

alibrarymama said...

Congratulations to all the participants! I'm tickled pink to have won "Cupcake Cousins" despite not making the 20 hour club.

Amy said...

Thanks for hosting! I think we've all really been able to recognize and promote some great books!

gpattridge.com said...

Thanks for hosting. I learned a lot from my reading and looking through blog posts. I've recovered from my 25 hours but hope to do this again.