Sunday, June 9, 2013

Finish Line - 48 Hour Book Challenge

So, I am calling it done as of 6pm  (Friday night I started at 6:30 pm).  Here are my stats, for those of you who are curious:
Friday night I read for 4 hours.  I read two books - The Trouble Begins at 8, and The Flight of the Maidens.
Saturday I read for 2 1/2 hrs, and didn't finish anything.
Sunday I read for  4 1/2 hrs, and finished Jepp, Who Defied the Stars and Real Solutions for Busy Moms.  I also read part of Blink & Caution.

Total number of hours: 11 (sigh!)  

I would definitely participate again next year - I did get some books out of my To Be Read pile.  This weekend turned out busier than I thought - we had three playdates and dinner with friends, and I walked a half-marathon on Saturday morning.  The 4:45 am wake-up time and 13 miles definitely cost me when it came to reading time later in the day.  By the time we got home from dinner with friends, I was exhausted.  Today included a playdate with friends, a birthday party and a tasting get-together, so it was pretty full.  I am now making dinner and folding laundry and trying to catch up with the weekend!

A fun way to spend the weekend, and a good reminder that I can always carve out time for reading.


  1. I agree on the carving out time for reading. Congrats on the marathon!

    Man...Blink and Caution has been on my to read list for forever. Have all his other novels, but not that one!

  2. You walked a half marathon! Wow.

  3. That's a really impressive list of things to tackle in a weekend! Good for you for trying this on top of everything else. I wouldn't have made it to 12 hours if I hadn't listened to audiobooks while doing laundry, dishes, and driving - maybe an audiobook during the half marathon next year? :)

  4. My weekend was quite busy too, but I still loved a chance to read a little more. Congratulations on walking a 1/2 marathon!

  5. I am so impressed that you did a half marathon while participating! I'm thinking of training for one and am daunted.