Friday, June 5, 2009

MotherReader's 48 Hour Read-A-Thon

Oops! So I have posted at MotherReader's blog that I will try to participate in her 48 Hour Read-A-Thon, but I completely forgot to post about it here..

To keep track of my reading hours, I will update this post every now and then. To keep track I'm actually using the stopwatch of my cell phone.

So far I have read:

1h 2min
3h 53min

1h 44min
3h 58min

1h 5min
3h 14min
2h 11min
4h 3min

=> 24h 38min

With this I have completed MotherReader's challenge. I didn't read 48 hours, but I think with a little over 24 hours I did pretty good. What I am especially sad about is that I didn't finish a single book. I read parts of three books, though. The first was Philip Roth's American Pastoral - actually, it should count as a whole book, because I read the parts that I did read twice... Then I read a bit of Charlaine Harris' Dead Until Dark. I really like it, but somehow I couldn't concentrate too well on it. The book I finally settled on yesterday afternoon was Margaret Grace's Malice In Miniature. I did read a good part of it, but I also didn't manage to finish it. I still can't concentrate too well *sigh*


  1. Sounds like you are doing well so far!

  2. That's great! Keep up the good work!

  3. Thanks everyone for the cheerleading :-)

  4. Hint for next year - because you'll come next year, right? - have some light books to break things up. The success of finishing a book easily makes the next seem a little easier. Thanks for playing!

  5. Thanks a lot, MotherReader! I will try to take care of this. Usually, I fare pretty well with mysteries, but I've had some problems with my asthma and my allergies in the past 2 weeks. That hurt my concentration a lot :-(