Monday, June 8, 2009

The Finish (Finnish) Line

It's great to be done! I thank you all for your patience in letting me take a day to recover before posting this. I was just about to do it last night, but then realized that I wasn't in the mood to post my final two book reviews, and that delayed me just a bit. That and it was after midnight when I returned home.

My friend Jess (with whom I saw Arcadia last night) has informed me that what I did would be considered torture under the Geneva Convention and that I must not be allowed to do it any more. At that point, I fully agreed.

So, my totals?

Total time reading/blogging/networking: 47 hrs, 33 min
Total books: 14
Total pages: 3829
Breaks: 0
Time spent doing things that could damage books (washing hands/rinsing dishes, etc): 27 minutes
Hours awake: 50
Times I wanted to gouge out eyes: oh, dozens

Ok, lying on that last one. But, yes, I do agree with Jess. I don't think you will see me staying awake for that long again, unless I really am being tortured! Plus, I think I would have actually read more books with more sleep. And, I need to focus more on networking for next year. That should be my new goal. I really only commentated on people's blogs if they were people I knew. Even online I'm still dreadfully shy and don't want to take the chance of annoying people with comments about how I'm reading that same book, etc. Maybe one of these days!

Maybe if I networked more, I would be more apt to keep this blog update, right?

Thanks, MotherReader for hosting this read-a-thon again!


Liyana said...

LOL, I felt like poking my eyes out too! Great job, I hope to see you participating again next year!

MotherReader said...

I'm still in awe that people could really do this without sleep. It's amazing! Congratulations!

Jennie said...

Dude you're crazy! But agree that more sleep = more books read. I only did 42 hours last year, but know I could have read a lot more had I gotten more sleep! After awhile, your eyes stop focusing... ;)

MotherReader said...

Official congratulations for being a winner of the 48 Hour Book Challenge! Please email me with your address and the types of books you'd prefer. With so many winners tied for first place, I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the Catching Fire ARC, so if this isn't a book that you're excited about, please let me know that too. My email:
MotherReader AT gmail DOT com

Liyana said...

Congrats, you won! :D

Ms. Yingling said...

Congratulations! You are very, very brave. I like sleep even more than I like reading, at this point. I am truly impressed.

Rasco from RIF said...

Congratulations! I mean, I am stunned someone could stay awake that long...never did it in college and sure can't do it now at age 60+, whew! All the best, and happy continued reading!

military76brat said...

congrats on being a winner!

Charlotte said...

Wow, I am impressed! Congratulations!