Monday, June 11, 2007

48-hour book challenge: wrap-up

I started the 48-hour book challenge on Friday morning at 8:38 AM. I basically finished up late Saturday night; I didn't get a chance to do any reading before church on Sunday morning. I only read three books, so I'm obviously not in the running for any prizes, but I had a great time doing it, and I'm so grateful to MotherReader for organizing it, and to her husband for helping administer it.

I decided to read books with a faerie theme for the challenge, since it's something I'm interested in, and I had several books on the theme that I have been wanting to read. (And I'm reading one more, Wildwood Dancing, by Juliet Marillier, as an apres-challenge dessert). It's interesting reading a bunch of faerie-related books back to back; you start to see a lot of common themes and characteristics. They're all based on the same folklore and sources, after all. But in spite of the commonalities, each of the books I read treated the theme in its own unique way.

I'm totally in awe of Little Willow, who read 16.5 books, and Midwestern Lodestar, who read 20 in the 48 hours. I don't know if anyone read more, but these two had pretty impressive stats!

My final stats:

Number of books read: 3
Books read: ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale, Faeries of Dreamdark: Blackbringer and Wicked Lovely.
Pages read: 1084
Time spent Saturday: 9 hours 45 minutes
Time spent Friday: 5 hours 50 minutes
Total time: 15 hours and 35 minutes

1 comment:

Little Willow said...

Thank you for the kind words!

I keep meaning to track down Wildwood Dancing.