Sunday, June 6, 2010

48hrs later...

Well, my challenge has ended. Thankfully! I must confess that I'm a bit of a weakling, as you'll see in my final total of hours at the bottom of this post. But it was a challenge, nonetheless. I'm currently suffering from a headache, which I am sure is due to too much reading. I didn't believe there was such a thing!

Below you'll note my time spent reading during the challenge, which is all I allowed myself to do on my blog. Perhaps at some point I'll comment on the books I read, but at the moment, I'm not feeling up to it.

Begin Friday, June 4, 2010 at 5:00pm CST
5:00 - 5:30pm // read Magic Study by Maria V. Snyder
6:15 - 8:10pm // read & finish Magic Study
2 hours 25 minutes total

Saturday, June 5, 2010
8:30 - 9:45am // read The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
10:30am - 12:00pm // read The Dead-Tossed Waves
12:45 - 1:00pm // listen to Seven Up by Janet Evanovich
1:30 - 2:40pm // read The Dead-Tossed Waves
3:10 - 5:00pm // read & finish The Dead-Tossed Waves
7:45 - 8:45pm // read The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee
7 hours total

End Sunday, June 6, 2010 at 5:00pm CST
9:00 - 9:30am // read The Agency: A Spy in the House
10:00am - 12:10pm // read & finish The Agency: A Spy in the House
2:30 - 3:15pm // read The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler
3:30 - 5:00pm // read The Thirteenth Princess
5 hours 25 minutes total

TOTAL TIME SPENT READING: 14 hours 50 minutes 

So, what else did I do with my time this weekend, you ask? Sleep! Sleep until my heart's content. And then sleep just a little more. I have not been sleeping well this past week, not at all, so I welcomed the chance to indulge in a good ten hours per night. That means 20 of my 48 hours were spent unconscious and half of the rest of them reading, which I think is not too shabby. Because I did in fact shower and eat too, not to mention play some video games and watch some TV. But oh, how much self restraint it took not to lose myself in those activities! I even managed to do a bit of housework, which I really must be finishing up.

Congratulations to those of you who immersed yourselves in this challenge and to those like me who still pushed further than usual but maybe not as much as we'd have liked. Timing is everything, and I am forever reminded that I cannot bend the world to my own will. Sigh. Anywho, thanks to MotherReader for an excellent excuse to stay in and read this weekend - I needed it!



Mystee said...

Congrats on finishing the challegne :)

Charlotte said...

Sleep is good too, and deserves congratulations of its own!

MotherReader said...

You're welcome! Thanks for playing!

(A weekend of just sleeping and reading sounds lovely. Maybe add some doughnuts and takeout for total perfection)

Lawral the Librarian said...

Congrats on sticking it out! It's fun for a weekend to drop everything and lounge around and read, isn't it?

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