Monday, June 11, 2012

48HBC: Finish Line!

I'm writing this very late at night, but scheduling it to post at 6:30 am, the time that I started this bloggy adventure two days ago. So here are the totals:

Reading: 24:03:35
Blogging (including this post): 4:54:10
Socializing (Twitter, FB, other blogs): 1:57:35

Grand Total: 30:55:20

Yes, there are seconds on there. I use a stopwatch system, because estimation makes me twitch a little bit.

This is more than I've ever hit before, which is just awe-inspiring. More so when you consider that I had to work for a few hours Saturday morning.

Total: 10 plus one audiobook
Longest time spent reading: Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
Shortest: Darth Paper Strikes Back by Tom Angleberger

Giving Back
I pledged $10 per finished book to RIF, so that's $100 right there. Also, $1 per comment, though I won't count it up for a couple of days, so feel free to leave comments anywhere.

I've been thinking that I'm not reading as fast or as much as I used to, but this weekend showed me that it's because other things are taking up my time and energy. Not that it's a bad thing. You have to have balance, after all. But it is nice to just hunker down and read down your stack. '

Next year I don't think I'll pair two long books back-to-back. While Leverage and Froi of the Exiles were separated by a night of sleep, it was still a considerable energy drain.

This was my first year writing up capsule reviews. I still wrote full-length ones, but I'm saving them to schedule on my blog. I found it interesting to pick out just one or two lines that distilled my reaction to the book, and I also really like the idea that there are reviews ready to go for a couple of the busiest months of my year. You guys will have to let me know how it worked for you.

I always enjoy this. There's something about doing something so crazy along with a bunch of other people who are also blogging and tweeting and sharing about it. Thanks again for another great year, MotherReader!


MotherReader said...

My pleasure! Thanks for playing and for your generous donation to RIF. When you get a chance, please sign in on the Finish Line post so I can keep track of everyone. Thanks!

Liviania said...

Wow, that's an amazing time. Congratulations!

It is nice to have a buffer of reviews written isn't it?

Ms. Yingling said...

I have spent most of today scheduling reviews and generally getting organized, especially since I don't have much left to read. I'm also thinking vague thoughts about a January Reading Binge... I'll have to see if Mother Reader would mind!

Trisha said...

I continue to be in awe of your precise timekeeping, even knowing how you do it. :)

And, woohoo, big donation to RIF! Now, am off to comment on your other 48HBC posts...

aquafortis said...

Really impressive, Maureen!! Awesome.

I look forward to reading Darth Paper Strikes Back--I enjoyed the first book. Very funny!