Another 48 Hour Book Challenge completed and another wonderful weekend of reading. I went into the weekend without major plans for joining the challenge, but I’m so glad I did. I got to try out our porch (a great reading spot, if coated in pollen), check out some new series and authors, and take a few more books off my “to read” list. The final stats:
- 12.5 hours read
- 1556 pages read
- 5 books finished
- 2 cups of iced coffee consumed
So overall less than last year’s totals, but I’m still calling it a success.
Books veered more toward the unreal this year–three were some kind of fantasy (Linger, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and September Girls) and one was sci-fi (Adaptation). A Crooked Kind of Perfect was the only realistic book I read. The last few books I’d read were realistic, so this was a nice change of pace. And three (Linger, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and Adaptation) are part of a trilogy, so I have even more of those characters and worlds to look forward to.
I think a weekend of reading was just what I needed. Things have been kind of hectic and stressful lately, so it was nice to take some time to focus on something I really love and something that (unfortunately) can easily get put on the back burner.
Thanks to Mother Reader for hosting such a great event and to Hannah for inspiring me to join this year’s challenge!
4 thoughts on “2014 48 Hour Book Challenge Finish Line”
Good luck with daughter of smoke and bones I tried to read but it go too confusing.
Very interesting set of titles and good job on your reading. It served its purpose. I’m looking forward to checking out a few of your choices.
It’s always good to get part of a series done! (I love reading them once they’re complete so I can go right on to the next one!) Good job.
Hooray for reading! I really enjoyed Daughter of Smoke and Bone and all of Maggie Stiefvater’s books on audio, too – if audio ever helps you get through a series.