Friday, June 3, 2011

48 HOUR BOOK CHALLENGE: THE START AND GOALS

Here I am at the start of another read-a-thon! This is the 48 Hour Book Challenge hosted by MotherReader. The start is anytime after 7:00am Friday and end by 7:00am Monday.  I'm going to start at 12:15pm (in approx. 10 minutes).  I'm not going to commit to a set amount of time, but I will read for the required minimum of 12 hours for sure.  I'm not really going to commit to a set reading list either, but I will probably read the following:

  • (catch up on) John Adams
  • (finish) The Crimson Petal and the White (for TuesBookTalk)
  • (finish) Dante's Journey
  • undecided
  • undecided
  • undecided
I'm not setting myself a lot of constraints this time.  Hoping a more relaxed approach will help me to be more productive.  We shall see!

UDPATES:


1st Chunk of Time
Time Started: 12:15pm CST
Time Finished: 4:15pm CST
Hours read: 3 hr, 45 min.  Blogging, Social Networking:  15 min.

Book 1:  Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
Start page: 363
End Page: 405

Nap: 4:15 - 6:15 approx.

2nd Chunk of Time
Time Started: 6:15pm CST
Time Finished: 4:30am CST
Hours spent:  10 hr   Social Networking:  15 min
subtract 1 hour for eating and phone call and 15 minutes for journaling
Total hours read for this chunk:  8 hrs, 45 min
Book 1:  Crimson Petal and the White
Start page: 405
End page:  553

Man, I'm a slow reader! I only read around 200 pages in all that time...ugh! Not sure when I'll start back later today.  It's almost 5:00am and I have plans for part of the day.  So I'll be back later....


Saturday, June 4--starting up again at 5:30pm CST, will finish Crimson Petal, then A Game of Thrones or                                    John Adams
3rd Chunk of Time
Time Started: 5:30pm CST
Time Finished:  2:00am CST
Hours spent:  8 hrs, 30 min.  Social Networking: 15 min.
Subtract 2 hrs for eating and other non-reading activities incl. journaling  
Total hours read for this chunk:  6 hrs, 15 min.
Book 1:  Crimson Petal and the White
Start page: 553
End page:  647

fell asleep at 2:00am.  Didn't wake up until 7:00am

Sunday, June 5--start time 7:00am, still Crimson Petal and the White

4th Chunk of Time
Time Started: 7:00am CST
Time Finished:  12:15pm CST
Hours spent:  5 hr, 15 min   Social Networking: 15
Subtract   1/2 hour for eating
Total hours read for this chunk: 5 hr, 30 min. 
Book 1:  Crimson Petal and the White
Start page: 647
End page:  838


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  1. Relaxed sounds like the way to go! I too am not setting any specific guidelines for myself...I won't be joining in the challenge officially until tomorrow.

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  2. Good luck! I've also started and I'm like you - just see how it goes. I have a few books lined up but I have no idea whether I can get through them all. Well, if it's like a normal read-a-long, I won't get half done of what I want.

    But hey, it's fun and it's nice to meet up with other participants.

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  3. Good luck! I've also started and I'm like you - just see how it goes. I have a few books lined up but I have no idea whether I can get through them all. Well, if it's like a normal read-a-long, I won't get half done of what I want.

    But hey, it's fun and it's nice to meet up with other participants.

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  4. Oh, yeah, I completely forgot about this but I've got to get over and sign up. That's help me insist on a quiet weekend for relaxing.

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  5. I currently have The Crimson Petal and the White sitting on my shelf in my TBR pile-I can't wait to read your review. It's my first visit to your site. Love it-I'm a new follower. Good luck with your reading.

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  6. I can't wait to see what you think of John Adams. I read 1776 years ago, but have heard Adams is better.

    Happy reading!

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  7. I hope you're enjoying The Crimson Petal and the White! I quite enjoyed it when I read it. Keep up the good work!!

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  8. I kept my own constraints and books relaxed this time through as well. I find that it's better when I select the books according to mood and what I need then, rather than a plan I set up in the beginning. Good luck!

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  9. Sparkly silver pom poms waving your way. Go! Go! Go! Read on my friend!

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  10. Sounds like you're doing fantastically well! Keep it up. :)

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