Sunday, June 5, 2011


I started the 48HBC at 12:15pm CST on Friday and ended today at 12:15pm CST.  I only managed to read half of The Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber, but it is an over 800 page book and I finished it so a small accomplishment.  I have determined sincerely that I'm either a painfully slow reader or I'm very easily distracted.

Total hours spent reading:  24hr, 15 min.
Time spent on social networking (mostly Twitter):  1 hr.
Book read:  Finished Crimson Petal and the White (from page 363 until its end at 838)
Total pages read:  475

You can see a record of my 48HBC progress HERE

Crimson Petal and the White by Michel Faber
I'm not going to write a full review right now because we are not finished discussing the book for TuesBookTalk and I don't want to chance spoilers.  I will say that Crimson Petal is a terrific portrayal of Victorian life and the stories and characters portrayed between its covers are vivid and endearing.  I highly recommend it.


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  1. That is a great book, glad it kept you entertained. I read for a little shorter than you, but not much.

    I really had a good time and I think you did too!

  2. I've never timed myself on how much I can read in twenty-four hours but 475 pages doesn't sound too bad. It can depend on the book since some books are read faster and some slower. I'm reading one right now that has tiny text so it is taking longer than I normally would.

  3. I hoping to get to at least 25 hours as well, but... didn't quite make it. Congrats to you, though! :)

  4. Fun! I probably wont have time for any readathons until late fall/winter again. This time of year is just too crazy :)

  5. Good job! I loved Crimson Petal and the White!

  6. Wow, 24 hours?! That's awesome!

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