I’ve reached the Mother Reader 48 Hour Challenge Finish Line.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner (400 pgs, 3.5hrs)
The Emperor of Nihon-Ja by John Flanagan (200 pages finished, 2 hrs)
Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (368 pgs, 4 hrs)
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (208 pgs, 2.5 hrs)
Small Gods by Sir Terry Pratchett (384 pgs, 5 hours)
The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (353 pgs, 4.75 hours)
26 hours total (21.75 hours reading, 1.25 reviewing, 1.5 social, 1.5 audiobook)
1912 pages read
$35 pledged ($5/book)
– I could probably have gotten closer to 30 hours if my kids hadn’t found 5 baby field mice in our garage. Much researching, begging, and pleading was followed by feeding tiny baby field mice kitten milk from a dropper and creating baby-mouse-appropriate housing.
– I enjoyed the challenge… but I also found it, well, challenging. Half way through Day 2 I hit a wall. Reading felt like a chore. I had flashbacks to grad school when I forced my way through books I wished I had time to savor.
– I discovered that I like to read books in one sitting but then I like to take time off between books. I get so caught up in books that I need time for my brain to slowly move out of the books’ world before I am ready to move on to the next book.