Mother Reader has posted the finish line roundup for the 48HRC, and my hopes for third place have been dashed. Oh well. I blame Edward and Bella. They put me to sleep last night, when I still had hours and hours left on my clock...
So my time was: 34 hrs and 53 minutes.
I will be posting pictures of my before and after tbr pile tomorrow, so come back and see all the books I can look forward to reading....there are still rather a lot of them.
Here's what I read:
The Magic Nation Thing, by Zilpha Keatley Snyder 164pp
Once a Princess, by Sherwood Smith 278pp
A Game of Catch, by Helen Cresswell 44pp (this will be this Tuesday's Timeslip book)
Ballerina, by Nada Curcija-Prodanovic 255pp
Thief! by Malorie Blackman 256pp
Check by Jowl: talks and essays on how and why fantasy matters, by Ursula Le Guin 135pp
Once Dead, Twice Shy, Kim Harrison 232pp
When the Whistle Blows, Fran Cannon Slayton (the only book of the lot that made me cry...) 162 pp
Royal Harry, by William Mayne 158pp
Isabelle's Boyfriend, by Caroline Hickey 184pp
Silksinger, by Laini Taylor 441pp
The Siren Song, by Anne Ursu (from 272pp to 430pp, which is 158 pages)
Faery Rebels--Spell Hunter, RJ Anderson 327pp
Alice in Wonderland (32 pages, read out loud)
Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat, by Paula Gunn Allen (305pp)
Bodies Politic: Negotiating Race in the American North, 1730-1830, by John Wood Sweet (I only got to page 47)
Goose Chase, by Patrice Kindl 214pp
Oh. And Twilight. 314 pages of Twilight.
and finally, I listened to The Time Detectives: The Princes in Terror Tower, by Terry Deary
That's 14 books, and four parts of books (two large, two small), plus one audiobook. There are still 3o something books in the to-be-read pile. I need to do this for two more weekends.
Now I'm going to try to add up the pages. I got 3706.
Here a sample of my reading life this weekend: Saturday morning I read from 7:08 to 7:34. break to give child food. Read from 7:37 to 8:03. Break to give child milk (I can't pour and read at the same time, which is a weakness). I ended up with two sheets of paper and one envelope covered not only with this sort of thing, but with earlier attempts to add it up....
Here's what I'm most proud of: I didn't misplace a single book! I didn't have to waste any time staggering around looking under sofas etc!
Happy reading, everyone who still has time on their clock!