The Books I read in the last 48 hours

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!


  1. Amazing list that you completed! Great job!

    Because I was in control of my schedule and have children who can take care of themselves or wait, I was able to do everything on the 1/2 hr - or at least close. When I couldn't I would drop the extra minutes rather than have to figure it out. (Like if I finished at 9:40 and took a break after, I was just as likely to call it 9:30.) But then again, I couldn't win - so I admire your accuracy.

  2. Impressive list (and page total!) Great job!

  3. Okay. I'm exhausted reading this list. I had an event to go to Friday night and a photo job all day Saturday, so could not read. BUT. Today I'm almost finished reading The Shadow Catcher, the incredible Marianne Wiggins novel. This is NOTHING compared to all you've achieved. But it is something for someone who hasn't had a spare book second for weeks.

  4. Wow, you did awesome. Congrats!

  5. I did some parts of books too because they weren't want I needed at the late hour I was reading (I needed something to really keep my interest) Congrats on your awesome list and awesome page total!
    And I agree that Bella and Edward are hard to stay awake for;)

  6. Oh my goodness! I'm feeling like a complete slacker... you go, girl!

  7. Congratulations! I have so enjoyed the Challenge and have learned so much, met so many new colleagues in literacy through the blogs. Great weekend!

    Continued happy reading.........

  8. Wow, that's a lot of reading.

    And congrats on not losing anything!

  9. yays for you! congrats charlotte!

  10. Congratulations! You read tons of books :)

  11. Wow, Charlotte! Whoops. You must be sleeping now. I'll tip-toe around you, pull the blanket up to your chin, and we'll all stand around and say, "Wow, there's a serious reader."

  12. Thanks all of you! And congratulations to you all too!

  13. That IS one amazing list!! Congratulations!

  14. Whether you win or not, that's an impressive total, and an impressive list. Congratulations on not misplacing any books, too.

    I'm clearly going to have to give up sleep, if I ever want to win this challenge in the future. (Yeah, that's not going to actually happen).


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