I started reading for the 48 Hour Reading Challenge at 4:53 pm today. It is now 6:20, and I have just finished my first book, In the Shadow of Blackbirds (as Liviania advised me too, when I posted the pictures of the books I wanted to read).
Here are my Saturday updates.
Stats from Friday
Time: 6:20 pm 1:28 hour/minutes read. One book, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, finished (my thoughts). 387 pages read.
Time: 6:45. Have used up 25 mins of precious social media time on review and this intro.
8:15 now. 1 hour and 24 minutes more reading. One more book finished--Interesting Times, by Terry Pratchett. It's 295 pages, but I was on page 110 when I stared, which makes 195 more pages for my total.
8:35 now. 20 more mins of social media time used. Circa 10 Friendly Comments left on participating blogs. One book requested from Paperback Book Swap where partipator MAD Hoydenish had just posted it.
10.05 1 hour and 20 more minutes read. Read Mooncoin Castle, a nice kids' fantasy from 1970- a jackdaw enlists the help of a ghost and a witch to help save his ruined Irish castle home from being demolished to make way for a supermarket. I might offer it to my ten year old...141 pages. Read the first 70 pages of the Children's Blizzard, by David Laskin. He gets Laura's sister Mary and Mary Power confused when talking about the Lond Winter. I sneer at him for this. Still, it's rather interesting, though a bit slow--at this point we've met the immigrant families whose kids are about to die, and seen them starving on the prairie for a while (I know much more about Mennonites than I did at 9:05). I'm just at the point where the titular blizzard is about to hit...
10:16 11 mins more social media time.
But I am sleepy, and am calling it a night. Much as I love a good reading challenge, I don't feel compelled to suffer.
Totals for Day 1: 4 hours 12 minutes read, 56 mins. social media time. I did really well at reading while doing other things. These did not include cooking. Thanks, Patrick.