48 Hour Book Challenge: Finish Line

48 Hour Book ChallengePhew! The 48 hours are over. I read a lot. On quiet weekends, I do read a lot anyway, but nothing like this!

I read for a total of 14 hours, 50 minutes. I can add 1 hours media time for each 5 hours read, so that’s not quite 3 (I was planning to read the last 10 mins before 7am this morning but overslept – too tired last night to finish it). So, my final total, including media time is 16 hours 50 mins.

That’s very nice, as I aimed for 12 hours. So, well done to myself!

What did I read?

Very little in terms of number of books: 1.75 books. I know, but the first one took me over 8 hours. I read Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, and a Dutch book, Ons soort mensen (Our Kind of People) by Jacqueline Hoefnagels and Santje Kramer.

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell Ons soort mensen (Our Kind of People)

What else did I do?

I wrote a review on Cloud Atlas, here.

I wrote 4 posts for the 48 Hour Book Challenge: the Start, Update #1, Update#2, Update #3, and this current post.

I also tweeted on Twitter (as @leeswammes), I replied to other people’s tweets, I followed up links about the 48hbc that they gave. I also went to MotherReader’s signup page and randomly clicked on people’s links to encourage them with the challenge.

Finally, I spent several hours away from reading yesterday afternoon to go to a reading and signing by David Michell, which was great fun.

David Mitchell in Utrecht

David Mitchell in Utrecht


About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at bookhelpline.com. In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

10 Responses to 48 Hour Book Challenge: Finish Line

  1. Miel Abeille says:

    By the sounds of it, you had a very successful reading challenge! Props to you!

  2. Iris says:

    I’ve only participated in one 24 hour reading challenge and they advised me to read short novels and I think that’s the best advice to go with.

    Having seen the picture I’m even more envious.. Why not at the selexys here? 😦

    • leeswammes says:

      Iris, next time I will read short novels, I’ve learned from my mistakes…!

      Utrecht is very central for lots of people, but maybe too far away for you. He’s also been in some other places (not selexyses), it’s just a matter of knowing about it. I only happened to find out.

  3. Charlotte says:

    Well done!

    (We have family in Utrecht, but haven’t made it there yet–maybe next spring)

  4. MotherReader says:

    Great job! Thanks for playing!

  5. Carin B. says:

    Very cool picture! Not to detract from Mitchell, but the woman holding the microphone for him has a super awesome dress!

    You did get your books autographed, right?

    • leeswammes says:

      Ha ha, focusing on a dress! Carin, you make me laugh!

      Yes, I had Jacob de Zoet with me and I also bought Black Swan Green, had them both signed.

  6. leeswammes says:

    Here is a report of David Mitchell’s interview in Haarlem (also the Netherlands): http://bobbysdogblog.blogspot.com/2010/06/david-mitchell-in-teylers-museum-in.html

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