24in48 Final Update

 

Well, it’s over.  I feel accomplished and just a little bit exhausted.  At the same time, I feel a bit sad that I now have to return to my normal routines of going to classes, writing papers, and studying for exams.  I’m definitely looking forward to my next bit of reading time, and to the next #24in48 Read-a-Thon.  I might even try to do Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon, but I still haven’t decided on that yet.

The wrap up questions, along with my answers, from A Home Between the Pages:

How many hours did you read, if you were tracking?
-22 and a half
How many books did you read, if you were tracking?
-1 and a half (Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier and I got halfway through A Passion For Books, edited by Harold Rabinowitz and Rob Kaplan)
How many pages did you read, if you were tracking?
-736
Favorite book of the ‘thon?
-Do I have to choose?! Oh, alright, I’ll go with A Passion For Books, if I absolutely have to choose a fave.
Least favorite?
-But seriously, I loved Daughter of the Forest just as much…
Thing you learned from this ‘thon?
-Boyfriends are distracting. Pretzel bites are not worth the time to make. Snacks are expensive. Start early because the hours get away from you quicker than you think they will. If you must exercise, get on a stationary bike so you can read while you sweat. I am a very slow reader in comparison to many of the other read-a-thoners, making me wonder what are their magical ways/secrets? WOW I consume a lot of food when I’m reading!