48 Hour Book Challenge: The Finish Line!

I haven’t read so much in a 48 hour period since, well, never. I stumbled to the end with a few longer titles and only got halfway through THE GREAT GREEN HEIST. I’ll post a review some time this month. For now the lawn is waiting to be mowed, the dog needs a walk, and I have a dozen phone messages to take care of. Hello, Greg. What happened to you? Are you still alive?

Here’s my summary:

  • 8 1/2 books read
  • More than 250,000 words
  • 24 hours and 15 minutes plus 1 bonus hour for five hours of networking, reading others blogs, etc. = 25 hours, 15 minutes.

What I learned:

  • Empathy for others and how they see the world.
  • Turn off the cell phone. It helped being disconnected while reading.
  • I accomplished more reading away from home.
  • Goals are what provides growth. This time in learning more about diversity, different writing styles, and the power of the written word.

Thanks Mother Reader for hosting this event. I’m exhausted but it feels good. Click on the icon for all the results.



About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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10 Responses to 48 Hour Book Challenge: The Finish Line!

  1. Very impressive. I’ve enjoyed reading about your adventure.

  2. Thanks for all of your comments. I’ll be back on my regular schedule this week with a chapter or two per day.

  3. msyingling says:

    I managed to make my wrist sore reading too much on the Nook. it is nice to get away from other obligations to focus on reading once a year.

  4. I am here to say…wow! And..back to reading I go, lol. Going to see if I can get in one or two more books before my eyes fall out.

  5. liviania says:

    More than 24 hours = totally awesome. Way to go.

  6. ejmam says:

    Thanks for all the reviews along the way. I’m getting Crow from the library for next week’s reading.

  7. Congratulations! I’m impressed by your reading stamina, and I really enjoyed your reviews!

  8. Nice job, you really managed to read a lot and it was nice meeting you in the book challenge.

  9. Congrats! Your endurance and stamina are indeed impressive to the iron Guy! Really, though, I’m glad you had a good time.

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