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Hour Twenty-Four

October 21, 2007

Mugs of Hot Tea: 4
Mugs of Hot Chocolate: 2
Glasses of Iced Tea: 3
Cans of Diet Pepsi: 1

Reading over 2,000 pages in 24 hours: Priceless!

Wrap Up Time!

Pages Read (cum.): 2014
Books Completed: 7 (Tithe by Holly Black, The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander, The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie, Gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson, Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast, The Sunday Philosophy Club by Alexander McCall Smith, The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston)
Books Partially Completed: 1 (Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett)
Stories Read: 2 (“The Death of a Government Clerk” and “The Sly Little Boy” by Anton Chekhov)
Mini-Challenges Participated In: 15

That works out to about 84 pages an hour, which certainly isn’t bad. Especially since I also managed to visit every active reader at least once every other hour. :) I had a ton of fun with this whole experience, and I feel very indebted to Dewey for running the whole thing and to the cheerleaders who came out and supported me (both official and unofficial). On twenty-three posts, I’ve had 77 comments not made by me! That’s a whole lot of comments for one day. :D

So, I’d like to give back a little. First off, I’ll be sending two bookmooch points Dewey’s way (gotta love the new booksmooches); it’s a drop in the bucket compared to all of the work she’s done, but hopefully she’ll appreciate it! Alternatively, Dewey, you can pick two of these books that I read over the last twenty-four hours: Tithe, Marked, The Kitchen Boy, Gods in Alabama. Next, I’m planning on having four drawings: one for each of the above books (or a bookmooch point, if Dewey wants one or two of them). Everyone will be entered however many times they’ve commented on the my read-a-thon posts (not including this one). I figure first draw will get first pick, etc. I’ll do the drawing either late today or tomorrow!

And that’s all, folks. :)

11 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    October 21, 2007 1:16 pm

    Congrats! You made it!

  2. clairec23 permalink
    October 21, 2007 1:28 pm

    Well done Eva, you’ve really stood out the way you’ve been everywhere the last 24hours :) Thanks for all the comments and visits.

  3. Nymeth permalink
    October 21, 2007 1:33 pm

    I’d say that an average of 84 pages per hour is very good! Congratulations, Eva!

  4. Debi permalink
    October 21, 2007 1:52 pm

    Geez…you definitely have some kind of “reading superpower” there, don’t you? Congrats, Eva!

  5. Nyssaneala permalink
    October 21, 2007 2:22 pm

    Congrats! Those are some pretty amazing statistics you have there. :)
    Enjoy catching up on that sleep!

  6. BookGal permalink
    October 21, 2007 3:06 pm

    Those are amazing statistics and I love the idea of giving something to Dewey for her organization … that was very sweet. Have a good nap later today.

  7. Chris permalink
    October 21, 2007 5:22 pm

    You did such an amazing job Eva! I’m completely blown away at your stats, lol…I had so much fun following your progress and I’m definitely in for next years readathon!

  8. Eva permalink
    October 22, 2007 10:57 am

    Chris, thanks!

    Claire, you’re too sweet. :) Thanks for all of the times you stopped by.

    Nymeth, thanks!

    Debi, I know-I never read that quickly. Maybe all of the motivation from y’all?!

    Nyssaneala, I did. :)

    Bookgal, I think she deserves it! I definitely had a good nap.

    Chris, thanks! Glad you’ll be participating next year…hopefully I will too.

  9. Shannon permalink
    October 22, 2007 9:23 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe your stats; you really tackled a lot of books. Thank you for hosting a contest, I can’t believe I won. I actually went right out & bought Gods in Alabama after reading your page so I would like Tithe. You can email me at books4shannon@gmail for my addy. Thanks again, I can’t wait for next year’s read-a-thon.

  10. Eva permalink
    October 23, 2007 5:15 am

    Shannon, no problem! Congrats. :D


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