48 Hour Reading Challenge: Finis

Total reading time: 20 hours
Total blogging time: 3.5 hours
Total time spent on reading challenge : 23.5 hours
Total pages read: 1622
Number of books completed: 8

I actually finished my reading challenge last night (Saturday). From about ten until after midnight, I treated myself to the tenth book in Alexander McCall Smith’s #1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Tea TIme for the Traditionally Built. It was a delight as were all the other books in the series. In this particular episode, Mma Ramotswe’s beloved white van has developed an ominous noise in the motor. Mma Makutsi’s fiance Phuti Radiphuti unknowingly hires the glamorous but predatory Violet Sephotho to work in the beds department at his Double Comfort Furniture Shop. And the local football (soccer) team may harbor a traitor who is causing the team to have a losing season. Mysteries are solved; personal problems are resolved. And The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency continues to be a haven of common sense and comfortable conversation and old Botswana tradition and custom. I love these books.

So, if you’re stopping by and you also finished Mother Reader’s Reading Challenge, leave a comment and tell me how you enjoyed it. Was it worth the effort to clear your schedule? What one book did you read that made your weekend?

8 thoughts on “48 Hour Reading Challenge: Finis

  1. Great job with your reading! It was the most fun to read Catching Fire, especially because it got my seventh grader daughter all exited to read with me.

  2. Congratulations on finishing. I enjoyed it, but I’m not sure how much reading I’ll get done this week. I made it through 2.5 books, but I really enjoyed Swimsuit by James Patterson.

  3. Congrats! One day I’d like to give a challenge like this a shot. It won’t be anytime soon but it’s really lots of fun to follow along with you (and others) who were able to do it!

  4. Liyana

    Great job, I hope to see you participating again next year!

  5. Stopping by to say hi to a fellow participant. Good question about the stand-out book: for the first time I think, I didn’t have any one book that I was knocked-sideways-by-the-love-for, but my favourite was probably Rebecca Stead’s First Light.

  6. My stand out book: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. It was my first read and jump started me for the rest of the weekend. a

  7. I certainly thought it was worth clearing my schedule for, Sherry. It’s hard to say which book stood out the most. Probably Masterpiece, by Elise Broach, which I’ve been meaning to read for a long time, but might not have gotten to if it wasn’t for the challenge.

  8. Congratulations, Sherry! This sounds like so much fun!

    This post convinced me I need to check out the 1st Ladies’ Detective Agency audiobook for an upcoming trip!

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