My final report for the 4th annual Mother Reader 49 Hour Reading Challenge: I started at 4 pm on Friday and finished at 4 pm Sunday. I put in a total of 16 hours in reading and blogging about the books, with another 2.5 hours commenting on other bloggers doing the challenge. Total time: 18.5 hours and 4.5 books (the first book I read I was already halfway through when I started.)
I am not competitive for the prizes, but I hope to have raised a lot of money for the Bridget Zinn medical fund and I beat my personal best from 2007, when I only managed 14 hours. (I didn't do it last year.)
Also I noted with sadness and sweetness that Dewey commented on my challenge results post back in 2007. I miss her still.
For every unique, meaningful comment I receive on these posts I will donate $1 to Bridget Zinn's medical fund. Bridget is a Young Adult author, librarian and book blogger who is in expensive cancer treatment. Many kidlit bloggers have come together to offer support for her and I am happy to join in. If you can come by this weekend and comment on the books I'm reading you can be part of that too. If you are doing the 48 Hour Reading challenge let me know and I'll come and follow you too!
So far the comment tally is at 31. You still have time to comment on these posts and I will count them for the donation up until midnight on Monday. I will be sending a check to Bridget Zinn's medical fund for the total number of book challenge post comments that I receive before midnight.
48 Hour Reading Challenge Rules are here, Prizes are listed here, and Starting Line is here. I'm offering a prize: I will donate a framed 5x7 print of one of my favorite photos and original haiku to the person who raises the most money for a Greater Good cause.