Stats and Stories
Time spent reading or listening to audio book: 23 hours, 1 minute
Time spent blogging: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Time spent networking: 51 minutes
Total time: 25 hours and 35 minutes
Number of complete books read: 7
Number of books I decided not to finish: 3 (plus several I only read a very short amount of)
Books not completed during the challenge: 3, including the audio book
Number of books that made me laugh: 4
Number of books that made me cry: 2
Favorite book: oh, so hard to decide. But I think I'll go with Cosmic.
Total time reading was about the same as last year, but I spent much less time blogging than usual. Generally I write full reviews, this year I just wasn't that into it, despite how awesome the books were. I read fewer books than last year, but I think most of them were longer and/or denser.
I decided to keep things very simple this year, minimal recordkeeping and plenty of breaks. The reward was a very easy feeling challenge -- low stress, low eyestrain, and the only time I really felt tired was when I read til 2 a.m last night. On the plus side, I loved the books I was reading! Aside from my "If I read one more first person narrative my head will explode" breakdown, I don't think I've ever enjoyed the reading in a challenge more. On the minus side... well, it felt less like a real challenge somehow. What's a book challenge if it doesn't exhaust you out of your mind?
Anyway, it's been great fun, as always. I love being part of this wacky community every year.
Labels: book challenge