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So Many Books... - Finish line post

Jun. 10th, 2012

09:38 pm - Finish line post

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My stats:

Hours spent reading, listening to audiobook, writing up books finished, and Challenge interactions: 32 hours, 15 minutes. (Rounded, and oddly, same as last year.)

Books read: 7 (I of those I'd started before the Challenge), and a few hours of an audiobook listened to.

Money donated to Reading is Fundamental: $75

Books still to write up: 1 (Greg Van Eekhout's The Boy at the End of the World.)

Reduction in my Goodreads To-read shelf: hahaha. (It's gone down a few, but nothing like as much as it'll go up after a few more minutes looking at other participants' reading.)

Resolution for next year: get better sleep the night *before* the Challenge so I don't go into it tired.

Other probably unkeepable resolution for next year: don't discover that the living room radiator is leaking the day Challenge starts. Just don't. I had no time to make the nice scones I was planning to make, and fun snacks would have been really comforting.

Aahhh, it's a good sign that thinking about next year is already fun.

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From:inbedwithbooks.blogspot.com
Date:June 10th, 2012 09:29 pm (UTC)
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I am also resolved to sleep better the night before. Congratulations on finishing!
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 11th, 2012 07:41 am (UTC)
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Maybe if enough of us make that resolution, we can get the universe to allow us to do it?? Congrats to you too!
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From:Ms. Yingling
Date:June 10th, 2012 09:32 pm (UTC)
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I did make sure I went into the challenge well rested, and it helped. And don't you hate it when real life interferes with reading? Hope the leak is not too bad! Congratulations!
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 11th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
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I do hate it when real life interferes with reading! Congratulations to you too!
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From:JensBookPage
Date:June 11th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
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Being well rested going into the challenge is very important! Given being tired, that's a particularly impressive total amount of time. I need to go back and compare mine to last year - though I'm pretty sure I read more this year.

I am already thinking about next year, too.
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 11th, 2012 07:54 am (UTC)
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I *thought* I'd read more this year, but it may be just because I had a new audiobook all ready, so I wasn't doing all the tooth-brushing, dish-washing, etc, one-handed with a book. :) I was aiming for closer to 35, but that would only have happened with worse headache and no reading pleasure at all.

I'm going to have to train for next year.

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From:Pam Coughlan
Date:June 11th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
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Well rested would help sooo much - i hear ya! Great job on your reading and thanks for your contribution to RIF!
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From:wolfinthewood
Date:June 12th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
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I really like your current icon. Is it a tomb effigy? And where is it?
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 13th, 2012 10:51 am (UTC)
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Yes, it's from the Santa Maria Maior Cathedral in Lisbon, and a friend (generalblossomtook the picture for me! This was a good few years ago, but some of the pictures are still on her Flickr account. I'd love to go myself sometime.
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From:wolfinthewood
Date:June 13th, 2012 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I loved your friend's photos.
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From:asakiyume
Date:June 13th, 2012 05:45 pm (UTC)
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It was great to read through your reviews at one sitting! I enjoy your reviews very much.
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 13th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
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Oh thank you! And while you were writing comments, I was reading your story, which is just wonderful!
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From:asakiyume
Date:June 13th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC)

story

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eep! and yay!
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 13th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)

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I should have said that I wanted to read it before, but the computer+quiet room opportunity didn't arise! Thank you again for sending it to me!
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From:asakiyume
Date:June 13th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)

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On the contrary, thank *you* for reading!
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 13th, 2012 07:33 pm (UTC)

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Hahaha - reminds me of the expression on the girls' faces when they were little and there was a summer reading programme in the local library. They were very puzzled (in a pleased but disbelieving way) at the idea that they'd get rewarded for reading! :)
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From:asakiyume
Date:June 13th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)

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Well, but you've taken the time, in a quite full life, to read my thing out of the many, many things there are out there to call to you!
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 13th, 2012 07:53 pm (UTC)

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True, but again, I have read your writing - I knew it would be a pleasure. (Not always the case, even with the most sirenish calling things!)
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From:asakiyume
Date:June 13th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC)

stopping now!

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This is a ridiculously long comment string. We now return you to the 48-hour challenge and other similar topics :-)
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From:lady_schrapnell
Date:June 13th, 2012 08:02 pm (UTC)

Re: stopping now!

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:) (Also, I still have to write up one of the books read during the challenge! That would be fun too but this is easier!)
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