Yesterday I put in 7 1/2 hours worth of time. Today I did the same. Here is what I read:
Lunch Box Dream by Tony Abbott (haven't finished it but it's good)
Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper (haven't finished this one either but it's good too)
The Pursuit of God by A. W. Tozer (a grownup book)
The Charlotte Observer (our newspaper)
The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon S. Wood (another grownup book that's good)
and I listened to some more of The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis as read by Patrick Stewart (aka Captain Jean-luc Picard) It turns out that I was able to listen to one audiobook over the weekend, not just one hour as I said yesterday.
Some people kept detailed records of how much time they spent on each book and my hat is off to them. I didn't do it (it's hard to record time with the sweat of effort in your eyes) but today's time, as I said, amounted to 7 1/2 hours for a grand total of fifteen. Some people read 20 plus and 30 plus hours. Our good friend Ms. Yingling read 35 hours! My hat is wayyyy off to her.
My cause was the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library. The rules say that I'm supposed to tell you how much money was raised but I can't do that yet because I won't know for a while. Some people have donated already (including author and great guy Alan Silberberg) but several won't donate until after the Challenge is over and I notify them of how many hours I read. So I'll let you know when I find out. If you would like to donate, go this post and find out how.
Thanks to all you who have written and to those who have donated. Thank you, Ms. Pam of Motherreader for hosting it. This was a great experience and I look forward to next year's Challenge. And go out and find the books I've mentioned!