= 1 hour
With the office's permission, my coworker and I are listening to Heart of a Samurai while we work at our desks.
Well, my coworker and I did as best as we could while planning storytimes, working on other summer programming, working our reference desk shifts, and having lunch. I think we averaged about 3 hours listening to Heart of a Samurai, which isn't too bad!
+ 3 hours = 4 hours
Now that it's nearing the end of my work day, I'll listen to The Search for Wondla on the commute home for another hour--so I think I'm doing pretty well so far, considering I'm working a full day!
Tomorrow, Saturday, will also be tough because I'm working the reference desk all day. I plan to make a sign that explains why I'm reading all day long at the desk--I'll try to post it here afterwards.
*update # 2*
Here I am on Saturday, and I'm disappointed to say I'm not doing super-great with my reading today. Here's where I stand as of 11:50am:
Last night visiting various blogs = 1 hour
Commute to work this morning, listening to The Search for Wondla = 1 hour
Visiting more blogs today = 1 hour
Total so far = 7 hours
I'll try my best to read a lot here at work! We've been pretty steady with patrons today, so we'll see how far I get with my reading. I am starting the book Seven Sorcerers. And here is the sign I made to put out at the reference desk:
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*update # 3*
I must hang my head in shame, as the 48 Hour Book Challenge is over and I didn't do well at all. :( Here's where I stand:
Reading at work...probably only an hour and a half total with all of the interruptions, and that's being generous.
+ 1.5 hours = 8.5 hours
Then after work on Saturday, I drove from work to visit my parents (including picking up my brother from work, approximately 1 hour). Then no reading there of course! Then I drove my brother home before going home myself (another approximate hour)...so I can only add two more hours here:
+ 2 hours = 10.5 hours
And that's it, as I didn't read when I got home because it was already SO LATE.
I got a taste of just three books--and I didn't finish any of them! I plan to, though, so watch for a review of each of these:
Thanks for all of the support, everyone! I didn't beat my time from last year, but there's always next year! (And hopefully I won't be working again those days!).
grand total for 2011 = 10.5 hours