Saturday, October 22, 2011

Read-a-Thon Update

I haven't been able to participate in the Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon nearly as much as I had hoped to, but now I'm in it for the long haul. I don't think I'll make it more than 5 hours max, but that's my plan. I'm also still working on the Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-Thon. That started yesterday, and I managed to read 115 pages of The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. That was a last-minute addition to my readathon list since I picked it up at the library yesterday!

This morning, I started the Dewey's Readathon as well, and I'm here to respond to the Mid-Event Survey.

1. What are you reading right now?
I'm reading The Revisionists by Thomas Mullen

2. How many books have you read so far?

None yet. I've been focusing on the The Revisionists but haven't had a lot of time to read. So I'm finally getting into it now.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm looking forward to getting through these two books I have on tap for the read-a-thon. I'd love to start reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet before I finish up. But I don't know if that will happen.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I did not. Which is why I haven't been reading much today, unfortunately.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Lots of interruptions and I didn't handle them well.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I'm surprised I haven't had much time to blog about what I'm reading, and I'm not feeling up to taking the time to blog a lot and participate in the memes honestly. I haven't had a lot of time to read, so when I have the time, I just want to read!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not really. I think it's well done.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
As I'm sure I said last year, I would carve out the time to read instead of trying to carry on with all my normal activities as well.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
I'm tired but it's because I had a couple glasses of wine when I had some friends over earlier, not from reading. I thought it would be nice to have another glass while reading, but then decided it will make me too sleepy!

10. Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
Not really. I look forward to reading some tips from others!

1 comment:

  1. I like to make a template for my blog posts so that I can quickly update and go (though still takes time to add pictures, etc). But definitely try to schedule the day so you can just read.

    But you're doing great!! Hope you're having a fantastic time!


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