Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-A-Thon Post 6.

So, the official read-a-thon is about halfway over. Personally, I am over halfway done since I intentionally started earlier in the morning to get more sleep before going to work tomorrow.

I had a decent last hour. It included a visit from my mom and sister, who brought me dinner in the form of a delicious salad with bleu cheese, cherries, walnuts, and chicken. Now that my tummy is full of goodness, I feel like I need to be slightly more productive than I have been since coming home!

Here is this hour's activity!

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? I am still in the middle of The Call of the Wild. I am also switching off with The Brothers Karamazov, but I think I need to complete one or the other.
2. How many books have you read so far? I have finished 2, but I have been switching between 3 for the last couple of hours. Nothing seems to be holding my attention!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I think I pull out an Austen for something different. Many of books are dark and mysterious today and I think I am in need of something a little more lighthearted and romantic.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No. I worked an 8-hour shift this morning at the park, but I managed to banish myself into the permit booth so I could read.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Quite a few! Work mainly, as well as the visit from my mom and sister. But they were needed and necessary. The husband will come home from work at 9:30 or so, and I am assuming I won't have quiet after then, so I might need to hide out in the bedroom to read.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I love the community feel! I have had a lot of new visitors today, which is making me pretty excited!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I almost feel like the challenges and such should be updated every other hour, as opposed to every hour. I wish I could spend more time participating in them, but then that is less time reading!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I am definitely NOT working the day of!
9. Are you getting tired yet? Yes, since I have been up since 3 am!!
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? I have been mixing it up. The variety is helping to keep my attention. I also read a book of short stories, which was a great reading experience overall. I felt like I was reading more because each story was different, and didn't drag on and on and on.

Title of book(s) read since last update: Switching between The Call of the Wild and The Brothers Karamazov
Number of books read since you started: 2
Pages read since last update: 106
Running total of pages read since you started: 587
Amount of time spent reading since last update: not sure!!
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!): I think I am up to 8 hours???
Mini-challenges completed: The Where in the World Challenge!


  1. Books are awesome
    Books are great
    Congratulations on reading so much
    You’re first rate!

  2. I'm reading The Brother's Karamozov also! So nice of your mom and sister to bring you lunch. Here's a cheer to keep you going:

    You can do it-
    You're so hip.
    Give that page
    Another flip!

    Halfway through
    You're going strong.
    With awesome books
    You can't go wrong!

  3. I came to cheer you on and now all I can think about is the salad you described....LOL

    Glad to see you still going strong ;)