Saturday, April 18, 2009

Readathon Update, mid-event survey

The Readathon is more than half-way done! I'll be stopping long before the end (5 a.m. my time) because I have to lead a class tomorrow morning and things go better when the teacher isn't a zombie.

1. What are you reading right now? Still working on Flygirl.

2. How many books have you read so far? One full book, pieces of several others

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I think First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria is next for me, and I've heard it's funny so I'm looking forward to that.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Just going to bed earlier than usual.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I've been pretty lucky so far, but I'm taking a break in a few minutes for dinner with the family and a Saturday night dancing tradition started by my 8 year old a few weeks ago.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How fast it's gone by!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not that I can think of, it's been awesome.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Can't think of anything yet.

9. Are you getting tired yet? My brain is starting to feel a little mushy. The dinner/dancing breaks will do me good.

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? Audiobooks were a great way to start the early morning, and have been great for giving my eyes a break, though it's slower and feels a little bit like cheating. And reading aloud to my family has kept them from feeling ignored. I won't win any prizes for most books or pages read, but I don't care about that part of it.

Pages read since last update: 83
Running total of pages read: 563
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 1 hour
Running total of time spent reading: 10 1/2 hours


  1. Breaks are always a good thing! Happy reading!

  2. Dinner and dancing sound like fun. Hope you're still enjoying the reading. :)

  3. Sounds like you're having a good time. Keep it up! I love reading aloud to others - I like being read to also!

  4. I've been trying to stick to one book at a time, lately my reading habits leaves me with 6 or 7 books on the go - it's getting out of hand lol!

    Enjoy your dinner and dancing, it sounds like a fun tradition your 8/yo came up with :)

  5. Great survey! I enjoy reading these :-)

    You're doing great, keep it up!

  6. I'm excited to see what you think of First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria because I'm very interested in that one for myself.
    You're doing a great job, keep it up!

  7. Yes, I have liked it in the past when my teacher wasn't a zombie! lol Enjoy the reading time you have left!

  8. Breaks, from what I see, are a must!

    You've read so many pages so far; that's awesome!

  9. Enjoy your break! You're doing great. :D

  10. You're doing great! Dancing is a good idea.. gets the blood flowing.. Keep up the good work!