Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mid Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? Killing Bridezilla by Laura Levine

2. How many books have you read so far? This is my third.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I'm thinking of starting Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix or Joe HIll's 20th Century Ghosts.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No, today was my day off from work anyhow, but if it wasn't I would have put in for vacation time.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I tried to have everything taken care of this morning to minimize interruptions. Feeding all my animals and cleaning cat pans first thing. The only interruptions have been needing to let dogs out to go potty and when my daughter needed me. Which was constantly. LOL Maybe next time I'll send her to Grandma's house! Really though, she has been pretty good throughout today and I'm well stocked with tons of her favorite movies.Oh, and the phone.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I didn't really know what to expect, but it's really been a lot of fun. Everytime I've gotten a message on my blog it absolutely thrills me. It's been a wonderful feeling knowing that so many of you are out there reading and cheering people on. Thanks again to everyone!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? None. I think you've covered everything wonderfully and done a great job.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Definitely would make sure SO was here to take care of the dogs, and maybe an overnight trip to Grandma's for my daughter. I've only been drinking ice water all day, too, which might be why I'm so tired. Next time I think I'd have some Coke and iced coffees on hand to help perk me up.

9. Are you getting tired yet? DEFINITELY!!!!!!!!

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've been keeping a small notepad and a timer with me. At the start of each hour I write down what book I'm reading and what page I start and stop at. I also set the timer for 60 minutes at the start of each hour, and then pause it whenever I stop reading. I keep an eye on the regular clock so when the hour is up, I pause my timer and figure out how much actual reading time I got out of the hour.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm impressed with how exact you are being with your reading time. I just try to keep track based on when I started and stopped and when I have collected enough time to feel it is time to blog about it I stop the mental calculations.

Bybee said...

Joe Hill's book sounds like it would be a good read with which to wrap up the marathon.