Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mid-Event Survey

1.  What are you reading right now?  Back and forth between Shakespeare's Christmas by Charlaine Harris and Katie's Way by Marta Perry

2. How many books have you read so far? Finished one and part-way through two others.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?  I have the latest Sandra Brown waiting in the wings, but doubt that I get to it.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Just get all my weekend chores done in advance (cleaning, laundry, etc) so I could read guilt-free.  The joys of an empty nest. :)

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?  Hubby came home for lunch and to watch the KSU/KU football game - which KSU won easily, by the way.  Our house is small, so there really wasn't any place to get away from it.  So, I spent a large part of the time reading the entries in our mini-challenge and watching instant replays.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?  It always surprises me how much time you can spend on-line and not reading.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?  I should win multiple prizes and someone should deliver gourmet snacks and meals to my house.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?  This is my 5th readathon, so I've got a pretty good routine worked out.

9. Are you getting tired yet?  No.  I took a short doze this afternoon (less than an hour) and in my time zone it's only 7:00 PM.

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?  Don't sweat the goals.  I say that every time.  It sucks all the fun out if you get upset because you aren't getting tons of books read.


  1. It's great you've got an assortment so that you can shake up the reading choices at this stage of the read-a-thon. And some quiet time to help get those pages turning. Keep it up: the night is young!
    (Cheering from Team Trix)

  2. I should have taken an hour nap so I'd be refreshed right now!