Read-A-Thon Mid-Event Survey

readathonbuttonMid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?

I am just starting Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book

2. How many books have you read so far?

5 books read so far - it doesn’t really sound like much, but seeing that little pile of books makes me feel like I’ve really accomplished something today.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

The Graveyard Book & Cathy's Book

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

Not really, I just made sure the kids and the hubs knew I would be busy.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I’ve had a few, my border collie bugged to play, so I tossed a tennis ball with one hand while I had a book in the other. I had supper already planned so it was just a matter of heating it up. I had thought laundry would be easy to do while reading, but then realized we had no detergent left, so a quick run to the corner store was needed. Overall it hasn’t been too bad.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

How easy it is to spend a whole day reading and not have the house fall down around me or have any major catastrophes with the kids (teen boys are normally not this easy)

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

No. This is my first time and it is wonderful!

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

Make sure I had more snacks on hand and try to do my updates in a more timely and organized way. I love how others are doing one every hour.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Nope. I am now getting to my favourite part of the day, I always get very energetic in the evening and right now it is about 10pm so I am raring to go!

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?

For me the biggest concern was the kids and housework, so I spent most of Friday getting everything out of the way that couldn't be done while reading. Leaving things like laundry and running the dishwasher for today.


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softdrink said...

Other readers are loving The Graveyard Book. Good choice!


Dar said...

lol- I do that with my dog too-play with him with one hand or pet him and have the book in the other. I'm sure he dreads seeing my book come out.

ps-5 books does sound like a lot in one day-you are doing great!

grayskyeyes said...

I'm really curious to hear what you think of The Graveyard Book -- I'll look for a review later :)

Good luck for the rest of the Read-a-Thon and don't end up like this...

Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness

Marg said...

The Graveyard Book is appearing on a lot of readers lists!

Andi said...

I'm waiting for my 2nd wind. I know if I bust out the coffee or a very cold Pepsi I'll be fine. Keep it up! Can't wait to hear what you think of The Graveyard Book.

Wendy said...

Wow, five books! I'm totally impressed! Way to go, Joanne :)

Veens said...

this is fant-freaking-tastic !!
AWESOME! how do u guys manage reading SO MUCH *sigh.. i got 'inspired' and read exactly 8 paes b4 sleeping LOL!

you r doign great trust me! i slept off in the middle and when i wake u guys r still READING! way better than me LOL!
have fun
read on read on read on!!!

jessi said...

You're doing an amazing job! I just finished watching the second chapter of The Graveyard Book, and I love it!
Happy reading! :)