Read-A-Thon ♦ Mid-Event Survey

Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-A-Thon Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
Life Inside: A Memoir by Mindy Lewis

2. How many books have you read so far?
So far I’ve done 3 - PrettiesDead Is The New BlackOn Writing

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Probably Pride & Prejudice & Zombies or maybe Slumdog Millionaire

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Not really, I successfully worked the Read-A-Thon into my plans today.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
No interruptions so far, everything’s going great.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Hmm, well last Read-A-Thon I got sorta stressed out about how many pages, how quickly I was reading. But this time I’m a lot more relaxed, enjoying my reading.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
None, this is my second Read-A-Thon and it’s just as great as my first.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader if you were to do this again next year?
Find out how to post updates on my blog from my BlackBerry :P

9. Are you getting tired yet?
It’s only just past 10pm here so no, I’ve just gotten my normal nighttime second wind.

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 think the best thing to remember for readers it that it’s not a competition or a race, for me the main idea behind the Read-A-Thon is to spend an entire 24 hour period doing what you love. And sharing that with all the other participants. It’s a celebration!

As for the cheerleaders – they’re always super amazing! Their enthusiasm is incredible and you can really tell how much fun they have motivating and offering encouragement.



Anyone who knows me (or read the title of my blog) knows that I love zombies with all my heart!

While browsing I found this poster available for order at the Demco website. It even has matching bookmarks. They have all kinds of neat library related things on the site.

Not sure what this has to do with the Read-A-Thon. Just a random thing that made me smile :)

© 2008-2010 Joanne Mosher of The Book Zombie. All rights reserved.


Icedream said...

Hi Joanne. Love the poster! Wow, you managed to read 3 books, you must be concentratin'! :D

Kailana said...

Hi Joanne! You're like me. I would have no problem for the late night reading, it would be the early morning wake-up that would get me!

Melissa said...

Great survey! You're doing a great job, happy reading!!

Anonymous said...

PP&Z seems like it was written just for you and your love of zombies. :)

And the poster is cool. I'm going to go browse the demco site now and order a few things for myself :D shouldn't have said "zombie bookmark" to me.

Happy reading!

Linda said...

This is a great celebration of books and people who enjoy reading. I'm loving it!

bethany said...

oh my! I am scared now! At least it woke me up a little :) hahah! You are doing great. Keep on plunging away.

christina said...

Ok this is the first time I've come to your blog and can I tell you that I *love* that you love zombies! Whoo hoo...big zombie shout out.


I bought P&P&Z and cannot wait to start it.

Happy reading. :)

Chris said...

Did you really have to tell me about another website where I can BUY things :p

Megan said...

Sounds like your read-a-thon is going quite smoothly. It's great that you're going the relaxed enjoyment route this time, too. And the zombie poster? That's just awesome.

Keep up the great reading! =)

Care said...

zombies!! AAaaaaaaghhhh!

Stephanie said...

Glad to see you are still reading! I've been working all night, and I'm just now getting a chance to log on.

Congrats on a great readathon!

Dar said...

Hey Joanne, you're doing good with 3 books. I agree it's about doing what you love and not a competition. It's almost midnight here but I'll still be reading a few more hours I hope. That or the dog's snoring softly will lull me to sleep too. lol.

Trish said...

I had my second wind and it went as fast as it came. :(

You do love your zombies, huh? :) That poster is hilarious.

Lenore said...

Wow! You are doing so well!

Dreamybee said...

Hi Joanne,

Glad you are enjoying the read-a-thon! I didn't participate, but I'm glad to see all the people who did/are.

Bybee said...

I love that poster!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea how zombie-like I feel right now? and I want to go read?! anyway, thought of you so had to come by and say hello.