Saturday, April 18, 2009

Read-a-Thon: Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now? Pretty Face by Mary Hogan

2. How many books have you read so far? 1 whole. 3 partial.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Buckling down and reading any book without stopping. (new goal!) I might have to turn off of my phone.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? yes I had to miss my brother's girlfriend's birthday dinner! But I bought her a super-awesome bday present to make up for it.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes! I keep getting phone calls from family that just want to chat. That's been difficult. I can't not answer and I can't just tell them I'll call them back either. And I've found some of the challenges took more time than I had anticipated. They were good breaks though. Oh, and the cats have behaved atrociously this afternoon.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? The good-will and the comments on my blog. Thanks everyone!!

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Not yet. I might in a few days though ;o)

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I don't know yet. I know I'd love to be a cheerleader though.

9. Are you getting tired yet? Oh yeah. Between starting at 5am and still battling strep throat, I'm starting to feel it. Plus my meds make me wooooozy.

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? Nope, but tell me about yours pretty please!!

New Updates: (I've had a slack afternoon so far! Turning phone to silent)

12:38pm Stopped Reading when my mom called. Ate lunch.
12:49pm Start Reading again.
1:37pm Stop Wicked Lovely. Just not feelin' the fey right now. May pick it up later. Going for chicklit. (Got 50-some pages into Wicked Lovely though even with a lot of interruptions)
2:16pm Bathroom break! Liking Pretty Face by Mary Hogan. It's funny.
2:18pm Back to reading!
3:49 Break. on page 118 of Pretty Face.
4:00 Start Reading on Break while Pizza bakes in oven.
4:27 Start Letter Mini-Challenge
4:55 I just finish up challenges and comments and checking-in on folks and My hubbie calls me from Wyoming.
5:22pm Starting back up on Page 133


Gvain said...

Good luck with the rest of the read-a-thon. Being a cheerleader is fun but there are SO MANY readers it's difficult getting to all of them!

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Eva said...

I turned off my phone! My friends and family understand. ;) I'm sorry you've got strep; that can't be fun at all. :/ At least reading doesn't require talking, lol.

Nise said...

I am sorry that you are not feeling the best. Quit talking on the phone, that makes it worse! LOL

Kailana said...

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well! Hopefully you can hang in for the second half!

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Linda said...

Hope you feel better soon. Hang in there!

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gwendolyn b. said...

Ah, the family phone calls! Yeah, if you do this again next year, you'll have to tell them you're working! Keep it up -- you're doing great! (Read. Don't talk!)


Lightheaded said...

Gee, I just discovered your blog through the Read-A-Thon and I love it! I love the layout and the title! I'm a newbie read-a-thoner but I think I'd like to be a cheerleader in the future too (I mean virtually, that is). Hahaha!

I Heart Monster said...

Thank you so much Lightheaded for you super compliment!