Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hour 12

Can't believe the Read-a-Thon is half over! Hope I can last a good while longer. After another cup of tea, I think I'm getting a second wind.
10 pages - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
50 pages - The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster - used to love this book. It's a fun reread to lighten things up.
Running total, pages: 313
Running total, hours: 6 hr, 30 min

Mid-Event Survey
1. What are you reading right now? The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Widower's Tale, The Phantom Tollbooth
2. How many books have you read so far? 1/2 of one, part of 2 others
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Hunger Games
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Yes, cleaned and made food for family in advance
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? A few, but not too bad
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Not really surprised - it's fun!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? It's my first one, and I think it was great
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Try harder to get a good night's sleep the night before!
9. Are you getting tired yet? A little, but I'm going to hang in there for several more hours
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? No suggestions - others have given me great tips


  1. North to South
    and East to West
    Readathon Readers
    Are the Best!
    Sea to Sea
    and Coast to Coast,
    Readathon Readers
    have Read the Most!

  2. Hey girl doing great!
    I will be up all night so I will keep visiting you and keeping you awake, that is if you are going to be up all night.
    Are you going to be up all night?

    I think you are doing great your first time!

  3. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    And your readathon is going great!

  4. Give me a R! Give me an E! Give me an A! Give me a D!
    What's that spell? Read! Read!
    Books are the best
    We'll not eat
    We'll not rest!

    Yeah, well eating and sleeping may be required for mortals, but you know what I mean :D
    Keep up the great work! And thanks for participating in my challenge.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  5. I'm not so good at clever cheers - just keep on reading, and we'll be here (to keep you motivated - yeah!)

    Looks like you're doing great - and we're past the halfway point now :-). The Hunger Games is a GREAT Readathon choice!

    Happy Readathon!