Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mini-Challenge: Mid-Event Survey

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?
Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls #5: Glitter Girls and the Great Fake Out - Meg Cabot

2. How many books have you read so far?

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Not sure if I will get to it, but probably The Postcard Killers by James Patterson & Liza Marklund. I'm also looking forward to reading Thin Rich Pretty by Beth Harbison. I think this will be my next read. I've wanted to read a book by this author for awhile now.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
No. I originally had a hair appointment, but my stylist went out of town. The appointment was changed late last month.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Not really. My cats demanded my attention and wanted treats and their toys. But for the most part they have been curled up beside me all day.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
My schedule. Reading for 45 minutes and then taking a break for 15 minutes is working out quite well. Not reading heavy books or books longer than 300 pages is making it easier. As I mentioned earlier, this may change for book #6. I'm thinking I want to do something different.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
No. I think it's running very smoothly.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Set more iCal reminders! This week was very long at work and basically everything I had to do went out the window. I didn't think about the Read-a-Thon until Friday evening. I think setting more reminders will help me if I'm in this same situation next year. That way I can remember to plan my meals, snacks and book selection, blog template, etc in a timely fashion.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
Yes! But not as tired as I was around 6pm. I think if I nap, I may never get back up. I'm going to try to hang in there for awhile longer and then go to bed for the night. My goal is to make it until 2am.

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?
Reading children's fiction books help as well as young adult. Trying reading books that are short and light. Have fun and know your limits. It's not a race to the finish line. Read and have a good time!


  1. I think you're doing great! Hope you can reach your goals!

  2. great job! Keep the reading going!

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

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

  5. Oops...but you can't have too many cheers during the readathon, right? ;-)

  6. 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 :-).

    Happy Readathon!