Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hour 13, Part 2

Mid-event Survey

1) What are you reading right now? I'm between books currently.

2) How many books have you read so far? Three

3) What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Nothing jumps out, but A Royal Pain should be lots of fun.

4) Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Not since my sole client cancelled yesterday. What a blessing!

5) Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I've had a couple of phone calls, but most people know that I'm doing this Read-a-thon so they've been short conversations. The only other interruptions I've had have been my own, or my brain checking out on me while reading. I don't think I can really "read" my armchair, despite where I find my eyes drifting!

6) What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Honestly, at how hard a time I'm having with this. I've lamented not being able to read all day previously, but now that the time has come, I'm finding myself wanting to do other things, like put away the clean dishes, or do laundry. Also, I'm surprised at how far I am - or rather, how far I'm not.

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

8) What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I'd clean my house up first, so there would be less distractions. I'd start with lighter and / or shorter books. "All Quiet on the Western Front" was not a good choice for me, in hindsight. Also, I'd probably work in a re-read or two, just to give myself a little break.

9) Are you getting tired yet? Yes, but my V8 Fusion juice is surprisingly helpful! Plus, taking a shower and running an errand, though still listening to an audiobook, was a nice change.

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'm sure others have done and are doing this, but an audiobook was good foresight. When my eyes and arms needed a break, I could close them and listen away. I might get a Janet Evanovich audiobook for the next time, they are too funny, and would really be a break.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck finding something good to read for your next book!