Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hour Twelve - Midpoint

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?

Glamour magazine. It's been wonderful at keeping me going, since the articles are short enough to keep my attention after twelve long hours of reading!

2. How many books have you read so far?

Finished one.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I'd LOVE it if I could get to Commanche Moon!

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

I had to tell the in-law's that we were unavailable for visiting with family.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

A guy came by to see if he could cut our grass. And our neighbors are having some sort of party. Mostly, I just ignore the noise and roll with it!

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

Ummmm, not much, to be honest. I've been doing it for a couple of years now, so I pretty much know how it goes.

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

Last time, they posted a dedicated list of all the bloggers participating. Maybe I missed it this time, but it sure made it easier to visit a lot of blogs during the October RAT. Because I'm lazy.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

Not really anything.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

A little, but I keep drinking caffeine.

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 always pimp magazines for the Read-a-Thon. And short story collections. Good for when the attention span is waning.

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Title of book(s) read since last update: Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry; working on Glamour magazine
Number of books read since you started: one
Pages read since last update: 159 (magazine pages)
Running total of pages read since you started: 576
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 110 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!) 586 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: Is the first-hour meme a mini challenge? If so, then one.
Other participants you’ve visited: Danielle at My Favoritest, Fyrefly at Fyrefly's Book Blog (Readers of the Hour - I've decided not to do as much blog-visiting until I get too tired to read).
Prize you’ve won: None, yet.
Foods I've eaten: Leftover Taco Bell Cheesy Double Beef burrito (I LOVE to eat Mexican for breakfast), some Doritos, one Diet Mt. Dew (I don't like regular Mt. Dew anymore), a mini Cadbury Creme Egg, some Orbit gum, a bottle of water, Boston Market macaroni and cheese microwave meal, some Starburst jellybeans, another Diet Mt. Dew, some pretzel sticks, another bottle of water, some pepperoni and pineapple pizza, a Pepsi, another piece of the pizza.

2 comments:

Staci said...

sounds like you've got this under control!!! LOL....enjoy your reading!

softdrink said...

I'm way late in answering your request, but the cheerleader's blog has a list of the readers...
http://readathoncheerhq.wordpress.com/the-readers/