Saturday, April 18, 2009

Readathon 11th Hour Update

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

I'm midway through Kate Atkinson's When Will There Be Good News? I love it. Atkinson's one of my all-time favorite authors.

2. How many books have you read so far?

I've completed two short novels:
Bernard Beckett's Genesis and Michel Faber's The Fire Gospel

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

Poppy Adams' The Behavior of the Moths

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

Not really, but I'm going to have a lot of housework to catch up on tomorrow.

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

Lots of interruptions this afternoon. Trust me, you don't want to know anything more than that.

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

This is my third time, so no surprises.

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


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

Plan for it, instead of deciding to do it on the spur of the moment.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Just a little. But I've had so many interruptions, the last thing I'm tired of is reading.

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. I'm sure everyone else already knows the glorious benefits of caffeine.


  1. Sounds like you are doing great through lots of distractions - keep it up!!

  2. That's too bad about all the distractions! That's what it is like when I try to read! Hang in there and happy reading!

  3. I've only read Behind the Scenes at the Museum, but I need to try another one of Atkinson's. I have found the beautiful day here in Charlotte to be a little distracting! You are doing great!

  4. These read-a-thons sound like fun, but I would never get away with doing them with my family (they wouldn't get it!). I really liked the Poppy Adams book--good choice!

  5. Glorious benefits, indeed! I haven't heard of any of these books! I'm thinking I've read something by Atkinson but I can't think what... I think I'll write it down and look it up later. CHEERS! Happy Reading!

  6. Heehee, I haven't had any caffeine yet, but I'm sure it is what is powering just about everyone! Best of luck with the reading :-)

  7. Ha ha, great answer to question 10!



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