Saturday, October 9, 2010

To Infinity and Beyond!

Or, at least, from here to the end.  I'm taking another break to let y'all know how read-a-thon-ing progresses here.  So, here's the mid-event survey to help me out:

1. What are you reading right now?
In the middle of The Kings of Clonmel and The Heir of Night but I'm thinking I'll start something new!

2. How many books have you read so far? 

I finished one I started previously (Blubber by Judy Blume) and read a whole book (Bogus by Karla Oceanek)

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

My chocolate snacks.

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

No, but fortunately my husband had tickets to a football game, so he doesn't feel neglected :)

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

A few minor things.  I just stop reading, it isn't the end of the world to stop now and then (most of the time).

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

How many people I don't know in the blogging world.  And how many I'll probably never get to know.

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

I love that there is a master list of mini-challenges and when they'll be up.  Awesome idea - definitely something to keep for next year!

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

Hm...I guess I'd be sure to take more walks outside - I get a bit crazy when I'm inside all day!

9. Are you getting tired yet? 

No!  But, I'm sure I will be soon :)

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?

Allow yourself to skip around with books - if something is boring you to death or you can't get into, put it down and read something else.  Something short and easy, like a graphic novel or a children's book.

Here's the final update info too:
Title of book(s) currently reading: The Kings of Clonmel by John Flanagan 
Number of books read since you started: finished 4, started 1, continued with 1

finished since last update: none
Pages read since last update: 42
Running total of pages read since you started: 742 (+2 hrs audio book)
Amount of time spent reading since last update: .75 hrs (yeah, I zonked before hour 20)

Running total of time spent reading since you started: 12.75 hours
Mini-challenges completed: 8

End of event questions:
1. Which hour was most daunting for you? 

the last one I was awake (19)

2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? 

I'd say adventure - something with a lot of action or suspense.  But, whatever interests you most would be good.

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

No. I think it runs pretty smoothly

4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? 

I liked having the mini-challenge schedule posted.

5. How many books did you read? 

I finished 4 books.

6. What were the names of the books you read? 

Blubber by Judy Blume, Bogus by Karla Oceanak, Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures: The Amazing Mexican Secret by Jeff Brown, and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

7. Which book did you enjoy most? 
Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume

8. Which did you enjoy least? 
Not sure.

10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? 
Fairly likely - probably a reader again.

How long did you last?

If you buy through my Amazon linkage, I will get a very small percentage


  1. It's amazing to me too that there are so many book bloggers around the world!

    Happy reading!

  2. Reading is good and reading is great, keep on reading and stay up late!!!!

    Hope you are having lots of fun! It looks like you are doing really well so far! Keep it up!

  3. 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

  4. Looks like you are doing fine, just fine. I think I'm pretty much done here. It's been fun!

  5. Don't let the late hour
    Make you dour,
    Just get up and stretch--
    You'll feel the best!

  6. Awesome cheers, guys! Thanks for the support.

  7. Hang in there! You're doing great!

  8. You are doing great! Keep it up and continue to have fun!

  9. Kings of Clonmel, woohoo for rangers apprentice!! xD Hope you enjoy it!

  10. Thanks everyone for your support!

    BookMaid, I am addicted to Ranger's Apprentice! They are so much fun.

  11. Haha! The Ranger's Bug bit me too! xD I met John Flanagan in April, he came to our Library. He's such a funny awesome guy! Makes his books even more fun to read. Good luck with your reading!!

  12. BookMaid, I guess that's one author I can safely assert I probably won't get to meet. So awesome for you!

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