1. What are you reading right now? Let's see...I have about 20 books sitting beside me, and have NO IDEA what to hit next. What's kind of catching my fancy though? I might try to finish Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella, or dive into Sherman Alexie's newest, War Dances.
2. How many books have you read so far? 2...I know, not real great.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I really don't know. I'm hoping something will surprise me! :)
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I stayed up pretty late last night, trying to finish up final essays and papers for the term from classes I'm teaching at school (I teach high school). I'm proud to say that I plowed through a huge stack, which freed me up, somewhat, for this lovely Saturday of reading.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Only in the last four hours. I had to get laundry in, and take care of a few things before my best friend showed up to dive into some fun reading with me. (She's a much faster reader than I am, and she was super excited when I told her what I was doing.) How did I deal with her showing up? I introduced her to my huge stack of books, and although she brought two of her own, she is currently reading one of mine, Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How fast time flies, and how slowly I seem to read!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No! I think it's run really well, and I've so appreciated the community here all working together. Thank you to everyone for participating, cheering, dropping by, etc. This has been so much fun!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Actually, I don't think I'd do anything differently. I really think that regardless of how well I prepare, I will always get sidetracked at some point during that 24 or 48 hours. In the end, I just have to roll with it, and be okay with however much time I spend or books I finish.
9. Are you getting tired yet? Umm...yea. That's a given. :) Reading always relaxes me, and I find that it's easy to nod off when you've already escaped.
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? This is just for me, but I have to try to stay away from the computer when I really want to read. If I'm checking in too often, I find that it eats into my reading pretty quickly.
Thanks for this fun Midway Survey. I'm back to reading now, or at least searching for the next great read. As a quick recap, I've read: Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard, and Good Luck by Whitney Gaskell. Wish me luck as I try to see how long I can hold out tonight!