Saturday, October 18, 2008

Read-a-thon Mid-Event

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?

A Lady of High Regard, Ladies of Liberty #1 by Tracie Peterson

2. How many books have you read so far?

This is the first one I started, but I also started less than three hours ago.

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

Really all of them. The whole series of Ladies of Liberty, Auralia's Colors and Twilight. I had started Auralia's Colors some months ago, but things for review pushed it back, and I'm excited about Cyndere's Midnight that I'm getting soon, so I must read it and be prepared. Also, just last week my DH bought the entire Twilight series for me on a whim, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the fuss is all about. *grin*

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

I wish I had, but the quilt expo was a go or miss, and tickets had already been arranged. I do so wish that we could have been there and back quicker so that I could have more time to read. I got a slow start, but I'm fairly in the book now, this is my first break, after my shower break that is...

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

I had a rough time settling in and getting started, so many "tasks" were calling to me. Then there was the hamburger smell... We ate lunch at Johnny Rockets that I love from my youth, but with the open kitchen the smell of burgers had permeated my hair and it was very much so not conducive to reading.

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

I'm not sure I have quite the handle on it. As the main page never seems to have my updates loaded in the favicon thingy. Also, I have had trouble finding many other people. So I kinda feel like I'm on my own, but I'm updating my page number through goodreads, that then automatically uploads through Twitter, so I at least feel like I'm accomplishing something myself.

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

Unsure. I do not know enough about it yet, as it is my first year, and I'm doing a poor delayed job as it is...

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

As a reader, I would plan more ahead. Going nowhere, having snacks and drinks set up and finding music to have in the background. (The fan from the cat-bathroom is not very relaxing...)

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Nope, but then I'm not that far in as compared to other folks. My eyes are dry, but that's the cool weather...

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 really like the idea of Twitter updates, they are short and sweet and you do not have to necessarily rely on a page upload to get them. (ie: TwitterFox, etc)

I'm on page 101, about to start chapter 9 of A Lady of High Regard.

7 comments and creative thoughts:

Maree said...

Doing great, keep it up!!!

grayskyeyes said...

I hope you've been able to find more bloggers. I'm a cheerleader, and I've been finding the people off the sign-up list -- you can see it here:

Good luck for the rest of the Read-a-Thon and don't end up like this...

Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness

Bybee said...

The music is a good idea...I wish I'd thought of it before I got started.

Marg said...

I had a Traci Peterson book on my TBR pile not all that long ago. I wonder what happened to it?

Hope you are enjoying your readathon experience.

kalea_kane said...

You go girl!!!! :)

Dewey said...

If you're still interested in finding people, everyone is in Mr Linky in the sign up page on my blog. :)

Nise' said...

How much did you get read? The read-a-thon was great fun. I could not make it the entire 24 hours.

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