7:00 PM - Hour 13 (7 Hours reading)

My reading time was interrupted by a visit from an alternative energy salesperson. On a Saturday night? Really?

Anyway, I took the dinner break opportunity to switch away from Good Omens and read the last short story from The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown - Julia Quinn's contribution to the collection! I am nearly done, but my roommate decided he was done reading and is watching tv/playing video games so I have relocated to my bedroom to enjoy the quiet while I read. When he goes to bed I can take back the couch. Buahahaha!

Here's the mid-event survey from the wonderful organizers at Dewey's 24-hour Read-a-Thon!

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1. What are you reading right now?
The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown

2. How many books have you read so far?
The only finish I have is Beasts of New York - I usually get much more read when I have spontaneous read-a-thons on weekends.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Indiscreet by Carolyn Jewel! I'm saving it for a little while.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
All I've had to do is turn down invitations to things that other people think are more exciting. They don't know what they're missing!

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I've had plenty of interruptions and distractions, so I ended up just locking myself in my room to read.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How little reading I'm getting done! Maybe it was the distractions/preparations for guests (only one ever actually appeared), but I haven't really read that much.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
It pretty much rocks my world. :)

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Make sure I have a quiet space to myself - I would probably not bother inviting people over seeing as there wasn't much interest in my theatre variation. This would free up my day significantly.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
I got a late start, admittedly, so I'm not really tired yet.

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 think next year I will choose more short story collections. I like being able to switch without having to leave off in the middle of a story. There is also more of a sense of accomplishment.

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As I've said on Twitter, the cheerleaders are just doing great! It keeps me updating! :)

See you at the end of Julia's story!

1 comments:

SonomaLass said...
October 24, 2009 at 8:21 PM

Rah, rah, sis=boom-bah!

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