Saturday, April 10, 2010

Read-a-Thon Update #5: Mid-Event Meme

Woo-hoo! One book finished! And now onto the real stuff: Tolkien, here I come!

An hour late, but here are my responses to the Mid-Event Meme:

1. What are you reading right now?

The Return of the King

2. How many books have you read so far?

One. I just finished Todd Newton's The Ninth Avatar. I started at page 60 at the beginning of the read-a-thon and there are 374 pages in the book. I'm too lazy to do the math.

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

Well, I've only got one other book planned. Just hoping I'll make some real headway with The Return of the King.

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

Nope. My Saturdays are usually pretty quiet.

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

Oh, I needed my interruptions. I can't sit still and read nonstop for hours and hours. The only thing that bugged me was having to go the vet and spend $110 on tick medicine for my dog.

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

Not much. My third time doing this.

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

Nope. All good.,

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

Try to concentrate more. I need more mental discipline if I'm ever going to improve my results.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

No but I'll be having my 4 cups of (organic free-trade) coffee 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?

Not really. Readers, good luck! Cheerleaders, keep doing your thing!


Anonymous said...

Here to do my thing!

Books are awesome
Books are great
Congratulations on reading so much
You’re first rate!

Caitlin said...

Keep on readin'. I know you're going to be completely engrossed in the Tolkein - LOVE it.

BiblioMom said...

Happy Halfway There!

kikiv68 said...

"A story to me means a plot where there is some surprise. Because that is how life is- full of surprises", by Isaac Bashevis Singer. I hope your day is full of book surprises. Happy Reading!
Readthon Cheeleader and Follower

Frances said...

Hey, I am watching Return of the the King right now. Love your math laziness and your shameless dependence upon caffeine. Go, go, go!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I just stopped by to cheer you on and share my Read-A-Thon poem.

If I could have one wish,
I know what I would say.
Just give me my books,
And let me read all day.

Happy Reading.

Wendy said...

You're doing awesome. It would bug me to spend money on tick medicine too...sometimes I think I am only working to pay vet bills and buy pet food *laughs*

Anonymous said...

Nice work on the reading! I've never tried reading a volume of LOTR all at once! (I have watched the movies in one sitting!) That sounds fun. Hope the rest of your read-a-thon goes great!

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