Saturday, October 18, 2008

24-Hour Read-a-Thon: Hour Twelve

Title of book(s) read since last update: currently listening to "A Horseman in the Sky," Ambrose Bierce
Number of books read since you started: 2, part of 1; 1.5 short stories
Titles of books read since you started: Pretties, Scott Westerfeld; Harry Potter y la camara secreta, J.K. Rowling; Bella at Midnight, Diane Stanley; "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," Ambrose Bierce
Pages read since last update: n/a
Running total of pages read since you started: 581
Amount of time spent reading since last update: 40 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since you started: 384 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: mini-challenge, Sarah's foreign language mini-challenge, Meryl's book quote mini-challenge, 2, Icedream's book cover mini-challenge, Kim's "walkin' and snappin'" mini-challenge
Other participants you’ve visited: 0 this hour
Prize you’ve won: none (yet!)

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now? I'm listening to two Ambrose Bierce short stories from The Classic Tales Podcast.

2. How many books have you read so far? I've finished two, read part of one, and listened to one (almost two) short stories.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Either The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks (which I got out of my car during last hour's mini-challenge break) or Specials (so I can finish up the Uglies trilogy).

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Nope! I had to turn down a few social invitations, but nothing that couldn't wait.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? My roommate invited a friend over for dinner, but she placated me with food and cake. I just looked at it like a break and got back to reading as soon as I could.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I don't drink much caffeine, so I'm surprised at how awake and alert I've been feeling. I didn't get much sleep last night, but I haven't been tired or had the urge to take a nap all day. I'm sure I'll be passing out in a few hours, but for now I'm really pleased with myself.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think it would be fun to organize a book club - if we could get everyone to agree on a book to read and write about for a few hours, just to see how our opinions differ.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I think I did okay this year. I wouldn't mind having more snacks in the apartment...

9. Are you getting tired yet? Nope! (knock wood)

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 taking that walk outside really energized me, especially since the weather is starting to get colder. Having an awesome roommate who makes you cake for no reason is pretty helpful, too. :)


Nymeth said...

It's good to hear you're not getting tired yet!

Nise' said...

I want a roommate that makes cake for no reason! Maybe not. Read on!

Book Zombie (Joanne) said...

You're doing fantastic and cake! oh so lucky!

I finished up Uglies - ohhh was it ever a gooder, now I wish I had the second part :)