Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mid-Readathon Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

2. How many books have you read so far? One.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? A Discovery of Witches and, if I get to it - Watership Down by Richard Adams.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? My entire day is not free.  My husband is very understanding of my love of reading and desire to participate in the readathon.  However, my children, while supportive, are still young and like to interrupt mommy.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes! The above-mentioned children have interrupted a LOT.  It's all right, though.  They know they come first for me.  And right now they are off at an event with daddy so some of my time is quiet and free.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? No surprises really but I love the comraderie of this event.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I love it as is.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Have a girls weekend away with a friend or friends who also wanted to participate in the readathon.

9. Are you getting tired yet? Not really.  This morning was a lot harder for me.

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? Just have fun! Oh, and don't forget to get up and move and stretch from time to time.  Get some food, somthing to drink.  I didn't do enough of this last time and got sick.  This time I've made sure to do these things and I'm feeling much better at this point in the day.

This was a fun survey.  Now I'm off to read some more! I hope everyone enjoys the rest of the readathon!


  1. Oh my gosh! I can not even imagine doing this with young children! You are very lucky you are getting any reading done at all!!! LOL
    Good luck!
    How are you liking "Discovery of Witches" I just read it a week ago, loved it.

  2. I love your idea of a girls weekend away! My mom Wall-to-Wall books (above) and I have a mother-daughter readathon weekend extravaganza!