Mid-event Survey

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Questions are in black. Answers are in red.

1. What are you reading right now? The Giver by Lois Lowry
2. How many books have you read so far? Finished one that was almost done before I started, read 1/5 of another book and finished two others (but they were under 200 pages)
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Haven’t completely decided what I’m reading yet. After this book I was going to go back to reading more of Black Creek Crossing by John Saul
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I arranged to come over to my parents house so they could help take care of my two young babies and keep me fed :)
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? The first two hours were the worst for interruptions. I had to get kid’s up and ready to go and didn’t have a chance to gather everything I needed the night before so had to do some of it this morning. The kid’s have been a bit of a distraction too, even with mom helping me because they’d rather have me. I just did my best to read(while I played with toys, while I nursed etc…)
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? That I’m not reading as fast as I thought I did. I thought I’d be through 5 books or more by now.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think the challenges should be open for a minimum of 3 hours as not everyone checks in every hour. Also a guide to follow if we want of what to post in our updates.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Just arrange my day better for less chance of distractions and try better to get a good night’s sleep the night before.
9. Are you getting tired yet? Yes, but I only slept 5 hours of broken sleep last night so I think I’m doing pretty good.
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? Have snacks and drinks ready made, especially if you don’t have a housemate to cook for you. Bring book to bathroom with you and read while eating. If you are getting restless, try reading while walking. If you are falling asleep, try reading something lighter. Read smaller books, kid’s books are better, especially for wee hours of the morning.

This was fun!

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.