MId-Event Survey – Readathon

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1. What are you reading right now? Dewey by Vicki Myron
2. How many books have you read so far? I’ve finished 2 and I’m almost finished Dewey, but I read short books.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Well I’m not participating all 24 hours but I’m probably going to stick to short books and perhaps a kid’s fiction book.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Well my hubby is supposedly taking care of the kids today but he hasn’t been as much help as I’d hoped. Next time I’m out of the house for sure!
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes lots of interruptions by my kids mostly. I dealt with it as fast as I could to go back to reading.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? It seems to be going really fast this time. This is my 3rd time participating so that the only surprise.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? It’s really great, especially with us tweeting too. That’s really cool. I especially find the TweetGrid good for that. Much better than the gmail chat we tried last time.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I think I say this everytime but I need an empty house or at least go to my mom’s house. I’d like to try holding a mini-challenge next time too.
9. Are you getting tired yet? I’ve been tired since I started LOL.
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? Like I said, if you are on twitter, TweetGrid is the best. I have three columns set up, one for the #readathon hash tag so I catch all readathon tweets even if I don’t follow them (and I’ve found a bunch of new people to follow too), then @callista83 (which is me, so a copy of my tweets go there along with anyone who replies to me or talks about me) and then @readathon (to get the readathon tweets.

Sorry if I’m irritating anyone with my constant talk of TweetGrid, I’m not being paid to promote them or anything, I just really like it for things like this. I’ll go back to TweetDeck after the readaton. But for a twitter party or something it’s great.

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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.