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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Dewey's Read-a-Thon Survey


Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
just finished A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
2. How many books have you read so far?
Two
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I recently purchased two cozies by new-to-me authors....Quickstep to Murder is the next book I'll start. Also looking forward to Button Holed. Both are book 1 of a new series and published this year.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
No, reading is pretty much what I do. I wouldn't have today without the RaT....we're empty-nesters this weekend ;)
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I didn't plan last week well and went to bed for the night 3 hours before the RaT started. With an understanding husband and no kids at home, I've been free to read to my hearts content. Interruptions were few and far between and have mainly insured I'd make it to hour 24 (nap & food). Just went with the flow....I may have 40 books on my list but I knew I'd never read that many.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I won something! Actually, what surprises me most is a comment made by M.....he asked how my reading was going this morning and has left me alone to do what ever I need to do for this.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Don't try to fix what's not broken....Q: why did we start at noon?
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Plan meals (we went out to dinner), have better snacks on hand, start with a shorter book and get to bed early the night before!
9. Are you getting tired yet?
nope. Had a nap
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 have nothing.....Oh, I tweeted a note to self..... I started out with a 420 page book, which was very good, but I should have started with a shorter book so I'd have a success right away




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2 comments:

Mystica said...

Cheering you on from the sidelines!

Lisa said...

I agree--shorter books are definitely better for readathon. But somehow that never ends up being what I set myself up with! Good luck!

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