Saturday, April 10, 2010

Mid-Event Survey

1. What are you reading right now?
I'm mostly concentrating on Magic's Promise by Mercedes Lackey and A History of Philosophy, vol. 1: Greece and Rome by Frederick Copleston.

2. How many books have you read so far?
I've read (meaning picked up and read) 6, but have only gotten to the end of 2.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Honestly, I'm loving this philosophy book. I'm also going to maybe reread Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin, which I haven't read in years. And maybe some Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics in the collected editions when it gets late. I have had those sitting around for a while.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Yeah, if you read my "Plans" post yesterday, you know my "special arrangements" are basically "lie to people that I'm out of town." :-)

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I got into a text-message exchange with my mom, but I like talking to her, so I multi-tasked.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
My fatigue level, which is like zero. I think I'd peter out by now, really.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Nope. Wait, yes, pony rides.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
As a Reader, I'd do exactly what I'm doing now, but I'd do it in my 5th Avenue penthouse. REALISTICALLY, however, I'm thinking this would be a super-fun thing to do with someone else. I really like reading with people (like, on opposite sides of the room) and also it'll probably be useful to have someone with me in the late-night hours. Online Cheerleaders are great (and I seriously mean that; I didn't know you guys would actually write RHYMING CHEERS) but they can't put an airhorn to your ear when you're dozing off.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
No more than usual. I have sushi coming, so I'll perk up.

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 get up and meander around every now and then. Also, I have all the windows in my house open. Stuffiness is nobody's friend, and sometimes you don't realize how little air you're breathing when you're engrossed in a good book.


  1. Readers rule
    Readers rock
    As the hour grows late
    I wouldn’t be reading any John Locke

    Gimme your phone # and I'll arrange for that air horn. :-D

  2. Pony rides! That is the best!

    I think I just fell in love with you a little.

  3. Happy Read-A-Thon! woo hoo!!!

  4. Pony rides! That is the best suggestion ever!

  5. Pony rides! I wish I'd thought of that!

  6. Oh how I wish I could have my windows open...too cold here in Michigan!!!
    You're doing great and I hope you can stay awake!!

    Cheering you on!

  7. LOL! This was awesome and creative. I feel like my creative switch got turned off several hours ago. :-P


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