1. What are you reading right now?
I'm still reading The Brothers Karamozov (86 pages) and Anne's House of Dreams (120 pages). I got in a little of the audio of The Clan of the Cave Bear.
2. How many books have you read so far?
Just working on those two at a snail's pace. I'm underlining, taking notes and checking footnotes on BK, so it's not super quick.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I would love to be able to start either Trouble by Schmidt or Cranford by Gaskell. But Brothers Karamozov is quite entertaining, so I may just keep reading it.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
This was a good day as far as not having any commitments. I even have a couple of my kids away for a youth activity, so things are quieter than usual.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I've had some short interruptions here and there, and I just took a nap. I don't react well to naps. Hopefully the grogginess will pass.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Almost 400 participants! I guess it's not surprising, but it's exciting.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Send me free Coke?
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Get more sleep the night before! Clean the house better.
9. Are you getting tired yet?
Heck, yeah! See above.
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 read whatever you're in the mood for, long or short. Post as much or as little as you want. Circus animal cookies are a good addition.