1. What are you reading right now?
I’m struggling with The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Only on page 74, it’s a book I’ve been anticipating reading for quite some time. But, it starts out with so much information from the business world! I’m feeling a bit lost, and every page has a new character. Hopefully, I’ll be able to sort it all out soon.
2. How many books have you read so far?
Only Oh! A Mystery of Mono Aware and the first seventy pages of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. To answer your question, one book.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Figuring out the plot and eating my Terra chips.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I tried to clear the day, but a luncheon planned by my husband for his mother and my son’s Homecoming Dance with his still-in-high-school girlfriend were unavoidable.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Actually, I guess a few interruptions are good. Who can read for hours and hours without any break at all? Not me!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I’m delightfully surprised that though the participants are separated by miles and homes, it feels as if I’m reading within a community. A living, breathing company of friends. And, the encouragement from the “cheerleaders” is really something. I plan to visit new to me commenters when this event is over.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Add one a month? Just kidding, I can’t imagine improving on something so fun.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Barricade myself on an island?
9. Are you getting tired yet?
Nope. But, that could be due to the nice bowl of Edy’s Special Edition Peppermint ice cream I just ate, followed by two fun sizes of M&M’s. Got a nice little sugar buzz going on over here.
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 think taking small breaks is essential. I think not setting your goals too high is also essential. If I only complete one book, let me make peace with that, and be happy for the participant who’s read ten thousand.