1. What are you reading right now? Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue
2. How many books have you read so far? This is the second
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Probably Zuzak’s I Am the Messenger
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Nope, just warned the roommates and made plans with my partner for her movie marathon to happen concurrently :)
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Not interruptions, per se; I do have a hard time focusing with the TV/movies going on while I read new material, but I anticipated that, and haven’t read much less than I expected, given the compromised environment. Totally worth it, though, to share the day!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How much earlier I get super tired than I do on a “normal” day – 12 hours isn’t typical crash time.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think added incentives for cheerleaders might encourage more people to sign up; I’ve seen frequent complaints about the lack of cheerleader presence, though most of that seems to be coming from a single twitterer…
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Have more beverages on hand – my readathon personal assistant is fading, and she was supposed to go on a soda and/or coffee run :-P
9. Are you getting tired yet? YES. But I’m managing!
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? Nope, still working out my own dos and don’ts; I’ll be watching for other people’s tips, though ;)