Now that we're halfway through, we have a survey to complete:
1. What are you reading right now?
I'm on page 39 of A Crooked Kind of Perfect. It is a current nominee for the Beehive Award in Children's Fiction.
2. How many books have you read so far?
I have finished two - Nocturne, which I had started earlier this week, and The Chosen One.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Because I'm not sure yet what I'm going to read, I really don't know what I'm most looking forward to. I do have the graphic novel Calamity Jack right by me.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Fortunately, I didn't have any major commitments already on the calendar when I heard the date of the read-a-thon.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
My husband and two of my kids have been in and out today, but they're pretty self-sufficient. The phone has rung quite frequently, and I've had some emails to which I had to reply. But, all in all, I haven't had too many interruptions.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I was totally amazed by the number of people who signed up this time!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
One thing I've thought about in the past is whether I'd do better if I started at night and read through to the next evening. I'm sure there are some read-a-thon-ers somewhere in the world with that schedule, but maybe it'd be interesting to change it up for a future read-a-thon, so that North America would start in the evening.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
If it were possible - but it's probably not - I'd try to arrange to have my family out of the house for a good part of the day. Next time I definitely will try to do more preparation than I could this time.
9. Are you getting tired yet?
I'm not really tired yet. But I haven't been solely concentrating on the read-a-thon either, so I've had some breaks.
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?
Graphic novels can be good picks for the wee hours of the night.