Saturday, October 24, 2009

Read-A-Thon: Mid-Event Survey

What are you reading right now?

I am just now coming back from a break with the family. I'm going to be continuing to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and then read some Poe shorts.

How many books have you read so far?

I have finished 1 of my personal books, but have read 5 with my kids.

What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I'm hoping to at least start The Hunger Games!

Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

Unfortunately, no! My husband had to work a long shift, so I have just been hanging out with the kids!

Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I've had many today, so I've tried to deal with them with as much patience as I can!!

What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

My biggest surprise is how much some people are getting through!

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Can you provide childcare?!? LOL!! :)

What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

Have more time allotted for me to just read with NO interruptions!

Are you getting tired yet?

I'm a night owl, so I'm just getting started (hopefully)!!

Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?

My kids had a great time with the reading tree and it was fun to involve them as well! We may continue to build on it over the next couple of weeks because my son is especially proud of his accomplishments!!


  1. I love that so many readers are involving their kids. I never thought of that.

    I'm definitely planning to make the next read-a-thon a family event.

    Good luck with the rest of the Readathon.

    Happy Reading!

  2. Oooh, this is the second time I read about childcare! If only we could put up a virtual daycare for all reading moms out there :P

    Have fun with the rest of the Read-a-Thon!

  3. Susan @ Reading Upside Down . . . It is definitely worth the family affair!! I didn't get much reading done myself, but overall we did great!!

    Lightheaded . . . Virtual daycare would be perfect!! :)


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