1. What are you reading right now?
I just finished Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler. And am about to dive back in to How I Write by Janet Evanovich and You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In the Morning by Celia Rivenbark.
2. How many books have you read so far?
Only two. I'm a slow reader. I don't know why I feel the need to apologize about it.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I can't even decide what I want to read. I think next I'll choose between Don't Die Dragonfly and One for the Money. But I might read Paranormalcy instead.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
No. One of the pleasures of being a single twenty-something who lives alone is that if I want to eat dessert before dinner I can and if I want to spend 24 hours doing nothing but reading and blogging, well I can do that, too.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Just my own interruptions. I can't drag myself away from my phone, but I've tried to talk about the readathon when I text. Also the handful of life things: Shower, working out, dishes, smoothie preparation. I'm dealing with them by trying to listen to an audio book while I do them. I had to fix my portable speakers and am currently loading my audio book onto my iPad, but now for the next 11 or so hours I will be constantly reading except when blogging. Not sure if that's insane or not.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I forgot how slow I read. I'm impressed by how some of the other participants are tearing through their books. :)
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think I have to think about this one more.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
I think I'd pick different books. The books were good, but they aren't the kind of books that draw me personally in. I have too many library books out now, but I think next year, I'm going to stick to books I have already read that I know I can't put down, or books in series that I expect to have the same effect.
9. Are you getting tired yet?
A little. But I suppose that's to be expected. I didn't get much sleep last night, but I had my usual pot of coffee this morning and just heated up a pot of water so I can move on to tea. I also tried to work out early this afternoon to add a bit of energy. If I get too worried, I'll blast the AC or listen to the audio book on my iPod and take a walk.
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?
Ask me this question in about 8 hours. That's when I'm going to be exhausted. I'm excited. This whole thing had been a blast so far.