Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mid-Event Survey

We have reached the half way point. Woohoo!

Here is how I am doing:

1. What are you reading right now? Soul Catcher by Leigh Bridger

2. How many books have you read so far? 1

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Cracked Up to Be

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

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes. A bit of a hangover from a late  Friday night and then lunch with the hubby. Now, UT football game is about to start.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I am always amazed at the number of people who participate in all capacities. A truly great community builder

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope. Think it works great.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Don't go out the night before!

9. Are you getting tired yet? Been tired all day, but I am pushing through.

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? Considering my late start and lack of snacks, I think I am the one who needs some tips. :)

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43 comments:

  1. Hi Mari, great going so far - I hear Cracked Up to be is fab.

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  2. I totally understand being distracted by UT...I'm distracted by LSU right now :p Damn football. Goodluck with the rest of the night!!

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  3. I agree with the lack of snacks! I'm tempted to run to the store to get munchies! Good luck on the rest of the read a thon :)

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  4. Cracked Up to Be is very good! I loved it! good luck!

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  5. i was lacking in snacks my first time around. but you pick up tips as you go along. great job so far!

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  6. Great job so far! I haven't got of ton of reading today, but it's been fun participating in the challenges and being a cheerleader! Good luck for the rest of the challenge!:)

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  7. Lack of snacks...what a disaster! I would probably waste time wandering around the house looking for something to eat :-)

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  8. I read Cracked Up to Be for the Nerds Heart YA tournament. It was excellent. Hope you enjoy it. Have fun reading!

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  9. Mari you are doing well even with all those interruptions. Keep going Girl!

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  10. Did you go out last night??? If so, Yay us!!! I thought I was the only one that did that!

    Wine tasting...yum...

    : )

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  11. You are past the half-way mark-keep up the reading.

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  12. I've been amazed by the community building too. It's my first readathon, and I'm reading less than I thought but having more fun than I imagined. Happy reading!

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  13. uh oh! Interrupted by cheerleaders! Good luck getting into the groove of things!

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  14. Hope you can hang in there for the second half! Good luck and have fun!

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  15. ah, the elusive hangover. You must be careful for those buggers.

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  16. Let's go
    Let's go, chip in, it's time to cheer,
    It's simple, yell what you hear,
    Go Reader Go,
    Go Reader Go,
    Fire up and scream,
    Read
    Read Read!

    Go Mari!!

    And Don't let the late start and lack of snacks get you down...your tummy might even thank you later (rather than my sugar infested belly!).

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  17. You're right...this is a great community builder!

    I didn't get much sleep last night either =o)

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  18. I thin you need to give yourself brownie points just for doing the read-a-thon! Book people are crazy, when's the next one? (actually it's April and I'm picking up ideas)

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  19. Sounds like you're doing well...keep it up!

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  20. Good luck to us! A few more hours to go :D

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  21. your doing great! I bet you are tired hon!

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  22. Congrats on completing a book. I've been bouncing around between four, so I'll be lucky to finish one before the night's over. Keep up the good work!

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  23. I'm happy you are still hanging in there. If I was hungover I would be, oh it's been so long I don't even remember. Probably happy that I got out and enjoyed a Friday night :D Have fun!

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  24. Maybe I will see you at the Texas Book Festival next weekend!

    Good luck with the reading!

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  25. Awesome! Keep it up. :] I heard many good things about Cracked Up to Be.

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  26. We've both only read two books! We need to catch up to everyone else! :) Happy reading!

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  27. Enjoy Cracked Up The Be - it's simply amazing. I started it and didn't put it down 'til I was finished at like 3 AM

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  28. I hope the reading is going well!

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  29. Looks like you've been enjoying the read-a-thon! Hope you have fun with the rest of it.

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  30. Mari,

    Good luck! You are doing great. Keep it up!

    Happy reading.♥

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  31. Hey Mari!
    You may have started late, but you started! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  32. I think you are doing great! I didn't participate this time since I was out most of the day but I have been wishing I was home reading.

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  33. I agree with you on the not going out the night before... lesson learned for next time :)

    Tara SG
    25hourbooks.com

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  34. This is my first year as well and I am amazed at the thoroughness of some of the readers. It never occurred to me to have special snacks :)

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  35. It's astounding, time is fleeting
    Reading takes its toll
    But listen closely, not for very much longer
    You've almost met the goal

    I remember doing the Read-a-thon
    During those moments when
    The blackness would hit me and sleep would be calling
    Let's do the readathon again...
    Let's do the readathon again!

    It's just a book in your hand
    And then a flip of the page
    With your eyes on the words
    You let your mind engage
    But it's the cheerleaders that really drive you insane,
    Let's do the readathon again!

    Your book is dreamy, or hot and steamy
    It stars a banshee, or no one at all
    It’s in another dimension, there’s no comprehension
    Oh no, there’s none at all
    With a bit of a page flip
    You're suddenly on a space ship
    And nothing can ever be the same
    You're strung out on cookies, you sound like a Wookie
    Let's do the readathon again!

    Well I was strolling through the bookstore just havin’ a look
    When what should I espy but my next book
    It shook me up, it took me by surprise
    It had a sale tag and Care gave it 5 pies.
    It lured me in and I felt a change
    Time meant nothing, never would again
    Let's do the readathon again!

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  36. Getting tired myself, not sure how much longer I will last but going to give it my best shot..Keep on a reading!

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  37. Cracked up to Be is great! Enjoy!

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  38. finished "Gone" by michael grant 550 pgs! and off to read # 2 in series "Hunger"
    Dave
    mrlatts@gmail.com

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Thanks for taking the time to comment! :)