Saturday, June 28, 2008

Read-a-thon survey

1. What are you reading right now?
*Just started Sky Burial by Xinran, which so far is very good.

2. How many books have you read so far?
*Not a single book in its entirety. I finished three that I already had started, read a short story from another book, and started my current book.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
*Hmmm. Not really sure. Maybe The Book of Ballads by Charles Vess.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
*Well, it was pretty much my sweet husband who took care of that. All I've really had to do is ignore the phone.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
*Just when the guys arrived home this evening, but it was a welcome interruption. I was glad to see them and hear about their big day. And then Rich whisked them off to get them ready for bed.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
*Nothing really. Was hoping I wouldn't be this tired yet, but it doesn't exactly surprise me that I am.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
*Seems pretty darn perfect to me!

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
*Hopefully get a little more sleep the night before.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
*Very much so, unfortunately.

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?
*Good question, but I'm afraid I don't really have any suggestions that haven't already been floating around out there.


Chris said...

I hope you wake up Debi :( I know how hard it is to read when your eyes are falling shut, but those espresso truffles should do the trick! Hope you enjoy the Book of Ballads too! That's one you should be able to finish in no time and I think you'll really enjoy it. The art is great and I really enjoyed all of the stories.

Dewey said...

I had the same thought you had last night. We got home fairly late from my friend's performance, and then the neighbor was outside in her hot tub with a guest. And they were both talking so loudly that we could hear them in our bedroom and thought maybe they'd keep us awake. First I was worried, but then I thought, like you, that if I went to sleep really late, I'd sleep in, wake up just in time for the readathon, and feel great all day. But then the neighbor and her guest went inside and we were off to dreamland. I did sleep in, though, for me, until 8am. Remember! Naps are ok!

N.Vasillis said...

Dewey's right: naps are okay! You're doing great. Happy readings!

alisonwonderland said...

take a nap and/or break out the expresso truffles! there is much reading left to do! :)

Bybee said...

The Book Of Ballads seems like a great idea for the second half...I wish I had something like that here. You've been very good about recording your stats.

Natasha @ Maw Books said...

I hope you like Sky Burial! You should get through it quickly, it's pretty short but I hope it doesn't put you to sleep either!

Nymeth said...

I'm sorry to hear you're so tired already, Debi :( Maybe a walk or a shower would help? And if all fails, there's no harm in taking a short nap!