Saturday, June 28, 2008

RAT - Hour 12 Begins, Mini Challenge

The latest mini challenge is a Mid-Event Survey. Here we go...

1. What are you reading right now? About the crack the cover (figuratively) on Crumb Comics

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

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Hmmm, not sure. I've been eyeing Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen. But I have to say, right now, I'm reallyyy in the mood for a graphic novel.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? I warned B. ahead of time, and he's been looking out for Daisy most of the day.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Nothing errand, dinner, a couple of walks with the dog, conversation with B.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How slowwwly it feels like I'm reading. While the hours are flying by. Ironic and odd.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope! It's incredibly well done.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Have more caffeine and junk food in the house.

9. Are you getting tired yet? YES! I'm not usually a night owl, so this might be ugly.

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? I have no wisdom other than, change up the reading. It keeps things fresh.


  1. I'm trying out some new cheers - (cuz it's late... )

    GIVE ME A D!
    what's it spell? READ!

    does that help?

  2. Ha ha, Care is fun.

    You ran out of caffeine? Oh no! Maybe B will make a coffee run for you?

    The hours do speed by, don't they?

  3. Care is so funny! I'm also considering putting on a pot of coffee since I'm not a night owl. Good luck and happy readings!

  4. I have the exact same feeling as you mentioned in #6!!

  5. Psst! you won! Take a look at Dewey's post:

  6. Don't forget when you're all done reading and have had some rest stop by my blog to enter a special prize drawing for read-a-thon participants.

    Keep reading

  7. I have Briar Rose in my TBR box by me on the couch right now. I don't think I'll be getting to it tonight though!

  8. Hi Andi - I'm not read-a-thoning but it's breakfast time here in the UK and I wanted to cheer on my blog buddies who were. I don't know how anyone can read two whole books in a row! I don't think I've ever done it (unless you count books of Peanuts cartoons....) Keep going - you're doing wonderfully well!

  9. Hope you're getting lots of reading done!!!

  10. If you're still up, I hope your books are fun. :D

  11. I hope the reading's going well, Andi. And if you really need some rest, there's no harm in that.

  12. Oh...jealousy! I wish I had Crumb Comics.

  13. I hope you're still up and reading, Andi! If not, enjoy your sleep!


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