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Readathon Hours 10, 11 & 12

Posted on the 27 April 2014 by Lesbrary @lesbrary

Currently reading: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson

And how is it? I’m still enjoying it, but it’s definitely not a light read. I really don’t know how this is going to wrap up.

Pages read this hour: Hour 10: 0 (I took a break), Hour 11: 88, Hour 12: 84

Pages read so far: 768

Books finished so far: Inheritance by Malinda Lo (almost done when I started the readathon), Extras by Scott Westerfeld, Lizzy & Annie by Casey Plett (a zine)

Food eaten: More kettle corn and a mug of what’s supposed to be highly caffeinated tea, but I’m still tired.

Interruptions: Mostly just me wandering around, trying to feel less sleep.

Anything else? I may have to resort to a nap later in the readathon! I’m feeling it! But still having fun.

Mid-Event Survey

(skipping the questions that are already answered above)

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

Probably The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson if I can get to it!

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

I do usually work Saturday, so I booked the time off. Apparently a lot of people are sick or taking the day off, but readathons are non-negotiable!

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

Not really, mostly just my own, cheering, or my roommate coming to chat. I think some distractions are fine, I just try to get back to reading as soon as I can!

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

I’m a lot sleepier than I remember from most readathons. Maybe I just forget that in hindsight.

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

I don’t think so: it’s fantastic!

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

Hmm… schedule a nap?
9. Are you getting tired yet?


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 think it’s all been covered before, but to reiterate: short books, light books, lots of snacks (especially fruit), and try changing where you’re reading. Being in one place for too long can get tiring.

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