Update 6 (end of hour 12)

Currently reading: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Pages read since last update: 92
Running total of pages read since I started: 570

Amount of time spent reading since last update: 80 minutes
Running total of time spent reading since I started: 525 minutes

Mini-challenge this hour: Vasily’s Poetry challenge (I’ll make a separate post in a minute) and The Mid-Event Survey!

1. What are you reading right now?
I’m reading the first Harry Potter book. I’ve never read any of them, although I’ve kind of half-heartedly intended to in the past.

2. How many books have you read so far?
I’m on my third.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Ooh, that’s hard to say … The first of the Mitford series by Jan Karon, an Anne Lamott … I guess I’ll say it’s one of those two.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I didn’t think I’d have to, but I ended up putting in a bunch of extra hours on this big editing project I’m working on, so that I could take the weekend off without worrying about falling behind.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Not many. A brief phone call from my sister, my husband calling from his social engagement to have me check on the kiln … nothing that really took much time.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How little I’m actually getting read! It’s not that bad, but I guess I just didn’t realize how much time the computer sucks up.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think maybe fewer mini-challenges … I really want to be able to just read, you know? They’re good, though, and I like what they’re designed to accomplish, so, I don’t know. Other than that? Hm, I’ll have to think about that.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
I wouldn’t worry about getting together as many books! :/

9. Are you getting tired yet?
Not quite, yet. I’m sure it will hit me sometime soon, probably after my husband goes to bed.

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?
Not sure about that, either.

Prize you’ve won: none yet
Books completed since I started: 2: Stardust by Neil Gaiman and The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Comments about this hour:
I’m half way through my first cup of coffee since the challenge officially started (my one this morning was before my 11 a.m. start). I’m enjoying reading, and posting, etc., and I was initially struck by how good the writing is in this Harry Potter book. Yes, I know, I’m nearly the last person on the planet who hasn’t read them, but there, I’ve said it. 😉

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2 responses to “Update 6 (end of hour 12)

  1. I agree with you I am surprised at how little I am getting read…and how slow I read!

  2. Pingback: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling « Word Lily

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