Saturday, October 09, 2010

Readathon: Mid-Event Update

Time is flying! Halfway done and I was so caught up in Anne of Green Gables I almost forgot about updating halfway through. :) I'll add the Mid-Event mini-challenge to the end of this post.

Title of book(s) read since last update:
Finally finished Ray Bradbury's October Country; continued on with The Woman in White; began William Boyd's Blue Afternoon and Anne of Green Gables (reread) .

Number of books read since you started:
Finished 3; have 3 in progress

Pages read since last update:
197 p.

Running total of pages read since you started:
823 p.

Amount of time spent reading since last update:
2 h.

Running total of time spent reading since you started: (keep track of this one to be eligible for a prize!)

8h. 05 min.

I am totally losing track of what hour it is and how long I've read; I need to keep better records next time. Make a chart to fill in or something! ;)

I was feeling a bit dull for an hour or so, but picking up an old childhood favourite has revived me (well, that and some chocolate...) So far it hasn't felt much like a chore to read for so long -- it kind of feels like a normal long weekend for me, LOL. But I am sure it will start to feel a bit longer now that evening is drawing in.

And now for the Readathon official survey

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?

Anne of Green Gables and The Woman in White

2. How many books have you read so far?

Finished 3

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

Continuing with Anne of Green Gables; also keeping a vintage paranormal thriller, The Slayer of Souls, in reserve for the late hours as I know it is great fun

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

Not really; it's a long weekend and I didn't have any committments to arrange, since for once I wasn't working today

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

Nope, I warned everyone not to expect me to respond to them today ;)

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

Time goes quickly! But I have found stopping to update and to eat takes a lot more time than I'd expected

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

No, it runs perfectly!

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

Organize myself a little better; more ready-made treats and a real list, also a plan to comment on others' blogs as well

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Not at all. I love to sit around and read! Though I may have to read while exercising after dinner to keep my focus

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?

No, but if anyone has any tips to share with me I'm open to them


  1. Looks like you've been doing great! Happy reading! :)

  2. Oh, an Anne reread is definitely a good thought! Enjoy! (I'm thinking the time will start to slow now that darkness has settled in here, too.)

  3. 1, 2, 3, 4
    Hope your book isn’t a bore
    5, 6, 7, 8
    And your readathon is going great!

  4. You Go Girl! I too am reading with you...not for any particular reason other than to have some fun with you long-distance. My pace is far less manic as it's interjected between laundry, cleaning the batcave and squeezing in some long-deserved sunshine (at least I could read in the lounger!)Hope your chocolate stash lasts until tomorrow morning :-)

  5. Keep going. You are doing very well I think.

  6. The hour grows late
    My cheers are lame
    Hope you’re still reading
    And your eyes aren’t aflame!

  7. Anne of Green Gables and chocolate - perfect Read-a-Thon fare! Keep up the good work!


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