It is the spring time Read-A-Thon again this weekend. I have never participated as a reader. I must say that I think that it is more fun to be a cheerleader. I am joining at the 11 hour, but I will do some reading, blog hopping and cheerleading. If nothing else this is a great way to discover new blogs and books. Enjoy your weekend.
Here are some introductory questions to get started.
1)Where are you reading from today? My home
2)Three random facts about me… I have an abnormal fear of getting lost in the mall, I got in trouble as a child, sneaking books with me to mass, (what can I say I thought reading my books would be more interesting than listening to the priest), I never liked eating oatmeal until last year.
3)How many books do you have in your TBR pile for the next 24 hours? 2
4)Do you have any goals for the read-a-thon (i.e. number of books, number of pages, number of hours, or number of comments on blogs)? Just have fun. I have always enjoyed hopping around the read-a-thon and cheerleading from the sides.
5)If you’re a veteran read-a-thoner, any advice for people doing this for the first time?
1. What are you reading right now? The DressMaker of Khair Khana
2. How many books have you read so far? about 80 pages
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Confession by J. Grisham
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No, I must say I have participated in my usual activities, I started off with a 2 hour bike ride, followed by a visit to my local fire station that had a pancake breakfast, with sausages. They gave me extra pancakes to take home to my husband who was quite excited and upset he forgot about the breakfast. I stopped off before the end of my ride. The station is about 5 minutes from my home so I could ride home on a full belly. I must confess that I then went to the bike shop and stopped into a bakery that had amazing samples and then on the way home stopped off at an open house that had chocolate chip cookies.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? See above, I had some great food sampling.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Blogs I have never heard off.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? No, I think the organizer do an amazing job. Okay one suggestion, I would do this in January in the dead of winter. I could not imagine being indoors all day on a beautiful spring day.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Stick to cheerleading.
9. Are you getting tired yet? No,
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? Nothing that I can think of, except I like cheerleading more-I love the social aspect to cheerleading.