Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dewey's Readathon

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?

Mid-Event Survey:
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.


Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) said...

Hey Esme! I hope you're having a great read-a-thon so far! I just finished reading Summer and Tiffany and it reminded me of you, since we got it at BEA and you gave it such a lovely review awhile back. I liked it a lot!

Ash said...

I've never been a cheerleader before, maybe someday. Hope you're enjoying the readathon!

Old Kitty said...

I love that you snuck books in to mass to read!! Yay for you!!!

Take care

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I hope you are enjoying this readathon. I'm taking a break (and it may be permanent!) to eat supper and watch a movie.

Care said...

I am with you: MUCH more fun to cheer. More social! Have fun! happy ReadAThon!! I really think I need to write a cheer poem now...

Trish said...

Hi Esme--thanks for your comment. If you're asking what *I* like about cheering--it's about the social aspect for me. I know how motivating those comments can be, especially in the wee hours, and I love providing that motivation and cheer for others. Wish I could get around to everyone but nowadays there's just so many people. The past two readathons I've been expecting a baby (she'll be here in two weeks!), so I've spent more time cheering than reading. It's a blast!

Joy Weese Moll said...

This is my first read-a-thon, but I'm beginning to agree with you cheerleading is the most rewarding role.

Becky said...

There really is quite a large number of us out there. Good luck as we head into the last nine hours! :)

Amy said...

I didn't know you were participating! I think I'd prefer to be a cheerleader next year. I don't have the stamina to read for 24 hours. I finished one book and have been reading a few others but I'm definitely wilting!

It sounds like you had a great day.
The organizers of the Readathon do an amazing job, right?!

Happy Reading!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have not read Grisham in a while now but I do enjoy his writing - go Esme! :)

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