Saturday, October 22, 2016

it's Readathon Time!!

End of Event Survey

  1. Which hour was most daunting for you? I think I did ok this time around. I tried not to stress about missing some time during the day when my kids needed me, and I went to sleep around hour 18 (1 a.m. here) because I needed to get two kids and myself off to church in the morning. 
  2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year? Comics are always a great choice. I read Fables this year and I've previously read Seconds, Saga, and some of Lucy Knisley's comic memoirs. 
  3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season? Nope! Thanks for all of your hard work, ladies! 
  4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon? Everything seemed to work well this time around (and really, every time). 
  5. How many books did you read? I finished two during readathon and a third  on Sunday afternoon.
  6. What were the names of the books you read? Public Library and Other Stories; Fables volume 1, and Let's Pretend This Never Happened
  7. Which book did you enjoy most? Let's Pretend This Never Happened 
  8. Which did you enjoy least? Public Library and Other Stories 
  9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time? It would take a lot to keep me from readathon! I will definitely be reading and I'm always happy to help out too!

Half-way Point!
Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Fables, volume 1
2. How many books have you read so far? One: Public Library and Other Stories
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I'm excited to see what Fables is all about!
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I have two kids, so there was a fair amount of playing Clue and changing diapers. There may also be the allure of a week of television to catch up on...                                                                                                        5
. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I haven't found a book I adore yet. I hope to find one before the night is over!

I know I'm late friends, but I have a really great excuse! This morning, my family and I disembarked from our cruise ship after a one week cruise to a private island in the Bahamas and Disney World. So we got everyone home, unpacked a few things, fed some kids, and now I am ready to read!

Opening Meme:
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? I just arrived back in rainy New Jersey this morning. 
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Um, I didn't really make a stack this year. I was sort of waiting to see which books would be unfinished from our trip. I do have Fables, volume 1 from the library and I may swing back to the library and pick up Parnassus on Wheels. 
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? You know when you get home from a trip and there is no food in your house? Yup. Probably takeout tonight. 
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I am a a book-loving lady approaching the big 3-0. I have one husband, two kids, and no pets. If I'm not reading, you can probably find me editing, playing the piano, singing show tunes, or baking something delicious. 
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? This readathon is much more seat-of-my-pants than I usually do, but I'm excited for it anyway! 


  1. I'm a bit jealous after that description of your cruise! Hope you're having a nice readathon even without having planned the stack and the snacks. One of the advantages of takeout is that you don't have to cook and it only needs minimal cleaning afterwards, which equals more reading time!

  2. Sometimes it's fun to be spontaneous. I'm glad you got to stop in for some hours and join in!