Saturday, April 10, 2010

Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon-Update-Hour 11

Thanks to al the wonderful organizers at Deweys' Read-a-Thon. You guys ROCK! And my answers...
1. What are you reading right now? Phineas L. MacGuire

2. How many books have you read so far? and a half...
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I hope to finish two more, completing my Frances O'Roark Dowell books. All, these will be applied to my OWL, Goodreads and Support Your Public Library Challenges.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Yes! I  didn't go to a family function.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? It was hard but many people knew I was into this, so they respected my time, for example, husband, kids and family.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? All the people from all over the world who share a common passion...BOOKS! It doesn't cease to amaze me.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think it's great like this.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I need a better computer. I'd love to have a laptop so next time I can go outside and comment while I read...
9. Are you getting tired yet? No, not yet. The coffee is kicking in and if I get tired, I'll just have some Cuban coffee...That will be the solution!
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? Have templates and just go with the flow. Reading is a solitary activity, most of the time, and a Read-a-Thon like this is an opportunity to connect with others. Take it!


  1. You are doing very well!

    I had a shower scheduled for today, but when I arrived at the shower, I discovered it is tomorrow! Happy day!

    Keep reading! I'm going to get serious next hour.

    Oh, and I just became a follower!

  2. Not going to a family function! Now that shows real dedication! I'm proud. I faked sick at work in order to go home early and get my read on! haha kudos to us!

  3. I have LOL reading all your comments...Ashley, I confess I got late to work one day because I couldn't put The Help down...Can you imagine?BiblioMom, thanks for the encouragement...And readerbuzz, thanks for becoming a follower...Thanks to all for stopping by...