Saturday, April 18, 2009

R-A-T: Hours 13-15 and Mid-Event Survey

I just had a very eventful hour 14, as I met up with Trish, Kari and Krystal (our unofficial cheerleader!) at IHOP. Blueberry pancakes=yummy deliciousness! We felt a little silly with our books and cameras, but our server was very kind in taking our pictures! It was a little difficult to concentrate on reading, as I tend to talk A LOT, and there was music playing, plus people to watch, but it was fun and a good break from being at home! I feel very wide awake now, thanks to the 2 1/2 cups of coffee.
My updated stats from the last post are:

Number of pages since last update: 96
Total number of pages: 567
Number of books completed: 1
Time spent reading since last update: 70 min
Total time spent reading: 550 min
Time spent blogging since last update: 35 min
Total time spent blogging: 220 minutes
Mini-challenges completed: 4--intro meme, You tube video challenge, non-fiction question, mid-event survey
Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now? Fire in the Blood by Irene Nemirovsky
2. How many books have you read so far? this is my 3rd
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? reading The Uncommon Reader
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? nope
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I've had almost zero interruptions all day. Hubby has been very considerate and has been outside or in the garage working on various projects. He is actually reading right now!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? how quickly the time is going!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Everything has been really great, and I only have one suggestion. It would be helpful to have a list of the mini-challenges ahead of time, to make sure not to miss any.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I can't think of anything at the moment--maybe go to bed earlier the night before
9. Are you getting tired yet? not yet...but I've had quite a bit of caffeine
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? having a spreadsheet to keep track of pages, time spent reading and blogging, mini-challenges, etc. is really helpful. I don't know how I would keep track without it!


Care said...

wow! You've got IRL bookblogger buddies? awesome. CHEERS!!

Megan said...

Aw, the IHOP break looks like it was a great, and that first picture is making me all kinds of hungry! I'm a breakfast food nut! Hopefully you're all fueled up to keep on reading for awhile! =D

bethany said...

No fair!! You got to meet up with Trish !?! I would love to go too.

Eat a lot, but not so much that you get too tired. That food looks really yummy.

Trish said...

YAY!!! My mom just looked at all three of our blogs and said that it's funny that we all love to read and all have cats. Haha!!

Michelle said...

Hope your not in a food coma! i love the guy in the back ground!

Grandma Elvi said...

And I was counting on a pic. of those blueberry pancakes---enjoyment vicariously and with no calories, trans fat or sodium! Keep reading!

Anna said...

ummmm...You're weird!