Currently reading: The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson And how is it? I’m still enjoying it, but it’s definitely not a light read. I really don’t know how this is going to wrap up.
Pages read this hour: Hour 10: 0 (I took a break), Hour 11: 88, Hour 12: 84
Pages read so far: 768
Books finished so far: Inheritance by Malinda Lo (almost done when I started the readathon),
Extras by Scott Westerfeld, Lizzy & Annie by Casey Plett (a zine)
Food eaten: More kettle corn and a mug of what’s supposed to be highly caffeinated tea, but I’m still tired.
Interruptions: Mostly just me wandering around, trying to feel less sleep.
Anything else? I may have to resort to a nap later in the readathon! I’m feeling it! But still having fun.
(skipping the questions that are already answered above)
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Probably The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson if I can get to it!
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I do usually work Saturday, so I booked the time off. Apparently a lot of people are sick or taking the day off, but readathons are non-negotiable!
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Not really, mostly just my own, cheering, or my roommate coming to chat. I think some distractions are fine, I just try to get back to reading as soon as I can!
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I’m a lot sleepier than I remember from most readathons. Maybe I just forget that in hindsight.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I don’t think so: it’s fantastic!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Hmm… schedule a nap?
9. Are you getting tired yet?
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?
I think it’s all been covered before, but to reiterate: short books, light books, lots of snacks (especially fruit), and try changing where you’re reading. Being in one place for too long can get tiring.