Responding to Dewey's mid-event survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
I'm currently working on Promised Land: Thirteen Books That Changed America and Drood (historical fiction featuring Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins).
2. How many books have you read so far?
Maybe two if you add up Death's Daughter plus fragments of three more.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Drood is the most promising, though I don't think I'll finish as it's quite long.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
No, in fact, I didn't know about this until yesterday, so I'm doing my best without disrupting my family's plans.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
Frequent. At one point, my husband took our 4-year-old to the park so the house would be quiet for me.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
That west coast readers would be willing to wake up by 5 a.m.? :)
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
This is my first. I can't participate fully for a couple reasons, but I'm just happy to take part in any way.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Hmm . . . I'd plan to get more sleep in the days leading up to the read-a-thon.
9. Are you getting tired yet?
I've been tired for 5 years! :) Seriously . . . I was already tired when I woke up from having little sleep two nights in a row. I'm not burned out on reading at this point, but I doubt I'll be able to stay awake past midnight.
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'm fairly laid-back, so I do best with 20% planning and 80% winging it. I didn't feel like reading another chapter of my history book just yet, so I started a historical fiction novel that sounded intriguing.