1.What are you reading right now?
Just finished Clever Girl by Tessa Hadley
2.How many books have you read so far?
I’ve finished two. My plan was to try to finish books I’d previously started.
3.What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I’m hoping to finish The Book Thief, which I’ve had to pick up and put down multiple times this year.
4.Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I would have…so I didn’t. I’m just doing what I can!
5.Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I planned for them, really–as I said in my previous answer, I didn’t actually clear the decks for this.
6.What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I’ve finished two books before it’s half over, and I’ve only been able to read for about half of that time!
7.Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
I think it’s working great–Andi and Heather have GOT this!
8.What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
I’d like to try clearing the day and committing fully–it’s been a couple of years since I last did that.
9.Are you getting tired yet?
I was, but I think I’ve bounced back. However, my non-reading husband took a nap! I need to wake him, and then I foresee a dinner break.
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?
The “finish books I already started” actually seems to be going better than reserving books just for Readathon Day. I’m kind is surprised!