Ruby Ramblings

Mid-way Survey
October 25, 2009, 1:02 am
Filed under: Books, Dewey's Read-a-thon

Mid-Event Survey:

1. What are you reading right now?

2. How many books have you read so far? 1.5

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Haven’t quite decided, but Mongolia, a card-toting messenger, and a food writer are some of the options.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No, but I am skipping out on bookclub today.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Well, the dire need for sleep, which I combated by sleeping.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Maybe I haven’t been checking in on the right blogs, but I thought there would be more writing about the actual books. I’m fine either way, that was just an expectation that I had. I’m surprised at myself at how little reading I’ve gotten done. I had pretty lofty sights on my pile of books.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think it’s going really well, I’m definitely enjoying myself, and enjoying cruising around other people’s blogs. It would be interesting to see blogs split up by genre category – people who read mostly PUF, mystery, literary fiction, non-fiction, YA, and anything or everything category.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Organize my snack options better. There’s nothing in this house I want to eat, but I don’t want to go out and get anything either. I may have to try to convince a friend to go on a pizza run.

9. Are you getting tired yet? Not after my very refreshing nap. 🙂

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 know how I like to format my book blogs, so I did some work earlier this week hunting down pictures and links and saving them in “draft” blogs so that if I got tired and spacey, I wouldn’t have to spend time doing that during the read-a-thon.

Pages read in current book: 76
Total pages read: 361
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13 Comments so far
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Thanks for visiting my blog!

As answer to your question about my co-workers, that’s easy. I help out in my parent’s business on Saturdays, and I have the last Saturday of the month of, so I just switched. No problem, they know of my crazy affliction of doing read-a-thons!

As for your expectation about hearing more about the actual books, most people are either too tired to write much about their books (and review them in depth later in the week) or want to get on with reading again. I fall a bit into both categories, although I do try to at least mention what I’m thinking about the book in each up-date.

Keep reading! You’re doing great!

Comment by Samantha

Congrats on your progress!

Comment by Rebecca

Most people don’t review their books until later on in the week after they’ve recovered from the read-a-thon. It gives you more time to read during the event. Have you visited Becky’s Book Reviews? She’s at She’s a fast reader and is reviewing every book she reads. Happy reading!

Comment by Vasilly

Thanks for the suggestion, I’m heading over there now.

Comment by therubycanary

You and Susan have inspired me. I am throwing out my plans and finishing EXPAT today. Thanks for the positive reading vibes. Happy reading!

Comment by Rebecca

I’m glad you had a nap, too.
Looks we got Rebecca to come over to the dark side. bwahhahahaha!

Comment by bybee

Most people will wait and review their books tomorrow, but a few blogs have been posting reviews! Happy reading!

Comment by Kailana

you are doing great! more than halfway done now!

Comment by jehara

I’m so happy to hear that you are enjoying yourself. I like your idea of seeing blogs split up by genre category. I think it would be interesting.
Keep on reading and having fun!

Comment by Julie

I like the way you answered number 5 :-). Hope the rest of the readathon is going well fo ryou!

Comment by Valerie

how dedicated you are to give up bookclub to read. CHEERS!

Comment by Care

Now that it’s past midnight and our eyes are drooping lower, it’s time for us night owls to get our second wind! So here is a big HOOT from Alabama. Keep on Reading!!!! Just a few more hours to go!!!!

Go Reading,Go Reading,Go Reading!!!
the Transcendentalists team!

Comment by CCQDesigns

Keep reading! We’re almost there!

Comment by Laza

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