Hour 12 Mid Event Meme

1. What are you reading right now?
I just finished reading Markus Zusak's I Am The Messenger.
I Am the Messenger

2.How many books have you read so far?

I have read one book so far.

3.What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

I am most looking forward to Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

4.Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?

Yes. I had to request the day off because this is my scheduled Saturday to work.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

I took a bad fall on the stairs yesterday, so my reading has been constantly interrupted by the distraction of pain. I dealt with this by reading in the bathtub with Epsom salts.

6.What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

I am surprised by how difficult it has been for me to read from home. I read at home every day, but this is my first time reading from home for Dewey's Read-a-thon.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

No suggestions. The Read-a-thon is great.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?

a. I would not fall down a flight of stairs the night before the Read-a-thon

b. Next Read-a-thon I plan to start with an audiobook to ease into the reading day. In the past I reserved audiobooks for the final hours.

c. I started with a long, sober read this time. Next time I might start and end with  lighter reads, leaving the serious subject matter for mid Read-a-thon.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

Yes, but I woke up tired.

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?

No tips.Have fun!  Happy Reading!


  1. So sorry you're in pain! Epsom salts work miracles though and I hope you are experiencing some relief now. Enjoy those books!

    Happy reading and enjoy the rest of Readathon! #TeamHughes

  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    The Epsom salts did provide much needed relief. I enjoyed all of my books.
    #TeamHughes is amazing!

  3. I love Markus Zusak's writing style! This one was a fast read for me too when I read it a couple years ago.