Halfway through! I’ve finished up Death Note and have moved on to the oddly titled and equally oddly written Orion You Came and You Took All My Marbles, which is just this side of the Too Weird For Me line, so we’ll see how it goes.
Mid-challenge meme from the official site:
1. What are you reading right now? Ah, Orion, etc. as mentioned above.
2. How many books have you read so far? Three!
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m really hoping to get to The Dead-Tossed Waves, which I think will keep me up reading into the wee morning hours!
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Sadly, no, as I currently have no job or friends outside of my dear husband (who is spending his whole day playing computer games!).
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Nope! Unless you count hunger as an interruption, in which case I dealt with it by eating nommy foods.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I thought I would be tired of reading by now; last year I had a five-ish hour break in the middle of my day rather than reading straight through. But I am happy and will continue reading!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? None that I can think of right now!
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? I would have more snacks on hand. 🙂
9. Are you getting tired yet? A bit, but the aforementioned hubby just ran out and procured me a TON of caffeine.
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? Make sure you get a change of scenery! Staying in one place all day will give you bedsores.
And for Hour 13, there is a word scramble at Sheery’s Place! Here are the unscrambled titles, some of which I am reminded I should put on my TBR pile!
1. Firefly Lane
2. East of Eden
3. Water for Elephants
4. To Kill a Mockingbird
5. The Great Gatsby
6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
8. The Time Traveler’s Wife
9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid
11. A Wrinkle in Time
12. The Polar Express
13. Love Walked In
14. Where the Wild Things Are
15. The Shining
16. Goodnight Moon
17. Interview with a Vampire [sic]
18. The Secret Life of Bees
19. The Search
20. The Help
Whee! I feel like my brain is all fired up and ready to go back to reading now!