1. What are you reading right now?
Carnegie Libraries by George Bobinski

2. How many books have you read so far?
I’ve completed one (Carnegie Libraries Across America: A Public Legacy) and have two others in progress (Carnegie Libraries, and North by Northanger)

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
Getting a lot more reading done. I missed the first five hours of the read-a-thon, but I intend to participate the remaining time.

4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Nope. I just chose to work my other obligation into the challenge.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I haven’t had too many interruptions, but it’s better to just deal with them as they come up, rather than letting them become a big thing and distracting me further.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
No real surprises yet. I’m having a great time, though.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Not at this time.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
Well, for starters, I won’t be in school during the next read-a-thon, so that will free me up to read things that are a little more engaging than the school books I’m reading (I love history, and I love that I get to write a paper on libraries, which is a subject near and dear to my heart, but I’d much rather be reading something a little more relaxing). I would also take more time to visit other blogs to cheer other readers on.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
Not tired (re: starting late), but my back and neck are getting a little sore.

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 think it’s really helping to break up my school reading with something completely light and relaxing. I know most participants aren’t using this time to conduct research, but it might be helpful to others to break up heavy reading with something fluffy (or the reverse: add something with a serious subject to light reading to re-engage your brain.

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