1. What are you reading right now?

I am reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2. How many books have you read so far?

This is my second book.

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

Haven’t decided yet. The only one I know for sure I’m going to read is Sweethearts by Sara Zarr.

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

Not really. Just made sure the family knew I was to be left alone.

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

I’ve really only had one big interruption, and I actually welcomed it (I was hungry). I deal with the interruptions as they come up and don’t let them bother me. After all, this is supposed to be fun. Stressing about interruptions is not fun.

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

I’ve been pretty productive, so far. But that’s not really surprise at the read-a-thon so much as it’s surprise at myself.

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

Not yet, but that may change later.

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

I would get more sleep the night before. I would also try to eke out some time to take a break to visit other blogs and cheer them on.

9. Are you getting tired yet?

I actually got pretty tired right around the seven-hour mark, and was in serious danger of dozing off. But I changed positions and got a chai latte (yay caffeine!) and am doing better. It may actually be time for another chai. I’m starting to lag again.

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?

Not really. Most everything I know is pretty common knowledge. As a word of caution, I would advise against drinking anything with alcohol, no matter how negligible the amount. I had a small drink, and I think that may be part of the reason I’m lagging right now.

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