Read-a-Thon Mid-event Survey


Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?

2. How many books have you read so far?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. Are you getting tired yet?

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?


  1. I’m currently taking a break from La’s Orchestra Saves the World as it’s heavier reading then anything else I’ve read by Alexander McCall Smith.  Rather than reading part of another book I’m going to a short story from A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami.
  2. At this point I’ve read one and half books.  I would have had much more read if work didn’t get in the way this morning.  Ugh those were 4 very long hours.
  3. I’m looking forward to finishing La’s Orchestra and getting more of Fool by Christopher Moore read.
  4. The only thing I would have had to change would be my work schedule.  But given that I’m going to having several doctors appointments in the months to come (I’ve got a sinus infection that’s not going away and it’s causing some terrible migraines) I didn’t think it would be wise to take another day off work.
  5. I had to migrate to another part of the house for a bit because my roommates decided to watch TV where I sitting and reading.  Aside from that no interruptions.  But I’m thinking I want to hit Dairy Queen up for a blizzard before I dive back into reading for the second half.
  6. I generally have a short attention span (I’ve taken several ADD/ADHD tests online and they all tell me I should talk to a doctor about it) so I’m surprised that I’ve been focused the whole time.  Makes for more reading being completed.
  7. This is my first time doing the Read-a-Thon and it seems to be great so far.  I’m not sure what would be better for next time. 
  8. I think next time I’m find several collections of short stories.  I think this will give a great sense of accomplishment, which should in turn give more motivation.  And I don’t usually read short stories so it would be a different take on the whole project all together.
  9. NO!!!!!!
  10. I think I just picked some really great books which help to motivate.  Not really what else could be done.  It’s just difficult to give suggestions as a first timer.  I don’t know what’s normal and what isn’t.  

Before I go I must say I’m enjoying the comments that have been left here.  They are great motivation!  Thanks everyone!  


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6 thoughts on “Read-a-Thon Mid-event Survey

  1. Looks like you’re doing a great job. Way to stay focused! A Blizzard sounds like great Read-a-thon fuel. I haven’t had one of those in so long! Anyhow – keep up the great reading! =D

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