Saturday, October 18, 2014

Half Way There

Cue the Bon Jovi!
No wait, that's an awful idea. Don't do that at all. Unless you're at karaoke, then you'll be forced to listen to me wail along to Living on a Prayer. But I digress.
I'm halfway through the Dewey Readathon!
You know what that means?

Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
I'm working on The Anatomy of Dreams. I've also read a few stories from The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher.

2. How many books have you read so far?
Just one, My True Love Gave To Me, which is the short story collection Stephenie Perkins released with all of the the best YA authors to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm not sure. Maybe Just One Year? I realized The Kings Curse is too long for me to feasibly finish for the Readathon so I may have to adjust some expectations.

4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
A few. I have a dog who likes attention. And to play. And to go on walks. I also realized I needed to give my shower a quick clean before I used it (my brother's been ill. I don't want to get sick!) and I just got back form getting Mediterranean carry out. Oh, and my computer randomly forced me to install Windows 8.1, which caused some panic in the early hours of this morning.

I've been cold all day. Combating the chill with my favorite Out of Print fleece.

5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
I'd originally thought it would be a really great idea to break up longer books by reading short stories when i needed a change of pace. This really ended up being too much of an excuse to get up, walk around, check the internet, really anything besides read. Plus now i'm sixty pages into a short story collection and about halfway done with a novel when I could be very close to finishing either. In hindsight I should have seen this coming.


Janel Kinlaw said...

Nice job! Keep it up as you move into the second half of the readathon. Love your Out of Print Fleece!

--Janel from #TeamHughes

Katja (@eeyorenyk) said...

Hi there,
How are you doing buddy? Still hanging in there? I’m cheering on you, you can do this! #Dewey #readathon #rahrahreadathon #TeamButler