Ok, it's almost 7 p.m., which technically means I should've been reading for 12 hours. Has that happened? Well, no. But I DID go for a walk with my mother, go to dinner with my brother, and am now going out for a second dinner (no, I'm not eating) with my dad and other brother. Because of course today is the day everyone decides to socialize.
BUT. I HAVE FINISHED CATCHING FIRE, meaning my goal is done. Next up is Winnie the Pooh. Yeah, that's right. I've never read it, it's always on my readathon lists, I have a really nice copy of it, and I finally want to read it, damnit.
For those actually still reading, I AM MEGA PROUD OF YOU and shall reflect this in comments posted in your blogs soon. For now, have this thing I stole off a readathon cheerleader's site, 'cause, y'know, it's a Doctor Who episode (series 2, episode Tooth and Claw — watch it):
And that is why I love that show.
Lastly, I think we could all do with a Rick Astley dance party. SO LET'S GO, PEOPLE.
edit: MID-EVENT SURVEY
1. What are you reading right now?
Winnie the Pooh!
2. How many books have you read so far?
Er, one, Catching Fire, that I'd kind of already started, BUT IT STILL COUNTS. And it was awesome.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm really enjoying Winnie the Pooh. But I'm also hoping to get to at least part of Happy Accidents, by Jane Lynch.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
Well. I kept telling my family that I needed to read today, but that only seemed to incite them to come up with more activities that needed doing.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I have completely rolled over on all of them, as I love my parents and only see them once a month (yes, I said "only"). Therefore, I have not in fact done much reading.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
Ummmm I'm actually looking for more interaction with people, but that's partially my fault since I haven't been seeking people out to cheer on.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Why, no.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
I think I'd actually sign up as a Cheerleader next year, as it seems quite fun and is more the thing I like doing (i.e. posting things on the internet). As a reader, I do like the idea of getting a hotel room and holing up, so I hope to do that.
9. Are you getting tired yet?
No, but I also know I'm not staying up past 1.
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?
Er...no. And so ends this inspiring survey. You're welcome.