As predicted, this readathon is FANTABULOUSSSSSSS!
Here are my responses to the mid-event survey:
1. What are you reading right now?
- The Vegetarian by Han Kang
- The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (on audio)
- The Bad-Ass Librarians Of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts by Joshua Hammer (on audio)
2. How many books have you read so far? Four.
- Margaret The First by Danielle Dutton
- The Sorrow Proper by Lindsey Drager
- What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
Study Hall of Justice (DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #1) by Derek Fridolfs, Dustin Nguyen
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
- The Moor’s Account by Laila Lalami
- The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone by Olivia Laing
4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I had put my phone on silent when I started the readathon so I only took scheduled breaks and it was going fine. I’m noticing that as the day is progressing I’m checking my phone more frequently. It is stressing me out but I’m also telling myself that it’s okay to take a break, so I might actually end up watching an episode of a TV show or even taking a 20 minute nap or something at some point when my eyes start hurting.
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
The sheer number of people that are dedicating the day to reading. It gives me joy to know that there are more folks like me out there. Most people I know in real life don’t understand how or why I would read so much or even participate in such an event, but looking at everyone else online wholly participating in it and sharing my excitement and enthusiasm makes me feel good.
Other data I’m taking (behavior analyst= data nerd. It comes in handy):
Reading time: 9:50:17
Page count (including audiobook guesstimate): approx. 1197
Meet-up: A few of us Chicago readathoners met up at Brü Chicago, and it was actually really nice to sit together and read in silence. Going to coordinate group silent reading time more often for sure.
Cheerleading: I have spent about 35 minutes cheering on twitter so far. GO TEAM PENGUIN!
Mini-challenges: I haven’t been stressing out about these, mostly because all the books I’ve been reading today are so good that I haven’t been able to put them down to do much else other than tweet and ‘gram. I think I’ve participated in 3 so far.
Okay, getting more snacks and back to reading! Hope everyone else is having as much of a blast as I am! RahRahReadathon!