I’m over at the Readathon blog this morning hosting for the first 4 hours. I’ll be back here after to start reading!
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?
Central North Carolina
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?
The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. Just got it yesterday!
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!
Um, hi, I’m Heather, co-organizer of this marvelous event. I’ve been blogging for almost 9 years. I have two marvelous small children and one large one (as in, the hubby). I love to read most anything as long as the mood strikes.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?
I expect it will be like most readathons. I love it no matter how it goes!
3:00 EST Update
Books read: 4
Titles: Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Death and Dementia by Gris Grimly, Sheetzu Caca Poopoo by Joy Behar, Cesar Takes a Break by Susan Collins Tomas, I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince
Up Next: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
Mid Event Check In
1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?
I’m doing good! I had a short nap around 1:00 and it left me refreshed.
2) What have you finished reading?
Three books with the kids: Sheetzu Caca Poopoo by Joy Behar, Cesar Takes a Break by Susan Collins Tomas, I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince
One book for myself: Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Death and Dementia by Gris Grimly
3) What is your favorite read so far?
I’m really enjoying The House of Hades so far.
4) What about your favorite snacks?
5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!
Not yet, but I’ve meet a few people whose blogs I will be checking out!
End of Event Survey
1. Which hour was most daunting for you?
10:00 EST. The kids wouldn’t go to sleep and my daughter was whining because I was in a room, alone, reading. For some reason she thinks this means I’m lonely. Silly, sweet girl.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?
Anything that you can personally read fast is the best bet. For me, it’s graphic novels, young adult, and middle grades fiction.
3, Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
Well, that’s a can of worms, isn’t it?
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?
Another can of worms!
5. How many books did you read?
Counting the books I read with my kids, 5.
6. What were the names of the books you read?
Sheetzu Caca Poopoo by Joy Behar
Cesar Takes a Break by Susan Collins Tomas
I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track by Joshua Prince
Edgar Allen Poe’s Tales of Death and Dementia by Gris Grimly
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, from the imagination of Gris Grimly
200 pages of The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
7. Which book did you enjoy most?
I’m loving House of Hades.
8. Which did you enjoy least?
Hmm….probably Sheetzu Caca Poopoo, but only for what my kids do with words like that. lol
9. If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?
So many worms…
10. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?
Oh, I’ll be here. Organizing with Andi and co-hosting up a storm. We’re already making plans. Seriously, we were emailing furiously last night. Always looking for ways to make this a relatively painless, insanely organized and delightful event.