Hello everyone! Nymeth here – I’ll be doing the hourly updates for the next 6 hours. We’re now halfway through the read-a-thon, which means it’s time for the Mid-Event Meme.  We invite you to answer the following questions and then enter your link in the Mr Linky below:

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?


We’ll select two winners: one of them will get an attaché full of books and a chocolate monkey, and the other a Hachette bundle of books.

The winner of Erika’s mini-challenge is:  Emily! Congratulations! Please email deweyreadathon at gmail to claim your loot.

And for visiting the Readers of the Hour during Hour 11, Robin and Molly get a choice of two books from the prize list. Please e-mail the address above with your contact info and your picks!

Still happening:
Joy Renee’s Mini-Challenge (last hour)
Tara’s Mini-Challenge
Trisha’s Mini-Challenge

35 thoughts on “Hour 13

  1. I’ve already read for longer than I thought I was going to be able too and am about to run out of my planned books. lol Luckily I have a veritable mountain of TBRs on my bookshelves! Also, chocolate monkey? lol I love it! Did the meme!


  2. I’d love to add my link, but I keep getting the message that my post will be added on 10/25/2009 at 2:40am – but that was ten minutes ago! Argh! I’m frustrated…


  3. Well, finally tweaked the time stamp to before 2am and it worked. Of course, that’s not the time I posted the answers *sigh*
    Is today the day where we change from sunlight savings time back?


  4. Thanks so much for clearing that up, Nymeth! I was already confused when my blog post wouldn’t get published… So, are we going to read 25 hours or the planned 24?


  5. Nope, we still read for 24 hours! But we finish 1 hour earlier than we began. For example, I started at 1pm and will finish at noon on Sunday, but 24 hours will still have passed-


  6. Just did the survey, and hope I’m not too late to enter. I’m having a lot of fun doing this challenge – I’ll be back again for sure!

    Welcome, Nymeth! You’re doing a great job so far!!!


  7. I have read 6 books so far – all under 200 pages and have just started on my 7th which is over 400 pages – I am aiming to read til I sleep – I have taken some time out to join in on the contests…Paula


  8. So glad to hear this! After 24 hours, I’ll have just enough time to shower, pack my stuff and taking my time while having dinner – then it will be about time for me to get to the train station and back to Frankfurt…


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