Welcome to Hour 12 – we’re halfway there! ***throws confetti*** I’m Dana and I’ll be hanging out for the next few hours. How is it going so far? Everyone doing well? It’s time to fill out our Mid-Event Survey so here goes…

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. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

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124 thoughts on “Hour 12 – HALFWAY!

  1. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Still working on Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Still working on my first book! I also have an audiobook going.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’d love to get to There’s Someone Inside Your House!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I’ve had a few, either husband or dog related. I’ve tried to listen to my audiobook whenever I’m on the move!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    Last April was my first year participating, and I didn’t discover the challenges until pretty late in the day. I also didn’t track page numbers per hour, so it just felt like a normal reading day for me that lasted extra long. This year I’ve really embraced the challenges and the tracking, which is really fun! I try not to get to hung up on how little I’m ACTUALLY reading, because I read all the time independently; for me, it’s about the community today!

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  2. 1. What are you reading right now?
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle by the incredibly talented Shirley Jackson.

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Finished three, hoping to finish five in total.

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    The Motion of Puppets looks amazing!

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    We have two kids, so yes to interruptions but I have an amazing husband so we tag teamed it all day. “I’m at a good point, can you grab them lunch!” “Yep, but I’m reaching a good point, so I better be quick!” Hahaha

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How absolutely incredible our little community continues to be 💜

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  3. 1. I just finished Bellweather Rhapsody. I’m letting my eyes take a little break now by listening to Hex.
    2.ive only finished the one.
    3. I’m really looking forward to some graphic novels in the second half.
    4. My dog is not so considerate of my reading time, by that’s why I’m listening to audio to – so I can still take him for long walks.
    5. So far I’m surprised by how slowly I read!! I never noticed when it was spread out.

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  4. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Every Heart A Doorway (half finished)
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    2 I’m slow this year…
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’m not sure. I haven’t decided my next title yet…
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I had to put reading on hold to take my mom out for her birthday at 5:30 EST. I’ll be back to reading at 8.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    This is the first year I have been social. It had been fun 🙂

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  5. Mid event checkin (technically my 23 hour checkin because I started at 8pm)

    1. What are you reading right now? Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, and I’m still slowly getting through the audio of the Song of Achilles whenever I want to take a break from reading
    2. How many books have you read so far? 10 books. My favorite was the Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch and my least favorite is Gork the Teenage Dragon
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m going to try to finish the two I’m currently reading by tomorrow
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I slept for 2 hours. I meant to sleep longer but I got really wrapped in my book beofre hand and then woke up excited.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How many books I’m getting through. I know I choose short ones, but I am really doing some damage to my TBR list.

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  6. 1. What are you reading right now? Just staring The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
    2. How many books have you read so far? Finished 2 books and 5 issues from Serial Reader (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court)
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman and 1776 by David McCullough
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I have had a few, but that’s life. No big deal.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How slow my reading is today.

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  7. 1. What are you reading right now?
    What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    This is book number two.

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Don’t Call Us Dead (poetry)

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    So. Many. I’ve been getting internet distracted. I also went to the coffee shop and market earlier which both took a bit of time.

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How little I’ve read, honestly. I’m usually not this bad.

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  8. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Dummy of a Ghost and Garden of Beasts
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Completed one, almost done with a second, working through another 3
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Not sure…
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    A few, but nothing that couldn’t be handled quickly to get me back to reading.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    Although I felt more organized going into the read-a-thon, I find that I have been off by an hour all day…

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  9. 1. What are you reading right now? Ancient Ones by Kirk Mitchell
    2. How many books have you read so far? 1 completed, but it was a chunkster
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? still asking me to choose a favorite child?!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, my Daddy. I gave in and gave him what he wanted, of course. He’s my Daddy!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? No surprises. Just lots of expected fun!

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  10. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Still reading Empire of Storms
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Almost done my first book!
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Really looking forward to start Turtles All The Way Down by John Green
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Too many interruptions. I’ve had to get my family members to take away my little kitten.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    That I’m able to stay sitting in one position for this long.

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  11. A little late to the party but I’m here

    1. Still working on An Enchantment of Ravens
    2. I’m still working on my first read but my goal was to finish my current read by the end.
    3. Haven’t decided what I’m picking up next so not sure yet. It’s between Bones of Faerie, HP & the Chamber of Secrets, or Bountiful.
    4. I haven’t had a lot of interruptions but I’ve had some. I basically had to deal with them unless it could be ignored.
    5. I’m surprised that I’ve stuck with it. Every other time I’ve tried to participate I give because I want to do other stuff but I’ve actually been reading the majority of the day!

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  12. 1. Just finished one. Will start Walking Dead vol. 27
    2. One!
    3. All of them!
    4. Only my mom texting. But she knew to leave me alone after a little while because she knew I was reading.
    5. How terribly slow a reader I am.

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  13. 1) I’ve gone back to ‘The Darkness Mine’ by Mindy Mcginnis’…
    2) I’m in and out of three books and I hope that now my big interruptions of the first half of this are out of the way (school Fall carnival), I can do my reading in peace!!
    3) I want to get to ‘The Misfortune of Marion Palm’ – I’ve been reading heavy stuff and I need some lighter.
    4) MAJOR interruptions. I have a nine year-old, a partner that went and did his own stuff today, and a limping dog; my son had plans for the carnival but THEN his movie plans were canceled. I thought I’d get that time free by nooooo. I’m getting impatient honestly. And hungry.
    5) I wish I could hole myself up in a hotel room to do it, honestly, because no one understands they just need to leave me alone!! And to feed me.

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  14. 1. Reading Redshirts by John Scalzi via audiobook-Wil Wheaton is perfect for this one!
    2. Finished 2 books. Glass Houses by Louise Penny and The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    3. Pride and Prejudice graphic novel. Also hoping to start The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street by Helene Hanff
    4. Nope. Been lucky today. 😀
    5. How much reading I’ve done. Yay! Also surprised I’ve not participated in many of the challenges–maybe in the second half.

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  15. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    I’ve finished 2 and am working on 2 others.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Finishing Ex-Heroes and Rat Queens vol 3.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Not too many interruptions (except my cat that is currently begging for food) but I usually deal with them by listening to an audiobook in one ear while doing what ever needs to be done.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    It’s amazing how much more reading time you can get in when you turn off your twitter notifications.

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  16. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now? Joyland by Stephen King
    2. How many books have you read so far? 2
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Taking in some poetry. Maybe another graphic novel if there is time.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? A lot! but the boyfriend is also good at encouraging me to keep going. Don’t sweat it, this is a fun day.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I’m not as tired as I thought I’d be at this point.

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  17. 1. Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula — a book I’ve been saving for today!
    2. Finished 1 and DNF’d 1 (it was good, but just not what I was in the mood for)
    3. See Q1
    4. Interruptions, by choice I suppose. I’ve done 5 loads of the laundry, the dishes, and spackled a window I’m painting tomorrow, but the rest of the night and wee hours of the morning are all about reading!
    5. I bought Boston Baked Beans as a snack, which I used to love and haven’t had in decades, and they were gross. I ate them anyway. 🤢

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    1. Oh no! Bad snacks are the worst! I will never forget the year I thought a lasagna would be a good idea…way too heavy for trying to stay awake 🙂

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  18. 1) What are you reading right now? I’m Rereading the Coldest Winter by Sister Souljah and Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward.
    2) How many books have you read so far? None
    3) What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the read-a-thon? The Coldest Winter Ever.
    4) Have you had many interruptions? Yes
    How did you deal with those? By talking on the phone. Telling them I would call them back.
    5) What surprises you most about Read-a-thon, so far? The readers come together and read.

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  19. 1. What are you reading right now?
    The Genius Plague by David Walton

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    1 book, 3 graphic novels, and 2 hours of an audio book

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Not sure yet – I’ll see where the inspiration takes me!

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    None that weren’t of my own making (internet, etc.)

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    That I didn’t find out about it years ago. It would have been so much easier to stay up all night back then, too!

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    1. Hahaha! So true about being able to stay up years ago. When I first started this readathon, I stayed up all 24 hours and read for 21 of them. I raised money for my best friend’s daughter and that helped too. Now my eyes just can’t take it. I HAVE to sleep some 🙂

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  20. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Hearts in Atlantis by Stephen King
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Finished 1, halfway through 1, quarter through 1
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Still all of them!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Only a couple. My husband has been much more accommodating than last time! He sees how seriously I’m taking it. 😉 But I’m just trying to remember to keep playing my audiobook when something else comes up!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How long it actually takes me to read. I thought I was a fast reader but seeing it on paper and seeing the hours go by, I’m not so fast!

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  21. 1. The Fate of The Tearling by Erika Johansen & Winter by Marissa Meyer
    2. None but I’m 1/3rd through 2 books
    3. I think I’ll be starting Eliza & Her Monsters in this half
    4. I’m a college student so I still have some work to do, I haven’t been great at with dealing with that lol
    5. How unfocused, I unfortunately seem to be.

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  22. Mid-Event Survey:

    1. What are you reading right now?
    Enemy Mind by Maggie Shayne – print
    The Wyoming Kid by Debbie Macomber – audio

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    I’ve finished 5 so far

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’m still doing blind date with a book so I don’t know what is in the queue. 🙂

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    the fur kids constantly interrupt me. I have two deaf foster boys that hate each other and are constantly breaking out into fights so a few times I had to get up and break up a cat fight. Another of my fosters, Kirby, has anxiety and fear of abandonment after his former owners took him to a cat boarding facility with his buddy and never came back for him. Then his buddy got adopted quickly. So poor Kirby is always worried about being forgotten so he frequently interrupts me for reassuring snuggles. Of course I happily oblige him. I just switch to an audio book during these times.

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    that I’ve finished so many books already!

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  23. 1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
    2. This is book 2. I was away for much of the afternoon.
    3. Finishing the one I’m currently reading. It’s so good!
    4. I knew that I would be gone for a good bit of the day because my daughter had an archery meet. Other than that, I haven’t had interruptions because my kids are old enough to leave me alone! 😉
    5. How much my 12yo has read alongside me!

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  24. 1. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
    Into the Garden by Joelle Charboneau
    The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
    2. None completed, but I’m hoping to change that.
    3. Finishing One Dark Throne
    4. Mostly from my husband and my furbaby. I count my husband’s as breaks and I just let my furbaby and he usually calms down!

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  25. 1. One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake
    Into the Garden by Joelle Charboneau
    The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
    2. None completed, but I’m hoping to change that.
    3. Finishing One Dark Throne
    4. Mostly from my husband and my furbaby. I count my husband’s as breaks and I just let my furbaby and he usually calms down!
    5. How much I am enjoying the read-a-thon.

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  26. 1. I’m juggling two books now – Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking and a graphic novel adaptation of the Mobi Dick by Christophe Chabouté 🙂
    2. I finished Tales of the Unexpected by Roald Dahl earlier today.
    3. Travelling to Infinity by Jane Hawking which I’m currently reading.
    4. None that weren’t of my own making (internet, tv etc.)
    5. How many readers are participating and how quickly the time flies 😀

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  27. 1. What are you reading right now? The Silent Corner
    2. How many books have you read so far? 2
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Finishing The Silent Corner and The Pearl Thief
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? None
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? It always passes by so much quicker than I expect

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