Hey, y’all! I’m Dana and I will be with you for the next couple of hours. Can you believe that we are already at hour 12?! Time flies when you’re having fun.

I’ve been a co-host many times now and my favorite post I have ever done and the one that has gotten the most participation is the funny bookish memes post. So show me your best funny meme that has anything to do with reading, books, marathons etc. Here are a couple that I love.

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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31 thoughts on “Hour 12 – Halfway There Laugh Break!

  1. 1. What are you reading right now? Finishing BREAKTHROUGH TO VISION’S DESTINY by LAWANDA JACKSON.
    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? Jumping into KINDRED graphic novel
    4. Have you had many interruptions? Yes. How did you deal with those? No worries. I just handle them and go back to my reading.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Nothing much. Just loving it as always

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  2. 1. What are you reading right now?
    A Wrinkle in Time (still)
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Almost done 1.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    I’m thinking Death Note
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I had to take my cat to the vet and was very sleepy and napped for about 3 hours…. oops.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    I’m very tired! The minichallenges being posted all at once was surprising. I really liked the hourly surprise and felt that helped me stay commited to the whole thing.

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  3. 1. What are you reading right now? I’m skipping between a few different books, but the top book for this hour is Keeping Her by Cara Cormack
    2. How many books have you read so far? I have finished 2, amd about halfway through 2 more and have 2 others in various stages of completion.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Logging more reading hours… and maybe a couple of short naps.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? No real interruptions, though it’s taken me longer to do much hourly updates than I thought it would. I did have my wifi go down briefly, but I just did my updates a little later that hour. And I found I needed a nap much earlier than expected.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I don’t think anything has really surprised me. I over-estimated my reading speed a little, but I think that’s more because I’m reading less per hour time-wise than I estimated, not that I’m actually reading slower.

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  4. 1. What are you reading right now? Shadows on the Moon audio but once I finish these questions, I will be back to reading Heir of Fire until it’s DONE!
    2. How many books have you read so far? None completed yet. I was 65% through Heir of Fire before the Readathon. I did start Shadows of the Moon today and only have about 2 hours left of it.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Still waiting to read A Darker Shade of Magic!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, my grammy went to the hospital yesterday so that lost me quite some hours as I went with my mom to visit her. I started my Readathon a little earlier to compensate and plan on going tomorrow until I complete 24 hours READ, no matter how long it takes me. I do plan on sleeping some tonight as well.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I love that they opened the mini challenges to the whole Readathon instead of just 3-hour blocks. I don’t/didn’t check in online a lot in the past and missed a lot of them. But this time I did listen to my audiobook every time I went online so I was still reading!

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  5. 1. What are you reading right now? LumberJanes #8 Stone Cold
    2. How many books have you read so far? 4
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Hoping to finish The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Yes, I was cohosting for three hours and didn’t feel like I could audiobook during that time and then two trips to the puppy park where I was being too social for an audiobook. I just knew in advance I’d be reading mostly in the evening hours and some afternoon ones.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How much fun cohosting was but very time consuming! 🙂

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    1. What are you reading right now? I am still reading the terror and tying get into the goldfinch
    2. How many books have you read so far? None, I’m bouncing back and forth.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? To finish ANY book hehehe!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? So many!! With patience and candy (for myself)
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? It’s so much fun and everyone is so nice, though that’s not surprising. I’ve had a great day!

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  7. 1. Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
    2. I have completed 2 short stories and 1 novel
    3. Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
    4. Social Media. How do I handle it, not well. haha
    5. How fast it is going by

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    1. Daughter of the Pirate King was so fun! I get sucked into social media too. If you learn how to handle it all share your secrets with me. 🙂

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  8. 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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  9. 1. What are you reading right now? Dinner break from Noir so back to my audiobook of Gregor the Overlander.
    2. How many books have you read so far? Finished 1 I started before the read-a-thon, 2/3 of the way through one, and 1/2 through another.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? One of the plays from Three by Tennessee
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Family asked me to join them on an outing for a couple hours. I went but took my own car and listened to an audiobook on the way there and back.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? Having a lot more trouble focusing than I did in October. I think it is because it is an incredibly beautiful day outside.

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  10. 1. What are you reading right now? Love at the Beach Shop by Kyra Jacobs
    2. How many books have you read so far? 2 (almost 3)
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Whatever else I decide to listen to.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? Just to eat and watch movies. How did you deal with those? Took them in my stride.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How quickly it’s going.

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  11. 1. What are you reading right now? The Road to Jonestown
    2. How many books have you read so far? 0 but I’m close to finishing 3
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Love & Ruin by Paula McLain
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? My husband has been a lot more distracting than he has been in past readathons. I’ve put my headphones on to listen to my audiobook or changed reading spots….sigh.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? I normally would have finished at least one book by now. I feel that today has not gone as planned. I blame the husband. 😛

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  12. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Winter
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Does a picture book count? Otherwise still trying to finish Wintee
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Must finish Wiinntteerrr
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    A few mostly dog interruptions and a few grandson interruptions. Though I did read a book to him to help him participate.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    Nothing just like normal read-a-thon but I am enjoying it.

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  13. 1. The comic series Raven
    2. 5
    3. Over the garden wall comic
    4. None, but I also started reading late.
    5. How much better it is to read comics and graphic novel for a readathon

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  14. 1. What are you reading right now?
    About to start a new one, either Christine by Stephen king or Osoka
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Finished 1
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Christine
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Well it’s my 18th anniversary so we took a break for dinner and a movie.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How quickly it’s going

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  15. 1. What are you reading right now? Just finished Ace of Shades
    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? Leah on the Offbeat
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? a few, just let them roll off my shoulders
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How different it is to do now living with my bf.

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  16. 1. I’m about to star The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engle

    2. I’ve read 4 books and listened to part of an audiobook
    3. I still have some graphic novels to read, or I might dig into another ebook.
    4. Most of my interruptions have been self-inflicted, but I’m still happy with how much reading I’m doing today.
    5. I’m more distracted than I anticipated.

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  17. 1. Currently listening to A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro on audiobook.

    2. I’ve read three books, The Tale of Three Trees by Angela Elwell Hunt, Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K. Vaughn, and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

    3. The book I am most looking forward to is finishing Something New by Lucy Knisley.

    4. I have had a ton of interruptions. Thank God for audiobooks.

    5. This Readathon I am surprised by how productive I have been and how much reading I have gotten done.

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  18. Mid-Event Survey
    1. What are you reading right now?
    Messenger of Truth by Jacqueline Winspear
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Just one, plus one short story and progress on several others
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Not sure at this point
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I’ve been more tired then in the past, so a couple of naps were necessary
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    The new format for the mini-challenges.

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  19. 1. What are you reading right now? One Day at a time
    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? Reading Wolf Tales and Saga.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? Yeah
    How did you deal with those? Calming down.
    5. What surprises you most about the most about Read-a-thon, so far? The challenges.

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  20. 1. What are you reading right now? Lisey’s Story by King

    2. How many books have you read so far? One full one, half of one, half of another.

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I have two kids, a dog, and despite my wonderfully supportive and involved husband, I’ve had about 1,000 interruptions but I just let ’em roll. Gotta go with the flow!

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? My failure to plan snacks properly. I recently lost 25 pounds and was like, “Pfft, I don’t need no snacks!” Narrator: She was wrong. She needed snacks.

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