Congratulations! You’ve made it to Hour 12! Word after word, page after page, you’ve kept going through  afternoon slumps, interruptions from extroverts, and finding the bottom of the chip bag. But you remain undeterred, reading like a champ!

As a mark of our progress, I think we all deserve breather, a moment to reflect on our accomplishments thus far. . . . Just kidding! 12 more hours to go, my friends! Open that new bag of Twizzlers, grab that Red Bull, and tell that extrovert to hush and just let you read. We have a job to do.

Don’t forget to fill out the Mid-Event Survey! You can post your answers directly in a comments below or just post a link to wherever you’ve post your answers on the Bookternet.

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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21 thoughts on “Hour 12 – Read Like a Champ!

  1. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now?
    The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Still on my first

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Finishing this book and starting the next

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    Had a few interruptions but I’ve mostly used them as get up and move breaks

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    How much you can read and be sociable, I’ve never been so active on social media

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  2. 1. What are you reading right now? I’m starting ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’ by Shirley Jackson
    2. How many books have you read so far? 3 (albeit, very short ones)
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’d really like to read Black Mad Wheel, but I don’t want to start something I can’t finish during the nighttime hours. Might have to go with a short story collection or choose shorter books.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? A bit of background noise because my husband had some people over, it made me a bit slower. I need a lot of focus when I’m reading. But now it’s all smooth sailing from here.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How much fun I’ve had reading all the entries for my mini challenge. Though, I guess I’m not surprised really. More delighted 🙂 I’m also shocked it’s already 7pm!!

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  3. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now? Day By Day Armageddon: Beyond Exile
    2. How many books have you read so far? I’ve finished one
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? My current read
    4. Have you had many interruptions? Yes, most outside, but some self imposed. How did you deal with those? Just go with the flow; I’m not stressing any distractions today.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How easily distracted I have been today and I haven’t been as active on social media as usual.

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  4. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now?
    Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Still on my first. My readathon started at 11pm so I was tired and had some sleep.

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Perfect little stitches- short horror stories. I love short horror stories.

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    My cats got into a massive spat at midnight. I think me being awake disturbed their routine. I’m just taking it as it comes and reading as much as I can.

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    My hunger! For some reason, I am starving which is weird because I am really not doing much… just sitting and reading.

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  5. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now? Taking a break to make some food, but will be starting A Slipping Down Life, by Anne Tyler, soon.
    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? No idea.  I’m just taking stuff off my tbr bookshelf as I finish a book.  And I’m reading my own books!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Deliberate interruptions, which were a nice break.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How awake I am!

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  6. 1. What are you reading right now? THE STONE HEART by Faith Erin Hicks, the second book in THE NAMELESS CITY trilogy
    2. How many books have you read so far? Just 1! I was out apple picking and then at a brewery with friends today, so I just got home and got started.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m still most looking forward to ON A SUNBEAM by Tillie Walden – but I’m going to try to get through a stack before I treat myself with it.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I did – because I left the house almost first thing! It’s a nice autumn weekend though, so I felt like I had to make the most of the nice weather.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

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  7. 1. What are you reading right now?
    Getting ready to start Victoria Schwab’s first middle grade novel, City of Ghosts
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Four: one long book, one graphic novel, one middle grade novel, and one novel in verse.
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    Pretty excited about City of Ghosts!
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I’ve been lucky in that my husband is at an all day event and my daughter went from watching TV to going on an art studio tour with my sister, so I’ve pretty much had peace and quiet all day.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    Considering how little sleep I got last night, and how blurry my eyes get lately when I read, I’m holding up a lot better than I’d expected. Makes up for that time I got a stomach bug in the middle of it….

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  8. 1. What are you reading right now? About to start my third book and debating between “Vox” or “Imposters”
    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? Either of the two and I am choosing between currently
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? YES! My hubby is out of town so I have full kid duty when I usually have none during readathon but I have lowered the stress level by getting my co-hosting posts up early and just reading and participating when I can.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? This I think my 9th or 10th readathon and I think what surprises me every time is just how much fun our community has getting to interact and spend time together.

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  9. 1. What are you reading right now?
    The art of hearing heartbeats
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Finished 3 titles
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    The door by Magda Szabó
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    No, none! I’ve been super lucky. Whenever my dog got restless I started reading out loud, and since she likes my voice she forgot everything else.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    That I am riddiculously hyped, I even dreamt I had allready started reading the night before the event. It’s just me and my dog in the house and I am feeling great! Better than I have in months.

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  10. 1. What are you reading right now? Joyland by Stephen King
    2. How many books have you read so far? Just one!
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I’m thinking about finding a graphic novel on Hoopla and I’m excited about that. Or else trying Sarah Vowell – never read her and I’ve heard great things, and it’s sitting on the shelf waiting.
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Tons. It’s been a busy day and I’ve only gotten 2 hours of reading in. I’m just taking them in stride and having fun!
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How little I have read – I need to plan my next try a little bit more strategically.

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  11. 1. What are you reading right now?
    A collection of ghost stories
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Three
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    The collection of stories about dragons
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    My sister and I, we went around town quite a bit, so I didn’t read as much as I usually do
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    Mh… dunno, honestly

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  12. 1. I’m on the last 40 minutes of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark
    2. 3 completed
    3. The Psychology of Dexter
    4. Yes. My kid lost a tooth yesterday so we took him out to pick out a small toy. Also the feeding and care of said 7 year old. Audiobooks my friends.
    5. How productive I have been able to be in my regular day to day activities despite doing this readathon.

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  13. 1) The Job
    2) 1
    3) Still Homegoing….
    4) Petsitting a cat and dog right now so new habits of theirs I’m getting used to and potty breaks.
    5) How unprepared everyone was, including me…

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  14. 1. What are you reading right now?
    The Infinite by Douglas Clegg
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    2 (a new record for me. lol)
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
    none, excited for all of them
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    No, surprisingly everyone has left me alone. Sweet bliss.
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    Nothing. It has been awesome, as usual. Great job, admins!

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  15. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now?

    The last few pages of *Rising From the Plains* by John McPhee

    2. How many books have you read so far?

    Parts of two; plus a short story

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

    Finishing the second half of *The PreHistory of the Far Side* by Gary Larson

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?

    My cats pestered me several times — I dropped my reading to feed them and play with them (they’re both napping right now, fortunately).

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? This year is a lot more fun than last year; and I feel much more comfortable and relaxed. The only things I’ve done differently are to stay at home reading the entire day instead of going places with friends; and to avoid eating very much junk food.

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  16. 1) Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik which is wonderful but a slow read.
    2) All of a graphic novel, couple hours of an audio and half of a book.
    3) Haunting of Hill House
    4) My neighbor across the street had a yard sale today and it was a windows open beautiful day so I kept hearing conversations.
    5) How stinking long it has taken to read 200 pages of a single book!!!

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  17. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now?

    Just Finished Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn, about to next week’s reading for my Torah class which includes a Chapter of The Pentateuch by Terence E. Fretheim and a few articles.

    2. How many books have you read so far?

    2+ assorted articles and chapters for school.

    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?

    Afro SF: Science Fiction by African Writers.

    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
    I needed food and exercise so I took care of that.

    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?

    My super chillness with napping.

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  18. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now?
    Tower of Dawn
    2. How many books have you read so far?
    Just 1 (this audiobook is so long)
    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?
    Lots of interruptions today. Church has a mission conference this weekend and took precedence this morning, then my family dared to want to eat. Now they are in bed, so no more interruptions (hopefully).
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
    It is so easy to get distracted at times.

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  19. Mid-Event Survey:
    1. What are you reading right now? THE RISE AND FALL OF THE DINOSAURS
    2. How many books have you read so far? 1.5
    3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? finishing EROTIC STORIES FOR PUNJABI WIDOWS
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I WAS INTERUPTED BY NIGHT. I SLEPT SO I COULD BE GOOD FOR THE SECOND HALF
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? HOW MUCH I LIKE DOING THE BINGO

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    1. What are you reading right now? The Secret History
    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? Completing The Secret History
    4. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? I just woke up for an accidental 5 hour nap
    5. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How much I have loved all of my reads!

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