Read-a-thon Mid Event Survey

Readathon - Day and Night

We’re into Hour 12 of the Read-a-thon, which means it’s time for the Mid-Event Survey.

1. What are you reading right now?

The Edible WomanThe Edible Woman, by Margaret Atwood. Really enjoying this one.  I cannot believe this was Margaret Atwood’s first book AND that it was written in 1969. Aside from some cultural and societal references (mimeo machines, the absence of discrimination laws in the workplace), this easily could be set in the current day. There are some similar themes as The Handmaid’s Tale.

2. How many books have you read so far?

Haven’t completed any yet. I started with The Edible Woman and am only on page 86.  Not my best Read-a-thon, but the night is still young! (It’s 8 p.m. here in my time zone.)

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

Seeing what happens in the next 224 pages of The Edible Woman. This is a little longer than my typical Read-a-thon book; I’m OK if this is the only book I finish tonight. (Of course, there is tomorrow, too.  I always unofficially extend my Read-a-thons into Sunday.)

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

Not too many.  The daughter and I ran out to do some quick errands. We went to the post office to mail some packages and to drop off six large bags of clothes to Goodwill (took me awhile but I’ve finally jumped onto the Konmari bandwagon). Twitter is proving to be a distraction this time around and I’m catching up on some blogs. Trying not to stress about any of this because all that matters is having fun. Which I certainly am.

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

The fact that we’re halfway done already.  Other than that, no surprises.

Are you participating in the Read-a-Thon? If so, how are things going for you?


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