My Challenges (timed)


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My Challenges (perpetual)

100 SHOTS OF SHORT
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CHECKIN’ OFF THE CHEKHOV
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THE COMPLETE BOOKER
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MARTEL-HARPER CHALLENGE
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MODERN LIBRARY'S 100 BEST NOVELS

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
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THE PULITZER PROJECT
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TAMMY'S BEYOND BOOKS CHALLENGE

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New Yorker: 0/36
New York Review of Books: 0/20
Vogue: 1/16
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Read-a-thon: Mini-Challenge hour 12


1. What are you reading right now? I'm working on finishing The Rural Life by Verlyn Klinkenborg and I think I'm going to pick up Night by Elie Wiesel next.

2. How many books have you read so far? Just 1.

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Great Gatsby. I've have always heard so much about it and have wanted to read it for years.

4.Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? Yes, I was supposed to go help my sister and BIL move. I did help yesterday, so I didn't entirely bail on them.

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? The TV has been my biggest distraction so far. I'm just trying to stay as far away as possible.

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How little progress I seem to be making, but I think part of that is that I'm focusing too much on how much I'm reading instead of just reading.

7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? I think it's going really well so far, you can tell that Dewey and her helpers have worked really hard to make it a success.

8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Pick funnier books to read.

9. Are you getting tired yet? A little but I'm getting ready to take a hot shower, which should refresh me.

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? Stay away from any TV that may be on the house, if possible. My husband is watching Terminator 2 and it's a bit distracting, but there's nowhere I can go and not hear it.

1 comments:

C. B. James said...

The Terminator movies are very loud. Best of luck

When you're all finished and had some sleep, stop by my blog to enter a special book giveaway for read-a-thon participants.

http://www.readywhenyouarecb.blogspot.com

Keep reading.