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Well, we’re half way there, folks, and surprisingly enough, I’m not a bit tired. I think not having to wake up so early and getting a good night’s rest last night has helped a great deal. I’ve been able to finish two books so far today: The Death of a Hussy and The Seventh Sinner. Both were light, quick reads, which was a perfect way to start the day. Were they exceptional works of literature? Do I simply have to get my hands on the next books in the series? No on both accounts, but they were fun and allowed me to feel as if I accomplished something by finishing the pair of them.
While I still feel like Hamish is an endearing character, his books do feel a bit formulaic after a while. I also think I like Vicky Bliss as a character and her series a bit better than the Jacquiline Kirby series. The big reveal at the end of The Seventh Sinner felt a little too much like a game of Clue. I may just try one more of this series to see if they are all the same.
So, here are the stats:
Time Started: 8:00 AM
Time Now: 7:31 AM
Currently reading: The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Pages Read Since Last Update: 256
Total pages read: 474
Books finished: 2
What’s up next: The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner or One Corpse Too Many by Ellis Peters
Total Time Spent Reading:7 hours and 30 minutes
Mid-Event Survey:1. What are you reading right now?The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner2. How many books have you read so far?Two3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?Either a little more Eugenides in The Queen of Attolia or an introduction to Brother Cadfael in One Corpse Too Many4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?I just put off working on my taxes and FAFSA.5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?I only had the cat being a silly fool and a boy coming to the door selling raffle tickets for his baseball team. I played with the first one for a bit and asked the kid if he could come back later in the week when I had cash.6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?The enthusiasm so many people have for staying up for such a long period of time doing nothing but reading and chatting about books.7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?No, you all are doing a great job.8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?Make some brownies ahead of time. They sound really good right about now . . .9. Are you getting tired yet?Surprisingly no.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?As a newbie, I’m sure most of the experienced people have better advice. I just try to wiggle a little bit every once in a while so my bum doesn’t get too sore.