What are you reading right now?
The Girl: Bone: The Great Cow Race by Jeff Smith
Anna: My Enemy's Cradle by Sara Young
How many books have you read so far?
The Girl: I finished one whole book, and I've read 15 pages of another.
Anna: I finished a book I started a couple of days ago, about 125 pages read, and I've read 20 pages of another. I'm learning that I'm a slow reader...or just easily distracted. My husband, who really isn't participating, has read 30 pages in between video games, basketball, and other activities.
What book are you most looking forward to in the second half of the Read-a-Thon?
The Girl: I'm looking forward to reading a SpongeBob Squarepants book later.
Anna: I'd just like to finish My Enemy's Cradle or get as close to finishing as possible. It's 365 pages...and I'm on page 20. I have a long way to go.
Did you have to make special arrangements to free up your whole day?
The Girl: Yes. I had to put off playing my DS games until tomorrow.
Anna: Not really. I always have the weekends off from work, and since The Girl is participating, too, I didn't have to arrange any special entertainment for her. Actually, she's our entertainment!
What surprises you most about the Read-a-Thon so far?
The Girl: I actually finished a whole book!
Anna: I finished a book early on. Granted, it was a book I started a couple of days ago, but I finished it!
Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-Thon next year?
The Girl: I want there to be a challenge where I have to make a comic.
Anna: I wish there were more new mini-challenges and less repeated ones from the previous Read-a-Thons.
What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
The Girl: Pick more action books and Goosebumps books.
Anna: Try to have more quiet time. It's kind of distracting trying to read when the men are playing video games and watching movies.
Are you getting tired yet?
The Girl: No, I'm energetic!
Anna: I'm not tired, just think I need a change of scenery or some quiet. Although, the quiet could put me to sleep.
Do you have any tips for other Readers or Cheerleaders, something you think is working well for you that others may not have discovered?
The Girl: Take 10 breaks at least.
Anna: Since I've only read about 145 pages in 12 hours, I don't think anyone wants to take my advice. LOL
Well, back to our books! Thanks for stopping by to cheer us on!
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