Sunday, October 10, 2010

End of Hour 12 (for me)

Halfway through the readathon and I'm enjoying myself. Troost has managed to make the eating of live squid seem possible and delicious (note to self: do not eat the live squid in Yeongdeok)  He has now joined up with a longtime friend and is getting an economics lesson in Guangzhou.  This trip was made in 2007 when China was recovering from the SARS scare and apparently he and his friend visited the ground zero of SARS, a market in Guangzhou.  If anyone can make a trip to SARS Ground Zero be both funny and interesting, Troost can.


Mid-Event Survey:
1. What are you reading right now?  Lost on Planet China
2. How many books have you read so far? Finished 1, halfway through 2
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? The Pirates!
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No - just need to remember to prepare for my class
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Err.. other than that two hour nap?
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?  Just how tired I was at the beginning - note to self: take a nap before the next one
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Nope - this is always a great activity
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Get my sleep in advance and not have a class scheduled at the end
9. Are you getting tired yet? Yeah, but my nap took care of that
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?  I just went up on the roof of my building for an early morning stretch - getting in a little exercise is always good


HOURLY TALLY

Pages read: 57
Ate: 2 more bon bons (time for breakfast)
Drank: 1 cup of coffee

1 comment:

Trish said...

Let's go
Let's go, chip in, it's time to cheer,
It's simple, yell what you hear,
Go Reader Go,
Go Reader Go,
Fire up and scream,
Read
Read Read!

Yes, sleep before helps, huh? :)

But you're halfway there!!