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23:22: No picture to go with this post! I'm oddly tired, so I've gone and put some cans of coke in the fridge to chill. Mmm, caffeine. In the meantime, I have apple juice and I'm not afraid to use it!

Currently reading We, by Yevgany Zamyatin. Probably my last literature book of the day, given that I'm tired now. Just did some meditation and yoga to improve my focus, and had a quick chat with my housemates.

Also, [personal profile] elleth just pointed out to me that I won something! Heeee. I love this whole event.

(Now come on, body, don't be sleepy. I've barely been up twelve hours!)

00:05: Definitely slowing up now. Never mind: I'll probably hit my stride again when I move from the literature to the lighter books.

The mid-event survey:

1. What are you reading right now? Yevgany Zamyatin's We.
2. How many books have you read so far? Three or four, depending on whether you count separate texts as separate books.
3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon? I'm not sure: probably Singing the Dogstar Blues, by Alison Goodman.
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day? No, thankfully. I've already done all my work for university, and my housemates were already planning to do dinner and stuff.
5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those? Well, I'm chatting to my girlfriend and [personal profile] elleth via IM, along with a couple of others now and then, and I've still been having quick chats with my housemates. With IM, I've been setting myself a certain number of pages to read before I reply; where my housemates are concerned, they know I'm rushing off back to my books.
6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far? How hard it is to stay awake! I deliberately had a lie in this morning, to make it easier, but it really doesn't feel like it.
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year? Can't think of anything.
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year? Hmmm... Maybe I'd get outside for a while to read out there, for a while.
9. Are you getting tired yet? Oh, yes. The fact that it's dark outside is probably not helping, and the fact that I'm used to going to bed about an hour from now to get up for lectures.
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? Yoga poses to stretch out if you're getting tense or tight from staying in the same position. Downward dog is nice for stretching, and I really like bridge pose for stretching the chest, neck, and spine.

01:47: Whether it's caffeine or the fact that I rolled out my yoga mat so I can regularly do a bit of yoga to wake me up, I'm pretty awake now.

About three-quarters of the way through We.

02:30: Just washed my face, which woke me up a bit... Still working on We, and wondering what to read what I'm done. Maybe if I knuckle down now, I can finish We before the end of this hour.

03:22: Finished We. Review here.

Extremely sleepy, so I'm going to do some sun salutations and wash my face in cold water. Not sure what to read next -- probably Singing the Dogstar Blues, by Alison Goodman.

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Date: 2010-10-09 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
No, no, no: you can't get sleepy now! Not when you've just won a prize. And when you've got such a great book ahead of you! You can turn just a few more pages, I'm sure. (BTW, I'm BuriedInPrint (www.buriedinprint.com); I don't mean to be anonymous, but the sign-in isn't working for me! This is my first Read-A-Thon.)

Great Suggestion

Date: 2010-10-09 11:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joleneybean.wordpress.com
I think I will go do some stretches! Thanks for the suggestion!!!


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