Dewey's Read-A-Thon: Mid-Event Mini Challenge

We're at the mid-point in Dewey's 24 Hour Read-A-Thon. Yup, 12 hours of bookish antics have happened all over the US, all over the globe. To celebrate, there's a mini challenge. Here are my answers to the survey:

1. What are you reading right now?  
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner (hardcopy) and Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala (audiobook)
2. How many books have you read so far?
I've finished Nomansland by Lesley Hauge. That's all. 

3. What book are you most looking forward to for the second half of the Read-a-thon?
I'm looking forward to starting Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde. 
4. Did you have to make any special arrangements to free up your whole day?
I actuallt agreed to proctor the SATs because then I'd be trapped with lots of time for reading. I was worried that a gorgeous fall day would cause me to wander...

5. Have you had many interruptions? How did you deal with those?
I've had some interruption. I took a nap. I have tried to minimize disruptions in reading by listening to Tell Me a Secret on audio while I do other things. I've already listened to more than half of it. 

6. What surprises you most about the Read-a-thon, so far?
How wonderfully organized and fluid it all is. It pretty amazing--a lot of people have put in a lot of work. Thanks!
7. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?
This is my first time participating in this particular reading challenge. I can't think of anything that should be different. Hopefully, I can be a cheerleader or something next year. 
8. What would you do differently, as a Reader or a Cheerleader, if you were to do this again next year?
I would visit more blogs. I really want to do this, but I keep going back to my books. I'm trying to not get too distracted.

9. Are you getting tired yet?
I took a nap. I ahd to or else I'd never stay up as late as I'm planning to!

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 love all of the little chants and rhymes that cheerleaders have come up with. And, I'm thankful that I've received so many awesome comments. It really is encouraging to think that cheerleaders are out there visiting blogs and reading and thinking up cool cheers. They rock!