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message 1: by Rachel Skye, Founder & Main Moderator (last edited Sep 30, 2012 11:45AM) (new)

Rachel Skye (skyee) | 2523 comments Mod
We all know how we love our Read-A-Thons! SO here we have layers on layers of spooky good times with our October Read-A-Thon!

Ghost Goblins and Ghouls, OH MY!

For some posting guidelines:

Book Title:
Author:
Hours completed:
Total Hours:
Stages completed:

And keep posting in the your same post. Just simply click edit post, and add in your hours!

And the stages are different: as you complete them, go through the stages. Example: I read 12 hours I can say that I am a: human, trick or treater and ghost! OOOOGA BOOGA!

The Stages:

Stage One: Human ( Come on you can do better than that immortal humans, muahahahaha)
0-5 Hours

Stage two: Trick or Treater
5-10 Hours

Stage Three: Ghost
10-15 Hours

Stage Four: Goblin
15-20 Hours

Stage Five: Ghoul
10-25 Hours

Stage Six: Monster
25-30 Hours

Stage Seven: Frankenstein
30-35 Hours

Stage Eight: Vampire
35- 40 Hours

Stage Nine: Nightmare creatures- the ones who go bump in the night
40-45 Hours

Stage Ten: The Walking Dead!!!! ( Do you guys even sleep?!)
45+ Hours


Good luck, and don't let the bed bugs bite


message 2: by Francesca (last edited Oct 28, 2012 09:51AM) (new)

Francesca Rock | 62 comments Rachel this is awesome! I look forward to keeping track of this.

Book Title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Author: Betty Smith
Hours completed: 11.33
Total Hours: 11.33
Stages completed: Human, Trick-or-Treater and Ghost! :)

Book Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Hours Completed. 7.32
Total Hours: 19.05
Stages Completed: Human, Trick-or-Treater, Ghost and Goblin!

Book Title: Let The Right One In
Author: Lindqvist
Hours Completed: 11.40
Total Hours: 30.45
Stages Completed: Human, Trick-or-Treater, Ghost, Goblin, Ghoul, Monster and Frankenstein

Book Title: Darker Still
Author: Leanne Renee Hieber
Hours Completed: 5.54
Total Hours: 36.39
Stages:Human, Trick-or-Treater, Ghost, Goblin, Ghoul, Monster, Frankenstein and Vampire.


message 3: by Thalia (new)

Thalia (thaliaanderson) Ooh, we'll see how this goes! (:


message 4: by Jennifer (last edited Oct 31, 2012 10:36AM) (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) | 179 comments Something to motivate me. September was SO SLOW for me lol.

October Readathon!
Current Stage: 77 hours 46 minutes = TEN--WALKING DEAD! FINISHED!

New Goal: 75 hours! COMPLETED 10/31!!

Books Read

The Mysterious Benedict Society (The Mysterious Benedict Society, #1) by Trenton Lee Stewart From page 343-485 (142 pages)
@ 105 minutes
FINISHED

Out of Sight, Out of Time (Gallagher Girls, #5) by Ally Carter (audio)
From middle of disc 5-end of disc 7
@ 145 minutes
FINISHED

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant
From page 1-305 (305 pages)
@ 255 minutes
FINISHED

The Awakening and The Struggle (The Vampire Diaries, #1-2) by L.J. Smith
From page 1-492 (492 pages)
@ 330 minutes
FINISHED

White Cat (Curse Workers, #1) by Holly Black (audio)
From disc 1-end of disc 6
@ 401 minutes
FINISHED

Origin by Jessica Khoury
From page 1-394
@ 345 minutes
FINISHED

Every Day by David Levithan
From page 1-324
@ 270 minutes
FINISHED

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1) by Jenny Han
From Disc 1-end of disc 6
@ 420 minutes (out of 420 minutes)
FINISHED

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman
From page 1-196
@ 200 minutes
FINISHED

Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles, #1) by Gena Showalter
From page 1-40
@ 40 minutes
ABANDONED

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin
From page 1-262
@ 240 minutes
FINISHED

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) by Michelle Hodkin
From page 1-455
@ 400 minutes
FINISHED

The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1) by Kimberly Derting
From page 1-329
@ 270 minutes
FINISHED

Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous by Kathryn Williams
From page 1-229
@ 180 minutes
FINISHED

Ten  by Gretchen McNeil
From page 1-296
@ 240 minutes
FINISHED

A Tale Dark & Grimm (A Tale Dark & Grimm, #1) by Adam Gidwitz
From page 1-119
@ 75 minutes
ABANDONED

Twilight (Twilight, #1) by Stephenie Meyer
From page 1-498
@ 420 minutes
FINISHED

The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
From disc 1--middle of disc 2
@ 90 minutes (out of 390 minutes)

Team Human by Justine Larbalestier
from page 1-348
@ 330 minutes
FINISHED


message 5: by Becca (new)

Becca | 7 comments All right- sounds like a fun idea!


message 6: by Sandie (new)

Sandie | 18 comments ok i'm confused am I going off hours read or for each stage I reading a book that deals with creature


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Sandie wrote: "ok i'm confused am I going off hours read or for each stage I reading a book that deals with creature"

Hours read.


message 8: by Varla Fiona (last edited Oct 06, 2012 02:17AM) (new)

Varla Fiona (Dory_42) TOTAL HOURS: 19:30 (Stage 4)
Goal: Stage 10 (45+ hours)

Peter and the Secret of Rundoon
Mon 1 - 5:00 - FINISHED

The Leviathan Chronicles
Mon 1 - 0:30; Tue 2 - 0:30; Wed 3 - 0:30; Thu 4 - 0:45; Fri 5 - 1:45; Sat 6 - 0:45

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden
Tue 2 - 0:30; Wed 3 - 0:30;

The Graveyard Book
Tue 2 - 1:00; Wed 3 - 0:45; Fri 5 - 1:00; Sat - 1:30 FINISHED

Scarlet
Wed 3 - 0:30

Scarecrow and the Army of Thieves
Thu 4 - 1:30; Fri 5 - 2:00


message 9: by Jackie (last edited Oct 26, 2012 02:18PM) (new)

Jackie I'd like to Play :)

October Read-A-Thon
Total Hours: 59 hrs 15 min
Stages Completed:
Stage One: Human (02/10/2012)
Stage two: Trick or Treater 5-10 Hours (03/10/2012)
Stage Three: Ghost 10-15 Hours (05/10/2012)
Stage Four: Goblin15-20 Hours (07/10/2012)
Stage Five: Ghoul 20-25 Hours (08/10/2012)
Stage Six: Monster 25-30 Hours (10/10/2012)
Stage Seven: Frankenstein 30-35 Hours (15/10/2012)
Stage Eight: Vampire 35- 40 Hours (18/10/2012)
Stage Nine: Nightmare creatures- the ones who go bump in the night 40-45 Hours (20/10/2012)
Stage Ten: The Walking Dead!!!! ( Do you guys even sleep?!)45+ Hours (21/10/2012)

Books read
The Last Lighthouse Keeper by Alan Titchmarsh(8 hours) 02/10/2012
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (16hrs 15min) 08/10/2012
Orphi and the Shadowpaths by Scott Taylor (6hr 15mins) 10/10/2012
Dracula by Bram Stoker (22hrs 30min) 23/10/2012
The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain (6hrs 45mins)26/10/2012


message 10: by Petra (last edited Oct 30, 2012 07:09AM) (new)

Petra This sounds like fun. LOL! I'll be off to a slow start (am currently on a vacation visiting friends & family with very little reading time).
I'm back now and over the jet-lag. Hope to get some good reading in this month.

Total hours: 53.75 = The Walking Dead!!!!

Speaker for the Dead (FINISHED)
Oct 6-10: 4.75 hrs
The Mysterious Benedict Society (audio) (FINISHED)
Oct 10-19: 12 hrs
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements (FINISHED)
Oct 12-26: 16.25 hrs

The Man Who Laughs
Oct 13 - 1 hr
Oct 14 - 3 hrs
Oct 26 - 1 hr
Oct 27 - 1.5 hrs
Oct 28 - 4.25 hrs
Oct 29 - 1.5 hrs
Total: 12.25 hrs

The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great (audio)
Oct 22 - 1 hr
Oct 23 - 1.5 hr
Oct 24 - 1.5 hr
Oct 25 - 1.25 hrs
Oct 25 - 1.25 hrs
Oct 28 - 0.5 hr
Oct 29 - 1.5 hrs
Total: 8.5 hrs


message 11: by Sandie (last edited Oct 16, 2012 04:38AM) (new)

Sandie | 18 comments Book Title: A Tale of Two Cities (audiobook)
Author: Charles Dickens
Hours read: 2 hours (completed)

Book Title: The True Story of Ah Q
Author: Lu Xun
Hours read: 2.25 hrs (completed)

Book Title: Dracula (audiobook)
Author: Bram Stoker
Hours read: 16.5 hr (completed)

Book Title: Never Seduce a Scot
Author: Maya Banks
Hours read: 4 hrs (completed)

Book Title: Frankenstein (audiobook)
Author: Mary Shelley
Hours read: 9.9 hrs (completed)

Book Title: The Mysterious Benedict Society
Author: Trenton Lee Stewart
Hours read: 4 hr (completed)

Total Hours: 38.65
Stage 8


message 12: by Book Concierge (last edited Oct 20, 2012 08:34PM) (new)

Book Concierge (TessaBookConcierge) | 799 comments I'm not good at keeping track of reading hours, but I'll try

October Read-A-Thon
Total Hours: 60 +
Stages Completed: ONE - Human
TWO - Trick or Treater
THREE - Ghost
FOUR - Goblin
FIVE - Ghoul
SIX - Monster
SEVEN - Frankenstein
EIGHT - Vampire
NINE - Nightmare Creature
TEN - Walking Dead


CURRENT PROGRESS - Oct 19 at 20.01 CDT
The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer (audio) - 13 hr 42 min (started before Oct 1 / finished Oct 8)
The Lost and Forgotten Languages of Shanghai - by Ruiyan Xu - 4 hr 32 min (started before Oct 1 / finished Oct 5)
The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt - 8 hr 34 min (finished 11Oct12)
Juliet by Anne Fortier (Audio)- 20 h 14 min (finished 20Oct12)
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff - 3 hr 45 min (finished 13Oct12)
A Summons to Memphis - 5 hr 5 min (finished 17Oct12)
The Sweetheart of Prosper County - 3 h 43 min (finished 19Oct12)

A Taxonomy of Barnacles: A Novel - 3 h 22 min on 20Oct12
The Life All Around Me By Ellen Foster (audio) - 10 min on 22Oct12

I' going to stop counting at this point. It's driving me crazy. I'm over 60 hours and that's enough keeping track.


message 13: by Melissa (ladybug) (last edited Oct 15, 2012 10:38AM) (new)

Melissa (ladybug) (LadybugsDoodles) | 108 comments October Read-A-Thon
October 2012

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message 14: by Mary (last edited Oct 30, 2012 05:52PM) (new)

Mary (Marikaa) | 24 comments I'd love to give it a try! I just need to remember to keep track.

October Read-A-Thon

Book: The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa
Hours completed: 5:15
Completed

Book: Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks
Hours completed: 0:31
Completed

Book: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Hours completed: 5:05
Completed

Book: On the Edge by Ilona Andrews
Hours Completed: 9:16
Completed

Book: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
Hours Completed: 4:07
Completed

Book: Scarlett Dedd by Cathy Brett
Hours Completed: 0:28

Book: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick
Hours Completed: 0:59

Book:Divergent by Veronica Roth
Hours Completed: 7:50
Completed

Book:Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Hours Completed: 5:22

Book: Beloved by Toni Morrison
Hours Completed: 1:00

Current Stage: Eight - Vampire
Total Hours: 39:53



message 15: by Rachel Skye, Founder & Main Moderator (new)

Rachel Skye (skyee) | 2523 comments Mod
If you cannot keep track and upload it exactly that time (like me: where I am constantly reading just cant remember to put em up!) hint:
use scrap paper as a book mark! So then you can jot down the hours you read -- it helps! Enjoy this months read-a-thon!

:-)


message 16: by Heather (new)

Heather | 30 comments I am up for a great Challenge!

Stage Ten: The Walking Dead!!!! ( Do you guys even sleep?!)
45+ Hours

1 Oct
Hours completed:
Total Hours:
Stages completed:

2 Oct
Hours completed:
Total Hours:
Stages completed:

3 Oct
Hours completed:
Total Hours:
Stages completed:

4 Oct
Hours completed:
Total Hours:
Stages completed:

Will come back late to fill in the blanks


message 17: by Nicolette (new)

Nicolette (cocopuff09120) | 75 comments Oh my goodness! I can totally do this with the amount of reading I do for classes each day!


message 18: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) | 179 comments Alright readers, we are officially (kind of) 1/3 of the way through the month! How is everyone doing? =)


message 19: by Mary (new)

Mary (Marikaa) | 24 comments I'm doing better than I thought I would. Maybe I'll actually make the final stage (but maybe not). I don't read as much as a lot of other people who joined the read-a-thon, so I didn't think I'd be able to make it.


message 20: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) | 179 comments Mary wrote: "I'm doing better than I thought I would. Maybe I'll actually make the final stage (but maybe not). I don't read as much as a lot of other people who joined the read-a-thon, so I didn't think I'd b..."

You are right on track to complete the final stage. You have totally got this!


message 21: by Melissa (ladybug) (last edited Oct 13, 2012 02:31PM) (new)

Melissa (ladybug) (LadybugsDoodles) | 108 comments I have actually finished. :D Post #14. I feel sure that I don't have a life. O_o? :D


message 22: by Mary (last edited Oct 13, 2012 07:33PM) (new)

Mary (Marikaa) | 24 comments Jennifer Leigh wrote: "You are right on track to complete the final stage. You have totally got this!"

I sure hope so. I just have to stay on track.
The read-a-thon has definitely given me more motivation to read which is good.

Melissa (ladybug) wrote: "I have actually finished. :D Post #14. I feel sure that I don't have a life. O_o? :D"

Congrats! It just means you have time for fun reading! :D
I get distracted by other things too easily and don't read as much as I would like to sometimes. XD


message 23: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) | 179 comments Melissa (ladybug) wrote: "I have actually finished. :D Post #14. I feel sure that I don't have a life. O_o? :D"

Yay Melissa! Since you still have half a month left, set another goal, call it "Dawn of the Dead", and see if you can reach it! =D


Melissa (ladybug) (LadybugsDoodles) | 108 comments Jennifer Leigh wrote: "Melissa (ladybug) wrote: "I have actually finished. :D Post #14. I feel sure that I don't have a life. O_o? :D"

Yay Melissa! Since you still have half a month left, set another goal, call it "Dawn..."


:D Thank you, I have decided to keep on and see how far I can get. :D


message 25: by Book Concierge (new)

Book Concierge (TessaBookConcierge) | 799 comments UPDATE to Message #13
I'm over 49 hours as of Oct 16 ... And have finished all the sections (might or might not continue keeping track).


message 26: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) | 179 comments So I am 9 minutes shy of reaching 45 hours. LOL. I'll finish tonight, but I am going to keep going! I have a lot more books to read this month =)


message 27: by Jackie (new)

Jackie Yay!! 48 Hours 45 minutes! It feels like I've been reading Dracula forever!! but I'm loving it!


message 28: by Petra (new)

Petra I made it to the Walking Dead! Yay! (Post 10)
There's only a couple of days left in the month but I'm going to continue keeping track of time.


message 29: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (alibrarianslibrary) | 179 comments Petra wrote: "I made it to the Walking Dead! Yay! (Post 10)
There's only a couple of days left in the month but I'm going to continue keeping track of time."


Good job Petra! =)


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