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message 1: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Jul 24, 2014 09:46AM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments SOS' 2013 Read-a-Thon
During the month of September, SOS will be hosting a 24-hour Read-a-thon (RAT). We all have a mountainous to-be-read stack we'd love to topple. And, many have yearly challenges that are approaching the 3/4 mark. It's time to get those books read!

SOS RAT 1

Not able to spend 24 hours doin' nuthin' but reading? Don't worry, most of us can't either. So, we're shakin' it up a bit and allowing members to tally up their read time to equal 24 hours.

Duration: September 1-30, 2013

Goal: Read for 24 hours during the month of September - easy and simple.

Rules: To make it a bit more exciting, in order for your reading time to count towards your 24, you must choose one of the options below to follow.

Reading Options (hours spent reading each sitting):
⓵ DO NOT DISTURB: One day (24h)
⓶ NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE: Two days (12h)
⓷ WILL WORK FOR BOOKS: Three days (8h)
⓸ SLOW & STEADY: Four or more days (2-7h)
In order for time to count towards your 24-hours, steady reading must be done for 2 or more hours in one sitting.

✣ Sign-up below by stating that you would like to participate in the RAT and include which reading option you will be following.

✣ Track your reading throughout the month and, once you've reached 24 hours, share your results on our Final RAT Stats thread.

✣ Those participating are welcome to create a RAT thread (within the 24-hour Read-a-Thon folder) to use throughout the month to share your books, ratings & reviews, chat with friends, etc.

✣ You are also welcome to read along with a partner or group of people. However, each person must read a total of 24 hours to complete the RAT.

Once You've Reached 24 Hours: Post your final RAT stats here .


message 2: by Literary Ames (last edited Aug 22, 2013 01:34PM) (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments I'm in. Haven't even read the rules yet, but I'm in!

ETA: I've read the rules. I'll be doing it in either 3 or more days, depending on how busy I am.


message 3: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments LOL! :D YAY!


message 4: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Sep 26, 2013 10:44AM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments MEMBER SIGN-UP LIST
Let us know when you plan to read

DO NOT DISTURB: One day (24h)
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

NOSE TO THE GRINDSTONE: Two days (12h)
1. Josie
2. Mandy
3. Cam
4.
5.

WILL WORK FOR BOOKS: Three days (8h)
1. Ames
✓ 2. Debbie R.
3. Tracy
4. Sandra
5. Leslie
6. Daffodil
✓ 7. Kerstin
8.
9.
10.

SLOW & STEADY: Four or more days (2-7h)
1. Vilda
✓ 2. ❥☪LIZZ NEILL☪❥
3. Joann
4. Belinda
5. Amanda
6. Paris
7. Danielle Cause I'm the Book Boss
8. Lady Jaye
9. Judithe
10. Lis
11. Komal
12. Midu
13. ~Melissa~
14. Valerie ~ Val Hall ~
15. Monica
✓ 16. Lauren
17. Rachel- Goodbye Borders
18. Sherri
✓ 19. Vilda
20. Steph Ann
21. Jessica
22. ★Meghan★
23. Moondance
24. Zina
25. allison
26. Michelle
27.
28.
29.
30.


message 5: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments I'm in too! Not sure which option yet.


message 6: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Btw I love your little pic Steph, did you make it or find it?


message 7: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Aug 22, 2013 01:52PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Yay! Welcome, Josie & Vilda. :)

Members may choose to sign-up as Level ⓸ and switch it later, if you find that you are able to read steadily for over 7 hrs a sitting. We're not holding anyone to their original level choice, just interested to see who's choosing what. Of course, you'll need to make sure that your total hours spent reading equal 24 by the end of the month. :D

Thanks, Josie, I wish I could say I made it, but I only added my own text to an existing picture.


Lizz (Beer, Books and Boos) | 1192 comments I am in and I going to do SLOW & STEADY


message 9: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome, Lizz!


message 10: by Joann (new)

Joann | 355 comments I'm in - will go slow and steady!


message 11: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome, Joann!


message 12: by Belinda (new)

Belinda | 801 comments I'm in for slow & steady too :)

I'm wondering if there's any of us game enough to take option 1....


message 13: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome, Belinda!

:D Sounds good, Vilda. I actually deleted that comment thinking ... well duh, everyone's gotta read a total of 24 hrs by month's end anyhoo. But, then I realized, well, maybe some will start at ⓸ and find they can read all day/night no problem. So, I added it back. LOL! >.<


message 14: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome, Amanda!


message 15: by Daffodil (new)

Daffodil (daffodil--ripcranberry) | 2098 comments I'm definitely in, too. I'll let you know if I'm shooting for 3 days or not, once I look September over.


message 16: by Paris (new)

Paris (pah13) | 1183 comments I'm in! I think I'll go with option 4, but that might change depending on how awesome I am. lol


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 964 comments In for Option 4!


message 18: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments I'm not sure what I'll be doing in September (hopefully working!) but I'm going to put myself down for Option 2. Though quick question (I've never done a read-a-thon), do you get food breaks (vs snacks)?


message 19: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome, Daffodil, Paris & Danielle! :D

LOL Josie! No worries. I'll put ya down for 2 and you can change as needed. And, yep! Food and breaks available --- assuming you buy it and take it. >;)


message 20: by Literary Ames (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments Option 3 for me.


message 21: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments LOL thanks, Steph!


message 22: by Literary Ames (new)

Literary Ames (amyorames) | 1854 comments This may just be me being overly ambitious, but can we do more than one batch of 24 hours of reading?


message 23: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Josie wrote: "LOL thanks, Steph!"

>;)

Amy or "Ames" wrote: "This may just be me being overly ambitious, but can we do more than one batch of 24 hours of reading?"

Absolutely! :D


message 24: by Lady Jaye (new)

Lady Jaye (lady-jaye) | 514 comments Count me in for option 4!


Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) | 1902 comments I'm in for

⓷ WILL WORK FOR BOOKS


message 26: by Tracy (new)

Tracy | 242 comments I'm in and going for Will Work For Books.


message 27: by Sandra, Kindle Operator Licence Required (new)

Sandra | 23518 comments I'm in for ⓷ WILL WORK FOR BOOKS: Three days (8h) as well ;)


message 28: by Judithe, Soap Operas never end.... (new)

Judithe | 6371 comments I'm in for
⓸ SLOW & STEADY: Four or more days (2-7h)...but as lots of things happening in September!


Danielle Book Boss (daniellebookboss) | 964 comments Lord to have more than two hours to read... I must be on a deserted island away from GR and my baby lol


message 30: by Lis (new)

Lis | 3555 comments I'm in for SLOW and STEADY


message 31: by Komal (new)

Komal | 82 comments I'm in for SLOW & STEADY :-)


message 32: by Midu (new)

Midu Hadi | 1732 comments Will start with SLOW & STEADY!


message 33: by ~Melissa~ (new)

~Melissa~ | 1401 comments I'm in for ⓸ SLOW & STEADY for sure but may bump up to ⓷ WILL WORK FOR BOOKS - will have to see how my month goes.


Valerie ~ Val Hall ~ | 8500 comments Not sure how much I can read but I'll go with SLOW & STEADY.


message 35: by Monica (new)

Monica (nutz4reading) | 347 comments I'm in for SLOW & STEADY! I think I can find about 2 hours on the weekends to get some reading done!


message 36: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Sandra wrote: "I'm in for ⓷ WILL WORK FOR BOOKS: Three days (8h) as well ;)"

Maybe we can find some hours that overlap and chat/read together? :D

Judithe wrote: "I'm in for
⓸ SLOW & STEADY: Four or more days (2-7h)...but as lots of things happening in September!"


Holiday!! Yay! Gettin' closer ... and closer ... and, by the time you read this ... even closer! :D


Welcome, everyone! :D


message 37: by ~Leslie~ (new)

~Leslie~ (akareadingmachine) | 1224 comments I'm in - I think I'm going for Will Work for Books, but we'll see. It may change depending on what happens in RL.

Love this idea!!


message 38: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome, Leslie! You're welcome to switch up your choice at any time, just let us know and we'll move ya.


message 39: by Daffodil (new)

Daffodil (daffodil--ripcranberry) | 2098 comments I think I'm going to shoot for 3 Saturdays in September.

My friend and I have been having Babylon 5 marathons on Saturdays, but we're in the last half of Season 5. We should be able to finish those, as well as the rest of the movies, over the next couple weekends. She's never seen them before and already wants to watch them again, but we'll just have to take a break. LOL. It is amazing how many little things take on new meaning when you see how they contribute to the final picture.


message 40: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Gotcha. I'll put ya down for 3, but you can always switch it later.

So true! ;) I've only watched a couple of eps of that. Might have to have a NetFlix marathon one day with the hubs.


message 41: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Please sign me up for Slow & Steady :0)


message 42: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments I'm so lonely in Option 2!


message 43: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Welcome, Lauren!

LOL Josie! ;) Still a week before we get started. Never know. I'm still not sure which category I'll shoot for, maybe I'll jump on the two-day train w/ya.


message 44: by Josie (new)

Josie | 1967 comments Yes, please do! :)


Rachel- Goodbye Borders (rachelgoodbyeborders) | 1312 comments I'm in for SLOW and STEADY (slow and steady that's me!)


message 46: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) Thanks Steph - I love the no-pressure options :0)


message 47: by Sherri (new)

Sherri | 781 comments I'm in for ⓸ SLOW & STEADY: Four or more days (2-7h)


message 48: by Thenia (new)

Thenia | 976 comments I love the idea and since I've had my share of 24-hours straight I would have picked Do Not Disturb. Unfortunately the timing sucks since I've got my thesis to complete and hand in and finals (and I'm hoping the final finals, too!) in September so I'll have to pass... :(

Maybe I'll join you all in the next round - October perhaps?

Happy reading everyone! *shuffles away to get buried under pressure while surreptitiously sending longing glances your way*


message 49: by Steph, Just keep swimming … (last edited Aug 23, 2013 04:09PM) (new)

Steph (angel4492) | 28434 comments Josie wrote: "Yes, please do! :)"

Waiting to find out hub's schedule for the month - hoping there are some long days/late nights I can spend reading. Sad, yah? LOL! Poor baby, I really do love him to death, but a girl's gotta RAT every now and again, ya know?! :D

Lauren wrote: "Thanks Steph - I love the no-pressure options :0)"

:D Me too! Miss Sandra's great suggestion.

Welcome, Rachel & Sherri!


message 50: by Mandy (new)

Mandy Beyers (mandybeyers) | 346 comments I'm in for #2: Nose to the Grindstone


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