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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
It's time to mark your calendars for our next quarterly read-a-thon! It will take place Friday September 4th at 12.01am and continue until Sunday September 6th at 11.59pm in your local time zone - 3 full days :) (This will coincide with the beginning of the Spring Challenge)

As we reached 19,494 pages last time, our goal will be a total of 19,500 pages read by all who participate. And again, if we exceed that total, we will possibly increase it for our next quarterly read-a-thon.

Don't forget our new Challenge Guidelines here

Please post your interest here in this thread up until we begin the challenge - when the weekend is over the page number read will be tallied:)

If possible, check in at least once a day, more often if you want. Our cut off time for you to add your final totals will be 12noon Monday 7th AEST:)

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message 2: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4577 comments Count me in :)


message 3: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11359 comments Mod
I'm in too.
You must be home Brenda. Are you doing all this before or after you unpack?


message 4: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Haha! Yes I'm home - in the middle of everything; washing machine going in the background; some unpacked; some to go!!! lol

And of course I'm in too!


message 5: by Marianne (new)

Marianne (cloggiedownunder) | 8169 comments not this time: not quite sure where I'll be or what I'll be doing


message 6: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 7971 comments Sounds good Brenda. Will try to do a bit more this time!


message 7: by Leonie (new)

Leonie (leonierogers) | 3161 comments I'll attempt to be in, but have no idea if I'll be busy or not :)


message 8: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
If anyone is uncertain just confirm a bit before the start...that'll be fine:)


message 9: by Anna (new)

Anna | 477 comments in for sure :)


message 10: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10592 comments Count me in. :)


Jülie ☼♄  | 6275 comments I'm in :D


message 12: by Veronica ⭐️ (new)

Veronica ⭐️ | 2249 comments Definitely in


message 13: by Rosie (new)

Rosie | 275 comments I am in


message 14: by Catsalive (new)

Catsalive | 359 comments I'm in


message 15: by Zoey (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1034 comments Count me in :)


message 16: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Keep 'em coming;)


message 17: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 Count me in - a weekend just reading sounds like heaven to me!


message 18: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
After the one you've just had, I imagine it would;)


message 19: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 Brenda wrote: "After the one you've just had, I imagine it would;)"

You're right there - have a 'day off' today as mum and her friend have gone on a day trip and don't get back till tonight. So catching up on my groups today.


message 20: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
And taking a soothing breath or two;) Hope it was a fabulous weekend!


message 21: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments I've never joined one of these events and I'd love to help you reach your target. A couple of questions though; I mainly read on my Kindle and not all books show page numbers how do I calculate my number of pages if I don't finish the book? I guess a bit of planning could have me reading one with pages that weekend. Also do Audiobooks count?


message 22: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Yes audio books definitely count - just check the page count on another edition for these:) And the same with the kindle copy. It makes it a little more of a challenge to work that out (I try to read books with pages for this!) but it usually does in the end.

Welcome and I hope you have a reading weekend of fun:)


message 23: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 373 comments Awesome, thanks for clarifying.


message 24: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
You're welcome:)


message 25: by Stef (new)

Stef Rozitis Oh no! These are always in super busy weekends for me. Will try because it's fun but once again my target is a mere, measly 200


message 26: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11359 comments Mod
My weekend is busy too, but I am sure like you I can add some pages to the total :)
I may go without some sleep though............


message 27: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Just add what you read - and enjoy what you read:D


message 28: by Odette (new)

Odette (odman) | 942 comments Sounds good! Count me in.


message 29: by Tracey Allen (new)

Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum (carpelibrum) | 792 comments Oooh, I love these, count me in Brenda, not that I contribute a lot, but it's super fun seeing everyone's update.


message 30: by Ace (new)

Ace (aceonroam) I'll join Brenda. We are going to Taipei for a long weekend so might not get much reading in, but every little bit helps!


message 31: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Every little bit sure does help girls:)


message 32: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Looking forward to that weekend.


message 33: by MaryG2E (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) | 859 comments Definitely IN!


message 34: by Virgil (new)

Virgil Verba | 4 comments I'm in. This is my first time though.


message 35: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
:) It'll be fun!


message 36: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Virgil wrote: "I'm in. This is my first time though."

Welcome Virgil! Great you'll join us:)


Liam || Books 'n Beards (madbird) Keen. Hopefully I remember.


message 38: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Just keep checking the threads Liam:)


message 39: by Anna (new)

Anna | 477 comments ok so last time I managed 402 pages - this time i am aiming to double it - 800 pages :) let us see how we go....


message 40: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Excellent Anna! I'll be doing up the list in the coming days before it starts!


message 41: by Bronwyn (new)

Bronwyn | 49 comments Calendar is clear - I'm in!


message 42: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Great!


message 43: by Tracey Allen (new)

Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum (carpelibrum) | 792 comments Just realised this is Father's Day weekend.


message 44: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Oh you're right Tracey...it will be! Oh well, we'll mostly all be in the same boat I guess!


message 45: by Mell (new)

Mell (mellrouvray) | 331 comments I'm in :)


message 46: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Sep 02, 2015 06:34PM) (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Participants in our Read-a-thon

Sharon
Phrynne
Brenda
RitaSkeeter
Carolyn
Leonie
Anna
Michael
☼♄Jülie
Veronica
Rosie
Catsalive
Zoey
Sally906
Kerri
Stef
Odette
Tracey Allen
Ace
Melanie
MaryG2E
Virgil
Liam
Bronwyn
Melissa
Bette
Rosie (cake)
Renee

OK, so far we have 28 people - come on guys! We need at least 10 more peeps!!


Jülie ☼♄  | 6275 comments Woah...where's everybody? We're reading anyway right? Might as well make it count ;)


message 48: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11359 comments Mod
☼♄Jülie wrote: "Woah...where's everybody? We're reading anyway right? Might as well make it count ;)"

That's the truth Julie. Even 50 or 100 pages from every one who dips into a book that weekend would help:)


message 49: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelswensson) | 10592 comments I got the footy on Saturday but should be able to read a bit as it is my weekend off. :D


message 50: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 69462 comments Mod
Exactly as you say Jools..the majority of us will be reading anyway :)


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