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HBC READATHONS 2018 - ON HOLD > TWO - 2015 - Readathon Four Date: August 22nd, 2015 - Noon to 4PM - Check-In - CHECKPOINT TWO - SECOND CHECK IN

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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 23, 2015 09:37PM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
2015 - Readathon Four Date: August 22nd, 2015 - Noon to 4PM - Check-In - THIS IS CHECK-IN TWO

Please let us know who is reading during these this period of time.

Let us know the following:

Name of Book and Author or books and authors:

Genre or genres:

Number of Pages Read - Start Page and Finish Page for this four hour period.

Don't forget the proper citation - just do the best you can and we will assist you.

How much time did you read during this block of time:

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they?

Also, your location in the world and timezone


So for example:

The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott
The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott - Genre: Historical Fiction - pages start 1 - finish 80

If you finished a book - let us know that too and make sure to get it added to your readathon shelf so you can get credit for it. If it is added properly it will show up on your shelf. You have to make sure to have selected a readathon shelf and when you are done with the first book for your readathon - make sure to add the completed date and that the book is read versus currently reading.

It will show up on your shelf if you have done this properly.

Remember wherever you are you can participate in the readathon.

And if you only have one hour or four hours or plan to do this for the entire 24 hour period taking of course breaks for eating and sleeping - you can join for however long you want to read. We want to keep track of the books completed, the books started, the books in progress, the number of pages read by all, and the different genres. Great fun and this is only the second readathon - we will use the same readathon challenge for all of them so you can see your readathon shelfs grow.

Additionally these books that you complete on the readathon can be added to other shelves for the Japan or India challenge or the 2015 50 Books Challenge or the goodreads yearly challenge - the sky is the limit. Any genre is welcome.


message 2: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Remember folks this is the check in for anybody reading during the hours of NOON until FOUR PM (4PM) on August 22nd, 2015 (wherever in the world you are - use your time zone). If you want to get credit for any reading done during these four hours you must check in on this thread - Checkpoint 2.

REMEMBER AT LEAST ONE CHECK-IN MUST REFLECT THE FOLLOWING TO BE COUNTED IN THE READATHON AND OF COURSE YOU MUST CHECK-OUT AT THE END.

Make sure to answer the following:

Name of Book and Author or books and authors:

Genre or genres:

Number of Pages Read - Start Page and Finish Page for this four hour period.

Don't forget the proper citation - just do the best you can and we will assist you.

How much time did you read during this block of time:

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they?

Also, your location in the world and timezone



message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Folks everytime we do this we always find folks who want to participate but fail to join and set up their shelves properly so that they can get full credit:

You must join!

Very important:

How To Join In: - Go here first - https://www.goodreads.com/challenges/...

Click on the title at the top - The HBC Readathons. Please then join by simply signing in at the bottom and say how many books you plan to read for one or more of the readathon dates - there will be six readathon dates throughout the year; then create your own personal shelf to add the books which you would like to tackle during one readathon or more readathons. That is all there is to it and goodreads will keep track. Become your own marathoner in reading books on the readathon dates and we will keep track of your progress in terms of titles of books, number of books, number of pages, and different genres. Give it a whirl and see how much reading you can get done and take a stab at that big "to be read" pile of books that we all have.

Note: Don't forget to set up your shelf first and then add the name of that shelf here when setting up the challenge for your readathon.

And here are some links to the Readathon folder which will be updated:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 4: by Samanta (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:09PM) (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) Continuing with:

Letters from Mexico by Hernán Cortés by Hernán Cortés Hernán Cortés

Genre or genres: History
Start Page: 47
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 52
Total Pages Read: 5
How much time did you read during this block of time: 15 min
Location: Zagreb, Croatia, CEST
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


Fell asleep and then my aunt came. :D


message 5: by Doris (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:13AM) (new)

Doris (webgeekstress) | 143 comments Check-in two:
Continuing Amazing Grace, by Eric Metaxas,
Amazing Grace William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas , by Eric Metaxas Eric Metaxas

Genre: Biography
Pages read: 115 - 195
Reading time: 75 minutes
Location: Kuşadası, Turkey, EEST (UTC +3:00)
Books completed: none (yet!)


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Doris and Samanta - good you are here. I will be back with comments.


message 7: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:17AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Doris you should be heading to Checkpoint Three - in fact you should have been there for the past hour I believe. So Check in to checkpoint three


message 8: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:19AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Samanta - you are doing good but in less than 45 minutes you will be heading to Checkpoint Three yourself.

Welcome to both Samanta from Croatia and Doris from Turkey.


message 9: by Jarrad (last edited Aug 23, 2015 02:20AM) (new)

Jarrad (jmtew) | 9 comments Continuing with Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy Four Women Undercover in the Civil War by Karen Abbott by Karen Abbott Karen Abbott

Genre or genres: Non-Fiction
Start Page: 37
Finish Page for this checkpoint:75
Total Pages Read: 38
How much time did you read during this block of time: 1 hour
Location: Hamburg, Germany (UTC + 1 hour)
Books Complete: 0
What were they?


message 10: by Leslie (last edited Aug 22, 2015 12:27PM) (new)

Leslie | 49 comments The Founding of Christendom A History of Christendom, Vol. 1 by Warren H. Carroll The Founding of Christendom: A History of Christendom, Vol. 1 by Warren H. Carroll Warren H. Carroll

Genre: History of Religion
Starting: Page 194
Ending: Page 201
Pages read: 8
Time spent reading: 50 minutes
Location: NC, EST
No books completed during this session.


message 11: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Leslie you are getting a head start - maybe your clock is fast - but it is 11:59AM but close enough (smile)


message 12: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 49 comments I was just moving my template. I'll update shortly.


message 13: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
No problem - I always plug in my template first and update right before the timeline closes for that checkpoint


message 14: by Karen (last edited Aug 22, 2015 11:44AM) (new)

Karen (karinlib) Checking in for Checkpoint 2

Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto by Mia Couto Mia Couto

Genre: Fiction
Start page: 126
End page: 190
checkpoint time 12:00 PM - 16:00 PM
Total pages read 64
Total hours read 1.5

Total Books Read:0
Location: Southeastern PA, EST

Checking out.


message 15: by Leslie (new)

Leslie | 49 comments Also, I did get my challenge titled, etc. At first I didn't know where to look so did it three times. Anyway, I'm using Leslie's First Read-a-thon. :-)


message 16: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
OK great Leslie you have your shelf named - make sure when you complete the book you put in the completion date and add it to that shelf so that it shows up.


message 17: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Welcome Karen to Checkpoint Two - you have this down.


message 18: by Jill (last edited Aug 22, 2015 12:21PM) (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) 1929 The Year of the Great Crash by William K. Klingaman by William K. Klingaman(no photo)
Genre: American history
Total pages read:29 (pg. 313-342)
Total time: 45 minutes
Location: WV, EDT
Total Book(s) read: 1
Completed: 1929 The Year of the Great Crash by William K. Klingaman by William K. Klingaman(no photo)


message 19: by Kathy (last edited Aug 22, 2015 01:16PM) (new)

Kathy  | 180 comments Checking in:

A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler by Anne Tyler Anne Tyler
Genre: Literary Fiction
Number of Pages Read: Pg. 170 - 218. Total pages: 48.
Time Read: 1.75 hrs.
Location: Toccoa, GA, USA.
Books Completed: 0
Checking out.


message 20: by Francie (last edited Aug 23, 2015 08:05AM) (new)

Francie Grice The Towers of Silence by Paul Scott

The Towers of Silence (The Raj Quartet, #3) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott
Genre or Genres: Historical Fiction
Start Page: 375
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 424 (end of book)

Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith

Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith by Jean Edward Smith Jean Edward Smith
Genre or Genres: Biography
Start Page: 705
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 732

Total pages read: 77
How much time did you read during this block of time: 2 hours
Location: Warner Robins, GA - EST
Books completed: 1 so far
What were they: The Towers of Silence (The Raj Quartet, #3) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott


message 21: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Great, Francie, Jill and Kathy are on their way


message 22: by Mary (last edited Aug 22, 2015 12:52PM) (new)

Mary (maryschumacher) Check-in #2
An Artist of the Floating World

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro by Kazuo Ishiguro Kazuo Ishiguro

Genre: Literary Fiction
Start Page: 60 (Chapter 6 in audiobook)
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 240
Total Pages Read: 180
How much time did you read during this block of time: 3 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Summerville, SC; EST
Books Complete: 1 so far
What were they? An Artist of the Floating World


message 23: by Fiona (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:34AM) (new)

Fiona Checking in....

The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin by Donna Russo Morin Donna Russo Morin

Genre: Historical fiction

Starting Page: 32

Time spent reading: none yet...

Location:Ottawa,Ontario EST (where the weather is perfect for reading outside....)


message 24: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:36AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Great to see Mary on her way.

Mary - try to find a table of contents for your book and translate the audio version into pages read - start and finish - there are usually table of contents out there for print versions of the book which help you do that. And then update Checkpoint One and Checkpoint Two when you can with the actual start and finish numbers of those chapters. I am doing that myself for The Republic. We always need start and finish pages and total pages read - so that is what I do for the audio versions. It works. (smile) - Of course it is an approximate but close enough for chapter or book length or however your book is divided.

The Republic by Plato by Plato Plato


message 25: by Rosalinda (last edited Aug 23, 2015 08:30AM) (new)

Rosalinda Morgan (rosalinda_r_morgan) | 8 comments Checking in:

Citation: The Bells by Richard Harvell by Richard Harvell Richard Harvell

Name of Book: The Bells
Author: Richard Harvell

Genre: Fiction

Start Page - 25
Finish Page - 112

Location - Charleston, SC
Time Zone - EST

How much time did you read? 2 hrs. 50 min.

I'm checking out from Checkpoint Two.


message 26: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 10:08AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Welcome and making progress Rosalinda - but I see you twice. (smile)


message 27: by Teri (last edited Aug 22, 2015 02:07PM) (new)

Teri (teriboop) Isaac's Storm A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson by Erik Larson Erik Larson
Genre: History
Start page: 145
End page: 236
Total pages read: 91
Total time read: 3 hours
Books Completed: none
Location: San Antonio, Texas, CDT


message 28: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
You are here Teri and set up your framework.


message 29: by Mary (new)

Mary (maryschumacher) Thanks, Bentley. I looked online to find a table of contents to correspond to the audiobook chapters but didn't find one yet. So, I'm making a guess to complete the form. Fortunately, the book is short, so I'll have a complete page number for you by the end of this period.


message 30: by Chris (last edited Aug 22, 2015 01:25PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 89 comments Check-in 2 (12:30 PM CDT) from Kansas

The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, #15) by Daniel Silva by Daniel Silva Daniel Silva

Genre: Fiction-Triller-Espionage
Start page: 176
End Page: 265
Total pages read: 210
Total time read: 6 hrs. 45 min


message 31: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Mary wrote: "Thanks, Bentley. I looked online to find a table of contents to correspond to the audiobook chapters but didn't find one yet. So, I'm making a guess to complete the form. Fortunately, the book is s..."

That is good - did you look on Amazon for the print version - you can then peek inside the book cover and go to the Table of Contents and that helps you tremendously. I do that for audio books


message 32: by Mary (last edited Aug 22, 2015 11:05AM) (new)

Mary (maryschumacher) Bentley, thank you. I'll take a look now.

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OK, took a look but those TOCs have no page numbers. At least I have the total number of pages.


message 33: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
No problem - glad to help - I can only do audios when I am running the admin. My ears are occupied, my eyes are reading the computer and my hands are typing away on my wifi keyboard.


message 34: by Michael (last edited Aug 22, 2015 03:05PM) (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 407 comments Stars and Stripes Forever (Stars and Stripes, #1) by Harry Harrison by Harry Harrison Harry Harrison

Genre or genres: Alternate History, Fiction
Start Page: 274
Finish Page for this checkpoint:335
Total Pages Read:61
How much time did you read during this block of time: 4 hrs
Location: Alberta, Canada Mountain Time Zone
Books Complete: 1
What were they? Stars and Stripes Forever (Stars and Stripes, #1) by Harry Harrison by Harry Harrison Harry Harrison


message 35: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Good job on template Michael - you are becoming a pro in setting up the framework.


message 36: by [deleted user] (last edited Aug 22, 2015 01:18PM) (new)

I work nights so I get a late start on my day. I've got coffee in one hand and my book in the other so count me in, please!

Triangle The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle by David von Drehle David von Drehle
Genre or genres: History, American labor movement
Start Page: 1
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 57
Total Pages Read: 57
How much time did you read during this block of time: 2 hours
Location: Iowa, USA (CST)
Books Complete: n/a
What were they? n/a


message 37: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 11:22AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Gle you just started right and this is your first checkin which is fine of course.

Welcome Gle from the The Hawkeye State - the beautiful state of Iowa.

In terms of the citations - you do not have to add the title of the book unless of course the book cover is missing from goodreads.

Triangle The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle by David von Drehle David von Drehle

Here is the template - you are missing a few parts in the framework: (I am showing you mine from Checkpoint One as a sample)

My Template - FINAL - Bentley

The Republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato by Plato Plato

Genre or genres: Philosophy
Start Page: 1 - Book One - Prelude, etc
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 36
Total Pages Read: (Still going) - Audio but will translate to pages - 36
How much time did you read during this block of time: administrating and listening and typing all at the same time - so hard to say - but elapsed time 4 hours
Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 38: by Katie (new)

Katie (katie1421) The World of John of Salisbury by Michael Wilks edited by Michael Wilks (no photo)

Genre or genres: History
Start Page: 407
Finish Page for this checkpoint:
Total Pages Read:
How much time did you read during this block of time:
Location: St. Louis, MO (CST)
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 39: by [deleted user] (new)

Thank goodness you're patient, Bentley! I like to think that someday I'll remember the format but I may be over optimistic. :) Thanks for your help again!


message 40: by Glynn (last edited Aug 22, 2015 12:57PM) (new)

Glynn | 220 comments Checking in.
Currently reading
Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different by Gordon S. Wood by Gordon S. Wood Gordon S. Wood
Genre or genres: History
Start Page: 1 - Preface, Introduction
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 28
Total Pages Read: 28
How much time did you read during this block of time: 50 minutes
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Books Complete: 1 so far
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr by Anthony Doerr Anthony Doerr


message 41: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Great Glynn things look so much better now. All you have to do is add your totals at the end.


message 42: by Ceroth (last edited Aug 22, 2015 03:59PM) (new)

Ceroth Paul | 18 comments Checking in to Checkpoint Two with:

Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie by Robert Leckie Robert Leckie
Genre: History
Pages: 88
Time: 1 hour
Location: Portland, OR, Pacific Time
Books complete: 0


message 43: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
OK Ceroth - remember the template

My Template - FINAL - Bentley

The Republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato by Plato Plato

Genre or genres: Philosophy
Start Page: 1 - Book One - Prelude, etc
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 36
Total Pages Read: (Still going) - Audio but will translate to pages - 36
How much time did you read during this block of time: administrating and listening and typing all at the same time - so hard to say - but elapsed time 4 hours
Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 44: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Ceroth you did a great job with the citation - way to go


message 45: by Ceroth (new)

Ceroth Paul | 18 comments Bentley wrote: "Ceroth you did a great job with the citation - way to go"

I figured I had to get it right this time. I will add time read as I go but I haven't read anything yet in this block of time.


message 46: by Helga (last edited Aug 22, 2015 01:15PM) (new)

Helga Cohen (hcohen) | 591 comments Checking in. Checkpoint 2

Something Rich and Strange Selected Stories by Ron Rash by Ron Rash Ron Rash

Genre: Literary Fiction
Pages read 98-243
Time read 4 hours
Location SC EST
No books completed


message 47: by M (last edited Aug 22, 2015 04:29PM) (new)

M Beal | 67 comments Bridge of Birds A Novel of an Ancient China That Never Was (The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, #1) by Barry Hughart by Barry Hughart Barry Hughart
Genre: Fantasy
Start Page:270
Finish page for this checkpoint: 78
Total Pages read:304
How much time did you read during this block of time: 4 hours
Location: British Columbia, Pacific Time Zone
Books Complete: 1
What were they? Black Sun Rising (The Coldfire Trilogy, #1) by C.S. Friedman by C.S. Friedman C.S. Friedman


message 48: by Christopher (last edited Aug 22, 2015 12:26PM) (new)

Christopher (skitch41) | 158 comments I'm checking in with my first update for this time period before going to get some lunch.

Name of Book and Author or books and authors: Simply Good News Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good by N.T. Wright by N.T. Wright N.T. Wright
Genre or genres: religion, Christianity
Start page: 57
Finish page for this checkpoint: 89
Total pages read: 145
How much time did you read during this block of time: (Still going) 16 minutes + 30 minutes from previous checkpoint (didn't update during that time).
Location in the world and timezone: San Bernardino, Pacific Standard Time (PST).
Completed books: 1 so far.
What were they?: Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee by Harper Lee Harper Lee


message 49: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Great progress Christopher and after 16 minutes you should be on your way to Checkpoint Three


message 50: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
My Template - FINAL - Bentley

The Republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato by Plato Plato

Genre or genres: Philosophy
Start Page: 37 - Book One - Prelude, etc
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 45
Total Pages Read: (Still going) - Audio but will translate to pages - not very many - typing away on line on checkpoints. - about 8
How much time did you read during this block of time: administrating and listening and typing all at the same time - so hard to say - but elapsed time 4 hours but not much time spent listening. But will keep going and make progress during the next checkpoint
Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


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