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HBC READATHONS 2018 - ON HOLD > THREE - 2015 - Readathon Four Date: August 22nd, 2015 - 4PM - 8PM - Check-In - CHECKPOINT THREE - THIRD CHECK IN

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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 23, 2015 10:07PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
2015 - Readathon Four Date: August 22nd, 2015 - 4PM - 8PM - THIS IS CHECK IN THREE

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

Let us know the following:

Name of Book and Author:
Genre:
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:
Did you complete any books:
What time zone are you in and where are you located.

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 shelves grow.

Additionally these books that you complete on the readathon can be added to other shelfs 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 | 44168 comments Mod
Remember folks this is the check in for anybody reading during the hours of 4PM until 8PM 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 3. But for the check in to count - you must post between the hours of 4PM to 8PM on August 22nd in the time zone that you are in. This is the Checkpoint for those hours on August 22nd. To get credit for these hours this is the thread and CHECKPOINT you must post on. THIS IS CHECKPOINT 3

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 | 44168 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: 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 [deleted user] (last edited Aug 22, 2015 04:32PM) (new)

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray William Makepeace Thackeray
Genre: Fiction (Classic)
Pages Read: page 24 to page 34
Reading Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Location: Malaysia, EST +12

No books completed yet.


message 5: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:24AM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Marietta you are going strong. I think you are getting the hang of it

You are doing Malaysia proud.


It is 9:12PM in Malaysia so you should be heading to Checkpoint Four - in fact you should have been there for an hour.


message 6: by Doris (last edited Aug 22, 2015 12:49PM) (new)

Doris (webgeekstress) | 143 comments Resuming 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: 195 - 277
Reading time: 80 minutes

Starting For the Thrill of It, about the Leopold and Loeb kidnapping and murder, by Simon Baatz
For the Thrill of It by Simon Baatz , by Simon Baatz (no photo)
Genre: True Crime
Pages read: 1 - 54
Reading time: 45 minutes

Location: Kuşadası, Turkey, EEST (UTC +3:00)
Books completed: Amazing Grace


message 7: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Doris welcome to Checkpoint Three - Check In - you are making Turkey proud.


message 8: by Samanta (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:08PM) (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) Continuing with:

Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye by M.M. Kaye M.M. Kaye

Genre or genres: Historical fiction
Start Page: 425
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 446
Total Pages Read: 21
How much time did you read during this block of time: 1 hour
Location: Zagreb, Croatia, CEST
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 9: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Croatia is going strong


message 10: by Jarrad (last edited Aug 23, 2015 02:22AM) (new)

Jarrad (jmtew) | 9 comments Continuing with:

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: 75
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 119
Total Pages Read: 44
How much time did you read during this block of time: 45 minutes
Location: Hamburg, Germany (UTC + 1 hour)
Books Complete: 0
What were they?


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Jarrad you are going strong - I have family though marriage from Hamburg.

Jarrad - let me show you my template and if you can go back to Checkpoints One and Two and now Three and just fill in the missing pieces. On the citation pretty good - but the author's photo comes before the author's link but good job.


message 12: by Jarrad (new)

Jarrad (jmtew) | 9 comments Oops I'll fix that. Sorry I was worried I did that wrong.
Yeah I'm here in Hamburg for work for next 4 months. Trying to soak up as much as the city and Getmany has to offer.


message 13: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:23AM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
I bet that is great fun.

Here is an example of my template (final) from Checkpoint One: (you can use the same template for all six Check Ins (1 - 6) - and just update accordingly. The Check Out is a different template - that one has the totals and tallies for all six check - ins. So there is a check in template (use and update for all 6 check-ins) and a check out template (only one and a different template from Check In) - an example is on the Checkout thread.

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 14: by Rosalinda (last edited Aug 23, 2015 08:31AM) (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 - 113
Finish Page -210

Location - Charleston, SC
Time Zone - EST

How much time did you read? 3 hrs. 15 min.

I'm checking out from Checkpoint Three.


message 15: by Kathy (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:10PM) (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. 218 -237. Total pages: 19
Time Read: .5 hrs
Location: Toccoa, GA, USA.
Books Completed: 0
Checking out.


message 16: by Helga (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:11PM) (new)

Helga Cohen (hcohen) | 591 comments Checking in. Checkpoint 3
Something Rich and Strange Selected Stories by Ron Rash by Ron Rash Ron Rash

Genre Literary fiction
Pages read 244-354
Time read 3 hours
Location Columbia, SC EST
No books completed


message 17: by Mary (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:20PM) (new)

Mary (maryschumacher) Check-in #3

Japan: A Short History

Japan A Short History (One World) by Mikiso Hane by Mikiso Hane (no photo)

Genre or genres: History
Start Page: 1
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 57
Total Pages Read:57
How much time did you read during this block of time:1.5 hours
Location: Summerville, South Carolina - EDT
Books Complete: 1
What were they? An Artist of the Floating World


message 18: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Good going guys - I am doing my best to keep up and will check all templates.


message 19: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 04:55PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
OK - I am putting the template in and hoping that I make some progress

The Republic by Plato

The Republic by Plato by Plato Plato

Genre or genres: Philosophy
Start Page: 45 - Book One - Prelude, etc
Finish Page for this checkpoint: no progress
Total Pages Read: (Still going) - Audio but will translate to pages - 45
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 - no time - tried for a couple of minutes but moderating
Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 20: by Francie (last edited Aug 23, 2015 07:52AM) (new)

Francie Grice 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: 732
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 767 (end of book)

Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks

Nine Parts of Desire The Hidden World of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks by Geraldine Brooks Geraldine Brooks
Genre or Genres: Cultural Nonfiction
Start Page: 1
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 32

Total pages read: 68
How much time did you read during this block of time: 2 hours
Location: Warner Robins, GA - EST
Books completed: 2 so far
What were they: The Towers of Silence (The Raj Quartet, #3) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott and
Eisenhower in War and Peace by Jean Edward Smith by Jean Edward Smith Jean Edward Smith


message 21: by Karen (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:06PM) (new)

Karen (karinlib) Checking in Checkpoint 3

Sleepwalking Land by Mia Couto by Mia Couto Mia Couto

Genre: Fiction
Start page: 191
End page: 213 - book complete

Burundi by Kristine Brennan by Kristine Brennan (no photo)

Genre: Non-fiction/Juvenile
Start Page: 1
End Page:93 - complete
checkpoint time 16:00 - 20:00 PM
Total pages read 93

Total pages read this checkpoint 115 pages
Total hours read 2
Total Books Read:2
Location: Southeastern PA, EST

Checking out


message 22: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Great going Karen and Francie


message 23: by Teri (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:01PM) (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: 236
End page: 280

The Story of a Photograph Walker Evans, Ellie Mae Burroughs, and the Great Depression by Jerry L. Thompson by Jerry L. Thompson Jerry L. Thompson
Genre: Non-fiction
Start page: 1
End page: 13

Total pages read: 57
Total time read: 2.5 hours
Books Completed: 1
Isaac's Storm A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson by Erik Larson Erik Larson
Location: San Antonio, Texas, CDT


message 24: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
And there you are - the framework is in place.


message 25: by Chris (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:39PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 89 comments Check in #3 from Kansas
The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, #15) by Daniel Silva by Daniel Silva DanielSilva

Genre: Fiction/Thriller/Espionage
Start Page: 266
End Page: 370
Start Time: 4:30 PM (CDT)
End Time: 7:35
Total Pages: 315
Total Time: 8:50
Books Completed: 0


message 26: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Good for you Chris you have your framework in place.


message 27: by Gyoza (last edited Aug 23, 2015 04:13PM) (new)

Gyoza | 240 comments Checking in from Atlanta. I will be reading:
Second World War The Grand Alliance, The by Winston S. Churchill by Winston S. Churchill Winston S. Churchill

Genre: History, Politics, War
Start Page: 1
End Page: 190
Start Time: 6:00 PM (EST)
End Time: 8:00 PM (EST)
Total Pages: 190
Total Time: 2 hours
Books Completed: 0
Location: Atlanta, Georgia (EST)


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Welcome Gyoza glad that you are joining us from Atlanta, Georgia - the Peach State


message 29: by Michael (last edited Aug 22, 2015 07:05PM) (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 405 comments Star Wars Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy, #1) by Jeffrey Brown by Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown

Sea of Thunder Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas by Evan Thomas Evan Thomas

Genre or genres: Fiction, Sci-Fi, Graphic Novel and Non-Fiction, WWII
Start Page: 80, 226
Finish Page for this checkpoint:160 (finished), 235
Total Pages Read:89
How much time did you read during this block of time: 2hrs
Location: Alberta, Canada Mountain Time Zone
Books Complete:1
What were they? Star Wars Jedi Academy (Jedi Academy, #1) by Jeffrey Brown by Jeffrey Brown Jeffrey Brown


message 30: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Michael welcome to check in - checkpoint 3


message 31: by Jill (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus, #19) by Ian Rankin by Ian Rankin Ian Rankin

Genre: British police procedural
Number of pages read: 82 (1 - 82))
Time read: 1 hr, 30 minutes (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm)
Location: WV, EDT
Books completed: 1


message 32: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Jill good - are you still reading or taking a break for supper - you still have time in this checkpoint.


message 33: by Leslie (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:00PM) (new)

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

Genre: History of Religion
Starting: Page 202
Ending: Page 211
Pages read: 10
Time spent reading: 60 minutes
Location: NC, EST
No books completed during this session.

Asleep The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries by Molly Caldwell Crosby by Molly Caldwell Crosby Molly Caldwell Crosby

Genre: History, 20th Century Medical
Starting: Page 1
Ending: Page 8
Pages read: 8
Time spent reading: 30 minutes
Location: NC, EST
No books completed during this session.


message 34: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 03:27PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Good Leslie you have your framework in place - we do not need the text of the book's title in our citations - it is easy to float the cursor over the book cover and see it more clearly.

The Founding of Christendom A History of Christendom, Vol. 1 by Warren H. Carroll by Warren H. Carroll Warren H. Carroll


message 35: by Michele (last edited Aug 22, 2015 07:12PM) (new)

Michele (micheleevansito) | 1029 comments Started this one before the Read-A-thon, so I will be making my way though it.
Eleanor of Aquitaine A Life  by Alison Weir by Alison Weir Alison Weir

Genre: Non-Fiction, History
Start page: 138
Finish Page: 240
Total Pages Read: 102
How much time spent reading: 2 hr.
Location: California, Pacific Time Zone
Books Completed: 1
Dead Mountain The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar by Donnie Eichar Donnie Eichar

Edit: Checking out for now.


message 36: by Ceroth (last edited Aug 22, 2015 07:33PM) (new)

Ceroth Paul | 18 comments Checking in to Checkpoint Three:

Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie by Robert Leckie Robert Leckie
Genre: History
Starting on page: 88
Finish Page: 123
Total Pages Read: 35
Time Reading: Hour and a half
Books Read: 0
Location: Portland, OR, Pacific Time


message 37: by Glynn (new)

Glynn | 214 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: 31
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 54
Total Pages Read: 23
How much time did you read during this block of time: 1 hour
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Books Complete: 1 so far
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr by Anthony Doerr Anthony Doerr


message 38: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 04:06PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Good for you Michelle looking good.

Ceroth - remember the template I showed you and the necessary parts - your citation looks good

Remember at the end you must put in finish page - total pages done in checkpoint, amount of time you actually were able to read, your timezone is missing above, and must always be there, books completed (yes or no)
and list them if you completed any with citations.

Look at message 35 above you - Michelle - she has all of the parts in the framework. She will fill them in before the end of the four hour period

Good reading


message 39: by Kristen (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:15PM) (new)

Kristen | 66 comments The Pope and Mussolini The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe by David I. Kertzer byDavid I. Kertzer(no photo)

Genre: Religion/History
Pages read: page 81 to 91
Time read: 30 minutes
Pages read: 10
Book completed? nope
Location: Camano Island, WA - Pacific Daylight Time


message 40: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Good for you Kristen - you have a lot of good reading time left.


message 41: by M (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:00PM) (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:78
Finish page for this checkpoint:134
Total Pages read:360
How much time did you read during this block of time: 45 minutes
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 42: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
So you are checking in then right M - it is 4:39PM in British Columbia so you should be just starting this checkpoint - so you haven't read 4 hours yet.

Just put TBD in your template and finalize it before 8PM your time.


message 43: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Checking in /out
Name of Book and Author: The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin by Donna Russo Morin Donna Russo Morin
Genre:Historical-ish fiction
Start Page: 78
Finish Page: 140
Time spent reading: 1 hr
Books completed: none
Location: Ottawa, Ont. EST


message 44: by Francie (new)

Francie Grice Checked out, see msg 20


message 45: by M (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:00PM) (new)

M Beal | 67 comments Bentley wrote: "So you are checking in then right M - it is 4:39PM in British Columbia so you should be just starting this checkpoint - so you haven't read 4 hours yet.

Just put TBD in your template and finaliz..."


oops cut/paste fail. The rest of the format is correct?


message 46: by Glynn (new)

Glynn | 214 comments Leslie wrote: "Asleep The Forgotten Epidemic that Remains One of Medicine's Greatest Mysteries by Molly Caldwell CrosbyMolly Caldwell Crosby"

Looks fascinating. Added it to my TBR. :)


message 47: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Good Francie - you can proceed to four


message 48: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Hi Fiona - are you checking in for the first time here which is fine - are you going on to Four?


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Welcome Fiona from beautiful Ottawa, Canada


message 50: by Ceroth (new)

Ceroth Paul | 18 comments I apologize. This is the third time you have had to remind me about the template. I will not do it again.


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