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HBC READATHONS 2018 - ON HOLD > FOUR - 2015 - Readathon Four Date: August 22, 2015 - 8PM - Midnight - Check-In - CHECKPOINT FOUR - FOURTH CHECK IN

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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Oct 23, 2015 10:15PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
2015 - Readathon Four Date: August 22, 2015 - 8PM - Midnight - Check-In - THIS IS CHECK IN FOUR

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 - name of book and author
What time zone and location are you in:

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 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 | 44200 comments Mod
Remember folks this is the check in for anybody reading during the hours of 8PM until Midnight on August 22, 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 4. But for the check in to count - you must post between the hours of 8PM until Midnight 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 4

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 | 44200 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 Samanta (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:12PM) (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: 447
Finish Page for this checkpoint: no progress
Total Pages Read: 0
How much time did you read during this block of time: 0 min
Location: Zagreb, Croatia, CEST
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 5: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Whoa Samanta from Croatia is on the move!


message 6: by Doris (last edited Aug 22, 2015 02:10PM) (new)

Doris (webgeekstress) | 143 comments Resuming 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: 54 - 197
Reading time: 2 hours
Location: Kuşadası, Turkey, EEST (UTC +3:00)
Books completed: Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
Amazing Grace William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery by Eric Metaxas , by Eric Metaxas Eric Metaxas


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

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Doris terrific you are doing great. Try to look though at a print version of your book and try to figure out pages if you can based upon chapters etc. Guesstimate is fine - Look at the print version's table of contents and you can figure out start and finish pages that way. You have to add the citation for Amazing Grace - not sure which book it is.

Here is my template for Checkpoint One but I did not finish any books:

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 8: by Jarrad (last edited Aug 22, 2015 02:18PM) (new)

Jarrad (jmtew) | 9 comments 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: History
Start Page: 119
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 210
Total Pages Read: 81
Time spent reading in this time block: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Location: Hamburg, Germany (UTC + 01:00)
Books Complete: no
What were they? none


message 9: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 01:57PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Remember the framework for the template Jarrad - you can always fill in the blanks later. - you need the other elements

Genre is missing
Total Pages read for this checkpoint is missing
Your timezone is missing.
Books Complete so far? Missing - Yes or None
What were they? If you had any then list them here and their citations
If not say None


message 10: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Samanta you should be finalizing your template above and moving to Checkpoint Five if you are continuing to read - if not you must check out and that is the Mandatory check out - Check point Seven which is always the checkout thread. It is 12:56 AM in Croatia so you should already be there on Five.


message 11: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 04:02PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Jarrad you should be finalizing your template above and moving to Checkpoint Five if you are continuing to read - if not you must check out and that is the Mandatory check out - Check point Seven which is always the checkout thread. It is 12:56 AM in Hamburg, Germany so you should already be there on Five.

Jarrad you and Samanta are in the same position - either move on to Five or take a break and do Six but if you not are doing more reading or wanting to get more credit for the additional checkpoints then you should move on to Check Out which is Seven (different template for checkout)


message 12: by Samanta (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) Bentley wrote: "Samanta you should be finalizing your template above and moving to Checkpoint Five if you are continuing to read - if not you must check out and that is the Mandatory check out - Check point Seven ..."

Just got home. I'm continuing with check poin five in a few minutes.


message 13: by Francie (last edited Aug 23, 2015 07:36AM) (new)

Francie Grice 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: 33
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 114
Total pages read: 82
How much time did you read during this block of time: 2.5 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 14: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Francie you have checked in and plugged in your framework - good


message 15: by Kathy (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:47PM) (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. 237-315. Total pages: 78.
Time Read: 3 hours
Location: Toccoa, GA, USA. EST.
Books Completed: 0
Checking out for the night. Good reading, all. Thanks for an enjoyable day, Bentley!


message 16: by Teri (last edited Aug 22, 2015 10:05PM) (new)

Teri (teriboop) 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: 13
End page: 49

How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway by Margaret Dilloway Margaret Dilloway
Genre: Historical Fiction
Start page: 1
End page: 44

Total pages read: 80
Total time read: 3.5 hours
Books Completed: 1
How to Be an American Housewife by Margaret Dilloway by Margaret Dilloway Margaret Dilloway
Location: San Antonio, Texas, CDT


message 17: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 05:16PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Kathy and Teri - good show. You have placed your frameworks in play.

Teri I think you are a bit early to this thread - it is 7:15PM in Texas.

Kathy you are fine in Georgia. It is 8:16PM


message 18: by Karen (last edited Aug 22, 2015 07:38PM) (new)

Karen (karinlib) Checking In for Checkpoint 4

The Hidden Europe What Eastern Europeans Can Teach Us by Francis Tapon by Francis Tapon Francis Tapon

Genre: Non-fiction/travel
Start Page: 289
End Page:315
checkpoint time: 20:00 - Midnight
Total pages read: 26
Total hours read:30 minutes
Total Books Read for Readathon:2
Location: Southeastern PA, EST

Checking out


message 19: by Helga (last edited Aug 22, 2015 07:05PM) (new)

Helga Cohen (hcohen) | 591 comments Checking in. Checkpoint 4
Something Rich and Strange Selected Stories by Ron Rash by Ron Rash Ron Rash

Genre. Literary Fiction
Pages read 354-435
Time read 2 hours
Location Columbia,SC EST
Books completed: 1


message 20: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Helga and Karen - you are ready to go for this timeframe


message 21: by Teri (new)

Teri (teriboop) You're right! I wondered why I only got 2 hours in last check point. Well, I'll up date this one again at the top of the hour for check in.

Bentley wrote: "Kathy and Teri - good show. You have placed your frameworks in play.

Teri I think you are a bit early to this thread - it is 7:15PM in Texas.

Kathy you are fine in Georgia. It is 8:16PM"



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

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Teri you need an energy drink (lol)


message 23: by Rosalinda (last edited Aug 23, 2015 08:32AM) (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 - 211
Finish Page - 323

Location - Charleston, SC
Time Zone - EST

How much time did you read? 3 hrs. 20 min.

I'm checking out from Checkpoint Four.


message 24: by Teri (new)

Teri (teriboop) Heading for dinner now.

Bentley wrote: "Teri you need an energy drink (lol)"


message 25: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
That is a very good idea - break time!!!!!!


message 26: by Leslie (last edited Aug 22, 2015 08:29PM) (new)

Leslie | 49 comments 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 8
Ending: Page 14
Pages read:7
Time spent reading: 20 minutes
Location: NC, EST
No books completed during this session.


message 27: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 08:54PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Final

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: Same
Total Pages Read: (Still going) - Audio but will translate to pages - Same
How much time did you read during this block of time: Too busy moderating
Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 28: by Maureen (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:18PM) (new)

Maureen (meg9000) | 45 comments Good evening folks. Settling in for an evening of reading. Hope you all are doing well.

Let us know the following:

The Source by James A. Michener by James A. Michener
Genre: Historical Fiction
Start Page: 168
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 208
Number of Pages Read - 40

How much time did you read: 3 hours
Did you complete any books - 0
What time zone and location are you in: EST -- Atlanta, GA, USA


message 29: by Chris (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:41PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 89 comments Check in #4 from Kansas
The English Spy (Gabriel Allon, #15) by Daniel Silva by Daniel Silva DanielSilva

Genre: Fiction/Thriller/Espionage
Start Page: 371
End Page: 401
Start Time: 8:00 PM (CDT)
End Time: 8:38
Total Pages: 346
Total Time: 9:28
Books Completed: 1


message 30: by Gyoza (last edited Aug 23, 2015 04:12PM) (new)

Gyoza | 240 comments Checking in. I will continue with:

Second World War The Grand Alliance, The by Winston S. Churchill by Winston S. Churchill Winston S. Churchill

Genre: History, Politics, War
Start Page: 190
End Page: 298
Start Time: 8:00 PM (EST)
End Time: 10:00 PM (EST)
Total Pages: 108
Total Time: 2 hours
Books Completed: 0
Location: Atlanta, Georgia (EST)


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

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Maureen welcome - this is your first check in and that is fine - we are happy to have you with us. Could you tell us the state that you are from?


message 32: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:25PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
OK Chris good job with framework for template - you are set to go on this checkpoint. It is 8:23PM in Kansas and you have 3.5 hours to go here on this thread.


message 33: by Chris (last edited Aug 22, 2015 06:43PM) (new)

Chris (cdavies1951) | 89 comments Completed. See post 29.

Thank you, Bentley. It was nice of you to host this.


message 34: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
We do our best and it is our pleasure. Great. You have until Midnight in this Checkpoint.


message 35: by Michael (last edited Aug 22, 2015 11:05PM) (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 407 comments Sea of Thunder Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas by Evan Thomas Evan Thomas

Genre or genres: Non-Fiction, WWII
Start Page: 235
Finish Page for this checkpoint:268
Total Pages Read:33
How much time did you read during this block of time: 3hrs
Location: Alberta, Canada Mountain Time Zone
Books Completed:0
What were they?


message 36: by Jill (last edited Aug 22, 2015 08:48PM) (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Check #4

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

Genre: British police procedural
Number of pages read: 132 (83-215)
Time read: 10:15 - 11:30 (1 hr. 15 min.)
Location: WV, EDT
Books completed: 1


message 37: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Michael and Jill - your framework is in place.


message 38: by Karen (last edited Aug 22, 2015 07:40PM) (new)

Karen (karinlib) Checking out for the night, see message 18. I'm just kind of grazing through different books. It's time to take a long break. I'll Check In in the morning.


message 39: by Rosalinda (last edited Aug 23, 2015 12:00AM) (new)

Rosalinda  (rosapal) Checking in:

Empath (The Empath Trilogy, #1) by H.K. Savage by H.K. Savage H.K. Savage

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy
Start page: 1
Ending page: 72
Number of pages read: 72
Time read: 45 minutes
Location: AZ,MST
Books completed: None this checkpoint-1 total
Elegies & Elderberries (The Herbalist #5) by Leslie Leigh by(no photo)Leslie Leigh


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

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
OK Karen - if you do not Five or Six then make sure to check out on SEVEN tomorrow. Good job


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

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Hello Rosa your framework is in place.


message 42: by Glynn (last edited Aug 22, 2015 09:06PM) (new)

Glynn | 214 comments Continuing with:
Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different by Gordon S. Wood by Gordon S. Wood Gordon S. Wood

Genre or Genres: History
Start Page: 54
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 74
Total pages read: 20
How much time did you read during this block of time: 45 minutes
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Books completed: 1 so far
What were they: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr by Anthony Doerr


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

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
OK Glynn your framework is in place - you have another hour here.


message 44: by Francie (new)

Francie Grice Checked out, see msg 13


message 45: by Ebb (new)

Ebb (ebbsbooks) The Worm Ouroboros by E.R. Eddison by E.R. Eddison E.R. Eddison

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy 

Page Start - 101
Page End - 122

Number of Pages Read - 21

Time Read - 60 mins (8:12 pm - 9:12 pm)

Completion of Book during this Check In: no

Name of Book Completed -none

Location: New Jersey - Eastern Standard Time 


message 46: by M (last edited Aug 22, 2015 11:56PM) (new)

M Beal | 67 comments I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai by Malala Yousafzai Malala Yousafzai
Genre: non-fiction/biography
Start Page: 134 (finished book 2)
Finish page for this checkpoint: 240 (book 3)
Total Pages read:360
Time read during this block of time: 3 hours
Location: British Columbia, Pacific Time Zone
Books Complete: 2
What were they? Black Sun Rising (The Coldfire Trilogy, #1) by C.S. Friedman by C.S. Friedman C.S. Friedman
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


message 47: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Checking in/out for the night

The King's Agent by Donna Russo Morin by Donna Russo Morin Donna Russo Morin
Genre or Genres: Quasi-Historical fiction
Start Page: 140
Finish Page 202
Total pages read: 62
Time spent: 80 mins
Location: Ottawa, Ont. EST
Books completed: 0


message 48: by Glynn (new)

Glynn | 214 comments Bentley wrote: "OK Glynn your framework is in place - you have another hour here."

Thank you Bentley. Updated my post (message 43) and am checking out for the night. Too tired and I don't retain a lot trying to read when I'm sleepy!


message 49: by Kristen (last edited Aug 23, 2015 12:06AM) (new)

Kristen | 66 comments Continued with:

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

Genre: Religion/History
Pages read: page 91 to 102
Time read: 1 hour
Pages read: 11
Book completed? N/A
Location: Camano Island, WA - Pacific Daylight Time


message 50: by Maureen (new)

Maureen (meg9000) | 45 comments Checking out for the night... falling asleep. Edited my post with appropriate stats. Happy reading all...


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