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HBC READATHONS 2018 - ON HOLD > TWO - 2015 - Readathon Six Date: December 5, 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 Apr 22, 2016 09:15PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
2015 - Readathon Six Date: December 5th, 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 fifth 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 | 44168 comments Mod
Remember folks this is the check in for anybody reading during the hours of NOON until FOUR PM (4PM) on December 5th, 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 | 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 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 each 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 Dec 05, 2015 07:04AM) (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) Continuing with:

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire by Jamie McGuire Jamie McGuire

Genre or genres: YA romance
Start Page: 193
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 260 (last page)
Total Pages Read: 67
How much time did you read during this block of time: 40 min
Location: Zagreb, Croatia, CEST
Books Complete: 1


Letters from Mexico by Hernán Cortés by Hernán Cortés Hernán Cortés

Genre or genres: Non - fiction, history
Start Page: 185
Finish Page for this checkpoint: 198
Total Pages Read: 12
How much time did you read during this block of time: 30 min
Location: Zagreb, Croatia, CEST
Books Complete: 1
What were they?

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) by Jamie McGuire by Jamie McGuire Jamie McGuire


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Samanta - you are doing beautifully and off to an awesome start.


message 6: by Karen (last edited Dec 05, 2015 11:48AM) (new)

Karen (karinlib) Checking in

A Brief History of Central America by Héctor Pérez-Brignoli by Héctor Pérez-Brignoli (no photo)

Genre: History/Latin America
Start page: 76
End page 119
checkpoint time Noon - 4:00 PM
Total pages read 43
Total pages read for all checkpoints: 119
Total hours read 1.5
Total Books Read:0
Location: Southeastern PA, EST

Checking out


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Welcome Karen


message 8: by Teri (last edited Dec 05, 2015 02:03PM) (new)

Teri (teriboop) The Hangman's Daughter (The Hangman's Daughter, #1) by Oliver Pötzsch by Oliver Pötzsch Oliver Pötzsch
Genre: Historical Fiction
Start page: 240
Finish page: 354
Total pages: 114
Time spent: 3.5 hours
Location & TZ: Helotes, TX, USA, CST
Completed book(s) Y/N: N


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Hello Teri


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
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:
Total Pages Read: (Still going) - Audio but will translate to pages -
How much time did you read during this block of time:
Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time
Books Complete: 0 so far
What were they? None so far


message 11: by CandyBeans (last edited Dec 05, 2015 11:18AM) (new)

CandyBeans | 87 comments The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman by Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman
Genre or genres: Fantasy
Start page: 147
Finish page: 246
Total pages: 99
Time Spent: 1 hour
Books Completed: 1,The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Location: Baltimore, MD EST


message 12: by Karen (new)

Karen (karinlib) checking out, please see message 6.


message 13: by Michele (last edited Dec 05, 2015 03:14PM) (new)

Michele (micheleevansito) | 1044 comments Finished with:

Magna Carta : The Birth of Liberty

Magna Carta The Birth of Liberty by Dan Jones by Dan Jones Dan Jones

Genre: Non-Fiction, History
Start Page: 94
Finish Page: 240
Total Pages Read: 146
How much time spent reading: 2 hours
Location: Southern California, Pacific Time Zone
Books Completed: 1


message 14: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (skitch41) | 158 comments I'm back and continuing on from where I left off.

Name of Book and Author: Pauline Perspectives Essays on Paul, 1978-2013 by N.T. Wright by N.T. Wright N.T. Wright
Genre or genres: Religion/New Testament
Start page: 554
Finish page:
Total number of Pages Read: 81 pages
How much time did you read during this block of time:
Location & Time Zone: Southern California, PST.
Completed books: One Man Against the World The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner by Tim Weiner Tim Weiner.


message 15: by Helga (last edited Dec 05, 2015 07:05PM) (new)

Helga Cohen (hcohen) | 591 comments Checking in.
Encounters at the Heart of the World A History of the Mandan People by Elizabeth A. Fenn by Elizabeth A. Fenn (no photo)
Genre: history, non- fiction
Start page 200-260
Time reading 2 hours
Location EST, SC


message 16: by Teri (new)

Teri (teriboop) Check out - see msg 8.


message 17: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (skitch41) | 158 comments Finished my second book for the day! Moving on to the next one. Here are the details:

Name of Book and Author: Pauline Perspectives Essays on Paul, 1978-2013 by N.T. Wright by N.T. Wright N.T. Wright
Genre or genres: Religion/New Testament
Start page: 554
Finish page: 593
Total number of Pages Read: 120 pages
How much time did you read during this block of time: Approx. 1 hour, 40 mins.
How much time did you read in total: Approx. 5 hours, 20 minutes.
Location & Time Zone: Southern California, PST.
Completed books: One Man Against the World The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner by Tim Weiner Tim Weiner; Pauline Perspectives Essays on Paul, 1978-2013 by N.T. Wright by N.T. Wright N.T. Wright.


message 18: by Michele (new)

Michele (micheleevansito) | 1044 comments checking out: please see message 13. Finished the book!


message 19: by Christopher (new)

Christopher (skitch41) | 158 comments I'm checking out of this time period. I think I'll take a quick cat nap and join the rest of you in the next check in period. Here is my progress so far:

Name of Book and Author: The Conquering Tide War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 by Ian W. Toll by Ian W. Toll Ian W. Toll
Genre or genres: History/World War II
Start page: 457
Finish page: 500
Total number of Pages Read: 163 pages
How much time did you read during this block of time: Approx. 3 hours, 21 mins.
How much time did you read in total: Approx. 6 hours, 1 minute.
Location & Time Zone: Southern California, PST.
Completed books: One Man Against the World The Tragedy of Richard Nixon by Tim Weiner by Tim Weiner Tim Weiner; Pauline Perspectives Essays on Paul, 1978-2013 by N.T. Wright by N.T. Wright N.T. Wright.


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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Great progress guys - I will be going through this all individually


message 21: by Vicki, Assisting Moderator - Ancient Roman History (new)

Vicki Cline | 3823 comments Mod
Idiopathy by Sam Byers by Sam Byers (no photo)
Genre: Fiction
Pages read: pages 86-186
Number of pages: 101
Time frame: 1:00-1:20, 2:00-3:40
Reading time: 2 hrs
Location: California, PST
Books completed: 0


message 22: by Jill (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Fooling Houdini Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind by Alex Stone by Alex Stone Alex Stone

Genre: Magic
Start page: 71
Finish page: 124
Number of pages read: 53
Reading time: 1 hr. 15 min.
Location: WV, USA, EST
Books completed: 0


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