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message 1: by Tien (last edited Oct 22, 2017 06:50PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Start: 00:01 Monday, November 13th
End: 23:59 Sunday, November 19th

(wherever you are)

GOALS:
1. Create your own reading challenge focus (ie. pick a challenge to focus on for this readathon - preferably a PAS one)
2. Team goal of 10,000 pages*

*I just pick this round random number off the air... it sounds good anyway & there's no pressure, just to see how we go as a team :)

Additional Notes:
a. You can start readathon from the middle of a book you're reading; just count the pages you read during the readathon's timeframe for the page count. If you didn't finish reading at the end of the week, same applies (count pages you read during the week)
b. Social Media? Let's tag it #PASreadathon17


message 3: by Karin (new)

Karin | 800 comments Great, Should we sign up here? Do we pick a focus as a team?


message 4: by Tien (last edited Nov 15, 2017 10:49PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
My focus will be on Bookopoly for which my latest (3rd) Jail book will be due on 15th so hopefully I'd have started earlier in the month but I doubt I'd have finished it so:

Bookopoly: to finish off the Peanuts edition
Come In Spinner (702 pages)
I've started reading 11/06 so will update progress before read-a-thon begins

MM17: 1 last book to finish this
An Expert in Murder (Josephine Tey #1) by Nicola Upson (292 pages) -Read 11/15

Scattershelves:
The Blood of an Englishman (Agatha Raisin #25) by M.C. Beaton (294 pages) -Read 11/16
Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1 by various authors (210 pages)

Additional options if I finished either of above book before read-a-thon ends:

CiJ Round 1: 1 last book
Wayfarer (Passenger #2) by Alexandra Bracken (544 pages)

CiJ Round 2: I still need quite a number of books to finish off but for this read-a-thon, I'd read
Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land by Rosa Praed (320 pages)

Social media handlers:
@babemuffin on insta (don't ask!)
@ktienh on twitter


message 5: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Karin wrote: "Great, Should we sign up here? Do we pick a focus as a team?"

The focus is individual, Karin, as everyone will have different challenges in mind, I think. We only have the page numbers read as a team goal.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 1020 comments I will be working on bookopoly and probably scattergories.


message 7: by Lusie (last edited Oct 22, 2017 10:24PM) (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3048 comments This will be fun! During that week I'll be busy until Wednesday, so after that I'm sure I'll get some reading done.

I don't know yet on which goals I'm going to focus, because I'm now already working on finishing up some challenges. I hope to have the lost and moving hills challenge finished by the time of the read-a-thon. I think for the read-a-thon I'll read some 5 or 6 word titles or yellow covers for challenges for another group.


message 8: by Marina (new)

Marina (sonnenbarke) | 1369 comments I'm not sure I'll be able to join, as I'm sort of in a reading slump (not a real slump, though, I'm just very very slow). But maybe things will change by that time! If that is the case, I will focus on LOST.


message 9: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Marina wrote: "I'm not sure I'll be able to join, as I'm sort of in a reading slump (not a real slump, though, I'm just very very slow). But maybe things will change by that time! If that is the case, I will focu..."

See how you go, Marina, still a few weeks before we start.
I find Netflix binge during reading slump usually gets me back to reading ;p


message 10: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3048 comments Reading a book by an author I love or reading something light (like a fairy-tale retelling) usually get's me out of a reading slump. I hope you get out of yours soon, Marina!


message 11: by Susan (new)

Susan | 3441 comments Mod
I'll probably work on Bookopoly. Maybe Scattershelves, depending on how far I've gotten on my November list by then.

Is working on both at the same time an option, or do you prefer we choose just one?


message 12: by LynnB (last edited Nov 16, 2017 05:56PM) (new)

LynnB | 1623 comments I'm going to focus on finishing up LOST, and if I get through that (haha!), then work on Christmas in July (round 2).

Update Nov 10: Only 1 LOST left, so I'm going to work also on the December Scattershelves (KRNJB) and Christmas in July (KBNDCWP).

Nov. 13
Only Time Will Tell, Pages read: 157


message 13: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 828 comments I will focus on Lost and Bookopoly


message 14: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "I'll probably work on Bookopoly. Maybe Scattershelves, depending on how far I've gotten on my November list by then.

Is working on both at the same time an option, or do you prefer we choose just..."


I do prefer that we just choose one especially one that just needed that little last bit of push so that when readathon finishes, we'd finished that challenge & have that feeling of accomplishment :) However, I'm not going to forbid you from working with different challenges though. Just my thoughts...


message 15: by Ellis (new)

Ellis (phlamboyant) | 93 comments I'll be focusing on Scattershelves. And I'll hopefully be settled into maternity leave by the time this kicks off. (Which either means a lot more reading time or a lot less!)


message 16: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Ashley wrote: "I'll be focusing on Scattershelves. And I'll hopefully be settled into maternity leave by the time this kicks off. (Which either means a lot more reading time or a lot less!)"

Ooh!!! Congrats! When are you due?


message 17: by Ellis (new)

Ellis (phlamboyant) | 93 comments Ooh!!..."

November 1st. :D


message 18: by Karin (new)

Karin | 800 comments Tien wrote: "Karin wrote: "Great, Should we sign up here? Do we pick a focus as a team?"

The focus is individual, Karin, as everyone will have different challenges in mind, I think. We only have the page numbe..."


Great, this is perfect and what I initially thought!


message 19: by Dee (new)

Dee (austhokie) | 2568 comments here's hoping i'll get some time to read - i'll probably focus on moving mountains, since I def. fell off the scattagories bandwagon


message 20: by Lagullande (last edited Oct 25, 2017 01:42PM) (new)

Lagullande | 393 comments I've added our Readathon into my calendar. I'm not sure that DH will understand so it may have to be a bit clandestine. Fortunately, he is busy a lot that week ;-)

I've only read 2 of my LOST 2017, so that better be my (secret!) focus.

Yikes, I've just checked - my remaining 8 LOST books have an average of 450 pages each!!


message 21: by Angela (new)

Angela | 226 comments I'm in! I'm hoping to finish up the Christmas in July challenge I started.


message 22: by Bea (last edited Nov 11, 2017 07:25AM) (new)

Bea | 4520 comments Mod
I think I will try to finish up LOST.

Edit: I have requested the last two books from the library. So far no notice that they are in. I might have to change my plan.

For Scattershelves, I have 10 books from the library or owned available to me. That will not complete Scattershelves but will make progress on July, August, November and December and will complete September.

For Moving Mountains, I own 2 books of the 7 remaining.

For Christmas in July, I need 3 for part 1 and 3 for part 2. I am currently reading one of the three for part 2 and own two of the three for part 2.

Decisions, decisions.


message 23: by Karin (new)

Karin | 800 comments I'm going to work on scattergories and Christmas in July since I try to read books that work for both.


message 24: by Charity (new)

Charity | 545 comments I think I'll try to work on my 12 Days of Christmas list at least for Round 1.


message 25: by Tien (last edited Oct 26, 2017 05:19PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Ashley wrote: "Ooh!!..."

November 1st. :D"


I think that means a lot less reading hahaha... it's really hard holding a book whilst breastfeeding and definitely can't hold a book whilst bottle feeding lol (I'd recommend an ereader of some sort if not audiobook) ;)

Exciting times ahead, Ashleigh :)


message 26: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Lagullande wrote: "Yikes, I've just checked - my remaining 8 LOST books have an average of 450 pages each!! "

Oops! good luck, Lagullande, hopefully they're good reads so they don't feel like 450 pagers ;)


message 27: by Karen (new)

Karen (karenofthebookworm) I'm in, I'll focus on the Moving Mountain challenge as it is currently feeling a bit neglected.


message 28: by Rosemary (new)

Rosemary | 828 comments Tien wrote: "I do prefer that we just choose one especially one that just needed that little last bit of push so that when readathon finishes, we'd finished that challenge & have that feeling of accomplishment :) However, I'm not going to forbid you from working with different challenges though. Just my thoughts... "

In that case I'll go with Lost. I have only two books to read there, but one is long and one is old ... neither one is very appealing, but I need to get them read.


message 29: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3048 comments I'll decide what to focus on once the read-a-thon stars


message 30: by Karin (new)

Karin | 800 comments Wow, this readathon is coming up sooner than I realized--only 9 more days!


message 31: by Elvenn (last edited Nov 19, 2017 07:12PM) (new)

Elvenn | 714 comments I still don't know for sure, but I'll probably participate with some of the books from my 12 Days of Christmas list... or from my sequels-tbr pile.

Nov 8, 2017: I'll start adding books from the 12 Days of Christmas challenge below! For now:

* Los misterios de la gata Holmes by Jirō Akagawa (246 pages) [The mysteries of the Holmes cat] Only 72 pages read...
* To Each His Own by Leonardo Sciascia (176 pages) (13/11/2017)
* El Evangelio según Van Hutten by Abelardo Castillo (172 pages) [The Evangel According to Van Hutten] ~~~> (And for the challenge below!) (19/11/2017)
* The Scorpion God: Three Short Novels by William Golding (last 31 pages) (19/11/2017)
* Noches en Fitzrovia by Julian Maclaren-Ross (last 33 pages) [Nights in Fitzrovia] (19/11/2017)

Nov 14, 2017: I've realized that since 2016 I've only read 3 books written by authors from my country so- as a side challenge- I'll try to read at least one in the next days...

* Un cementerio perfecto by Federico Falco (175 pages) [A Perfect Cemetery] (15/11/2017)
* El Evangelio según Van Hutten (see above)


message 32: by Sue (last edited Dec 06, 2017 05:03AM) (new)

Sue | 158 comments Main Focus: Moving Mountain
(Need to finish these 3 books to finish challenge)
✓ 1. Beaton, M.C. | Death of a Gossip
✓ 2. Levine, Gail Carson | Ever
✓ 3. Hanff, Helene | 84, Charing Cross Road

Secondary: Scattershelves
(Also needing to read these books for challenges for other groups)
1. However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph | Aimee Molloy
November - F shelf - Feminism
2. Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
October - T shelf - Thriller
3. The Bad Beginning | Lemony Snicket
October - D shelf - Dark
4. The Forests of Silence | Emily Rodda
November - D shelf - Deltora
5. Mister Monday | Garth Nix
November - J shelf - Juvenile
6. Daughter of the Forest | Juliet Marillier
September - S shelf - Sevenwaters
7. Half Broke Horses | Jeannette Walls
December - R shelf - Ranches


message 33: by Laure (last edited Nov 08, 2017 10:50PM) (new)

Laure (goodreadscomlaure) | 11 comments Just what I needed, a readathon!
I will be focusing on reading the following books that have been languishing on my 'currently reading' list:
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
Salambo by Gustave Flaubert
- I have not been in a mood for more 'meaty' books lately.

I will add if I can:
Rise of Empire by Michael J Sullivan
Silence by Shusaku Endo
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey by Ernesto Che Guevarra

Very unlikely I 'll finish all of those but I'll get my thumbs into it. :D


message 34: by Coralie (new)

Coralie | 1601 comments I will be working on Christmas in July as I still have 25 books to complete! I am yet to decide what books I will be reading.


message 35: by Sherri (new)

Sherri (lil_bookette) | 109 comments I still have 5 books to finish for LOST, so I'll be attempting to hack away at that one.


message 36: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
I've created a ticker for our goal of 10,000 pages (see message 2) :)

So please update this thread as you finish your book with the page numbers during the read-a-thon week so I can accordingly update the ticker!! I'm getting very very excited, peeps!


message 37: by Chinmay (new)

Chinmay Janbandhu | 2 comments Read A thousand Splendid suns, 372 pages!
I'll join in more soon! Yayy!


message 38: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4520 comments Mod
Chinmay wrote: "Read A thousand Splendid suns, 372 pages!
I'll join in more soon! Yayy!"


Chinmay, the readathon does not start until November 13, Monday.


message 39: by Chinmay (new)

Chinmay Janbandhu | 2 comments Bea wrote: "Chinmay wrote: "Read A thousand Splendid suns, 372 pages!
I'll join in more soon! Yayy!"

Chinmay, the readathon does not start until November 13, Monday."


Ohh I'm so sorry! My bad :( What a fool am I!


message 40: by Ellis (new)

Ellis (phlamboyant) | 93 comments It's staring to look like I'll be checking into the hospital to be induced on the first day of this read-a-thon. I probably won't be getting much reading done next week, but I'll post whatever I do manage.


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 1020 comments Ashley wrote: "It's staring to look like I'll be checking into the hospital to be induced on the first day of this read-a-thon. I probably won't be getting much reading done next week, but I'll post whatever I do..."

Sending positive thoughts for a healthy baby :)


message 42: by Bea (new)

Bea | 4520 comments Mod
Jayme(the ghost reader) wrote: "Sending positive thoughts for a healthy baby :) "

Me, too, Ashley. Do you know if it will be a boy or girl or will it be a surprise?


message 43: by Ellis (new)

Ellis (phlamboyant) | 93 comments Thanks for the positive thoughts! We're having a boy.


message 44: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Ooh, best of luck, Ashley!!

They say, sometimes it takes ages for the drugs to work so you just may have some time to read ;)

Though I doubt you'd have time to update us afterwards, lol

But when you do have a spare minute, please let us know how you go! Best times ahead xx


Jayme(the ghost reader) (jaymeiltheghostreader) | 1020 comments What names have you decided on?


message 46: by Karin (last edited Nov 09, 2017 04:45PM) (new)

Karin | 800 comments Ashley wrote: "It's staring to look like I'll be checking into the hospital to be induced on the first day of this read-a-thon. I probably won't be getting much reading done next week, but I'll post whatever I do..."

What, no reading whist in the midst of an induced labour ;)?

All the best!


message 47: by Lusie (new)

Lusie (illusie) | 3048 comments Ashley, wishing you all the best!!


message 48: by Lagullande (new)

Lagullande | 393 comments We'll be thinking of you, Ashley.


message 49: by Wendy (new)

Wendy Eley | 26 comments Well...since I haven't joined any challenges (figuring them out is challenge enough for me), I will be working on my 'Won Books' pile. I, too, am in a bit of a slump. Seems I am stuck on a book and can't get past it.


message 50: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 8583 comments Mod
Wendy wrote: "Well...since I haven't joined any challenges (figuring them out is challenge enough for me), I will be working on my 'Won Books' pile. I, too, am in a bit of a slump. Seems I am stuck on a book and..."

Aw sorry to hear about your slump, Wendy. It's the pits when you just can't seem to enjoy your reads, isn't it? Which book are you in the middle of? Maybe it's time to set it aside for a while and get stuck to something you love either your usual fave reads or a re-read of old faves...


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