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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Apologies for the delay, Better late than never!
As the 1st January is a holiday( in the UK) and I'm late starting this I have changed the readathon from Saturday-Monday for this month only.

From Saturday December 30th at 12.01am (in your local time zone), you start keeping track of how many pages you read until Monday January 1st at 11.59pm. In December Read-a-thon thread you will post your progress, telling everyone what you're reading and how many pages. Then all readers' totals will be tallied on the Tuesday to reach the goal of 20,000 pages. This is a relaxed read-a-thon; it doesn't matter if you read 20 pages or 100, it also doesn't matter if we reach our goal, it's just having fun doing what you would normally be doing anyway:)

Once the thread is posted in book Chat, make sure reply to the event or put your name on the thread if you would like to be included. If you simply stumble onto the thread, then please, join in!
As for the last read-a-thons, better to keep track of all numbers, we change the first post we write in the discussion, so each of us has only one and not 2000 as before!!!!

*An easy way to keep track is using the Currently Reading feature on Goodreads, entering your page number at the end of each day.

**For those who read by eReader, take the page number which shows for paperback/hardcover here on Goodreads for your total.Calculate by percentage to work out your page number read.

***For audio listeners, check out how many pages the book has on Goodreads, then divide that number by how many CDs or hours it is to give you an idea of pages per time.

If you respond 'Yes” to the event invitation , please don't forget to list totals in Decemberl Read-a-thon thread in Bookchat. Don't forget to post your totals of daily or full week end tally on the thread

message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 02, 2018 04:39AM) (new)

1. Heather- 563
2. Lexi
3. Petra- 208
4. Pam
5. Josen- 200
6. Diane
7. Madge- 523
8. Klela- 226
9. Billy
10. Tweedledum- 970
11. Veronica- 561
12. Katherine- 270
13. Patty- 100
14. Kathleen
15. Beth (beach)- 1091
16. Angela
17. Kathy- 695
18. Cindy
19. Lauri- 172
20. Rhonda
21. Beth (hat)
22. Davyne
23. Ellen- 765
24. Rebecca- 199
25. Joanne-
26. Kelly-
27. Kristi-
28. John- 419
29. Kat- 523

message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 02, 2018 04:36AM) (new)

I'm in!

251 pages Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
163 pages A Gentleman in Moscow
149 pages Stay with Me (audiobook)

Total: 563

message 4: by Petra (last edited Jan 01, 2018 09:24PM) (new)

message 5: by Pam (last edited Jan 02, 2018 07:53AM) (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 670 comments I'm in!

Sat & Sun- The Winshaw Legacy or What a Carve Up!
Sat: 80 pp
Sun: 175 pp (Finished!)
Mon: It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World’s Family Tree 250 pp
The Sparrow 40 pp

Total: 545 pp

message 6: by Sue (new)

Sue | 6 comments December 2017 Readathon


message 7: by Josen (last edited Jan 02, 2018 09:15AM) (new)

Josen (josens) | 83 comments Count me in :)

Saturday: Old Man's War 50 pages
Sunday: Old Man's War 61 pages
Monday: Old Man's War 89 pages.......finished! :)

Total: 200 pages

message 8: by Diane-OP (last edited Jan 02, 2018 07:56AM) (new)

message 9: by Madge (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:52AM) (new)

Madge (madge_the_bibliomaniac) | 27 comments I'm in!

Saturday: All Together Dead 41 pages (finished); From Dead to Worse 280 pages

Sunday: From Dead to Worse 88 pages (finished); A Christmas Carol 74 pages (finished); V for Vendetta 141 pages (finished)

Monday: Dead and Gone 320 pages (finished); Dead in the Family 215 pages

Total: 1,159 pages

message 10: by Klela (last edited Jan 01, 2018 03:07PM) (new)

Klela I'm in of course!

Saturday: //
Sunday: A Princess of Mars 118 pages finished
Monday:Ramses: The Son of Light 108 pages

Total: 226 pages

message 11: by Billy "D" (last edited Jan 02, 2018 05:14AM) (new)

message 12: by Tweedledum (last edited Jan 01, 2018 04:12PM) (new)

Tweedledum  (tweedledum) | 2030 comments Hi everyone I'm in!

The Loney 81 pages ( p. 243)
The Miniaturist 73 pages (p. 251)
Dead Man's Grip 200 pages
The Bear and the Nightingale 21 pages (p.184)

Sat Total : 375 pages

The Loney 117 pages. Finished book.
Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?: A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture 8 pages (p. 132)
Life, Interrupted by James McConnel 28 pages
Dead Man's Grip 81 pages (p.281)
Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis 61 pages ( finished book)
The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis 7 pages
Mozart: The Man Revealed by John Suchet 14 pages (p.182)
The Miniaturist 10 pages ( p.261)

Sun total : 326 pages

Dead Man's Grip 204 pages finished book
The Miniaturist 10 pages
Was Beethoven a Birdwatcher?: A Quirky Look at Birds in History and Culture 10 pages
Life, Interrupted 32 pages
Lost White Tribes: The End of Privilege and the Last Colonials in Sri Lanka, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, Namibia, and Guadeloupe 12 pages
Monday total: 268 pages

Grand total

970 pages

message 13: by Veronica ⭐️ (last edited Jan 01, 2018 01:59AM) (new)

Veronica ⭐️ | 109 comments I’m in

Saturday 229 pages Jorie and the River of Fire
33 pages Little Secrets

Sunday 123 pages Little Secrets

Monday 176 pages Little Secrets

It’s now 9:00pm Monday night and I’m so tired, no more reading for me tonight.

Total 561 pages

message 14: by Katherine (last edited Jan 01, 2018 07:20PM) (new)

Katherine | 107 comments I'm in!



13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough The Dry (Aaron Falk, #1) by Jane Harper Kill and Tell by James Patterson The War Bride's Scrapbook by Caroline Preston

message 15: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Jan 01, 2018 04:43PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 1090 comments I'm already half-way through Saturday down here (Oz) with visitors expected shortly, but I'll keep track of what reading I manage to sneak in!

Small effort, sorry. Last few pages of A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny : 10 pages

Began Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson : 90 pages

total 100 pages

message 16: by Kathleen (last edited Jan 02, 2018 05:55AM) (new)

Kathleen | 272 comments This is perfect! I have lots of challenge books to finish this weekend. :-)

Ficciones - 45 pgs
The Country of the Pointed Firs - 72 pgs
Death in Venice - 21 pgs
Total: 138 pgs
Sun: The Country of the Pointed Firs - 48 pgs
Leaves of Grass - 51 pgs
Total: 99 pgs.
Doctor Zhivago Intro--21 pgs, text--28 pgs - 49 pgs.
Spill Simmer Falter Wither --21 pgs.
Total: 70 pgs
Grand total: 307

message 17: by Beth (last edited Jan 01, 2018 09:06PM) (new)

Beth (bethi-l) I’m in!

Saturday: Defenseless by Elizabeth Dyer 288 pages. Defenseless
Cocky Rebel : Sofia Sol Cocker 25 pages
Sunday: Discovering Daisy: A Protectors Novella 100 pages
Monday: finished Cocky Rebel : Sofia Sol Cocker 175 pages;
Cocky Biker 150 pages
Facing West 274 pages
Felix and the Prince 79 pages

Total: 1091 pages read

message 18: by Angela (new)

Angela Cox | 4 comments I'm in! I still have a couple more books to read to finish my reading challenge (100 books)



message 19: by Kathy McC (last edited Jan 01, 2018 02:51PM) (new)

Kathy McC | 101 comments Please count me in! Hope to read lots this weekend.

Saturday: Island of the Blue Dolphins 184 pgs.
Sunday: Finished Counting by 7s 258 pgs.
Ugly 200 pgs.
Monday: Little Fires Everywhere 53 ps.

TOTAL: 695 pgs.

message 20: by Cindy (last edited Jan 02, 2018 02:01PM) (new)

Cindy Newton | 63 comments I'm in! I'm making a last-minute push to get my total for the year up, so this should help.

Saturday: Deep Freeze (how appropriate!) - 243 p.
The Girl With All the Gifts -- 40 pages
Sunday: The Girl With All the Gifts -- 395 pages
Monday: Magic Bleeds -- 233 pages

Total pages read: 911 pages

A personal best!!! Promising start to the new year!

message 21: by Lauri (last edited Jan 02, 2018 07:35PM) (new)

Lauri Saplad (otwlauri) | 95 comments Lauri's Spot!

Saturday: 62 pages

Sunday: 110 pages

Monday: 115 pages

Total pages read: 287

Books used:
The House of Unexpected Sisters (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #18) by Alexander McCall Smith Where Angels Go (Angels Everywhere, #6) by Debbie Macomber What Light by Jay Asher Mary Magdalene A Biography by Bruce Chilton China Dolls by Lisa See Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly, #2) by Charlaine Harris Sugar Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #6) by Joanne Fluke On Strike for Christmas A Novel by Sheila Roberts

message 22: by Rhonda (last edited Jan 02, 2018 10:43PM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 310 comments I am in. December 30 - January 1

Saturday - The Lightning Thief - 147 pages

Sunday: The Golden Compass - 399
Dolly Parton - 40

Monday: Hark The Herald Angels Say - 299 pages
Fat Dogs and French Estates - 142 pages

Total pages: 907 pages

message 23: by Beth (last edited Jan 02, 2018 10:21AM) (new)

Beth | 401 comments I'm in!

Saturday: Antarctica 237-299 = 62

Sunday: Antarctica 299-333 = 34

Monday: Antarctica 333-454 = 121

Total: 217

message 24: by Davyne (last edited Jan 02, 2018 06:43AM) (new)

Davyne DeSye | 73 comments Not sure I'll get much read, but I'm in!

Saturday: 54 pages
Sunday: 99 pages
Monday: 66 pages

Total: 219 pages

message 25: by Ellen (last edited Jan 01, 2018 06:27PM) (new)

Ellen Marcolongo | 40 comments I'm in!

Saturday- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver : 428 pages
Sunday- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver : 115 pages
Monday- The Search for the Pink-Headed Duck by Rory Nugent : 222 pages

Total: 765 pages

message 26: by Rebecca (last edited Jan 02, 2018 07:38AM) (new)

Rebecca | 50 comments I'm in! I'm reading Tomorrow, When the War Began maybe now I'll be more motivated to finish the book.

Saturday-5 pages

Sunday- 17 pages

Monday- 102 pages

Total: 124

message 27: by Joanne (last edited Jan 02, 2018 08:02AM) (new)

Joanne Saturday-
Strange Weather by Joe Hill- 120 pages

Sunday- finished Strange Weather- 135 pages
Miss Kopp's Midnight Confessions by Amy Stewart- 53 pages

(finished) The Dry by Jane Harper- 175 pages
Scythe- Neal Shusterman- 63 pages

total- 546

message 28: by Kelly (last edited Jan 28, 2018 07:41AM) (new)

Kelly (marquis784) | 365 comments I’m in! Too cold to do anything else!

Saturday - boring, but the manual to my new car! 250 pages

Sunday - The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse. 100 pages, 45 pages

Monday - The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse
100 pages

Total: 495 pages

message 29: by Kristi (last edited Jan 02, 2018 05:48AM) (new)

Kristi (kristilarson) | 377 comments Saturday - 141 pages Stay with Me

Sunday - 214 total: 16 pages Stay with Me; 198 pages Future Home of the Living God

Monday - 76 total: 52 pages The Heart's Invisible Furies; 24 pages Norwegian by Night

431 total pages

message 30: by John of Canada (last edited Jan 01, 2018 06:38PM) (new)

John of Canada (johnofcanada) | 275 comments Sweet Tooth. 163 pages
The Boy Detective. 256 pages

Total 419

message 31: by Petra (new)

Petra | 3248 comments I updated Post 5 with my weekend totals.

message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

Well done everybody! I’ll get the totals added in the next few days.

message 33: by Kat (new)

Kat Falkenroth  (kat_falkenroth) | 143 comments Hey guys, sorry I'm late! If still possible I'm in too:

93p of Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
79p of The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue

210p of From Russia With Love

142p of Das Leben ist gut

Total: 523p

message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

I've added you in Kat.

I will do the final totals Friday so please update your posts by then if you want to be included

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