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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited May 24, 2018 08:52AM) (new)

Please post here if you would like to join the May read-a-thon!

From Friday May 25th, 2018 00:00am (in your local time zone), you start keeping track of how many pages you read until Monday May, 2018 28th 11.59pm. In here you will post your progress, telling everyone what you're reading and how many pages. Then all readers' totals will be tallied the next week to reach the goal of 20,000 pages - last time we didn't make it!!!! 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:)

Make sure to put your name if you would like to be included. If you simply stumble onto the thread, then please, join in!
As for the last read-a-thon, 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.

It's a holiday on Monday 28th in the UK (is it anywhere else?). I hope you all don't mind but I extended the readathon to include Monday as well (in a not so secret plan to increase my own number of pages as Monday is my dedicated reading day!!!)

Correct event link: https://www.goodreads.com/event/list_...


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited May 30, 2018 11:13AM) (new)

1. Heather (mod)- 589
2. Kristi- 516
3. Janessa- 532
4. Diana
5. Carol- 496 pages
6. Chinook- 932 pages
7. Kathleen- 390 pages
8. Diane-OP- 755 pages
9. Alannah- 1127
10. KristiCats- 450
11. Davyne- 139 pages
12. Nancy from NJ- 370 pages
13. LauraT- 605 pages
14. Mary-
15. Jude- 1442 pages
16. Josen
17. Katherine- 626 pages
18. Su- 115 pages
19. Madge- 1082 pages
20. Adrian- 396 pages
21. Shalin- 46 pages
22. Claire- 790 pages
23. John of Canada- 792 pages
24. Veronica- 375 pages
25. June- 516 pagses
26. Charbel- 120 pages
27. Leslie- 490 pages
28. Rift- 374 pages
29. Kathy McC- 391 pages
30. Patty- 589 pages
31. Mark- 573 pages
32. Raul- 342 pages
33. Beth- 764 pages
34. Shawna
35. Dilek- 246 pages
36. Kelly- 224 pages
37. Ellen- 1650 pages
38. Isabelle- 317 pages
39. Joanne- 298 pages
40. Kathy- 411 pages
41. Tweedledum- 894 pages
42. Rhonda- 1074 pages
43. Erica - 625 pages
44. Karin- 395 pages
45. Lale
46. Cindy- 470 pages
47. Anita- 21 pages
48. Kat- 575 pages
49. Susanna- 330 pages


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited May 29, 2018 01:24AM) (new)

I'm in!

I read 589 pages over the weekend, I don't have daily figures because I forgot to record it!

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock- 198 pages
Les Misérables- 40 pages
Swing Time- 351 pages


message 4: by Kristi (last edited May 29, 2018 05:30AM) (new)

Kristi (kristilarson) | 382 comments I'm in too

516 total pages

Friday: 191 pgs of Crazy Rich Asians

Saturday: 108 pgs, finished Crazy Rich Asians

Sunday: 78 pgs total
58 pgs, finished Circe
38 pgs of Why Buddhism is True: The Science and Philosophy of Enlightenment

Monday: 139 pgs total
43 pgs of Last Night in Montreal
96 pgs, finished Speak No Evil


message 5: by [deleted user] (last edited May 29, 2018 03:23AM) (new)

I'm in
Friday, May 25: Slash by Slash -finished
Saturday, May 26: Atlantia by Ally Condie -25 pages
Sunday, May 27: Atlantia by Ally Condie -32 pages
Monday, May 28: Atlantia by Ally Condie -17 pages

Total Pages: 532


message 6: by Diana (new)

Diana (deedee2017) | 5 comments Im in


message 7: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10 comments So I am assuming the link to the event will start working at Midnight? I click on the link and it takes me to a dead end.


message 8: by Chinook (last edited May 28, 2018 10:47PM) (new)

Chinook | 543 comments I will try to remember to participate! It’s Memorial Day on Monday in the US as well.

Friday- Fruits of the Earth - 132
Meddling Kids - will hopefully finish and just add total rather than calculating for the audio

Saturday- Meddling Kids

Sunday- Fruits of the Earth - 124
Meddling Kids

Monday- Meddling Kids - 322
If This Is a Man - 33
In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History - 113
Smile - 208

Total: 932


message 9: by Kathleen (last edited May 28, 2018 05:55AM) (new)

Kathleen | 316 comments Ooh, 4 days--I'm in.
(And I want to steal the idea of a dedicated reading day!)

Friday:
The Odyssey - 38 pgs
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks - 24 pgs
Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose - 34 pgs
Total: 96 pgs

Saturday:
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks - 14 pgs
Vanity Fair - 101 pgs
MaddAddam - 75 pgs
Total: 190 pgs

Sunday:
MaddAddam - 75 pgs
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks - 29
Total: 104 pgs

Don't think I'll be able to read Monday, so totaling now and will revise if things change.

Weekend total: 390 pgs


message 10: by Diane-OP (last edited May 28, 2018 08:23PM) (new)

Diane-OP | 118 comments I’m in!

Friday: 236 pp
Saturday: 420 pp
Sunday: 28 pp
Monday: 71

Total. 755
The Mermaid's Sister
Lilac Girls
Some Luck
Inside Inside


message 11: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 12296 comments Mod
Carol wrote: "So I am assuming the link to the event will start working at Midnight? I click on the link and it takes me to a dead end."

The event is this thread, just tally up your reading totals and post them here when you're done. A lot of members, as you can see like to set up a post and come back to it throughout the weekend to update it. We only really send out the event invitation to remind people that it's happening.


message 12: by Alannah (last edited May 29, 2018 06:56AM) (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 12296 comments Mod
I'm in

Friday:
TKS: 155 pages
TBT: 175 pages
Saturday:
EOM: 114 pages
TBT: 241 pages
Sunday:
TBT: 139 pages
TCP: 221 pages
Monday:
EOM: 82 pages

Total: 1,127


message 13: by KristiCats (last edited May 29, 2018 02:56AM) (new)

KristiCats | 36 comments I'm in!

Friday: 250 pages of The Promise of Provence
Saturday: 0 pages
Sunday: 0 pages
Monday: 200 pages of The Last Englishman
TOTAL: 450 PAGES


message 14: by Davyne (last edited May 28, 2018 06:28AM) (new)

Davyne DeSye | 73 comments I'll be there!

Friday: 30 pages
Saturday: 32 pages
Sunday: 43 pages
Monday: 34 pages

Total: 139 pages


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Kathleen wrote: "Ooh, 4 days--I'm in.
(And I want to steal the idea of a dedicated reading day!)

Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Monday:

Total:"


It's only a dedicated reading day because I will have to spend the rest of the weekend doing chores and writing for work!


message 16: by Carol (new)

Carol | 10 comments Alannah wrote: "Carol wrote: "So I am assuming the link to the event will start working at Midnight? I click on the link and it takes me to a dead end."

The event is this thread, just tally up your reading totals..."


aaah, okay, sounds good!!!


message 17: by Carol (last edited May 29, 2018 07:24AM) (new)

Carol | 10 comments Heather wrote: "Please post here if you would like to join the May read-a-thon!

From Friday May 25th, 2018 00:00am (in your local time zone), you start keeping track of how many pages you read until Monday May, ..."

Friday: The Dry, Jane Harper 31 pages
Saturday: The Dry, Jane Harper 114 pages; Britt-Marie Was Here 40 pages
Sunday: Britt-Marie Was Here 128 pages
Monday: Britt-Marie Was Here 106 pages; Educated, Tara Westover 77 pages
Total: 496


message 18: by Nancy from NJ (new)

Katz Nancy from NJ (nancyk18) I want to join too.


Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday

Nancy


message 19: by LauraT (last edited May 29, 2018 09:54AM) (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 13635 comments Mod
I'm in - don't know how much I'll be able of reading but still I'm going to try!

Managed to read 605 pages!!!


message 20: by Mary (new)

Mary (maryornelas) | 2 comments I'm in!

Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Monday:


message 21: by Jude: The Epic Reader (last edited May 28, 2018 08:56PM) (new)

Jude: The Epic Reader (imnotjude) | 17 comments School just got out so I'm in

Friday:
The Dark Prophecy (The Trials of Apollo, #2) by Rick Riordan 311
The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan 43
Total: 354

Saturday:
The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan 240
Total: 240

Sunday:
The Burning Maze (The Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan 179
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1) by Rick Riordan 252
Total: 431

Monday:
The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #1) by Rick Riordan 247
The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2) by Rick Riordan 170
Total: 417

Total: 1,442


message 22: by Josen (last edited May 29, 2018 07:45AM) (new)

Josen (josens) | 87 comments Extra day I'm definitely in! :)

Friday: 0 :(

Saturday: Reliquary 63 pages

Sunday: Reliquary 65 pages
The Silkworm 10 pages

Monday: Reliquary 70 pages

Total: 208 pages


message 23: by Katherine (last edited May 28, 2018 07:36PM) (new)

Katherine | 119 comments I’m in! So excited for the extra day! I have to work Friday & Saturday.

Friday:98
Saturday:250
Sunday:40
Monday: 238

Total:626

Best Friends Forever by Margot Hunt Educated by Tara Westover By Invitation Only by Dorothea Benton Frank Fizzlebert Stump The Boy Who Ran Away from the Circus (and Joined the Library) by A.F. Harrold Rosetown by Cynthia Rylant


message 24: by Madge (last edited May 29, 2018 12:11AM) (new)

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

Friday: The Lord of the Rings-- 292pg
Saturday: The Lord of the Rings-- 208pg (finished)
Sunday: The Girl on the Train-- 96pg
Monday: The Girl on the Train-- 230pg (finished)
The Sun and Her Flowers-- 256pg (finished)

Total: 1,082 pages


message 25: by Adrian (last edited May 29, 2018 05:36AM) (new)

Adrian | 59 comments Ooh yeah, as its a Bank Hol, I'm in

Friday: Non-Stop Brian W. Aldiss 99 pages
Saturday:7 pages (ooh dear)
Sunday: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 170 pages
Monday:110 pages

Total: 386 pages


message 26: by Claire (last edited May 26, 2018 01:27AM) (new)

Claire  | 66 comments I’m in

Friday :The Good Girl Mary Kubica 355 p.
Second Honeymoon James Patterson 102 p.
Total: 457 p.

Saturday: Second Honeymoon James Patterson 330 p.

Sunday
Monday


message 27: by John of Canada (last edited May 29, 2018 09:06AM) (new)

John of Canada (johnofcanada) | 288 comments I am in
Breaking Night 140
Educated 13
Tao of Charlie Munger 256
Revenge -Yoko Ogawa 17
The Tall Story 48
Beowulf 11
Breeds 43
Simply Styling 200
The Singing Bones-Shaun Tan 64

Total 792


message 28: by Veronica ⭐️ (last edited May 28, 2018 07:44PM) (new)

Veronica ⭐️ | 109 comments I’m in and Friday has started in Australia so I better get reading.

Friday: 37 pages Ill Will
Saturday : 100 pages Ill Will
Sunday : 191 pages Ill Will
Monday: 47 pages The Jade Lily

Total: 375 pages


message 29: by Tawallah (last edited May 29, 2018 05:55PM) (new)

Tawallah | 179 comments I’m in. Four days woohoo!

Friday:
Only Time Will Tell - read 76 pages

Saturday:
Completed Only Time Will Tell- 81 pages
A Good Man Gone- 63 pages
A Suitable Boy- 35 pages
Parable of the Sower- 21 pages

Sunday:

A Suitable Boy- 38 pages
Parable of the Sower- 94 pages

Monday:
Parable of the Sower- 108 pages


Total: 516 pages


message 30: by Charbel (last edited May 30, 2018 03:45AM) (new)

Charbel (queez) | 2692 comments I'm in.
Friday: 30
Saturday: 40
Sunday: 30
Monday: 20

Total: 120


message 31: by Leslie (last edited May 26, 2018 11:16AM) (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments Ooh, 4 days -- how exciting! I'm in :-)

Friday: 490 pages
books read: continued Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois & Crystal Dragon

Saturday:
books read: finished Crystal Dragon; started Trade Secret; continued Queen Margot, or Marguerite de Valois

Sunday:
Monday:

Total:


message 32: by Rift (last edited May 29, 2018 05:33PM) (new)

Rift Vegan (riftvegan) | 38 comments This sounds like great fun! I'd like to join this round. :)

Friday -- 143 pgs
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler
I left work early to READ!!!


Saturday -- 105 pgs
Parable of the Sower
Probably reading too much Post-Apocalypse -- last book was The Book of Etta -- I looked up from reading, and out the window I was surprised to see a Working car driving thru the parking lot. giggles!


Sunday -- 39 pgs
Parable of the Sower Finished!
After my hike today (Yay!) I had to do chores (blah!), so not so much time for reading. Now... what's the next book??


Monday -- 87 pgs
Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better by Tracey Stewart
Aww, what a sweet book. Preaching to the choir, here of course, but a nice thing to read, nevertheless. :)



*** Total 374 pages ***

Yay Reading!

Happy Day,
rift


message 33: by Kathleen (new)

Kathleen | 316 comments Heather wrote: ""
It's only a dedicated reading day because I will have to spend the rest of the weekend doing chores and writing for work!
."


Still, it's a lovely idea. Enjoy your one day, Heather!


message 34: by Kathy McC (last edited May 29, 2018 02:22AM) (new)

Kathy McC | 114 comments Not sure how much reading I will get done this weekend, but I'm in!

Friday: The Gunners 73 pgs.
Men Explain Things to Me 62 pgs.

Saturday: The Gunners 80 pgs.
Men Explain Things to Me 40 pgs.

Sunday: The Gunners 54 pgs.
Finished Men Explain Things to Me
60 pgs.

Monday: The Gunners 22 pgs.

TOTAL: 391 pgs.


message 36: by Raul (last edited May 28, 2018 08:32PM) (new)

Raul Bimenyimana | 739 comments I'm in as well

Friday: 131 pages of Stay with Me

Saturday: 65 pages of Memoirs of Hadrian

Sunday: 45 pages of Memoirs of Hadrian

Monday: 101 pages of Purple Hibiscus

Total: 342 pages


message 37: by Beth (last edited May 29, 2018 08:43AM) (new)

Beth | 407 comments I'm in!
Friday: One Woman's War: Da (Mother) the Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni Paperback 447-454 - 7 pages
The Aeneid 256-270 - 14 pages
Axis 101-121 = 20 pages
The Top 500 Poems 190-211 = 21 pages
The Enchantress of Florence = 165 pages
227 pages
Saturday: The Enchantress of Florence|3559501] to p. 297 = 132 pages (I'm figuring out approximate page #s based on percentages in the ebook)
132 pages
Sunday: The Enchantress of Florence 298-359 = 61 pages +
The Top 500 Poems 212-237 pages = 25 pages + Axis 121=129 = 8 pages
94 pages
Monday:
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner = 77 pages
Invisible Cities= 165 pages
One Woman's War: Da (Mother) the Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni Paperback 466-488 = 22 pages
The Aeneid 379-389 = 10 pages
The Top 500 Poems 237-255 = 18 pages
The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition19 pages
311 pages

Total: 764 pages


message 38: by Shawna (new)

Shawna Pampu (thepageturnernamedshawna) | 2 comments I’m in:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Monday:

Total-


message 39: by Dilek (last edited May 29, 2018 05:08AM) (new)

Dilek | 63 comments I'm in!

Friday: 76 pgs (Yürümenin Felsefesi by Frédéric Gros)
Saturday: 68 pgs (Rocannon's World)
Sunday: 70 pgs (Rocannon's World)
Monday: 14 pgs (Yürümenin Felsefesi by Frédéric Gros)
(18 pgs ) In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art

Total: 246 pgs


message 40: by Kelly (last edited May 28, 2018 06:14PM) (new)

Kelly (marquis784) | 373 comments I’m in!

Friday: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris. 84 pages

Saturday: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris 40 pages

Sunday: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris 40 pages

Monday: Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris 60 pages


Total: 224 pages


message 41: by Ellen (last edited May 28, 2018 08:01AM) (new)

Ellen Marcolongo | 40 comments I’m in!

Friday: The Righteous Mind Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt : 419 pages
Saturday: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee :490 pages
Sunday: Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez : 496 pages
Monday: Failure Is an Option An Attempted Memoir by H. Jon Benjamin : 245 pages

Total: 4


message 42: by Joanne (last edited May 28, 2018 08:18AM) (new)

Joanne Thanks for hosting this event, Heather!

Friday: The Greatest Journey by David McCollough- 62 pages
Franklin and Winston by Jon Meacham- 83 pages

Saturday: Napoleon: A Life by Andrew Roberts- 87 pages

Sunday: Franklin and Winston- 66 pages

Total pages finished: 298


message 43: by Kathy (last edited May 28, 2018 05:01PM) (new)


message 44: by Tweedledum (last edited May 28, 2018 04:09PM) (new)

Tweedledum  (tweedledum) | 2060 comments Hi readathoners I'm in .

Friday
White Teeth by Zadie Smith 39 pages (p. 415)
The 5th Wave 50 pages
The Smiling School For Calvinists 14 pages
Cockfosters by Helen Simpson 21 pages (p.80 )
The Towers Of Trebizond 6 pages

Friday total 130 pages

Saturday
Cockfosters by Helen Simpson 62 pages, finished book.
No. More. Plastic.: What you can do to make a difference – the #2minutesolution 18 pages
White Teeth by Zadie Smith 13 pages p.428
The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham 50 pages
Trump/Russia: A Definitive History by Seth Hettena 10 pages

Saturday total 153 pages

Sunday

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness: Three Rules for a Happier Life by Carol McCloud 65 pages ( Finished book)
The Kraken Wakes 120 pages
White Teeth 120 pages finished book.
Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down 4 pages
The Charioteer of Delphi 18 pages
No. More. Plastic.: What you can do to make a difference – the #2minutesolution 32 pages (p. 50)

Sunday total 359 pages

Monday
The Kraken Wakes 70 pages. Finished book.
Call of the Desert: The Sahara by Philippe Bourseiller 100 pages
The Ghost Fields by Elly Griffiths 50 pages
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton 14 pages
Always Postpone Meetings with Time-Wasting Morons by Scott Adams 18 pages

Monday total 252 pages

Grand total,:
894 pages


message 45: by Rhonda (last edited May 28, 2018 11:01PM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 319 comments I am in. May 25 through May 28.

Friday: Wrong Side of the Paw - Laurie Cass - 115 pages
Doom With a View - Kate Kingsbury- 80 pages

Saturday: Doom With A View - Kate Kingsbury - 198 pages
Never Buried - Edie Claire- 100 pages

Sunday: Sometimes I Lie - Alice Feeney - 262 pages
Never Buried - Edie Claire - 100 pages

Monday: Pushing Up Daisies - Penny Clover Petersen - 219 pages

Total pages: 1,074 pages


message 46: by Erica (last edited May 28, 2018 11:29PM) (new)

Erica | 871 comments Hope it's not too late to join in!

Friday - 110 pages of After the Crash by Michel Bussi

Sat - 242 pages of Almost Love by Louise O'Neill

Sun - 67 pages of Almost Love by Louise O'Neill
104 pages of The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
31 pages of Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Mon - 81 pages of Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks

Total = 635 pages

After the Crash by Michel Bussi Almost Love by Louise O'Neill The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín Year of Wonders A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks


message 47: by Karin (last edited May 29, 2018 05:29PM) (new)

Karin | 1989 comments I'm in and will try to remember to check back in here!

Friday: 55 pages Defender

Saturday: total for day 121 pages
80 pp Head On
41 pp Defender

Sunday: 199 pp Head On

Monday: 20 pages

Total: 395


message 48: by Lale (last edited May 31, 2018 01:46PM) (new)

Lale | 48 comments I'm late but would like to join in...

Friday: 20
Saturday: 25
Sunday: -
Monday: 45

TOTAL: 90


message 49: by Cindy (last edited May 29, 2018 02:06PM) (new)

Cindy Newton | 70 comments A 4 day readathon! I’m in!!

Friday: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine - 58 pages
Pet Sematary by Stephen King - 38 pages
Saturday: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine -- 35 pages
Sunday: Anthem by Ayn Rand -- 105 pages
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine -- 35 pages
Monday: Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine -- 123 pages
Pet Sematary by Stephen King -- 76 pages

Total pages read: 470 pages read


message 50: by Anita (new)

Anita (dnagirlcom) | 18 comments Anita 05/25 finished 21 pages of The Justar Journal: The Last Librarian


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