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message 1: by Laura, Celestial Sphere Mod (new)

Laura | 3783 comments Mod
Our third read-a-thon of the year starts on the 25th and has a team challenge!

For those of you who have done a read-a-thon for the this group in the past, this should look familiar. If you're new to this, allow us to explain!

What do I have to do to participate?
If you can commit to actively participating in the read-a-thon, then please sign up in the comments below. We have chosen the categories so this group activity is fair and fun for readers of all speeds.

Please only sign up if you can commit to checking in with your team (on Goodreads) at least 3 times during the week from August 25th to September 3rd.

How many teams will there be?
The number of teams and participants on each team will be determined once sign-up is complete. Without knowing how many participants will sign-up, this is difficult to determine now. Typically we have 3 teams.

Please try and sign-up by Friday, August 24th, to give us a few days to work out teams.

For general information about the read-a-thon, visit the announcement post.

QUESTIONAIRE {This helps us sort teams! :D}
1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
3. What genre do you read the most?
4. Which country do you live in?
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?


message 2: by Ira (new)

Ira | 309 comments Cool I can't wait!
1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2-3
3. What genre do you read the most? Fantasy
4. Which country do you live in? Norway
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes, I am behind and I need to catch up
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes


message 3: by Lieke (new)

Lieke | 697 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
Medium

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
2-3, depending on amount of pages

3. What genre do you read the most?
Fantasy/Fiction/YA/...

4. Which country do you live in?
The Netherlands

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Not sure, I should because I'm reading to many books not for the AtY

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes


message 4: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2362 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
Medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
3, when I'm not in a reading slump. I'm hoping the read-a-thon will help me get out of my current slump.
3. What genre do you read the most?
Nonfiction & literary fiction
4. Which country do you live in?
US
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Yes, I'm 13 books behind schedule on my challenge!
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2-3
3. What genre do you read the most? mysteries
4. Which country do you live in? UK
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes


message 6: by Emily, Conterminous Mod (new)

Emily Bourque (emilyardoin) | 8323 comments Mod
My favorite time of year!

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
- Fast

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
- Two

3. What genre do you read the most?
- Realistic fiction, historical fiction

4. Which country do you live in?
- United States

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
- Nope

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
- Yes!

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
- Yes!


message 7: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc | 943 comments I'm in!

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
Medium

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2-3

3. What genre do you read the most? Contemporary/literary fiction, historical fiction

4. Which country do you live in? US

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes. By the time the read-a-thon starts, I'll have one book remaining so I'll be completing the challenge.

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes!


message 8: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 704 comments I can't wait!

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Fast

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 5

3. What genre do you read the most? Classics/Literary Fiction

4. Which country do you live in? US

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Probably not. I only have two left and I am reading one of them now and I've been putting one of them off!

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes


message 9: by Chrissy (new)

Chrissy | 934 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Medium to fast?
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2-4 depending on length
3. What genre do you read the most? I’m really all over the place
4. Which country do you live in? USA
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? Yes, and on a one-a-week pace
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes, but only one or two
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-Thon? Yes, I can do once a day.


message 10: by Pam (last edited Aug 22, 2018 10:36AM) (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2786 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Medium

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2

3. What genre do you read the most? literary fiction, sci-fi, historical fiction

4. Which country do you live in? US

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Changing my answer to maybe since I only have 2 to go.

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently? Yes


message 11: by Ann (new)

Ann S | 618 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? fast
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? three
3. What genre do you read the most? historical fiction
4. Which country do you live in? U.S.
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? no
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? No all finished
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? yes


message 12: by Liz (new)

Liz | 509 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
I thought it was medium, but apparently it’s slow. Haha
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
1
3. What genre do you read the most?
A mix
4. Which country do you live in?
USA
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
no
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (sezziy) | 611 comments This is the first time I've joined in with the read-a-thon

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Medium

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2-3

3. What genre do you read the most? Fantasy/YA/Classics

4. Which country do you live in? UK

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes


message 14: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 1095 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Kind of slow right now
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 1 or 2
3. What genre do you read the most? Mystery
4. Which country do you live in? USA
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? As much as I can.
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yup


message 15: by Samantha (new)

Samantha (sgiffin) | 146 comments I have enjoyed the last couple of these- ready to join again

1. Medium to fast
2. 2-3 on average
3. Horror, fantasy, and sci-fi
4. East Coast USA
5. Not at all
6. Hopefully- got some catching up to do
7. Yes, usually daily


message 16: by Tracy, Constellation Mod (last edited Aug 21, 2018 01:47PM) (new)

Tracy (tracyisreading) | 2542 comments Mod
1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
Medium

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
Right now? 2-3

3. What genre do you read the most?
Contemporary fiction/Literary fiction/YA

4. Which country do you live in?
USA

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon
YES, I need to catch up.

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Every day.... multiple times


message 17: by Joan (new)

Joan Barnett | 1672 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? slow to medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2 (I'll be off this week so I'm sure I'll be able to read a lot more)
3. What genre do you read the most? jeez I don't know. I think pretty diverse. I guess I'll go with contemporary fiction
4. Which country do you live in? USA
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? yes


message 18: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Morrison | 460 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
three
3. What genre do you read the most?
fantasy, mystery, and true crime
4. Which country do you live in?
US. I work nights though in case this question is anything to do with time zones so I just woke up for the day.
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
no
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
I would probably hold off for this week. I currently only have a couple prompts left and they're all prompts that I'm having a hard time finding books I want to read for.
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
yes


message 19: by Veronica (last edited Aug 21, 2018 03:00PM) (new)

Veronica | 808 comments 1.What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Slow
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
It usually takes me about a week and a half to finish one.
3. What genre do you read the most?
I like a little of everything, but i love mysteries, YA, and historical fiction the best
4. Which country do you live in?
United States
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
Yes
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Yes
7.Can you commit to checking in with your team
frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes


message 20: by Traci (new)

Traci (tracibartz) | 1053 comments I've never done one of these before and am excited!
1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 1-3 depending on genre, length, and if audio books count.
3. What genre do you read the most? Literary fiction, but Historical fiction is my favorite
4. Which country do you live in? USA
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? Yes
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes


message 21: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 120 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
Medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
About 1-3, depending on how much is going on at work.
3. What genre do you read the most?
Pretty much everything, from classics, literary fiction, YA to nonfiction, depending on my mood.
4. Which country do you live in?
Germany.
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
Yes.
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Absolutely. I'm currently 7 books behind, so I'm hoping to catch up during the read-a-thon.
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes! Looking forward to it!!


message 22: by Kathy Jo (new)

Kathy Jo (kjsotr) | 301 comments What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Medium

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? Lately, none. But 1-2 if I'm in a groove.

3. What genre do you read the most? About anything. Mostly fiction but some non.

4. Which country do you live in? USA

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? Somewhat, but mostly no (ha ha)

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Absolutely! I'm so far behind!

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes!


message 23: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (mich2689) | 479 comments 1. Medium
2. 2
3. Literary fiction and fantasy
4. Myanmar
5. Yes
6. I should...but I’m quite flexible
7. Yes!


message 24: by Danielle (new)

Danielle (mustbinsane) | 18 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Medium to fast
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 3-4
3. What genre do you read the most? Sci-fi & fantasy
4. Which country do you live in? United States
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? Nope
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Most likely
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yup


Lisa (the.running.bookworm) Reading speed: Slow to medium
Number of books in a week: 1-2
Genre I read most: General fiction, Thriller
Live in: UK
Are you reading in order?: Yes, as much as possible
Reading books for AtY RC during read-a-thon?: Yes
Can you commit to checking in with your team during the read-a-thon? Yes

This will be my first read-a-thon 😬


message 26: by Ana AZ (last edited Aug 22, 2018 10:08PM) (new)

Ana AZ (anabana_a) | 514 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
Medium, I think. Or probably slow.

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
One

3. What genre do you read the most?
Fantasy, literary

4. Which country do you live in?
Philippines

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
Nope

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Definitely

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes


message 27: by dalex (new)

dalex (912dalex) | 2095 comments This is my first time participating in a Read-a-Thon. I'm thinking it should be a good week to commit to this. I work at a college and this is the week before the beginning of the semester so I'm in the office but things aren't yet crazybusy so I've got a bit of down time.

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
medium

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
2-3

3. What genre do you read the most?
lit fic, sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction (a pretty even balance between those four)

4. Which country do you live in?
US

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Yes

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes


message 28: by Sara (new)

Sara (phantomswife) | 933 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2-4 depending on length
3. What genre do you read the most? classics, literary fiction
4. Which country do you live in? US
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes


message 29: by Samantha (new)

Samantha | 112 comments Looking forward to my first read-a-thon!

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
slow

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
1 - 2

3. What genre do you read the most?
Fantasy, Sci-Fi,

4. Which country do you live in?
US

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
No

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Hopefully!

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
Yes


message 30: by Edie (new)

Edie | 983 comments This was lots of fun last time, so count me in again.

1. What is your estimated reading speed? Medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2 or so
3. What genre do you read the most? it varies
4. Which country do you live in? US
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Mostly no, I'm down to 5 prompts and 2 of those I am reading for now.
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes

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message 31: by Rachelnyc (new)

Rachelnyc | 943 comments Can someone please remind me what the rule is for books started before the read-a-thon begins?


message 32: by Bryony, Circumnavigation Mod (new)

Bryony (bryony46) | 1081 comments Mod
Rachelnyc wrote: "Can someone please remind me what the rule is for books started before the read-a-thon begins?"

You’ll be able to count books started before the readathon for most tasks, as long as you have at least 100 pages left to read when the readathon begins.


message 33: by Rachelnyc (last edited Aug 22, 2018 10:25AM) (new)

Rachelnyc | 943 comments Thanks Bryony! I won't have much time to read over the next few days so I was trying to decide whether it was worth starting a new book or waiting until Saturday. It's over 500 pages so I will definitely have more than 100 pages left.


message 34: by Christine (new)

Christine Marshall | 33 comments Hi! My name is Chritine and I am new but I definitely want to join the read a thon.
My reading speed is pretty fast I can read a book about every 3 days.
Usually 2 books
my favorite genres are suspense/psychological thrillers and horror but I am trying to pick up some classics.
I live in the US
and I don't know what the ATY/RC is... could you enlighten me?
and yes I can check in with a team although it is very hard to find challenges once I leave the page... this site is very hard to maneuver... any tips?


message 35: by Hilde (new)

Hilde (hilded) | 814 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 1
3. What genre do you read the most? classics, literary fiction, historical fiction
4. Which country do you live in? Norway
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon? Yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes, at least once a day


message 36: by Pam (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 2786 comments Christine wrote: "Hi! My name is Chritine and I am new but I definitely want to join the read a thon.
My reading speed is pretty fast I can read a book about every 3 days.
Usually 2 books
my favorite genres are sus..."


Hi Christine - The ATY RC is the Around the Year in 52 books Reading challenge (our group's annual challenge).


message 37: by Christine (new)

Christine Marshall | 33 comments oh yeah I got into that kinda late so im doin both... is that bad? I'm a little behind but I am getting there


message 38: by Christine (new)

Christine Marshall | 33 comments better put me as a medium speed reader, I used to be fast but I am just getting into reading again. Please


message 39: by Jackie, Solstitial Mod (new)

Jackie | 1554 comments Mod
First time being able to participate in an ATY read-a-thon!

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?I expect to be able to read around 3-4 next week
3. What genre do you read the most?mysteries, general fiction
4. Which country do you live in?US
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?yes
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?yes, I'm hoping to do some catching up during the readathon
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? yes, about once a day or so


message 40: by Rachel (new)

Rachel A. (abyssallibrarian) | 2820 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
I'd consider it medium (although if you ask my coworkers, I'm fast lol)

2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
Average of 3, depending of course on the length of the book.

3. What genre do you read the most?
YA contemporary, thrillers, adult contemporary

4. Which country do you live in?
Canada

5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
No, not at all.

6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Most likely, but no guarantees.

7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
At least once daily. Most likely a couple of times per evening, and more on weekends.


message 41: by Erica (new)

Erica | 524 comments 1. Medium
2. 1-3
3. Literary fiction, horror, nonfiction
4. China
5. No
6. Yes
7. Yes


message 42: by Peter (new)

Peter | -20 comments Been around from the beginning but I've never actually done one of the read-a-thons. Thought I'd give it a go this time.

1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)?
Slow
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week?
1, sometimes 2.
3. What genre do you read the most?
Fantasy and Sci-fi
4. Which country do you live in?
Canada
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC?
No
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thon?
Yes
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon?
I'll do my best - probably not daily though


message 43: by Chinook (new)

Chinook | 639 comments 1. What is your estimated reading speed (slow, medium, fast)? Medium
2. How many books do you usually finish in a week? 2-3
3. What genre do you read the most? Varies but maybe SFF
4. Which country do you live in? US
5. Are you reading in order for the AtY RC? yes
6. Will you be reading books for the AtY RC during the read-a-thin? Probably
7. Can you commit to checking in with your team frequently during the read-a-thon? Yes


message 44: by Katie (new)

Katie | 2362 comments Christine, when you get assigned to a group, you can follow the thread by clicking "Notify me when people comment" at the very bottom right of the thread. That way, you will get a notification when one of your teammate posts & then that gives you a link right to the challenge team thread.


message 45: by Vanessa (new)

Vanessa | 265 comments 1. Medium
2. Depending on amount of pages, 1-2
3. Fantasy
4. Chile
5. No
6. Yes
7. Yes


message 46: by Liz (new)

Liz | 509 comments Question! Does the read-a-thon have to be done on a team, or can I set my own personal goals & join in for the week as an individual? Is the team portion a separate/bonus part? I signed up for the team, thinking that was the only option. I’d rather just set my own goals without having to participate in the game portion.


message 47: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 704 comments Liz, I'm not a mod so please don't quote me, but I think this is set up in such a way that while you are on a team it is very much up to the individual how much or how little they participate. It is fun and pretty low key. Nobody forces you to do the games. I read more during the last read-a-thon than I've read in years.


message 48: by Liz (new)

Liz | 509 comments Is it a competition between teams? I don’t want to be the lame one in my group who doesn’t participate & slows my team down if they’re “in it to win it.” Haha


message 49: by Johanne (new)

Johanne *the biblionaut* | 1668 comments Thanks for asking Liz, I have held back from joining a team for this exact reason - I know I have a busy week ahead and work both saturday and sunday as well, so I may not be able to read so much.


message 50: by Heather (new)

Heather | 234 comments I'd like to join medium speed I am currently trying to clear off my to read shelves and finish ATY im not reading in order though and im from the USA. Ive mostly been reading YA and thrillers


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