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message 1: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
From Friday 26th April 2019 at 12.01am (in your local time zone) you start keeping track of how many pages you read until Monday 29th April 2019 at 11.59pm. In the April 2019 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 throughout the week to reach the goal of 10,000 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 April Read-a-thon thread is posted, make sure to put your name on the thread if you would like to be included. If you simply stumble onto the thread, then please, join in!

*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. Don't forget to post your totals of daily or full weekend tally on the thread.

message 2: by Alannah (last edited Apr 26, 2019 12:53PM) (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
List of participants:

3. Tracey
4. Alannah
5. Sammy
6. Karin
7. Petra
8. Cleo
9 Bluegrass Pam
10. June
11. Kelly
12. Madge
13. Davyne
14. Beth
15. Suki
16. John of Canada
17. Kat
18. Pam
19 PattyMacDotComma
20. Rift
21. Erica
22 Josen
23. Rhonda
24. Lauri
25. Kathy McC
27. Hannah
28. Jess
29. Kathleen
30. Ana
31. Kristi
32. Diane – OP
37. Kat
38. Dilek
39. leigh.olive
40. Emily
41. Katherine

message 3: by Tracey (last edited Apr 30, 2019 02:06AM) (new)

Tracey (traceypb) | 1191 comments I'm in again, there are no kids here to scupper me for this one. Lol
These are my 2 books for the weekend.

Friday; Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut 27 pages,
Tender Is the Night Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald 49 pages.
Saturday; 72 pages and 53 pages
Sunday; 50 pages and 30 pages
Monday; 50 pages finished Cats cradle

TOTAL 311 pages

message 4: by Alannah (last edited Apr 30, 2019 12:42PM) (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
I'm in, don't think I will be reading as much as I did during the Easter readathon.

AG: 100 pages (finished book)
NM: 224 pages
TBTB: 33 pages

TBTB: 50 pages
NM: 230 pages

DH: 296 pages

BA: 466 pages
SON: 150 pages
TG: 92 pages

Total: 1,641 pages

message 5: by Samantha (last edited Apr 29, 2019 07:49AM) (new)

Samantha (catsteaandbooks) I'm in! I am working on "The Night Circus". :)

Friday: 90 pages.
Saturday: 48 pages.
Sunday: 141 pages

Fri/Sat/Sun Total: 279 pages.

I am happy with these numbers for the weekend I had. Awesome. :)

message 6: by Karin (last edited Apr 29, 2019 04:50PM) (new)

Karin | 1923 comments Yes, and ideally I'll put my totals in on time--just posted my Easter readathon numbers now (Tues afternoon).

Friday: 49 pages
Saturday: 141 pages
Sunday: 32

Total 222 pages

message 7: by Petra (last edited Apr 29, 2019 08:12PM) (new)

Petra | 3243 comments I'm in!

Friday: 141 pages
The Year of the Flood - 89 pages
An Echo in the Bone (audio; 63 minutes) - 52 pages

Saturday: 49 pages
The Year of the Flood - 49 pages

Sunday: 138 pages
An Echo in the Bone (audio; 46 minutes) - 37 pages
The Year of the Flood - 101 pages

Monday: 128 pages
An Echo in the Bone (audio; 32 minutes) - 26 pages
The Year of the Flood - 102 pages

Total: 456 pages

message 8: by Cleo (last edited Apr 29, 2019 06:49PM) (new)

Cleo (cleopatra18) | 64 comments Hopefully I'll do better this weekend!

Friday: 14 pages
Saturday: 42 pages
Sunday: 177 pages

Total: 233 pages

message 9: by Pam (last edited Apr 29, 2019 07:44AM) (new)

Pam (bluegrasspam) | 665 comments I’m in, again! Hopefully I can read more this time.

Fri: 58 pp Heartstone +10 =68pp
Sat: 64 pp
Sun: 44 pp

Total: 176 pp

message 10: by June (last edited Apr 29, 2019 03:29PM) (new)

June | 165 comments More April Read-a-thon

Foundryside- 112 pages
The Rook- 26 pages
The Rook- 45 pages

The Rook- 141 pages
Foundryside- 51 pages

Total pages: 375 pages

message 11: by Kelly (last edited Apr 29, 2019 01:23PM) (new)

message 12: by Madge (last edited Apr 30, 2019 02:45AM) (new)

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

Friday: 210pg
Dorothy Must Die-- 92pg (finished)
When a Scot Ties the Knot-- 118pg

Saturday: 266pg
When a Scot Ties the Knot-- 266pg (finished)

Sunday: 288pg
The Butterfly Garden-- 288pg (finished)

Monday: 166pg
Dark Triumph-- 166pg

Total: 930pg

message 13: by Davyne (new)

Davyne DeSye | 73 comments I'll be there!



message 14: by Beth (last edited Apr 29, 2019 11:49AM) (new)

Beth | 399 comments I am in!

easiest to update for the books read instead of days:
Neruda: 132-159 = 27
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: 75%-100% ebook
The Decline and Fall of the Roman EmpireGibbon: 408-435 = 27 pgs

Total pages: 54 and 25% of ebook

message 15: by Suki (last edited Apr 30, 2019 01:54AM) (new)

Suki St Charles (goodreadscomsuki_stcharles) | 18 comments I'm in!

Nero Wolfe #2: The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout: 306p

The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares: 103p

Gyo by Junji Ito: 398p

Monday:The Sound of the Mountain by Yasunari Kawabata: 276p

Total Books Read: 4
Total Pages: 1083

message 16: by John of Canada (new)

John of Canada (johnofcanada) | 271 comments Count me in!

message 17: by Kat (new)

Kat (bookworm2017) | 49 comments I'm in

message 18: by Pam (new)

Pam Baddeley | 1278 comments Me too

message 19: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Apr 28, 2019 03:29PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 1037 comments I'm here!
Work it, Girl: Run the Show Like CEO Oprah Winfrey . . . . 21 pages
Out of Sight . . . 352 pages
Dirty Little Secrets . . . 136 pages - - - TOTAL 509 pages

Work it, Girl Run the Show Like CEO Oprah Winfrey by Caroline Moss Out of Sight by Elmore Leonard Dirty Little Secrets by Jo Spain

message 20: by Rift (last edited Apr 30, 2019 08:26AM) (new)

Rift Vegan (riftvegan) | 35 comments Yay Reading! Thanks again Alannah for hosting!

Friday = 52 pages

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
Just something random I pulled off my TBR shelf, and I'm about 1/2 way thru. I thought I was enjoying it, but the nameless main character is such a... flake. And Maxim is such a jerk. *shakes head*

Saturday = 50 pages

Oh, so I've hit the "twist" in Rebecca ... huh. Yeah, I'm not sure if it will work around to being a solid 3 star book (rather than a 2 star book).

Sunday =98 pages

And done with Rebecca ... ooh, (view spoiler)

TOTAL == 200 pages

Happy Reading, Everybody!

message 21: by Erica (last edited Apr 27, 2019 02:25PM) (new)

Erica | 860 comments I'm in!

Fri: The Immortalists 45 pages (finished), Under the Skin 25 pages

Sat: Under the Skin 45 pages, Mouthful of Birds 61 pages



The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin Under The Skin by Michel Faber Mouthful of Birds by Samanta Schweblin

message 22: by Josen (new)

Josen (josens) | 80 comments Count me in again!



message 23: by Rhonda (last edited Apr 30, 2019 11:18PM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 307 comments Bring it on. April 26 - April 28

Friday: Trail of Murder-Christine Andreae - 102 pages
Rich People Problems - Kevin Kwan - 25 pages

Saturday: Rich People Problems - 147 pages

Sunday: Rich People Problems - 226 pages
Madame Fourcades Secret War - Lynne Olson - 74 pages

Total pages: 574

message 24: by Lauri (last edited Apr 30, 2019 09:45PM) (new)

Lauri Saplad (otwlauri) | 91 comments Lauri's Spot!
Target 600 pages

Friday: 157 pages

Saturday: 193 pages

Sunday: 212 pages

Monday: 254 pages

Total pages read: 816

Books used:

The Cat, the Lady and the Liar (A Cats in Trouble Mystery, #3) by Leann Sweeney Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2) by Mark Lawrence Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2) by Diana Rowland Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews The Bride's Kimono by Sujata Massey Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1) by Julie C. Dao First Frost (Waverley Family, #2) by Sarah Addison Allen The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Books completed:

Magic Burns (Kate Daniels, #2) by Ilona Andrews Even White Trash Zombies Get the Blues (White Trash Zombie, #2) by Diana Rowland Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2) by Mark Lawrence

message 25: by Kathy McC (last edited Apr 29, 2019 05:47PM) (new)

Kathy McC | 97 comments Hoping for a great reading weekend! I'm in!

Friday: I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives
Saturday: Finished it. 392 pages
Sunday: The Benefits of Being an Octopus, 143 pgs.
Monday; Finished it- 113 pgs.
The Grass Harp , 27 pgs.
TOTAL: 675 pgs.

message 26: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (traceypb) | 1191 comments Hi Alannah, just a quick question, are we doing Monday again in this one?
I've noticed some people are only putting up to Sunday in their comments.
Thanks Alannah. :)

message 27: by Hannah (last edited Apr 28, 2019 07:18AM) (new)

Hannah (hannahgsteele) | 324 comments I’m in!

Friday: 53 pages in number9dream by David Mitchell
Saturday: 30 pages in Ball Lightning Sneak Peek by Liu Cixin


message 28: by Jess (new)

Jess Penhallow | 108 comments I’m in!


message 29: by Kathleen (last edited Apr 29, 2019 05:08AM) (new)

Kathleen | 258 comments I don't expect much time this weekend, but am forever hopeful!

Friday: Millennium People - 32 pgs
Saturday: Dracula - 45 pgs
Sunday: Dracula - 50 pgs

Total: 127 pgs

message 30: by Ana (last edited Apr 30, 2019 11:58AM) (new)

Ana Marchildon | 35 comments Not sure how much reading I will get done this weekend, but I do want to do some:)

Friday: Before She Was Found 12 pages
Saturday: Before She Was Found 15 pages
Sunday: Before She Was Found 8 pages

Total: 35 pages

message 31: by Kristi (last edited Apr 25, 2019 10:05AM) (new)

Kristi (kristilarson) | 376 comments Count me in. I'll be travelling and around chatty family members, so I don't know how much time I'll actually have.



message 32: by Diane-OP (last edited Apr 29, 2019 09:21AM) (new)

Diane-OP | 112 comments I’m in - tho I’m in a cross stitching stitch-in too so will have to split my time....

Friday: 145 pages
Saturday: 289 pages
Sunday: 98 pages

Grand total: 532 pages

Here are the books I was reading:
Demelza: A Novel of Cornwall, 1788–1790
Jeremy Poldark
A Rule Against Murder

message 33: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Thank you for signing up, now that the readathon has started, I apologise that I haven't had the time to add your names to the list with my work hours changing due to Easter and I'm in university classes every night. But once you posted, please consider yourself signed up.

message 34: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Tracey wrote: "Hi Alannah, just a quick question, are we doing Monday again in this one?
I've noticed some people are only putting up to Sunday in their comments.
Thanks Alannah. :)"

Yes, Sunday should be the end of it, but I've only realised that the end date says Monday 29th so you can add your totals from that day. If you want to stop on Sunday, that's fine.

message 35: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (traceypb) | 1191 comments Hi Alannah Monday is good for me. I have a buddy read of a 205 page book that we are reading over 4 days. :)
And my other book too of course. Lol

message 36: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Tracey wrote: "Hi Alannah Monday is good for me. I have a buddy read of a 205 page book that we are reading over 4 days. :)
And my other book too of course. Lol"

Good to hear. Hope you get lots of reading done.

message 38: by Dilek (last edited Apr 28, 2019 01:09PM) (new)

Dilek | 63 comments I'd like to join, too!
Easter weekend did not go too well for me. Hoping to read more this time :)

Friday: Bir Ömür Nasıl Yaşanır? - 100 pgs
Saturday: Bir Ömür Nasıl Yaşanır? - 188 pgs
Sunday: Foto Sabah Resimleri - 142 pgs

Total: 430 pages

message 39: by Leigh (new)

Leigh (leigholive) I’d like to join! don’t think i will read that much this weekend but I will try! :)


message 40: by Emily (last edited Apr 29, 2019 05:19PM) (new)

Emily Paulin I’m in!

Friday: 118
Saturday: 43
Sunday: 75
Monday: 137

Total: 373
I read Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt and parts of The Shape of the River by Bowen and Bok and Canyons by Gary Paulsen

message 41: by Katherine (last edited Apr 30, 2019 03:05AM) (new)

Katherine | 103 comments I'm in!
Almost forgot we were doing this a second time in April.

Friday: 82
Saturday (watching Avengers, may not be able to read much): 85
Sunday: 102
Monday: 193

Total: 462

Prince The Last Interview and Other Conversations by Prince Margaret from Maine by Joseph Monninger Chronicles of a Radical Hag (with Recipes) by Lorna Landvik Check Me Out (Proper Romance Contemporary) by Becca Wilhite The Other Woman by Sandie Jones Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid Rowley Jefferson's Journal by Jeff Kinney

message 42: by Bobbi (new)

Bobbi Jo (scaredofspiders) Am I too late to play?
Friday: 124pg
Saturday: 96pg
Sunday: 297pg

message 43: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Not at all Bobbi, you're very welcome to join now. The readathon does end Monday night this time if you want to add any reading you would get done then.

I will add your name when I am adding the final totals together.

message 44: by Karin (new)

Karin | 1923 comments I have updated message 6.

message 45: by Suki (new)

Suki St Charles (goodreadscomsuki_stcharles) | 18 comments I have updated Message 15.

message 46: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Thank you, everyone, I understand it wasn't a great turn out compared to last weekend but we still made our target with 11,405 pages!!

Well done everyone who took part.

message 47: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11477 comments Mod
Our May readathon will take place from the 24th May to the 26 May, can't wait to see you all then. As always, I will send out a message closer to the time.

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