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message 1: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Hello everyone,
Welcome to our first readathon of 2020. Apologies in advance for being late setting this up, I can't send another message today but am hoping to send out the message as soon as possible.


message 2: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
From Friday 24 January 2020 at 12.01 am (in your local time zone) you start keeping track of how many pages you read until Sunday 26 January 2020 at 11.59 pm. In the January 2020 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 January 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 3: by Alannah (last edited Feb 02, 2020 09:01AM) (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
List of participants:

4. Alannah 2217
5. Kathleen 252
6. Gavin 1202

7. Petra 530
8. Leslie
9. Maria 290
10. June 804
11. Dilek 155
12. KathyMcC 448
13. Diana S 414
14. Kat 1374
15. Rhonda 927
16. LauraT 672
17. Cleo 100
20. Leigh 241
21. Kevin 1824
22. Jude The Epic Reader 494
23. John 233
24. Katherine 416
25. Connie 318
26.
27. Josen 345
28 Pam
29 Madge 566
30. John of Canada
31. Jennifer 375
32. Rift 182
33.Karin 435
34. PattyMacDotComma 103
36. Diane-OP 823
37. Lauri 473
38. Richard 1958
41. Debbie 45
46. Patty 170


message 4: by Alannah (last edited Jan 30, 2020 07:10AM) (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
I'm in

Books Read:
The Rest of the Story - 440 pages (finished book)
The Glass Hotel - 320 pages (finished book)
Redemption - 322 pages (finished book)
Dissipate - 267 pages (finished book)
I Know Who You Are - 384 pages (finished book)
The Glass Hotel - 320 pages (finished book)
Girls of Paper and Fire - 76 pages
1984 - 88 pages

Weekend total: 2,217 pages


message 5: by Kathleen (last edited Jan 27, 2020 08:10AM) (new)

Kathleen | 272 comments Thanks, Alannah. I'll sign up early this time, and get my books in a row!

Friday:
Gösta Berling's Saga - 70 pgs
Inferno - 33 pgs
Total: 103 pgs

Saturday:
Gösta Berling's Saga - 28 pgs
Irish Folktales - 23 pgs
Total 51 pgs

Sunday:
Gösta Berling's Saga - 45 pgs
Inferno - 53 pgs
Total 98 pgs

Weekend Total: 252 pgs


message 6: by Gavin (last edited Jan 27, 2020 05:14AM) (new)

Gavin (thewalkingdude) | 276 comments I'm in, of course!

Friday: The Dark Forest 512 pages (finished)
Saturday: Welcome to the N.H.K. 250 pages (finished)
Sunday: Preacher, Book 2 370 pages (finished)
Preacher, Book 3 160 pages

Total: 1292 pages


message 7: by Petra (last edited Jan 26, 2020 07:54PM) (new)

Petra | 3248 comments I'm in.

Friday: 103 pages
Salt: A World History - 68 pages
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (audio; 1hr15min at 1.5 speed) - 35 pages

Saturday: 163
Salt: A World History (Finished it!) - 64 pages
Holy Wild (started it) - 66 pages
Worry: A Novel (started it) - 33 pages

Sunday: 264 pages
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (audio; 69 minutes @ 2x speed) - 41 pages
Worry: A Novel (Finished it!) - 223 pages


Weekend Total: 530 pages


message 8: by Leslie (last edited Jan 25, 2020 09:24AM) (new)

Leslie | 15985 comments I'm in too!

Friday: 272 pages
books read - Assassin's Apprentice (continued); Green Mars (finished); And Then You Die (started)

Saturday:
Sunday:

Total:


message 9: by Maria (last edited Jan 26, 2020 03:14PM) (new)

Maria | 49 comments I'm in!

Friday: 139
Saturday: 98
Sunday: 53

Total: 290

Books:
Historia om det nye namnet (The Story of a New Name) by Elena Ferrante (audio)
Vekselsang by Laila Stien (finished)
Pas pleurer (Cry, Mother Spain) by Lydie Salvayre
Les Mille et une nuits - Tome premier (Arabian Nights)
Hardanger by Marit Eikemo (short stories, finished 2)


message 11: by Dilek (last edited Jan 27, 2020 05:08AM) (new)

Dilek | 63 comments I was waiting for this :) I'm in!

Friday: 35 pgs Alone Time: Four Seasons, Four Cities, and the Pleasures of Solitude
Saturday: 45 pgs Death at La Fenice
Sunday: 75 pgs Death at La Fenice

Total: 155 pages

Unexpectedly slow weekend for me, could not read much. Too tired from the work...


message 12: by Kathy McC (last edited Jan 26, 2020 02:57PM) (new)

Kathy McC | 101 comments Great way to start the new year! I'm in!
Friday: The Art of Fielding, 137 pgs., Fleishman Is in Trouble, 24 pgs.

Saturday: Fielding-- 212 pgs., Fleishman-- 32 pgs.
Sunday: Finished Fielding-- 158 pgs. Fleishman-- 43 pgs.

TOTAL: 448 pgs.


message 13: by Diana S (last edited Jan 26, 2020 10:14PM) (new)

Diana S | 79 comments Friday

CR - The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley - read 45 pp.
CR - The Romance Reader's Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell - read 16 pp.
FRIDAY'S TOTAL: 61 pp.

Saturday
CR - The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - read 45 pp.
CR - The Colors of the Rain by R. L. Toalson - read 95 pp. + 78 more pp. + 79 more pp. (Completed 1/25/20 ☆☆☆☆☆)
SATURDAY'S TOTAL: 297 pp.
TOTAL SO FAR: 358 pp.
The Colors of the Rain by R.L. Toalson

Sunday
CR - The Grave's a Fine and Private Place - read 45 pp.
CR - My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite - read 11 pp.
SUNDAY 'S TOTAL: 56 pp.

☆☆READATHON TOTAL: 414 pp.


message 14: by Kat (last edited Jan 27, 2020 01:43AM) (new)


message 15: by Rhonda (last edited Jan 27, 2020 12:13AM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 310 comments I am in. January 24 - January 26

Friday: Stalking Ground- Margaret Mizushima: 155 pages
Downfall - J. A. Jance: 174 pages

Saturday: A Christmas Blizzard - Garrison Keillor: 181 pages

Sunday: Body on Baker Street - Vicki Delany: 297 pages
The Enemy - Lee Child: 120 pages

Total pages: 927 pages


message 16: by LauraT (last edited Jan 28, 2020 12:57AM) (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 13213 comments Mod
I'm in!!!!
And this is my total: 672


message 17: by Cleo (last edited Jan 27, 2020 09:19PM) (new)

Cleo (cleopatra18) | 66 comments I’m in!

Friday: 32 pages (The Iliad)
Saturday: 21 pages (The Ball at Sceaux)
Sunday: 47 (War and Peace catch-up!)

Total: 100 pages


message 18: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Thank you all for signing up, I'm going to try and send out this broadcast message then add your names shortly.


message 19: by Nichole (new)

Nichole | 434 comments I'm sorry I won't be able to participate this time. Family stuff. I just deleted myself. I will be able to join later on.

Thanks.


message 20: by Leigh (last edited Jan 26, 2020 06:36PM) (new)

Leigh (leigholive) I’d love to sign up, please!

Friday 24: 100 pages (The Hiding Place C.J. Tudor)

Saturday 25: 115 pages
Books: The Hiding Place - C.J Tudor ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
A Nearly Normal Family - M.T Edvardsson (15 pages in)


Sunday 26: 34 pages (A Nearly Normal Family) - didn't get in as many as I wanted. Had some visitors today

Total Pages: 241 pages

Happy reading :)


message 21: by Kevin (last edited Jan 26, 2020 04:42PM) (new)

Kevin (kevn57) Sorry for the late sign up, I forgot that it started today

Friday:
Red Velvet Revenge (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #4) by Jenn McKinlay 304 pages ⭐⭐⭐ 1/2 Review
Murders and Metaphors (Magical Bookshop Mystery #3) (ebook) by Amanda Flower 320 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐1 Review

Friday Total 624 Pages

Saturday:
Cremas, Christmas Cookies, and Crooks (A Cape Bay Cafe Mystery #6) by Harper Lin 280 pages ⭐⭐⭐ Review
This Pen for Hire (A Jaine Austen Mystery, #1) by Laura Levine 240 pages ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review

Saturday Total 520 Pages

Sunday:
A Batter of Life and Death (A Bakeshop Mystery, #2) by Ellie Alexander 272 pages ⭐⭐⭐1/2 Review
Hemlock and Hedge (The Witches of Wormwood #0.5) by Ruby Loren 56 pages ⭐⭐⭐Review
In Cave Danger (Pacific Northwest Mystery #5) by Kate E. Dyer-Seeley 352 pages ⭐⭐⭐1/2 Review

Sunday Total 680 Pages

Weekend Total 1824 Pages

I'm done thanks all for another fun weekend!


message 22: by Jude: The Epic Reader (last edited Jan 24, 2020 10:03PM) (new)

Jude: The Epic Reader (imnotjude) | 17 comments Im in

Friday:
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami : 123
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum 82
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh 289
Total: 494


message 23: by John (new)

John Ollerton | 54 comments I’m in too, thanks


message 24: by Katherine (last edited Jan 27, 2020 09:13AM) (new)

Katherine | 107 comments I'm in!

Friday: 231
Saturday: 54 (went to a wedding out of town)
Sunday: 131

Total: 416

The Wives by Tarryn Fisher (audiobook)
Home Another Way by Christa Parrish Lost by James Patterson


message 25: by Connie (last edited Jan 26, 2020 08:10PM) (new)

Connie Paradowski | 50 comments Was not going to sign up because ended up with company last one and forgot to track pages. Will try to do better this time.

Friday and Saturday

Radicalized by Stephane LaRue audiobook 130 pages

With Fire and Sword by Henryk Sienkiewicz 56 pages

Illiad 35 pages

East of Eden 32 pages

Subtotal 253 pages

Sunday

East of Eden 65 pages

Total 318 pages


message 26: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Nichole wrote: "I'm sorry I won't be able to participate this time. Family stuff. I just deleted myself. I will be able to join later on.

Thanks."


That's fine but please don't delete your original comment again because I think it's messed up the link I sent out.


message 28: by Pam (new)

Pam Baddeley | 1294 comments Just got the notification though link didn't work - hope I can still join in:

Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:

Total:


message 29: by Madge (last edited Jan 27, 2020 12:01AM) (new)

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

Friday: 123pg
Gideon the Ninth-- 123pg

Saturday: 168pg
Gideon the Ninth-- 168pg

Sunday: 275pg
Gideon the Ninth--153pg (finished)
The Governess Game-- 122pg


Total: 566pg


message 30: by John of Canada (new)

John of Canada (johnofcanada) | 275 comments Please let me in!


message 31: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Cunningham | 29 comments I’m in


message 32: by Rift (last edited Jan 26, 2020 06:30PM) (new)

Rift Vegan (riftvegan) | 36 comments Yay Reading! and Yay, first Readathon of the year.
Alannah, Thanks SOOO much for hosting!

Friday == about 50 pages?
Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards
I'm just finishing up this book, and oh! it is so sweet and sad. A story of healing from abuse.

Saturday == 103 pages
Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty
It scares me that this book needs to be written.

For those of you outside the USA, Roe vs Wade is the 1973 court case that makes abortion legal in the US. Some states have passed restrictions that have closed many abortion clinics. There are vast "abortion deserts" where people have to travel 100+miles (161km) to get an abortion. Abortion is still legal in ALL 50 states, but some states are trying to pass laws to ban abortion completely.

I am lucky to live in a state -- Oregon -- which has zero restrictions. But I am passionate about reproductive rights and abortion access. This book has an incredible amount of info and I recommend it to all.


Sunday == 29 pages
Still reading the Handbook. Wish I had more time for reading today! :)

TOTAL == 182 pages

Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards Handbook for a Post-Roe America by Robin Marty


message 33: by Karin (last edited Jan 25, 2020 11:35AM) (new)

Karin | 1940 comments I'm in! The link didn't work before. And I should get back with may pages, unlike last month.

Friday: subtotal = 208 pp
Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl - 140
As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride 25
Moon Tiger - 12
Phineas Redux - 31

Saturday:
Sunday:

Total:

Finished: Seasons A Real Story of an Amish Girl by Elizabeth Byler Younts


message 34: by PattyMacDotComma (last edited Jan 26, 2020 04:56PM) (new)

PattyMacDotComma | 1090 comments I'll try to add a few pages, but I must warn you that the link in my message went to the Home Page with the banner saying "comment not found". I decided I'd track this down, but I don't know what happened to the link in my system!

Friday-Sunday: Re-reading Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner but got busy so only

TOTAL - - - - 103 pages


message 35: by Karin (new)

Karin | 1940 comments PattyMacDotComma wrote: "I'll try to add a few pages, but I must warn you that the link in my message went to the Home Page with the banner saying "comment not found". I decided I'd track this down, but I don't know what h..."

Yes, that's what happened when I used the link in the PM. I found this when I saw the link in my update feed.


message 36: by Diane-OP (last edited Jan 27, 2020 09:10AM) (new)

Diane-OP | 113 comments I’m in 😊

Friday: Yes We Did: Photos and Behind the Scenes of Our First African American President - 176 pp
Saturday: Now May You Weep 385 pp
Sunday: In a Dark House 262 pp

Total: 823 pp


message 37: by Lauri (last edited Jan 27, 2020 06:07PM) (new)

Lauri Saplad (otwlauri) | 95 comments Lauri's Spot!
Target: 400 pages


Friday: 187

Saturday: 133

Sunday : 153

Total pages read: 473

Books used:

A Finder's Fee (A Missing Pieces Mystery, #5) by Joyce Lavene The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion The Cat Who Talked to Ghosts (Cat Who... #10) by Lilian Jackson Braun Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros Cleo The Cat Who Mended a Family by Helen Brown The Christmas Bouquet (Chesapeake Shores, #11) by Sherryl Woods The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom A Swiftly Tilting Planet (Time Quintet, #3) by Madeleine L'Engle

Books completed:

A Finder's Fee (A Missing Pieces Mystery, #5) by Joyce Lavene The Rosie Project (Don Tillman, #1) by Graeme Simsion


message 38: by Richard (last edited Jan 26, 2020 03:33AM) (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) All About Books
January 2020 Readathon!

Friday = 3 books, 870 pages
(view spoiler)

Saturday = 3 books, 538 pages
(view spoiler)

Sunday = 3 books, 550 pages
(view spoiler)


Total books = 9
Total pages = 1,958



message 39: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Cunningham | 29 comments Friday 2/24 :
101 pages, A Good Marriage by Stephen King
30 pages, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
26 pages, Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis

Friday total: 157 pages


message 40: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Sorry about the link everyone, someone deleted a comment and it messed up the link I sent out, for future references, please don’t delete your comments.


message 41: by Debbie (last edited Jan 26, 2020 05:22PM) (new)

Debbie (phayom) | 5 comments I’m in!

Friday: 0
Saturday:25
Sunday: 20

Total: 45

Book: Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come - Richard Preston

Link worked for me, strange it didn’t see to work for others. Thanks for the invite! 😊

Edit: Been a surprisingly busy weekend. Im so sorry!


message 42: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Debbie wrote: "I’m in!

Friday: 0
Saturday:
Sunday:

Total:

Link worked for me, strange it didn’t see to work for others. Thanks for the invite! 😊"


Good to hear, thank you for letting me know.


message 43: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Cunningham | 29 comments Friday 1/24 :
101 pages, A Good Marriage by Stephen King
30 pages, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
26 pages, Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis

Friday total: 157 pages

Saturday 1/25:
37 pages, Bag of Bones by Stephen King
28 Pages, Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller
90 Pages, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
10 Pages, Spilled Milk by K.L.Randis

Saturday total: 160 pages


message 44: by Richard (new)

Richard Moore (richoman25) I'm all done for Sunday night in Australia. Mine was 'message 38'. That was fun. I enjoyed the stretch. Looking forward to the next one.


message 45: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Cunningham | 29 comments Friday 1/24 :
101 pages, A Good Marriage by Stephen King
30 pages, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
26 pages, Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis

Friday total: 157 pages

Saturday 1/25:
37 pages, Bag of Bones by Stephen King
28 Pages, Coming Clean by Kimberly Rae Miller
90 Pages, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
10 Pages, Spilled Milk by K.L.Randis

Saturday total: 160 pages

Sunday 1/26:
38 pages, Spilled Milk by K.L. Randis

Weekend Total: 375 pages


message 46: by Patty (new)

Patty | 32 comments Read A Thon
Fire & Blood by George RR Martin
Friday: 19
Saturday: 66
Sunday: 85
Total: 170


message 47: by John (new)

John Ollerton | 54 comments Read a thon
Rogues: 233 pages
John Ollerton


message 48: by Karin (new)

Karin | 1940 comments Hi, I've updated my message 33 and read 435 pages.


message 49: by LauraT (new)

LauraT (laurata) | 13213 comments Mod
Updated mine - n. 16 - with my total of 672 pages!


message 50: by Alannah (new)

Alannah Clarke (alannahclarke) | 11717 comments Mod
Thank you all for taking part, will start looking at the totals tonight.


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