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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 24, 2015 06:58PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - Noon to 4PM - Check-In - THIS IS CHECK-IN TWO

Please let us know who is reading during these this period of time.

Let us know the following:

Name of Book and Author or books and authors:

Genre or genres:

Number of Pages Read - Start Page and Finish Page for this four hour period.

Don't forget the proper citation - just do the best you can and we will assist you.

How much time did you read during this block of time:

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they?

Also, your location in the world and timezone


So for example:

The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott
The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott - Genre: Historical Fiction - pages start 1 - finish 80

If you finished a book - let us know that too and make sure to get it added to your readathon shelf so you can get credit for it. If it is added properly it will show up on your shelf. You have to make sure to have selected a readathon shelf and when you are done with the first book for your readathon - make sure to add the completed date and that the book is read versus currently reading.

It will show up on your shelf if you have done this properly.

Remember wherever you are you can participate in the readathon.

And if you only have one hour or four hours or plan to do this for the entire 24 hour period taking of course breaks for eating and sleeping - you can join for however long you want to read. We want to keep track of the books completed, the books started, the books in progress, the number of pages read by all, and the different genres. Great fun and this is only the second readathon - we will use the same readathon challenge for all of them so you can see your readathon shelfs grow.

Additionally these books that you complete on the readathon can be added to other shelves for the Japan or India challenge or the 2015 50 Books Challenge or the goodreads yearly challenge - the sky is the limit. Any genre is welcome.


message 2: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Remember folks this is the check in for anybody reading during the hours of NOON until FOUR PM (4PM) on April 25th, 2015 (wherever in the world you are - use your time zone). If you want to get credit for any reading done during these four hours you must check in on this thread - Checkpoint 2.

REMEMBER AT LEAST ONE CHECK-IN MUST REFLECT THE FOLLOWING TO BE COUNTED IN THE READATHON AND OF COURSE YOU MUST CHECK-OUT AT THE END.

Make sure to answer the following:

Name of Book and Author or books and authors:

Genre or genres:

Number of Pages Read - Start Page and Finish Page for this four hour period.

Don't forget the proper citation - just do the best you can and we will assist you.

How much time did you read during this block of time:

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they?

Also, your location in the world and timezone



message 3: by Samanta (last edited Apr 25, 2015 06:47AM) (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) Cleopatra:A life - Genre - Biography - read from page 43 - page 70 - time spent reading: 1 hour - book not completed yet

Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff by Stacy Schiff Stacy Schiff

Location: Zagreb, Croatia, CEST


message 4: by Revanth (last edited Apr 25, 2015 09:49AM) (new)

Revanth Ukkalam | 6 comments Book: Darius the Great Ancient Ruler of the Persian Empire by Jacob Abbott by Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott

Genre: Ancient history, Biography
Pages read : 39-292 (Book Completed)
Total pages : 254
Books completed : 1
Time: 4 hours
Location : Hyderabad, India - IST


message 5: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 03:57AM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Revanth Ukkalam - you are doing quite well.

a) You have your location and timezone - very good.
b) You tried to add the book cover, and you have the author and author's photo which is very good - it just is the format that you need more work on but you are doing much better.

You always try to add the book cover first, then one blank space, then you type in the word by and then add one more blank space, then you add the author's photo when available and always at the end the author's link which the author's name in linkable text. You seem to know how to add the book cover, you seem to have figured out how to add the author's photo but you do not have the format correct yet and the author's link.

It should look like this:

Darius the Great Ancient Ruler of the Persian Empire by Jacob Abbott by Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott

You have the genre.
You have the number of pages read
You should always put down the start page and finish page for each time segment. What you have is one page number but not what page you started the time segment with.
You have the amount of time you read in this segment
Well done on finishing the book - great job and you indicated to me that you had completed the book.
And you did a great job with your location and your timezone.

Just remember that for all of the Six Check-ins - always answer all of these questions:

Make sure to answer the following:

Name of Book and Author or books and authors:

Genre or genres:

Number of Pages Read - Start Page and Finish Page for this four hour period.

Don't forget the proper citation - just do the best you can and we will assist you.

How much time did you read during this block of time:

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they?

Also, your location in the world and timezone

========================

Try to fix and add what is missing and then you can proceed to Checkpoint Three when the time is 4PM

You may also proceed to checkpoint three - check in thread is here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 04:01AM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Samantha - you are doing great and you just have to fill in the items that you need to do by the end of the time segment.

The time in Croatia is only 12:58PM so you have quite a bit of time in this time segment to read - this time segment does not end until 4PM.

At about 3:30PM your time - come back in and update and complete message 5 and then you can proceed to Check In - Check Point Three.

Here is the link:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 7: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Folks everytime we do this we always find folks who want to participate but fail to join and set up their shelves properly so that they can get full credit:

You must join!

Very important:

How To Join In:
Click on the title at the top - The HBC Readathons. Please then join by simply signing in at the bottom and say how many books you plan to read for one or more of the readathon dates - there will be six readathon dates throughout the year; then create your own personal shelf to add the books which you would like to tackle during one readathon or more readathons. That is all there is to it and goodreads will keep track. Become your own marathoner in reading books on the readathon dates and we will keep track of your progress in terms of titles of books, number of books, number of pages, and different genres. Give it a whirl and see how much reading you can get done and take a stab at that big "to be read" pile of books that we all have.

Note: Don't forget to set up your shelf first and then add the name of that shelf here when setting up the challenge for your readathon.

And here are some links to the Readathon folder which will be updated:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group...

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 8: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:03AM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Samanta (Croatia) and Revanth Ukkalam (India) have officially registered and have completed Checkpoints One and Two (with a few updates needing to be completed) - they may after they complete the updates and have reached 4PM in their local timezone on April 25th move on to Checkpoint Three - Check In.

Here is the link to the Check In - Checkpoint Three:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...



message 9: by José Luís (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:53AM) (new)

José Luís  Fernandes | 1016 comments Baltasar and Blimunda

Baltasar and Blimunda by José Saramago by José Saramago José Saramago

Read pages: 60 (from 227 to 287)

Time spent reading: 2h30 min

No books were completed yet.

Location: Oporto, Greenwich Mean Time


message 10: by Karen (last edited Apr 25, 2015 11:41AM) (new)

Karen (karinlib) Checking in

Ali and Nino

Ali and Nino A Love Story by Kurban Said by Kurban Said Kurban Said
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages read: 91 - 161
Total pages read: 70
Time reading: Noon - 4:00
Total time reading: 2.5
Number of books completed: 0
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania EST

I am checking out now, I won't be back until after 4:00PM


message 11: by Erin (last edited Apr 25, 2015 12:58PM) (new)

Erin Checking in:

William the Conqueror, by David Bates

William the Conqueror by David Bates by David Bates (no photo)


Genre: European History
Start Page: 100
End Page: 161
Number of Pages Read: 61
Time Read: 1:20
Completion of Book during this Check In: No
Name of Book Completed: N/A

Location: Upstate New York (Eastern Daylight Time)


message 12: by Marissa (last edited Apr 25, 2015 12:30PM) (new)

Marissa (mari08) | 6 comments An Introduction to Roman Religion by John Scheid by John Scheid

An Introduction to Roman Religion by John Scheid

Genre or genres: Nonfiction - History, Religious
Number of Pages Read: 75 pages
Start Page: 116
End Page: 191 (The rest of the book is a calendar and glossary so I'm counting this book as done here.)


Total Time Read: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Completion of Book during this Check In: 1
Total Completed Books: 1
Location: MA - Eastern Standard Time


message 13: by Francie (last edited Apr 25, 2015 01:14PM) (new)

Francie Grice Checking in:

Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff by Stacy Schiff Stacy Schiff
Genre: Biography
Start Page 131 - End Page for Check In - 266
Number of Pages Read: 135
Time Read: 3 hours
Completion of Book during this Check In: No
Name of Book Completed: TBA, if applicable
Location: Warner Robins, GA


message 14: by Cathy (last edited Apr 25, 2015 11:09AM) (new)

Cathy | 20 comments Checking in, will update by 4pm.

A Brief History of Seven Killings


Citation: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James by Marlon James Marlon James
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Start page:91
End page: 133
Total pages: 42
Total time: one hour
Location: Washington, DC, EST
Books completed: none


message 15: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 02:49PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Bentley here doing the initial check -in and registration for Checkpoint Two:

Final

Book and Author being read for April 25th Readathon:

A Division of the Spoils by Paul Scott

Citation:

A Division of the Spoils (The Raj Quartet, #4) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott

Genre: Historical Fiction

Start Page 109 - End Page for Check In - 150

Number of Pages Read - 41

Time Read or Listening to a book during this checkpoint - An hour if I was lucky - very busy this segment

Completion of Book during this Check In: Yes or No? - NO

Name of Book Completed - None

Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time


message 16: by Carly (last edited Apr 25, 2015 10:29PM) (new)

Carly (carmeer) | 317 comments Checking in

Checking in
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back by Ian Doescher

William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5) by Ian Doescher by Ian Doescher (no photo)
Genre: science fiction
Start page: 26
End page: 55
number of pages read : 29
time read: 1.5 hours
Location: Texas CST
books completed: 0


message 17: by Teri (last edited Apr 25, 2015 02:09PM) (new)

Teri (teriboop) Checking in:

Killing Patton by Bill O'Reilly
Killing Patton The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General by Bill O'Reilly by Bill O'Reilly Bill O'Reilly
Genre: History
Start Page: 108
End Page: 203
Number of Pages Read: 95

Total Number of Pages Read: 95
Time read: 3 hours 40 mins
Location: Helotes, Texas - Central Time Zone (UTC - 06:00)
Books completed: 0


message 18: by Mary (last edited Apr 25, 2015 01:18PM) (new)

Mary (maryschumacher) Hello Bentley and everyone - just joining the readathon now.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy

Genre: Historical Fiction
Start Page: 1,061
End Page:1,206
Number of Pages Read: 145
Time Read: 2 hours 30 minutes
Books Read: 0

Location: rainy Charleston, South Carolina, USA - Eastern US Time Zone


message 19: by Nancy (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:04PM) (new)

Nancy (nancyhamer) | 512 comments Checkpoint Two

With Violets by Elizabeth Robards

With Violets by Elizabeth Robards by Elizabeth Robards


Genre: Biographical Fiction

Start Page 74 - End Page for Check In 181

Number of Pages Read - 107

Time Read -3.28 hours

Completion of Book during this Check In: None

Name of Book Completed - N/A

Location: Mexico, Central Time Zone


message 20: by Dan (new)

Dan | 4 comments Brazen Chariots by Robert Crisp
Brazen Chariots by Robert Crisp
Genre: history
Start page: 186
End page:
Number of pages read:
Time spent reading:
Location: Illinois. Central time zone
Books completed:


message 21: by Michael (last edited Apr 25, 2015 03:43PM) (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 405 comments Checking in:


Title/Author Citation: Thomas Jefferson Author of America by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens

Genre: Biography/History
Start page: 105
End page: 148
Number of pages read: 43
Time read: 3 hours
Book completed: no
Location: Alberta, Canada - Mountain Time Zone


message 22: by Kathy (last edited Apr 25, 2015 08:21PM) (new)

Kathy  | 180 comments Checking In:

The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough

The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough by David McCullough David McCullough
Genre: History
Time: 12 pm - 4 pm
Starting pg 40
Ending pg. 84
Number of pgs: 44
Reading Time: 1 hr 15 mins. (Unfortunately, lots of interruptions. Slow going.)
Book Completed: 0
Toccoa, GA - EST


message 23: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:20PM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 8 comments Checking In #2:
*Corrected*

Book 1: Hailstone by Nina Smith

Hailstone by Nina Smith by Nina Smith Nina Smith

Genre: Thriller

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 143 - End Page at 168 pages (25 pages)

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 12:00pm, End at 12:30 (30 minutes)

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? Yes. Hailstone by Nina Smith

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)


Book 2: Lake Reigny by Martin Marriott

Lake Reigny by Martin Marriott by Martin Marriott Martin Marriott

Genre: Horror

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 1 - End Page at 169 pages (169 pages)

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 12:30pm, End at 3:20 (2 hours 50 minutes)

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? Yes. Lake Reigny by Martin Marriott

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)



Book 3: Disturbing Events by Steven Stark

Disturbing Events by Steven Stark by Steven Stark Steven Stark

Genre: Horror

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 1 - End Page at TBD

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 3:20pm - End at TBD

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? No.

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)


message 24: by Matthew (last edited Apr 25, 2015 12:48PM) (new)

Matthew | 112 comments Moving from Religious to Fiction about Science (but not, I think, Science Fiction).

The Gold Bug Variations, by Richard Powers

The Gold Bug Variations by Richard Powers by Richard Powers

Genre: Fiction

Start Page 3

Number of Pages Read: 47

Time Read: 2 hours

Total Reading Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Total Checkpoints Utilized: 2

Completion of Book during this Check In: No.

Location: Camden County, NJ

I remember saying in college that this was one of my favorite books, but as of this morning I couldn't remember a thing about it, so I figured it was time for a re-read. It's two stories being told parallel -- a molecular biologist just out of grad school in 1957, and a librarian who meets the same scientist (now older) in 1983. When I read it the first time, it was a lot closer to the "now" timeline, but now 1983 (with its "message board" that involves thumb tacks and "computers" that involve microfiche) is seeming more dated than the 1957.

Quote: The scientist "shoos off a soliciting cab, walks to campus. All significant discoveries are made on foot." (p. 45)


message 25: by Ebb (new)

Ebb (ebbsbooks) Checking in:

Reading:
Defending Jacob by William Landay


Defending Jacob by William Landay by William Landay William Landay


Genre or genres: Fiction

Number of Pages Read - 40 pages (pgs. 43-83)

How much time did you read during this block of time: 55 minutes

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? No

Also, your location in the world and timezone: New Jersey (Eastern Timezone)


message 26: by Rosa (last edited Apr 25, 2015 03:56PM) (new)

Rosa (rosacastel) Checking in:
11/22/63 by Stephen King by Stephen King Stephen King
Genre: Fiction/Time Travel
Start Page: 246
End page: 300
Number of pages read: 54


Time read: 1 hour
Location: AZ - MST
Completion of book during this check-in: No
Total books completed: One


message 27: by Skeetor (new)

Skeetor | 311 comments My internet connection is messing up today hence the combined check-in and -out

Final on Checkpoint Two

Rescue at Los Baños by Bruce Henderson

Rescue at Los Banos The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II by Bruce Henderson by Bruce Henderson Bruce Henderson

Genre: History, WWII

Start Page - End Page for Check In - 98 - 199

Number of Pages Read - 101

Time Read - 3 hours, 10 minutes

Completion of Book during this Check In: Yes or No? - No

Name of Book Completed - N/A

Location: Belle Chasse, LA - Central Time


message 28: by Teri (new)

Teri (teriboop) Checking out. See msg 17.


message 29: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 04:00PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Checkpoint Two - these are the folks who I have officially registered for Checkpoint Two

If I missed your name - make sure you have posted and did not forget to the Check In. It is OK - just let me know and I will allow to make your corrections and I will add your name.

This is the list that I have right now for completion of Checkpoint Two - Noon to 4PM on April 25th - only the West Coast could still be reading on Checkpoint Two. The majority of folks should be on Checkpoint Three which would be 4PM to 8PM on April 25th


Bentley
Samanta
Revanth Ukkalam
Jose Luis
Karen
Erin
Lisa/Bluejay 390
Francie
Cathy
Carly
Teri
Mary - NEW ENTRY
Nancy
Dan - NEW ENTRY
Michael
Kathy
RachelvlehcaR
Matthew
Ebony
Rosa
Skeetor
RachelvlehcaR
Michael
Jill


And if I missed you just let me know.


message 30: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Folks, I will give each one of you - one detailed set of directions and corrections for your first Check In - I will ask you to correct the post on Checkpoint One and then to make sure that you make the very same corrections on Checkpoints Two through Six - using the same Check In Template.

Remember there are two templates - one for all of the Checkpoints that are Check Ins for different time slots - in other words Checkpoints One through Six.

The second template - is the Simon Check Out Template which is the Final Tally template and has different items on it as well as totals -
Using the Simon template will make your life easier.

The Check In template if done correctly in Check point One can be copied and pasted and then simply updated throughout all of the Check In templates - one through 6.

I will just note in other threads - two through 6 where you should be and also make sure that though you checked in - it is mandatory to check out on Checkpoint Seven - the only Check Out thread - use the Simon Check Out Template.

On any thread if you are confused - just look at message one and it will show you the template that should be used.


message 31: by Jill (last edited Apr 25, 2015 08:24PM) (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Checking in.

1. That Woman
That Woman The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor by Anne Sebba by Anne Sebba Anne Sebba
Genre: British history/biography
Start page: 273
End page: 324
# of pages: 51
Time reading: 30 minutes
Completed: yes

2. Tune in Yesterday
Tune in Yesterday The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio, 1925-1976 by John Dunning by John Dunning (no photo)
Genre: History of Radio
Start page: 125
End page: 240
# pages: 115
Time: 1 hour
Completed: no

Location: USA, EDT


message 32: by Michael (last edited Apr 25, 2015 03:48PM) (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 405 comments Checking out for Checkpoint Two:

Title/Author Citation: Thomas Jefferson Author of America by Christopher Hitchens by Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens

Genre: Biography/History
Start page: 105
End page: 148
Number of pages read: 43
Time read: 3 hours
Book completed: no
Location: Alberta, Canada - Mountain Time Zone


message 33: by Jill (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Add me to the list, Bentley. I posted my checkpoint two reads after 4:00.


message 34: by Rosa (new)

Rosa (rosacastel) Checking out for Checkpoint Two: see message 27


message 35: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:26PM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 8 comments Check Out #2:
*Corrected*

Previous Check in: Message 23.


Book 1: Hailstone by Nina Smith

Hailstone by Nina Smith by Nina Smith Nina Smith

Genre: Thriller

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 143 - End Page at 168 pages (25 pages)

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 12:00pm, End at 12:30 (30 minutes)

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? Yes. Hailstone by Nina Smith

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)


Book 2: Lake Reigny by Martin Marriott

Lake Reigny by Martin Marriott by Martin Marriott Martin Marriott

Genre: Horror

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 1 - End Page at 169 pages (169 pages)

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 12:30pm, End at 3:20 (2 hours 50 minutes)

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? Yes. Lake Reigny by Martin Marriott

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)



Book 3: Disturbing Events by Steven Stark

Disturbing Events by Steven Stark by Steven Stark Steven Stark

Genre: Horror

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 1 - End Page at 60

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 3:20pm - End at 4:00pm

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? No.

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)


message 36: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 06:23PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Samantha - please make sure to edit and update your post on Check Point One.

Please make sure to edit and update message 3 on this thread as well.

Samantha - please make sure type the title of the book and the author - put the title in bold.

Cleopatra:A life by Stacy Schiff

You have added the genre and the start and finish

There is no total number of pages

Location is OK

This is the template that you should be using for Checkpoints One to Six -
Samanta - the last time you set this up as a proper template - I have include what is supposed to be in the Check In Templates

Make sure to answer the following:

Name of Book and Author or books and authors:

Genre or genres:

Number of Pages Read - Start Page and Finish Page for this four hour period.

Don't forget the proper citation - just do the best you can and we will assist you.

How much time did you read during this block of time:

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they?

Also, your location in the world and timezone



message 37: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 06:32PM) (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
Cathy - please make sure to edit and update your post on Check Point One as well as Check Point Two

Please make sure to edit and update message 3 on this thread as well.

Cathy - please make sure to type the title of the book and the author - put the title in bold.

A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

Citation is fine.

You have added the genre and the start and finish

There is no total number of pages - everything else is fine

Location is OK

This is the template that you should be using for Checkpoints One to Six -
Samanta - the last time you set this up as a proper template - I have includes what is supposed to be in the Check In Templates

Make sure to answer the following:

Name of Book and Author or books and authors:

Genre or genres:

Number of Pages Read - Start Page and Finish Page for this four hour period.

Don't forget the proper citation - just do the best you can and we will assist you.

How much time did you read during this block of time:

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they?

Also, your location in the world and timezone



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