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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Folks, Readathon Two - Kickoff. April 25, 2015


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

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Hello Spain and Croatia - it is 4:09AM (April 25th) in Spain and there are less than 4 hours before kickoff.

Hello UK and Portugal - it is 3:11AM in Portugal and the UK - get ready - in a little over four hours you will be kicking off.

Hello USA - East Coast - you will be kicking off in about 10 hours.

Everybody who is reading at any point between the hours of 8AM and Noontime on April 25th in your part of the world must check in and post progress on the first Check In - this is Checkpoint One and is mandatory if you have read and want credit for that reading in the readathon.

Here is the link to Checkpoint One: first benchmark:

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

It is only 8:13PM on April 24th in Alberta so Michael you have some time left until 8AM on April 25th.


message 3: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 24, 2015 11:31PM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
ROADMAP

This is the first checkpoint and where everybody begins who is trying to check in - this is the first check in and checkpoint for those reading from 8AM until Noon on April 25th, 2015.

FIRST CHECK IN - CHECKPOINT ONE: - EVERYONE SHOULD GO HERE FIRST! - THIS IS FOR THOSE READING FROM 8AM UNTIL NOON ON APRIL 25TH.

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

There are six CHECK IN CHECKPOINTS. You should start with Checkpoint One - Check in One first - link is above and you check in terms of time and in sequential order if you are reading during these specific timeframes.

After checking in on Check In One - you would then go to Check In Two - link below - THIS IS FOR THOSE READING FROM NOON TO 4PM ON APRIL 25TH
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Next would be Check In Three - link below - THIS IS FOR THOSE READING FROM 4PM TO 8PM ON APRIL 25TH
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Next would be Check In Four - link below - THIS IS FOR THOSE READING FROM 8PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 25TH
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Next would be Check in Five - link below - THIS IS FOR THOSE READING FROM MIDNIGHT ON APRIL 25TH TO 4AM ON APRIL 26TH
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Next would be Check in Six (THE LAST CHECK IN) - link below - THIS IS FOR THOSE READING FROM 4AM (APRIL 26TH) TO 8AM ON APRIL 26TH
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Things to remember about Check Ins - there are six of them - Six Check In Checkpoints - in order to get credit for the readathon you have to post the required template for
check ins in at least one of the six check ins and read for a minimum of one hour during that check in. You must use and fill in the required Check In template. If you want to get credit for each check point that you
are reading you must post the required template in each of the six Check In Check points and fill in the required template for each four hour time slot that you are reading. We will tally participation not
only for the readathon but for each check point for Check In as well as the one mandatory totals Check Out thread.

This is the required template to use and a sample for all of the first six CHECK IN THREADS. - THIS IS THE CHECK IN TEMPLATE SAMPLE WHICH YOU MUST USE FOR ALL OF THE CHECK POINTS ABOVE - ONE TO SIX - CHECK INS

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

Here is a sample Check In Template completed by Simon - this is the Simon Check In Template and you use this template for all of the six Check Ins - you will find it very easy indeed:

Sample Check In Template for all Six Check In Checkpoints - 1 through 6

The Nixon Defense What He Knew and When He Knew It by John W. Dean

The Nixon Defense What He Knew and When He Knew It by John W. Dean by John W. Dean John W. Dean

Genre: Political History
Time frame: 14:00-14:45
Pages read: page 75 to page 105
Location: UK, GMT

No books completed yet.

Finally you must do CHECK OUT. There is only one Check Out thread and that is CHECKPOINT SEVEN - FINAL TALLIES - here is the link to CHECK OUT WHICH IS MANDATORY

I HAVE INCLUDED AT THE BOTTOM A VERY SUCCINCT WAY OF DOING CHECK OUT AND TALLIES USING THE SIMON CHECKOUT TEMPLATE:

a) Please list the books completed if any and genres and how many pages in the book that you read during the readathon. Only pages read during the readathon itself count towards the readathon page total but the book when completed (if during the readathon) can count towards books completed. This is the tally thread for all of the checkpoint segments. Tally and list books and authors where you have read any pages.

b) Let us know the books you read or are reading - start and finish pages and genre.
You can read 10 books if you like - if you want to read them each a little bit at a time that is also allowed but you must let us know your start and end pages and all of the book details. Also tally them up here on the checkout thread.

c) How much time did you read total during the 24 hour readathon? This is the tally thread for all of your checkpoints in the readathon.

d) List all of the books completed over the total readathon - citations please - title and author.

e) Tally all of your pages read and how much total time did you read and how many pages

f) Let us know your timezone and location.

So here is an example:

a) Completed one book: The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott - Genre - Historical Fiction - read all 482 pages for readathon. Total time spend reading during the readathon was 7 hours or all 24 hours or 1 hour.

The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott

Genre was historical fiction.

Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time

or

b) Completed one book: The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott - Genre - Historical Fiction - read all 482 pages for readathon.

The Jewel in the Crown (The Raj Quartet, #1) by Paul Scott by Paul Scott Paul Scott

Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time

and started the next book

b) The Day of the Scorpion - Genre - Historical Fiction - read from 1 - page 200 - have not completed book yet.

Paul Scott by Paul Scott The Day of the Scorpion (The Raj Quartet, #2) by Paul Scott

or

b) The Day of the Scorpion - Genre - Historical Fiction - read from 1 - page 200 - have not completed book yet.

Paul Scott by Paul Scott The Day of the Scorpion (The Raj Quartet, #2) by Paul Scott

Note: In all of these instances - there are totals and stats being counted.

First we will make a list of books completed during the readathon even if the book had already been started before the readathon - if you finished the book finally during the readathon they count to that total, then second, we count the total number of pages read during the readathon, and then we count and list all of the different books started during the readathon, and finally the different genres read during the readathon and what these genres were with a count. And then your location and timezone.

We will also list all of the proud participants in the first History Book Club Readathon.

Congrats.

FOLKS FROM THE PREVIOUS READATHON WE HAVE COME UP WITH THE SIMON TEMPLATE CREATED BY ONE OF OUR ADMINS - IT MAKES THINGS EASIER - JUST DO IT LIKE HE DID - HERE IS THE SAMPLE:

Here is what Simon did for his checkout and I think this is a pretty compact way of doing your tallies if you have not already done them. This is the MANDATORY CHECK OUT THREAD.

I replicated his post here:

The Nixon Defense What He Knew and When He Knew It by John W. Dean by John W. Dean John W. Dean

Final Tally - 105 pages (all books)
Total Time Reading 2.45 hours
Genres: Non fiction and Politics - 1
Total Checkpoints Utilised - 2 Checkpoints and One Checkout
Total Number of Books Competed - 0
Total Number of Books in Progress - 1
Location: UK, GMT

FINALLY - YOU HAVE UNTIL NOON OF APRIL 26TH TO GET ALL OF YOUR TALLIES AND CHECK OUT TEMPLATE COMPLETED - IF YOU NEED MORE TIME OR ANY ASSISTANCE - WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND OF COURSE WILL GIVE YOU THE TIME YOU NEED.


message 4: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Spain and Croatia - it is 9:16AM - you should be posting now - post your template here first and continue reading and update it.

You should have been reading for one hour - it is only 3:17AM for the Eastern Standard Time folks in the United States so the readathon for those folks is not beginning for another 5 hours.

Spain and Croatia - proceed immediately to Checkpoint One - the first check in for those reading between the hours of 8AM until Noon on April 25th.

Here is the link:

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


message 5: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
We will be having Nancy join us from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico as well as Revanth from India. Michael will be also trying to join us from Tasmania.


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
First, proceed to Checkpoint One which is the check in for the April 25th - 8AM to Noon time segment.

And answer as many questions as you can right away (Check In Template)

Go back at about 11:30AM and total up your page numbering for the Checkpoint etc. and anything else you could not answer at the beginning

You need to at least check in at one of the first six Check In Checkpoints and you must check out (Checkpoint Seven)

If you want credit for the entire readathon - you must hit every CHECKPOINT (all seven).

Enjoy and have fun.

Not sure where you are located but make sure to add location and timezone each and every time.

Ciao

Here is the link to the April 25th - Check In - Checkpoint One thread:

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


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

Bentley | 44207 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 Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyhamer) | 738 comments With Violets by Elizabeth Robards by Elizabeth Robards

Genre: Historical Fiction
Time Frame: 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Number of Pages Read:73
Total Reading Time:2.35 hours
Location: Mexico -Central Daylight Time
Books Completed: 0


message 9: by Teri (new)

Teri (teriboop) Hi Nancy! Great Job! Be sure to post this information in the Check-In One thread. You can there there from this link:

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

Happy Reading!

Nancy wrote: "With Violets by Elizabeth Robards by Elizabeth Robards

Genre: Historical Fiction
Time Frame: 8:00 - 12:00 noon
Number of Pages Read:73
Total Reading Time:2.35 hours
Location: Mexico -Central Dayli..."



message 10: by Jill (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) See you at the first checkpoint!!!


message 11: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Thank you Teri for assisting Nancy and getting her to the correct thread and first check point.


message 12: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 10:45AM) (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Welcome Nancy from the Land of the Hot Sun - our Southern neighbor - Mexico.

Teri has given you good advice so make sure that you have posted what you posted in message 8 on Checkpoint One - the first check in thread for reading done between 8AM and Noon - on April 25th - your local time. I will correct and comment on the Checkpoint one template on the first Check In thread - but you are doing a great job for a newbie. You will get things perfect in no time - I am certain.

So glad to have you.


message 13: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44207 comments Mod
Folks, check back to Check In One and check the notes that I wrote about your first posting - there are things you will need to fix and correct in all of your check ins if you missed something. I will of course give you as much time as you need.


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