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HBC READATHONS 2018 - ON HOLD > 2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - 4PM - 8PM - Check-In - CHECKPOINT THREE - THIRD CHECK IN

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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 24, 2015 08:31PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - 4PM - 8PM - THIS IS CHECK IN THREE

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

Let us know the following:

Name of Book and Author:
Genre:
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:
Did you complete any books:
What time zone are you in and where are you located.

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 shelves grow.

Additionally these books that you complete on the readathon can be added to other shelfs 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 | 44200 comments Mod
Remember folks this is the check in for anybody reading during the hours of 4PM until 8PM 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 3. But for the check in to count - you must post between the hours of 4PM to 8PM on April 25th in the time zone that you are in. This is the Checkpoint for those hours on April 25th. To get credit for these hours this is the thread and CHECKPOINT you must post on. THIS IS CHECKPOINT 3

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 Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 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 4: by Revanth (last edited Apr 25, 2015 09:47AM) (new)

Revanth Ukkalam | 6 comments Books : Xerxes by Jacob Abbott by Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott
Genre : Ancient History, Biography
Pages : 1-302

Total pages : 302
Books completed : 1
Total time spent : 2.5 hrs

Location : Hyderabad, India, IST


message 5: by Samanta (last edited Apr 25, 2015 10:49AM) (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) Cleopatra:A life - Genre - Biography - read from page 71 - page 141 - time spent reading: 3 hours - book not completed yet

Cleopatra A Life by Stacy Schiff by Stacy Schiff Stacy Schiff

Location: Zagreb, Croatia,CEST


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:42AM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Revanth Ukkalam - good progress on your book. I would have liked it added this way if possible:

Xerxes (Makers of History #10) by Jacob Abbott

Xerxes by Jacob Abbott by Jacob Abbott Jacob Abbott

You have the start and finish pages, the total pages line, the books completed - which was cited I assume above.

You have the total time spent reading during the time segment for this check in fine.

And you have the location fine - you just need to add the line to all of your templates for each checkpoint posting.

Once you complete the above - and add any missing details - you are free to go to Checkpoint 4, Checkpoint 5, and Checkpoint 6 so as to fully document how you got to complete all three books.

Here are the Check Ins and Checkpoints you are missing:

4 - 2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - 8PM until Midnight - Check-In
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

5 - 2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - Midnight until 4AM (April 26th) - Check-In
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

6 - 2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 26th, 2015 - 4AM until 8AM (April 26th) - FINISH TIME 8AM ON APRIL 26TH WHEREVER YOU ARE GLOBALLY) - Check-In
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 7: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:47AM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Samantha good for you in setting up the draft template in advance. Around 7:30 PM just update and complete all open items. You are a great representative for Croatia.

You need the finish page, time spent, and whether you completed the book or not and what page you ended up on for this checkpoint.

You have everything else. Once it reaches 8PM in Croatia - and you have updated the missing details - you would be free to proceed to
Checkpoint Four which would begin at 8PM your local time.

Here is the link to Checkpoint Four:

2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - 8PM until Midnight - Check-In
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 8: by Samanta (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) Thank you, Bentley! :)


message 9: by Nancy (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:17PM) (new)

Nancy (nancyhamer) | 548 comments Checkpoint Three


With Violets by Elizabeth Robards

With Violets by Elizabeth Robards by Elizabeth Robards


Genre: Biographical Fiction

Start Page 182- End Page for Check In 307

Number of Pages Read - 125

Time Read -2.55 hours

Completion of Book during this Check In: One

Name of Book Completed -
With Violets by Elizabeth Robards by Elizabeth Robards

Location: Mexico, Central Time Zone


message 10: by Marissa (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:04PM) (new)

Marissa (mari08) | 6 comments I seem to be having an ancient Rome and ancient Egypt themed day.

Britannia Book One by Letitia Coyne by Letitia Coyne

Britannia: Book One by Letitia Coyne

Genre or genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance
Number of Pages Read: 54
Start Page: 1
End Page: 54


Total Time Read: 40 minutes
Completion of Book during this Check In: 0
Total Completed Books: 1
Location: MA - Eastern Standard Time


message 11: by Erin (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:10PM) (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: 161
End Page: 287
Number of Pages Read: 126
Time Read: 2:45
Completion of Book during this Check In: Yes
Name of Book Completed:
William the Conqueror, by David Bates

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

Location: Upstate New York (Eastern Daylight Time)


message 12: by Mary (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:29PM) (new)

Mary (maryschumacher) Checking in.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy by Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy

Genre: Historical Fiction
Start Page: 1,206
End Page: 1,278
Number of Pages Read: 72
Time Read: 1.5 hours
Books Completed: 0
Location: Charleston, South Carolina, USA (EST)


message 13: by Francie (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:06PM) (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 266 - End Page for Check In - 372
Number of Pages Read: 106
Time Read: 2.5 hours
Completion of Book during this Check In: Yes.
Name of Book Completed: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
Location: Warner Robins, GA


message 14: by Cathy (last edited Apr 25, 2015 02:20PM) (new)

Cathy | 20 comments Checking in, will update by 8.

The Nightingale


Citation: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah by Kristin Hannah Kristin Hannah

Genre: Historical fiction
Start page: 0
End page: 47
Total pages: 47
Total time: 1 hour
Books completed: none
Location: Washington, D.C., Eastern


message 15: by Gyoza (last edited Apr 25, 2015 11:39PM) (new)

Gyoza | 240 comments Checking in!
I will be reading At a Century's Ending by George F. Kennan.

At a Century's Ending Reflections, 1982-1995 by George F. Kennan by George F. Kennan
Genre: Historical (essays & speeches)
Start Page: 248
End Page: 284
Number of Pages Read: 36
Time Read: 1.5 hours
Books Completed: 0
Books in Progress: 1
Location: Atlanta, GA Eastern Standard time


message 16: by Karen (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:05PM) (new)

Karen (karinlib) Checking in

Ali and Nino by Kurban Said

Ali and Nino A Love Story by Kurban Said by Kurban Said Kurban Said

Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages read: 162 - 233
Total Pages read: 71, book completed
Disciples of Passion by Hoda Barakat by Hoda Barakat Hoda Barakat
Genre: Historical Fiction
Pages read: 1 - 18
Total pages read: 89 (total for this check in)
Time reading: 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Total time reading: 2.5 hours
Number of Books completed: 1
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania EST


message 17: by Kathy (last edited Apr 25, 2015 08:12PM) (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: 4 pm - 8 pm
Starting pg. 84
Ending pg. 189
Number of pgs read: 105
Reading Time: 2 hrs.
Book Completed: 0
Toccoa, GA - EST


message 18: by Skeetor (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:46PM) (new)

Skeetor | 311 comments Final for Checkpoint Three:

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 One - End Page for Check In - 199 - 315

Number of Pages Read - 116

Time Read - 3 hours, 30 minutes

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

Name of Book Completed - 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

Location: Belle Chasse, LA - Central Time


message 19: by Teri (last edited Apr 25, 2015 06:07PM) (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: 203
End Page: 306
Number of Pages Read: 103

Total Number of Pages Read: 103
Time read: 4 hours
Location: Helotes, Texas - Central Time Zone (UTC - 06:00)
Books completed: 0


message 20: by Helga (last edited Apr 25, 2015 02:43PM) (new)

Helga Cohen (hcohen) | 591 comments 2nd check point. Checking in while traveling for a conference. Not able to get internet often.
Reading
A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren by Elizabeth Warren
Read 127-207
Genre. biographies and memoirs/ political leadership
Time spent reading 3 hours
Book not complete
EST traveling West


message 21: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Bentley here doing the initial check -in and registration for Checkpoint Two:

Initial Draft

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 150 - End Page for Check In - TBD

Number of Pages Read - TBD

Time Read or Listening to a book during this checkpoint - TBD

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

Name of Book Completed - TBD

Location: Metro NYC - Eastern Standard Time


message 22: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:02PM) (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
These are the official registrants for CHECKPOINT THREE - April 25th - 4PM to 8PM - Everybody who is registered for the Readathon who is in the United States could potentially still be completing and working on Checkpoint Three. Europe is on Checkpoint Four and Asia would be on Five or Six.

These are the official registrations for Checkpoint Three at this time. If I missed you and you have not added your name and template to the Checkpoint Three thread yet - just give me a heads up and I will add you to the list - It is never too late.

Revanth Ukkalam
Samanta
Bentley
Nancy
Lisa
Erin
Mary - SECOND CHECK IN
Francie
Cathy
Gypza - NEW - FIRST CHECK IN
Karen
Kathy
Skeetor
Teri
Helga - NEW
Michael
RachelvlehcaR
Matthew
Jill
Elizabeth
Rosa
Dan
RachelvlehcaR’

FOLKS IT IS OK IF YOU HAVE NOT ADDED YOUR TEMPLATE BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING TO READ - JUST MAKE SURE TO ADD IT BY 8PM (your local timezone time) OR LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED MORE TIME.


message 23: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 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 24: by Michael (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:26PM) (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 407 comments Registering now (couldn't use computer right away):

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

Genre: History/Biography
Start page:148
End page: 188

Title/Author: Okinawa The Last Battle of World War II by Robert Leckie by Robert Leckie Robert Leckie
Start Page:69
End Page:78
Number of pages read: 49
Time read: 2.5 hours
Book completed: Yes 1
Location: Alberta, Canada - Mountain Time Zone

Trying not to let playoff hockey distract me too much this evening.


message 25: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
No problem I will add you to the list


message 26: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited Apr 25, 2015 08:01PM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 8 comments Checking In #3:


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 61 - End Page at 170 (109 pages)

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 4:00pm - End at 5:40pm

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? Yes. Disturbing Events by Steven Stark

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)


Book 4: Unnatural Tales by Andy Sayles

Unnatural Tales by Andy Sayles by Andy Sayles (no photo)

Genre: Horror, Short Stories

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 1 - End Page at 172 (172 pages)

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 5:40pm - End at 7:25pm

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? Yes. Disturbing Events by Steven Stark, Unnatural Tales by Andy Sayles

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)


Book 5: The End of Sparta by Victor Davis Hanson

The End of Sparta by Victor Davis Hanson Victor Davis Hanson

Genre: Historical Fiction

Number of Pages Read: Start Page 1 - End Page at 35

How much time did you read during this block of time: Begin at 7:25pm - End at 8:00pm (Total time 4pm to 8pm)

Did you complete any books during this time frame and what were they? Yes. Disturbing Events by Steven Stark, Unnatural Tales by Andy Sayles

Location: Washington State, USA (PST)


message 27: by Matthew (new)

Matthew | 112 comments Moved to Biography for Checkpoint 3 (maybe a different genre for each Checkpoint?)

Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow by Ron Chernow

Genre: Biography

Start Page 1

Number of Pages Read: 20

Time Read: 90 minutes

Total Reading Time: 4 hours, 15 minutes

Total Checkpoints Utilized: 3

Completion of Book during this Check In: No.

Location: Camden County, NJ

I'm going to see the Broadway Musical at the end of the summer, so want to read the book it's based on before I go. So far, Hamilton's mother has married an abusive man and moved off the island where Hamilton's father was born. It's looking less and less likely that Hamilton's parents will ever even meet, let along have a son together. This lack of a title character could become problematic for the Biography.


message 28: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Could be Matthew - when I visited the island of St Kitts and Nevis - the island of Nevis claimed him almost like a native son (smile)


message 29: by Jill (last edited Apr 25, 2015 08:23PM) (new)

Jill Hutchinson (bucs1960) Checking in.

1. Village of Secrets
Village of Secrets Defying the Nazis in Vichy France by Caroline Moorehead by Caroline Moorehead Caroline Moorehead
Genre: WWII history
Start page: 85
End page: 197
# pages: 112
Time: Two hours
Completed: no

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: 241
End page: 280
# pages: 39
Time: 30 minutes
Completed: no

Location: USA, EDT


message 30: by Avion (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:01PM) (new)

Avion Koenig (avionowl820) | 14 comments Checking In for Check In #3

Name of Book and Author: A People's History of the United States By Howard Zinn

Genre or genres: Historical Non-Fiction

Number of Pages Read - 28 pages (pgs. 448-476)

How much time did you read during this block of time: 1 hour and 14 minutes

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

Also, your location in the world and timezone
Pennsylvania, USA EST


message 31: by Rosalinda (last edited Apr 25, 2015 07:05PM) (new)

Rosalinda  (rosapal) 3rd check-in:
11/22/63 by Stephen King by Stephen King Stephen King
Genre: Fiction/Time Travel
Start Page: 301
End page: 350
Total pages read: 49
Time read: 1 hr. 15 min.
Completed: Not during this period
Location: AZ, MST


message 32: by Dan (new)

Dan | 4 comments 2nd check-in:

Lee Lieutenants by Douglas Southall Freeman
Lee's Lieutenants A Study In Command (Volume I Manassas to Malvern Hill) by Douglas Southall Freeman
by Douglas Southall Freeman
Genre: History
Start page: 45
End page: 100
Total pages read: 92
Time read: 2 hours
Completed: 1 Brazen Chariots
Location: IL, CST


message 33: by Teri (new)

Teri (teriboop) Checked out for this time slot. See msg 19.


message 34: by Michael (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 407 comments Made my final update to msg. 24


message 35: by Rosalinda (new)

Rosalinda  (rosapal) Checkout: See message 31.


message 36: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44200 comments Mod
Thanks all.


message 37: by RachelvlehcaR (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 8 comments Checked out for time slot. Message 26.


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