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HBC READATHONS 2018 - ON HOLD > 2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - Midnight - 4AM (April 26th) - Check-In - CHECKPOINT FIVE - FIFTH CHECK IN

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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Apr 24, 2015 08:53PM) (new)

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2015 - Readathon Two Date: April 25th, 2015 - Midnight to 4AM Check-In (April 26th) - THIS IS CHECK IN FIVE

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

Let us know the following:

Name of Book and Author:
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.
Did you complete any books - name the completed books and authors and citations
What time zone are you in and location:

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 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 Midnight (April 25th) until 4AM on April 26th, 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 FIVE. But for the check in to count - you must post between the hours of Midnight on April 25th to 4AM on April 26th in the time zone that you are in. This is the Checkpoint for those hours on April 25th into April 26th. To get credit for these hours this is the thread you must post on. This is Checkpoint FIVE.


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 | 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:

message 4: by Samanta (last edited Apr 25, 2015 06:46PM) (new)

Samanta   (almacubana) With every heartbeat - Genre - Contemporary romance - read from page 69 - page 236 - time spent reading 3 hours and 45 min - book not completed

With Every Heartbeat (Forbidden Men, #4) by Linda Kage by Linda Kage Linda Kage

Location: Zagreb, Croatia,CEST

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

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
This is Checkpoint Five: it must be April 26th in your location because it is after midnight.

Samantha - you are correct in being on Checkpoint Five - April 26th from Midnight until 4AM

message 6: by Nancy (last edited Apr 26, 2015 07:06AM) (new)

Nancy (nancyhamer) | 507 comments Checkpoint Five

TheDaughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

The Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally by Thomas Keneally

Genre: Historical Fiction

Start Page 175- End Page for Check In 203

Number of Pages Read - 28

Time Read - 45 min.

Completion of Book during this Check In: None

Name of Book Completed - None

Location: Mexico, Central Time Zone

message 7: by Teri (last edited Apr 26, 2015 01:59AM) (new)

Teri (teriboop) Checking in:

The Sabotage by Jeff Probst
The Sabotage (STRANDED, SHADOW ISLAND Book 2) by Jeff Probst by Jeff Probst Jeff Probst
Genre: Young Adult/Adventure
Start Page: 45
End Page: 189
Number of Pages Read: 144

Total Number of Pages Read: 144
Time read: 3 hours
Location: Helotes, Texas - Central Time Zone (UTC - 06:00)
Books completed: 1

message 8: by Carly (last edited Apr 26, 2015 07:46AM) (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: 56
End page: 66
number of pages read : 10
time read: 1 hour
Location: Texas CST
books completed: 0

message 9: by Michael (last edited Apr 26, 2015 12:02AM) (new)

Michael (michaelbl) | 405 comments Checking in for #5:

Title/Author: Okinawa The Last Battle of World War II by Robert Leckie by Robert Leckie Robert Leckie
Genre: History, World War ll
Start Page:114
End Page: 128
Number of pages read: 14
Time read: 1 hour
Book completed: no
Location: Alberta, Canada - Mountain Time Zone

Fading will return for at least part of checkpoint #6

message 10: by Gyoza (last edited Apr 26, 2015 12:59AM) (new)

Gyoza | 240 comments Checking in.

I'm starting Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Animal Farm by George Orwell by George Orwell

Genre: Fiction
Start Page:1
End Page:103
Number of pages read: 103
Time read: 1 hour & 17 mins.
Book completed: No
Location: Atlanta, GA - Eastern Standard time

message 11: by Dan (new)

Dan | 4 comments Lee's Lieutenant's 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: 100
End page: 148
Number of pages read: 48
Time: 1 hour
Completed: no
Location: IL, CST

message 12: by Avion (new)

Avion Koenig (avionowl820) | 14 comments Book Title/Author: A People's History of the United States by: Howard Zinn

Genre: Historical Nonfiction

Number of Pages Read: (pages 476 to 540) 74 pgs.

Time Spent: 2hrs. 24 minutes

Number of books completed? None

Time Zone and Location: Pennsylvania, USA. EST

message 13: by Teri (new)

Teri (teriboop) Checked out. See message 7.

message 14: by Marc (new)

Marc Towersap (marct22) | 201 comments Book Title/Author : The Histories by Herodotus
Genre: History
Start page: 398
End page 430
Number of pages read: 32
Time: 1 hour
completed: no
Location: Montreal Canada EST

message 15: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (new)

Bentley | 44168 comments Mod
I will update this today

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