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#1 Athena

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 10:28 AM

Soon it will be 2017, so I'm going to post the schedule for the monthly read-a-thons in 2017.

The read-a-thons generally always take place (unless we communally decide otherwise) on the first Friday, Saturday and Sunday that all fall in the same month.

The dates for 2017 are (Friday, Saturday, Sunday):

January: 6th, 7th, 8th
February: 3rd, 4th, 5th
March: 3rd, 4th, 5th
April: 7th, 8th, 9th
May: 5th, 6th, 7th
June: 2nd, 3rd, 4th
July: 7th, 8th, 9th
August: 4th, 5th, 6th
September: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
October: 6th, 7th, 8th
November: 3rd, 4th, 5th
December: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

The aim is to read during these days. There are no specific themes, you can read whichever book(s) you like.

We use this thread to discuss our plans for and progress during the read-a-thons.

On occasion the dates don't suit anyone, in that case we decide alltogether when would be the best time for everyone. In the past it's happened that the read-a-thon was held a week earlier or a week later. Usually though we have it on the dates posted above.

Happy reading in 2017 :readingtwo:!!

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 01:51 PM

Happy read-a-thon-ing to anyone doing the read-a-thon this weekend. If you like, post about your progress here :).

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 04:02 PM

I'll try and do a little reading this weekend :smile2: 



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Posted 06 January 2017 - 06:24 PM

Oh go on then, I'll pop in with my comments. Spending time with the OH for most of it, but read a bit of On Beauty to and from work today and will probably spend most of my evening with it.

 

Good luck to everyone else participating. :yes:



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:41 AM

Friday: 120 pages of Risteily by Mats Strandberg



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Posted 07 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

I read 240 pages in Prague Winter Friday the 6th.

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:06 AM

Saturday: 100 pages of Risteily by Mats Strandberg



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Posted 08 January 2017 - 10:24 AM

Nice that you (Frankie and Anna) have had great progress :)!

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 07:56 PM

124 pages in Prague Winter and As I Lay Dying on Saturday the 7th.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:21 PM

Thanks Athena! :)  I would say I've done great, considering how my mojo was AWOL for so many weeks. But I've finally found a book that keeps me going! :smile2: 

 

Sunday: 74 pages of Risteily by Mats Strandberg

 

(I might continue with a personal read-a-thon week, as I'm coming down with flu or something and I might not be able to go to work... This would be a great time to continue with my willing mojo!)



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:16 PM

Do it, Frankie! I hope you feel better soon!

So,

Friday 240 Prague Winter by Madeline Albright
Saturday 124 Prague Winter and As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
Sunday 20 :D As I Lay Dying

Total= 384!

*don't know if Faulkner is for me :/

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:27 PM

Great job Anna! :smile2: I hear the Faulkner book you were reading is hard... :unsure: I mean I've heard other people say it, too.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:54 PM

My weekend was terrible as far as reading goes. Had to work a lot so there was little time to read. I've barely read 200 pages from Beloved. 



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:06 PM

My weekend was terrible as far as reading goes. Had to work a lot so there was little time to read. I've barely read 200 pages from Beloved.


That's kind of a tough book, ya?

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

Monday: 72 pages of Risteily by Mats Strandberg


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Posted 30 January 2017 - 08:37 AM

I just had a look at the calendar, and it turns out it's the read-a-thon next weekend (3rd, 4th, 5th of February). I don't know if anyone plans to participate, but I thought I'd post about it in case anyone wanted to but they had forgot when it was.

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:59 AM

Hmmm, I might do, if I don't wind up with any other plans!



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 12:32 PM

Might participate too. I really missed out on the last one. 



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Posted 30 January 2017 - 06:25 PM

I haven't done one for a while, and might see if I can join in this weekend too. :)



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Posted 02 February 2017 - 11:12 AM

I want to take part in this. I'm going to meet a friend on Saturday so I might not be able to do any reading on Saturday, but instead I will include Thursday on my read-a-thon (I have the day off). So that's still three days of reading :) 






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