Announcing the February ReadaThing (plus Dickens of a ReadaThing!)


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Announcing the February ReadaThing (plus Dickens of a ReadaThing!)

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Muokkaaja: tammikuu 25, 2012, 9:14am

Apologies. I'm late announcing this. RL gets in the way of reading and readathings.


This time, we are joining the ReadaThing to the 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens on 7 February. It is not required to read CD, but those who wish to join a Dickens group for this are welcomed. There are other groups on LT who are already reading CD for his birthday! (Please post links in this thread)

The 'Official' ReadaThing Dates are February 2nd to February 10th, depending on your location. It is a full week for those who wanted a longer ReadaThing.

The February ReadaThing begins at 1PM Friday, February 3rd in New Zealand, 11AM Friday in Eastern Australia, Midnight Thursday in the UK, 7PM Thursday, February 2nd in the Eastern US, 4PM Thursday in the Western US, and 2PM Thursday in Hawaii!!

If you want to join in the read, but aren't sure WHEN you can read, or can't plan, there is the "No Timeline" readers signup on the wikipage after the timeline.

The signup & wiki page is up!!

.only 48 hours of chart... 7 days would be too long...

The ending times for this ReadaThing


What is ReadaThing?

ReadaThing is NOT a read-a-thon!! You do not have to read for the entire week unless you want to! ReadaThing is a time when we gather to read & share what we read. The best analogy I can offer is that RaT is like a relay race where runner hand a baton off to the next runner. Some of the readers sign up for specific reading times & some don't, but there is always someone in the group reading somewhere in the world.

There are three major threads for the ReadaThing: the announcement/information thread, the "what I will/may be reading" thread, the Log Book & reviews thread, and the Quote thread. There will also be a "Dickens of a ReadaThing" thread for those who want to read a Dickens book or books! (They are are very very good, too!)

There is a wikipage for the signups. There will not be a wikipage for the books. It will be replaced by the "what I will/may be reading" thread.


"No Timeline" and "Dickens Readers"

After the timeline on the wiki-signup page, there are two areas where you can signup for the "No Timeline" readers or for the "Dickens Readers".


If you find any errors, please let me know.
I'm not perfect, but I like to pretend.

If you have any questions, post them here or PM me on my profile page. And there are lots of people willing to help if you need help with the wikipage or just have questions! Questions are good!


tammikuu 12, 2012, 11:13am

Yay! I can't wait. Winter in Maine needs a ReadaThing.

tammikuu 12, 2012, 11:14am

>2 Jacksonian: - You've got that right! I wish we had one going today :-)

tammikuu 12, 2012, 11:52am

#2 & 3: Why do you think I'm starting work on this today??

My area is schedule to get 5-9 inches of snow by tomorrow!! The first 'real' snow of the season!!

I may have my own little ReadaThing this weekend!!

tammikuu 12, 2012, 12:06pm

Yay, Dickens!

tammikuu 12, 2012, 12:37pm

>5 staffordcastle:

We are reading Dickens the whole quarter over at the Monthly Author club: if you feel like reading Dickens ;)

>1 skittles:

Yey. Now let's see how this will tie with my travel schedule.

tammikuu 12, 2012, 1:09pm

February is a Great Expectations Group Read in the 12 in 12 Challenge Group.

tammikuu 12, 2012, 7:59pm

More time for more excuses to not doing anything but read more...
Hmmm... I have to think about what and when to read though...

What fun!

tammikuu 12, 2012, 8:41pm

#8: Lman, there should always be more time for just reading.... but sometimes we just have to take the time to read!!

and, YAY!!! Some people have already signed up!!!

tammikuu 20, 2012, 8:07am

Thanks to Jeremy for posting a link to the blog post about this in the read-a-thon thread. I will be signing up because I need some time to read.

tammikuu 20, 2012, 1:17pm

Perfect timing! I was just about to start listening to some Dickens via LibriVox . . . Excellent!

tammikuu 20, 2012, 1:23pm

#11: That's a great idea, LucindaLibri!! Listening to Dickens! I hadn't thought of doing that, but now you say it, I can add that to some time where I am doing mindless stuff but can listen to other stuff... like Dickens!! (is that a run-on sentence, or what??)

tammikuu 22, 2012, 8:57pm

Yay ReadaThing! Thanks skittles for getting us going once again!

tammikuu 22, 2012, 9:59pm

This looks like fun and I am going to need it after the chaos that real life will bring next week!

tammikuu 23, 2012, 2:44pm

Will blow the dust from fat paperback "Pickwick Papers," and pick up at Chapter 8.

tammikuu 25, 2012, 7:56am

Taking part outside the timeline of both; forgot how to do the wiki thing and too sick to keep trying. just wanted you to know I am playing both games.

tammikuu 25, 2012, 9:12am

#16: rainpebble, I've put you in both the "No Timeline Readers" and in "The Dickens Readers."

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

BTW, I've never figured out how to email chicken noodle soup or hot honey-lemon tea to anyone.

tammikuu 25, 2012, 11:02am

>17 skittles:..if you do figure it out, please send some my way..I am sick along with rainpebble. Blah..already signed up for "no timeline readers". Can't wait

tammikuu 25, 2012, 7:02pm

Hope you both are well recovered soon, and able to enjoy the ReadAThing!

tammikuu 26, 2012, 5:09pm

One week until the Week-Long Dickens of a ReadaThing officially starts!!

Don't forget to signup for any times that you want. More than one person can read during any hour timeslot. Yes, we'd like to see every timeslot filled, but we can hope.

If you want to read along, but can't commit to a timeslot, or know that you'll read more than just your timeslots, signup in the "No Timeline Readers"!

And if you are reading Dickens, sign in the "Dickens Readers"! I'm going to listen to Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, but it is still reading!! I just need to finish some needlework, too.

tammikuu 28, 2012, 5:08pm

I can hardly wait! Dickens is my favorite classic author. It all started with Bleak House which I will be reading during my time slot to honor such a great author. I also love that his birthday is only 5 days away from my own. I feel in him a kindred spirit!

helmikuu 2, 2012, 4:09pm

Three hours to go! Are you ready for some reading?! :-)

helmikuu 2, 2012, 4:21pm

I'm reading now!!

I'm at the library & going through one of my Windows 7 books.

and, Yes, it is fun reading!!

helmikuu 2, 2012, 7:07pm

I am getting ready to pick up my book The Woman in Black by Susan Hill now. Happy reading all!!

helmikuu 2, 2012, 7:46pm

I've tagged my book with ReadAThingFeb2012; are other readers tagging their books?

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 2, 2012, 8:55pm

by the way, the LOG BOOK thread is open!!

#25: ok, I'll tag my books, but will anyone be able to see them?

EDITED TO ADD: you can also add yourself to the timeline AFTER you've done some reading, too!!!!

helmikuu 3, 2012, 1:35pm

>26 skittles:
skittles - probably not, but that's okay; I think it's fun to pull up all the RaT books together, and you'll be able to do that!

helmikuu 3, 2012, 5:02pm

#27: Someone might bring up my books, but they won't know that it is mine..... unless they see it somewhere in the group/threads.

helmikuu 7, 2012, 6:44pm

What I just did: Opened Pickwick Papers at random and greatly enjoyed Christmas!

helmikuu 9, 2012, 12:52pm

And another ReadaThing has ended.... the RT, but not the reading!!

Just a couple of questions before you go:

**Was the weeklong RT too long, too short, or just right?

**Should the next RT be in April (in three months) or in May (four months)?

and a last question (sorry):
**Should we have a theme next time, too?
Children/YA, Non-Fiction, Historical, SF&F?
non-compulsory, of course.

helmikuu 9, 2012, 1:12pm

The time worked fine - though as usual, when there's a RaT on, I was frantically busy so I didn't get much reading in. But with a week to manage it, I did get in some, at least.

Either one, doesn't matter. Just not over Memorial Day weekend, please.

Why not? I may or may not comply - if it's an interesting theme, I might post about how my books fit it even though they don't (it's fun finding connections) - couldn't manage that this time, no Dickens in medieval romances. But sometimes a theme triggers ideas, so I see no reason why not. Actually, this time there was the main thread and the Dickens thread - that was rather neat, I think. Though there might be a lot more overlap on a broader theme (and therefore more trouble for people to post in two threads).

helmikuu 9, 2012, 1:51pm

Time ok, good to give folks latitude.

Since I think YA js "for young people and intelligent adults" that would be a wise choice.

Malcolm Bosse "The 79 Squares" and Peter Dickinson "Tulku" come instantly to mind.

helmikuu 9, 2012, 2:12pm

I thought the time frame was fine.
Four months for the next one would be better, I think.
I like the theme idea: gives a focus and you might branch out to a new area of reading.

helmikuu 9, 2012, 3:56pm

Time frame was good; much more comfy than the 2-3 day ones.
Either three or four months is cool!
I also like the theme idea.

helmikuu 9, 2012, 4:46pm

I liked the week-long time frame -- much easier to fit in some time slots.
I would prefer four months from now for the next one.
I like the idea of a non-mandatory theme -- it's fun to compare what everyone puts into that category.

helmikuu 9, 2012, 5:41pm

It was just right, let's have it ASAP and I love a good, non-compulsory theme. :)

helmikuu 9, 2012, 8:41pm

I loved having a whole week and for me it's never too soon for another one! I'm ok with a non-mandatory theme.

Muokkaaja: helmikuu 10, 2012, 11:19am

It was great reading a whole week.

Three months would be lovely, four months is also o.k.

It depends on the theme but I go more for a non-mandatory theme. It could also be like this time, one theme but nobody has to feel it as an obligation rather to join it if you like it.

skittles: Thanks a lot :-) for all your organizing. I know it will always take you a lot of time and we are aloud just to join in.

helmikuu 10, 2012, 3:27pm

Thanks again for a wonderful readathing. I just wish I had more time to participate in it. I did enjoy it being a week long cause I was able to read for a little bit each night.

Three months is fine with me for the next.

Theme I really don't care if there is one. If I don't have anything that fits into it I still join in just because I love to read.

helmikuu 11, 2012, 12:26pm

I liked the length of time we had to read.

April sounds good to me but I would gladly participate in May as well.

I love themes even though I did not stick with the theme this time.

Thank you for all your hard work! I had a lot of fun!

helmikuu 12, 2012, 7:56am

We were/are travelling so didn't have much time to post. But loved the longer timeframe and the theme idea, altho this time I didn't participate, is a great idea too.

Thanks for a terrific ReadaThing!

helmikuu 12, 2012, 2:32pm

I thought the Readathing was just right.

I vote for April (the sooner the better) but I'm ok with May too.

As long as it's non-compulsory, I like the idea of a themed Readathing.

helmikuu 12, 2012, 4:03pm

OK, this is (hopefully) how it will go:

It will be a week. I'm not sure what week yet, but I'll make it a week-long ReadaThing. It will most likely be April, but I'm not making promises.

A non-compulsory theme, similar to the Dickens Readers, with an additional thread for that theme. Feel free to make suggestions, either here or by PMing me on my profile page.

And thanks to everyone for a great ReadaThing! (That means YOU!!)

It is the readers that make for a great ReadaThing!