Announcing the June 2013 ReadaThing (June 10-18)
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We'll be reading from Monday June 10 through Tuesday June 18, depending on your location. Remember, this is a ReadaThing, not a readathon, so no one needs to try to read for seven full days . . . don't kill yourself! An hour or so, one or more times during the week, is fine.
The June 2013 ReadaThing begins at Midnight Monday June 10, UTC/GMT (the midnight between Monday and Tuesday), which is 2 pm Monday June 10 in Hawaii, 5 pm in the Western US, 8 pm in the Eastern US (LT time :)), 2 am Tuesday June 11 in Western Europe, 4 am in Moscow, 10 am in Sydney, Australia, and Noon in New Zealand. (see Time Zone Chart below)
The signup & wiki page is up!!
I've reduced the Time Zone Chart to 2 days below. The full 7-day chart can be found at the bottom of the Wiki page.
The ending times for this ReadaThing
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.
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 is that RaT is like a relay race where a runner hands 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 several major threads for the ReadaThing: this announcement/information thread, the "what I will/may be reading" thread, and the Log Book & reviews/reports thread.
There is a wikipage for the signups (see above). There will not be a wikipage for the books, please use Touchstones in the "What I will/may be reading" and the "Log Book" threads to provide a record of all the books read during the RaT.
"No Timeline" Readers
After the timeline on the wiki-signup page, there is an area where you can sign up for the "No Timeline" reading.
There is no overall theme for this ReadaThing. If you have a theme you'd like to follow, list it here or in the What Will You Be Reading? thread; if you like someone's theme, say you'll be following it and list which of your books will belong to the theme. This is not required; you can read themeless, read a book and decide afterward it fits one or more themes (multi-theme books are fun!), or choose a book because it fits a theme you'd like to pick up. Part of the fun is stretching themes to fit the books you want to read, too. Anything works - from "rereading old favorites" to "books featuring a female vampire" to "books with yellow covers" - have fun!
If you find any errors, please let me know.
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!
Probably tackle one of my 1800s antique books, a modern novel or two and perhaps a non fiction on the recent conflicts in the Middle East.
I'll have to think about whether I want to devote this hour each day to a particular book.
I've never done one of these before but I think I've signed up correctly.
Subject wise: I'll probably try to catch up on some of my alternative Alices (http://www.librarything.com/catalog/BarkingMatt&tag=Alternative+Alice)
I may try to sign up over the last weekend after I get back from the camping; June 16th is my birthday and for a bookworm like me, the perfect present to myself will be to hide out with a pile of books :) (I'll be celebrating early with the god-kids.)
Have fun everyone!!
I've been listening to audiobooks on my commute, but I have at least 3-4 newish books by favorite authors that NEED to be READ!! This will be a good time and opportunity to dedicate some serious time to getting through them. (I'd even started two, but didn't get the time to keep reading them... now I need to start over or at least glance over what I'd read to catch up with the plot!)
I like having the dates, it's fun. It'll be even more fun when Tim et al get around to doing graphs or a useable timeline or... But it's still nice to see them, and see how long ago, or how recently I read it last.
Looking forward to some extra incentive to read!
In a long-ago ReadaThing, there were directions on how to log/sign-up for a :30 to :30 hour.
Here are the old instructions for that:
Each hour is a row in the table. The | (bar) marks define the columns.
If you want to read for the full hour, you'll want to edit the NAME that appears in the second-to-last column.
If you want to read from the 30-30, post the first half hour in that hour & second in the next hour time slot. Example: Reader (12:30-1:00) and Reader (1:00-1:30). Just put the times after your name after the link.
So, you would put this after the librarything web address:
/profile/LT_NAME LT_NAME (X:30-X:00)
X being the hour.
In the next hour you'd do the same except (X:00-X:30)
The log book can also record when they are reading.
It is not a requirement to post in the LogBook. I haven't posted there yet, either, and I don't always put a lot of detail in my posts anyway. It is just a way to share the RaT experience in as close to a face-to-face experience as possible..... especially for those of us who aren't really comfortable with face-to-face experiences.
lindapanzo, share as much as you want, share a little bit, or not at all. Whatever you are comfortable sharing.
Oops, never mind, I found it.