Announcing the August/September 2014, Labor Day Weekend (US) ReadaThing
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We'll be reading from Thursday August 28 to Tuesday September 2, depending on your location. Remember, this is a ReadaThing, not a readathon, so no one needs to try to read for four full days . . . don't stress yourself! An hour or so, one or more times during the weekend, is fine. More is for if you want/need an excuse to do a lot of reading :)
As has been the case for many ReadaThings, the reference start time is midnight UTC - in this case, the midnight between Thursday and Friday. That's 2 pm Thursday in Hawaii, 5 pm in the western US, 8 pm in the eastern US, 1 am Friday in London, 2 am in much of Europe, 4 am in Moscow, and 10 am in Sydney.
The wiki page for signup is here: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/ReadaThing-AugSept2014
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 wiki also includes links to time zone converters to find the times in your hometown. :)
Here are the times for the first day of the ReadaThing to help you put it on your calendar. A chart showing all the times for the full four days can be found here: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/images/5/55/LTRaT_LD2014_TZ.pdf
And here are some answers to FAQ (from the Wiki):
What is ReadaThing?
ReadaThing is NOT a read-a-thon!! You do not have to read for the entire four days 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 (unless someone wants to set one up), 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. If you sign up there, it's nice if you can put in your actual reading hours in the timeline, after the fact (that's what I (try to) do).
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!
(And yes, if much of the above sounds familiar, I copied it from previous announcements and the wiki. Thanks to jjmcgaffey and skittles for their previous craftings of this message. And sonyagreen and SqueakyChu for getting it all started back in 2009! :)
You're signed up. No need for the double pipes || between names, so I fixed that. Should be all good.
Many people sign up for a few slots as well as "No Timeline" and then just fill in the other slots corresponding to when they actually read. I also sometimes check for gaps in the timeline once the RaT is going and then try to read at those times . . . I love it when at the end we can look at the timeline and all the slots were filled :)
The main thing is to have fun, do as much reading as makes you happy and fits in your schedule, and share the experience with others!
We don't record our readings for others to listen to - although that's a really interesting idea, it would be a completely new event!
>22 drteve: I think you misunderstand the concept: this isn't a recording exercise in the sense of us taking voice recordings of us reading our books out loud and sharing those recordings. When we say 'record', we only mean in the sense of 'make a note of' - i.e. log the time when you were reading to show who was reading when around the world.
Yes! Though reading in public or out loud to other people would also "count". Some day we may all have the technology to read aloud to each other from a distance, but not right now :)
BTW, if you enjoy audiobooks and/or reading out loud, you might want to check out Librivox.org . . . they record public domain books and make them available for download. I'm currently listening to Nicholas Nickleby from them.
Sorry if there was some confusion . . . but this does provide the opportunity to say that listening to an audiobook counts as "reading" (but watching a movie of a book does not :)
The social part of the event happens here, where we share details of what and where we are reading, favorite quotations, etc.
You go to the group page and scan down for any threads that say LOGBOOK to see what people have done in previous ReadaThings.
If you want to sign up for a specific date/time, feel free to list it here and/or PM me and we'll get you signed up. No worries!