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Final 2012 ReadaThing: December 22/23, 2012 - December 31, 2012


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Edited: Dec 5, 2012, 1:09pm Top

We're getting ready for the final ReadaThing of 2012!
Now's the time to finish all those books you SAID you were going to read in 2012, but still haven't finished. :)

We will all start reading at Zero Hour UTC on Sunday, December 23, 2012 (which translates to sometime on Saturday, December 22nd for those of us in the Americas. The end time will be staggered, with the ReadaThing ending at the stroke of Midnight as 2012 ends and 2013 begins wherever you happen to be!

The Wiki is still being prepared, but for now start thinking about what you will read and post it below. Also feel free to introduce any other special themes you would like to consider beyond the obvious "Trying to finish all those books I started (or intended to read) in 2012"!

To determine your local start time check out: http://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/

Details and signups (both Timeline and No Timeline) are at the Wiki: http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Final_2012_ReadaThing

Nov 30, 2012, 2:34pm Top

Woo hoo! I'll be reading sporadically all during the ReadaThing

Nov 30, 2012, 7:10pm Top

Looking forward to this! I've been so busy lately I don't get in enough reading, but that will ease up after Christmas.

Edited: Dec 5, 2012, 1:10pm Top

Okay, I've made a stab at the Wiki . . .
PLEASE look it over and let me know what I've messed up!


Dec 5, 2012, 1:16pm Top

And for those who might be wondering why I included Islamabad on the Timeline . . . it's my little way of honoring Malala Yousafzai, who was shot on 9 October 2012 for demanding the right to an education.

I think of her everytime I open a book.

Dec 5, 2012, 1:18pm Top

it looks great Lucinda, and what a nice thing to do with regard to honoring Malala.

Dec 5, 2012, 3:44pm Top

Hello everybody

I've enlisted in the "No Timeline Readers" list as well in ''Hourly Timeline Signup''. I probably will get a lot of reading time and therefore I'll enlist into the gaps if needed.

What will I read?

First, I've got several Members Giveaway and one Early Review and they are waiting to be read.
Secondly, I joined the Santathing and I hope the books will arrive befor Christmas.
And last but not least I've got a big pile from the TBR shelf.

For this reason I'm not afraid that I won't find a book, rather that with all the family festive gatherings the reading time could run short ;-)

Dec 6, 2012, 8:27am Top

Exactly, #7. No worries, read when you can.. .

oh, and *bump*

Dec 7, 2012, 11:26am Top

I'm glad you recognized Malala in this way. I signed up for an hour each morning although I will probably read much more than this. Chilly winter mornings and vacation mean I can stay in bed and read for several hours.

If we read more than our proposed time, should we fill in the times we actually read?

I really want to try and finish Don Quixote which I started months ago and then got distracted by many other books. I would also like to read the last of the Matthew Shardlake series and be up to date with that. I'm expecting an Early Reviewer book, too.

Dec 7, 2012, 12:33pm Top

oh sure, mamzel. fill in as you read all you like!

Dec 7, 2012, 11:54pm Top

Thanks mamzel . . .
I tend to sign up for a few times, but then read at other times as well . . . adding my name to the timeline after I read.
No requirement to do that, I just like to have the record of when I read.

The goal is to keep the RaT as flexible as possible, so a variety of reading habits can be accommodated.

Read & Enjoy!

Dec 10, 2012, 6:30pm Top

Well I am off a few days during that time so I think I might take this RaT to try and read some books. I seem to have fallen off the reading wagon this last half of the year.

Dec 11, 2012, 1:47pm Top

@ 12
I hope you'll enjoy your free time and this season is definitely great for any reading

Dec 13, 2012, 11:26am Top

I migth add some time but live in december is very busy here, so I will wait and sign up when i know more about the scedule. But i really like the idea!

Dec 13, 2012, 12:29pm Top

I am so excited about this. I already filled in some slots as I know I'll be free at those times.

Probably going to be reading some Graham Greene books like Brighton Rock, The Power and The Glory, The Quiet American and/or The Heart of the Matter. That's what I have planned so far, although I have started Ulysses and will probably be hitting that as well on the side. I ain't sacred of you Joyce!

Dec 13, 2012, 12:36pm Top

Well, Christmas is coming and I have time (at the end) to read some books: unfortunately all european, as I'm italian. In a nutshell, the two last ones from Camilleri, two ones from Marco Malvaldi and, if I still have time and willing, "The tower" by Uwe Tellkamp. I'll let you know the feeling about.
Per gli italiani, adesso che ho tempo vedo di recuperare qualcosa: due di Camilleri, due di Malvaldi e, se riesco, "La torre" di Tellkamp. Natale di relax.....

Dec 13, 2012, 6:06pm Top

#5 what a lovely idea about Malala. it's a crazy world but I have to believe that ignorance and hatred will never win. I truly believe that education for all will make the world a better place.
I have a 2 week holiday over Christmas - several library requests have already arrived so I will definitely be participating but not sure when exactly.

Dec 14, 2012, 1:23pm Top

Welcome to ALL!! And please spread the word in other groups, especially groups with end-of-the-year challenges that people are trying to finish up . . . this way we can all encourage each other.

>16 sbaldi59: no need to apologize for your reading choices sbaldi59, I wish I could read Italian!

Dec 14, 2012, 2:14pm Top

I am starring this thread with good intentions to come back and join in. Hope it happens that I finish all the other chores which are pulling on my apron strings, and then I'll settle with a cuppa and a book.

Dec 15, 2012, 10:36am Top

Hello, everyone, I'm expecting my SantaThing books, and I have several ER books that I will be starting over the next few days so I must and WILL be reading those. I am getting close to achieving my 75 books read for 2012, so the RaT should help me with that goal. I think I have roughly 8 or 10 left to list, not to read though, I have several read and listened to that I haven't listed yet, once I catch up with that, the list will not look so dismal. Good luck with your reading, all, and most of all, enjoy yourselves. I love reading all the cozy ways folks settle down to read during these RaT's. I often get good ideas from them! And it reminds me to sit down and take some time for myself, just me and my book!

Dec 15, 2012, 11:56am Top

I've added myself to the "No Timeline" list -- I have plans for lots of pleasant reading of books I already own, including a couple of Early Reviewers that have been waiting patiently for me to get to them, and I'll also be listening to some audiobooks as I travel for the holidays.

Dec 15, 2012, 12:14pm Top

I've signed up in the "No Timeline" list. And will add my name in the slots after i have read an hour or so.

Dec 15, 2012, 12:31pm Top

I'm not sure how much reading I'll get in for this challenge. Here at the last moment we've decided to travel to North Carolina to visit the hubby's family. His mother and brother are not that well, so he's wanting to make a fairly short trip, and be back before the new year.

Still, I tend to read more whilst we are RVing, so I'm hopeful I'll manage to put a dent in a book or three.

Dec 15, 2012, 11:18pm Top

I'll try to hold down the fort here . . . Have a good and safe trip!

Dec 16, 2012, 8:23am Top

I am signed up for the "no specific time" place and am looking forward to making a significant dent in my TBR pile. I have Robert Caro's big LBJ book to finish, also a couple of books for my real life reading group. I plan on reading books I have already rec'd as gifts from the Universe: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden, and Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh. Aren't I lucky!

Dec 16, 2012, 10:35pm Top

I posted a detailed chart showing the signup table in 9 Time Zones (rather than just the 5 listed in the Wiki). SO, if you are having trouble determining the times in your local Time Zone, take a look at:

Or, feel free to leave me a message (here or on my profile) and I'll try to help you sort it out.

Dec 17, 2012, 5:41am Top

Hi Lucinda

Many, many thanks for all your effort and organisation, it's absolutely fabulous. I'm looking forward for the final Readathing.

all the best
Ameise1 (Barbara)

Edited: Dec 19, 2012, 4:11am Top

Hello everyone,
I signed up for the "No Timeline Readers" list, this is always a busy time for me (this year there is also a new family member: a kitten), but I hope to find some hours to read.
On my TBR shelf there are the French version of Suite Française, Architects of Annihilation, and the Italian translation of Iron Council. I'll re-read Animal Farm (in English this time), because it's my son's homework and we like to share the readings.

Dec 19, 2012, 5:56am Top

Looking forward to the final 2012 Read A Thing. I've already signed up! There are quite a few books on my list that I am planning to read. (including books from my Secret Santa, and a few that I want to finish) I am glad this will be from 12/22-31. :)

Dec 19, 2012, 2:24pm Top

Oh, I think I did sign up but if I didn't....count me in for after-breakfast reads most days!

Dec 20, 2012, 8:18am Top

Well I have 2 books to read so far for this challenge. I have my book club read for the month of Dec. I haven't been able to sit down and read for long periods. I also have my newest one for January. The books are:

The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory for my Dec book club read

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent my Jan. book club read.

I may decide to pick up other books while reading these. I have already signed up for some times may add some if I get time or as I read.

Dec 20, 2012, 4:32pm Top

i'm not really sure about what i will be reading. Most likely it will be Spotgaai by Suzanne Collins because i'm almost finished in book 2 of these series.

Dec 20, 2012, 4:37pm Top

I'll finish The Innocent Mage if I haven't by the time the ReadAThing starts, then probably I will indulge myself and read The King of Attolia and A Consipracy of Kings

Dec 22, 2012, 12:18am Top

This is my first ReadaThing. I'll be reading on the train to visit family and for several days off when I get back, trying to wrap up Netherland by Joseph O'Neill and The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick, and maybe make some progress with Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis.

Dec 26, 2012, 12:05pm Top

Just noticed the ReadaThing has officially started! I've been reading but I'll go sign up officially.

I'm trying to finish The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson before the end of the year. Only about 400 pages to go!

Dec 26, 2012, 12:57pm Top

And join the conversation over at the LOGBOOK: http://www.librarything.com/topic/146445

Dec 26, 2012, 4:52pm Top

Oh, I just got steered here--wish I had gotten an earlier start, but I'm in for the remainder. I want to finish The Secret Life of William Shakespeare by Jude Morgan before the 31st, and at least one short book from my TBR stacks.

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