Welcome to the August 2010 LT ReadaThon!
Introduction to the August 2010 ReadaThon Wiki: The way this wiki works is that you post your own ReadaThon books from now through the actual ReadaThon on August 22, 2010. If you post them ahead of time, it is more likely (and fun, too) to entice others to read the same book that you're reading. That is NOT required, however. REMEMBER TO DO THIS: Within 24 hours after the ReadaThon is over, please remove from the wiki any books you did NOT read. This will keep our ReadaThon list accurate.
Thanks...and have fun!
FYI: Directions for adding to the wiki are on the bottom of this page.
 THE OFFICIAL August 2010 READATHON BOOKLIST
Add your books to this list:
- All Clear - Connie Willis - leennnadine - The conclusion to Blackout! Glad we got an ARC and didn't have to wait.
- Black Coffee - Agatha Christie - bgweaver - Glad I haven't invented any secret weapons and hope I don't have any secret enemies lurking at Starbucks.
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson - crazy4reading - I read one chapter of this book.
- Elizabeth's Women: Friends, Rivals and Foes who Ahaped the Virgin Queen - Tracy Borman - staffordcastle - My current ER book
- Julie and Julia - Julie Powell - crazy4reading - I read one chapter of this book and I am enjoying it.
- King Lear - William Shakespeare - crazy4reading - read the first act scene one
- Library Paradox - Catherine Shaw - amradio
- The Literary Companion to Sex - Fiona Pitt Kethley (Ed.) - faelinwolf - More interesting and amusing than erotic...so far!
- Oath of Gold - Elizabeth Moon - bell7 - still 100+ pages to go
- The Passage - Justin Cronin - alexdaw - a monster of a book 500 pages to go!
- Shall We Tell the President? - Jeffrey Archer - slt - received from a Virtual BookBox on BookCrossing, read for 2 hours and 4 minutes
- Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston - crazy4reading - I read one chapter in this book, very interesting
- The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins - gocubsgo - Finished the final installment!
- Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories - Arthur Conan Doyle - Tricoteuse - read a few more of the short stories during Readathon, love them all
- Victory of Eagles (Temeraire 5) - Naomi Novik - evareads - My current 'bag book', a bit too much politics for my taste.
- On The Beach - Nevil Shute - pokarekareana - An unsettling read, but intriguing to get a sense of the real fears people felt about the possibility of nuclear conflict during the Cold War.
- The Stormy Petrel - Mary Stewart - jjmcgaffey - Read only a little bit, still working on it. Slow week for reading!
- This is the way back to the ReadaThing Group.
- This is the way back to the Sign-Up Timeline.
- This is the way back to the Main Thread.
Directions for adding to the wiki:
It's EASY to use the wiki. Do NOT be afraid to use it as you CANNOT mess anything up. A volunteer (as yet to be named) will be making updates and corrections to the wiki during the ReadaThon so all errors will, in time, be corrected.
To add your book, click where it says "edit" (to the right of where it says THE OFFICIAL AUGUST 2010 READATHON BOOKLIST), then simply list your book(s) alphabetically by book title (omitting "a" and "the"), using the format shown below. (Don't forget to start with a hash tag!). Press "Save page" (scroll down to find this button). If that button gives you an error message, complain to Tim or Mike, but just press it a second time and it will work. :)
#Book Title - Author - Your userid - A brief comment
Example: (It will look like this)
- Charlotte's Web - E.B. White - SqueakyChu - an endearing animal story, the best classic of all
Additional things you might want to try:
1. Feel free to move books up or down in the main list if you see that they are out of alphabetical order.
2. A book title shows up EXTREMELY well if it's made into a link (not necessary, but fun to try). This is how it's done.
Follow this formula:
#[http://www.librarything.com/work/12345 Book Title] - Author - User ID - A brief comment
(Don't forget to press "Save page".)
See this example. Then try your own. If you mess up, someone will come along and fix it. Not to worry!
- The Yearling - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings - SqueakyChu - a real tear-jerker