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 Join the Live Readathon Right Now!!!!!
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Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:48 pm
The Readathon will be starting in 15 minutes so get your books and snacks ready. I'm going to get some lunch and then I'll be back to officially open the Readathon! YAY!
 

 




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:57 pm

I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!! smiley




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 3:59 pm

I'm here!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:00 pm
T-2 minutes...I'd better go set up!



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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:01 pm

Welcome, everyone to the STACKS Readathon! I am so looking forward to spending the next 4 hours reading with you!

-Sonja, STACKS Staffer




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:02 pm

Yes! It started! I'm gonna be reading Wonder by R.J. Palaccio.




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:03 pm

I'm reading The End by Lemony Snicket!!!! smiley




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:04 pm

I'm so ahppy to see that you all are here!

Here are a few questions/challenges to get you started on your 4-hour reading marathon. Check in to this post every hour for new challenges and reading inspiration.


Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself.
 

Is this your first readathon?
 

What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?)
 

Do you have any specific snacks ready?
 

Describe the place where you will be reading.

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading?




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:06 pm

Haha! I meant "happy" not "ahppy". That's what I get for trying to type fast!blush

Anyway, here is my introduction . . .

Tell everyone three random things about yourself. 1) I am obsessed with the World Cup. Go USA!! 2) I love chocolate, like, a lot. 3) I have 2 cats named Bucky and Fumi.


Is this your first readathon? No
 

What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?) I will be reading The Land Of Stories by Chris Colfer. My goal is to start it and see if it’s good.
 

Do you have any specific snacks ready? I have a salad I’m eating for lunch.
 

Describe the place where you will be reading. I’m at my desk in the Scholastic headquarters!

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading? “The dungeon was a miserable place.” Ooh, I totally want to keep reading to find put who is in the dungeon and why!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:08 pm

Welcome, breezebrain39, dreamdetermined14, and catgymnastics173!! So glad you're here with us!

I've got a salad ready because it's a hot hot day. It's got bacon...my fave!

I'll be reading here at STACKS HQ with Sonja and Marisa and it's gonna be AWESOME. I'm reading A Snicker of Magic. First sentence:

"They say all the magic is gone up out of this place," said Mama.

Very psyched for the rest of this book, for sure!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:11 pm

 I LOVE school, I've signed up for a lot of reading stuff during the summer, and I can speak Chinese.

 

This is my first Readathon, and it sounded fun so I joined. I had too many things going on in winter.....

 

Today I'm reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and for that I want to get to Chapter 16. For A Snicker of Magic, I wish to finish the entire book. For the Tales of Beedle the Bard, I only need to read one tale, because I've read the rest, but I want to read the whole book this time. For the Warriors Guide, I only wish to get halfway, it doesn't matter where I stop.

 

Well, my computer's in the kitchen, so I'm surrounded by snacks. 

 

I'm in the kitchen, and maybe I'll read in the living room. 

 

The first sentence of the first book I'm reading is: "They say all the magic is gone up out of this place," said Mama.

 

It's from A Snicker of Magic, and it sounds really good!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:13 pm

I'm reading the same book!!! surprise




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:13 pm

hi this is growlingloki8 joining the readathon for the first time. the book I am reading is igraine the brave.




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I love The Land of Stories!

 

Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself. I go to online school! I have five nieces and two nephews. I LOVE to read
 

Is this your first readathon? This is my 2nd readathon!
 

What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?) I want to read all of the 13th book in A Seriues of Unfortunate Events!
 

Do you have any specific snacks ready? No
 

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading?  Yes!

“If you have ever peeled an onion, then you know that the first thin, papery layer reveals another thin, papery layer, and that layer reveals another, and another, and before you know it you have hundreds of layers all over the kitchen table and thousands of tears in your eyes, sorry that you ever started peeling in the first place and wishing that you had left the onion alone to wither away on the shelf of the pantry while you went on with your life, even if that meant never again enjoying the complicated and overwhelming taste of this strange and bitter vegetable.




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:15 pm

Welcome, growlingloki8!!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:17 pm

Welcome to the readathon, growlingloki8! So glad you could join us!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:19 pm

@dreamtime

So many STACKers have recommended The Land of Stories, I am so excited to finally be reading it!




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1. I like cauliflower, my favorite color is periwinkle, and I'm wearing a shirt right now that says Keep Calm and Read On.

 

2. No. It's my second readathon.

 

3. I'll be reading wonder by R.J. Palaccio, and my goal is to read up to page 300.

 

4. Hmmmm....I bet I'll be eating some apple slices soon.

 

5.  My couch. It's brown, big, and comfortable.

 

6. First sentence: I know I'm not an ordinary ten-year-old kid. 

(It does make me want to keep reading.)




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:19 pm

The book with the sentence about the onion sounds so good :O Anyway, I'm going to start reading.




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:22 pm

@breezebrain

That's a perfect shirt to be wearing today!!cool




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:23 pm

That's exactly why I wore it! smiley




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:24 pm

the first sentence of my book of Igraine The Brave, is " Sisyphus," she whispered in a trembling voice." wake up Sisyphus,shoo that spider away.




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@growlingloki

Cornelia Funke is one of my all-time favorite authors! When you are done with Igraine the Brave, you should totally read Inkheart!




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Hi everyone! My name is Marisa, and I'm the summer intern at the STACKS! Here's my introduction!

Tell everyone three random things about yourself. 1) In 2013, I traveled to 11 different countries. 2) I had to steal this one from Sonja -- chocolate is my favorite food group. 3) My hair is 6 inches longer when it's flatironed straight; that's how naturally curly it is!


Is this your first readathon? Yes! I'm so excited to be here!
 

What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?) I will be reading the beginnings of the following: Coraline by Neil Gaiman, Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, and Gossamer by Lois Lowry. I always read a bunch of books at the same time, so my goal today is to read the first chapter/section of these three and then decide which to continue reading!
 

Do you have any specific snacks ready? I'm eating a salad for lunch right now!
 

Describe the place where you will be reading. I’m also at my desk in the Scholastic headquarters!

 

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading? "Rain fell that night, a fine, whispering rain." (Inkheart) The chapter title is "A Stranger in the Night" -- I can't wait to keep reading!

 




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I sure I would read that book. I am having a feeling that Inkheart is going to be the best book I ever read. by the way, reading is my favorite thing to docool




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:35 pm

should I start reading my book now




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:38 pm

@growlingloki

Yep. Go ahead and start reading. I'll be back every hour with a new reading challenge so check back here again at 1. Happy reading!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:42 pm

 

Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself.
1. I like coin collecting. 2. I like skyscrapers. 3. My favortie food is smurf ice cream.

 

Is this your first readathon? yes!
 

What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? (#of books or pages to read?)

I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916 
 

Do you have any specific snacks ready?

Pizza
 

Describe the place where you will be reading.

in the living room

 

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading?

"A feeling of terror came over ten-year-old Chet Roscow, a chill deep down in his bones."

Yes --I want to keep reading.




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:44 pm

Welcome to the readathon, @werewolfninja9! We're so glad you could join us! It's my first Scholastic readathon, too! 

-Marisa, STACKS intern




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:46 pm

@werewolfninja

What on earth is Smurf ice cream??surprise




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:47 pm

1. I love to read and write

2. I play the flute

3. I can speak French

This is my first readathon and I'm really excited!!

I will be reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! I hope to get to chapter 20 . 

I don't have any specific snacks ready.

I will be reading in my room. 

The  first sentence of where I started reading is 

"Oh, know the perils, read the signs, the warning history shows, for our Hogwarts is in great danger from external, deadly foes and we must unite inside or we'll crumble from within."

This makes me want to keep reading because it sounds like there will be a lot of excitement and adventure! I can't wait to keep reading!




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@werewolfninja9

I am so jealous! Pizza is my fave. I should've picked that as my snack...What kind of pizza is it?

 

@tigerauthor13

Awesome book pick! You're in for a real treat smiley




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:52 pm

Welcome to the readathon, @tigerauthor13! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is one of my favorites. I'm sure you'll fly right through to chapter 20! Keep up the great reading!




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You guys have been reading for 1 hour! How do you feel? exhilarated? inspired? relaxed? refreshed? Take a break from reading and answer our reading challenges!

Random Sentence. Post your favorite sentence from the page you are reading right now.

Writing Sprint: What if. What if you were the main character’s best friend? What would you do or say in the story?

I SPY. Look at all the books in your house right now and see if you can find each of these objects on the covers. Then tell us what you found.

I SPY…

  • sneakers
  • a dog
  • a city building
  • a cat
  • sunglasses



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Here's my random sentence from The Land of Stories.

“I will tell you about my past, or at least the past of someone I once was,” the Evil Queen said.

So far, this book reminds me of the movie Maleficent except it is about the evil queen from Snow White instead of Sleeping Beauty. And it's soooo good! I'm loving it so far.




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Random sentence: "I watched the letters of her name curve and stretch, taking up all the space in the room before they faded away." A Snicker of Magic, page 86

If I was Felicity's best friend, I'd probably constantly be asking her to tell me her made-up poems. And I'd also be asking what words she saw coming out of my head--that is such a cool talent! I think I'd probably just get in the way of her adventure, though. So it's probabloy a good thing that I'm not in the book.

I found a city building and sneakers! 

@sonja_stacks_staffer I LOVEDDDD Maleficent! I guess I should read The Land of Stories next!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:08 pm

will I get any break in between or to play any games in this website?




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:10 pm

Random Sentence: "It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the hours that followed."

Writing Sprint: I would try to catch some fish.

I SPY: I'm not in my house right now, so I can't see my books. sad




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:11 pm

@growlingloki

Of course! This isn't school! You can totally take a break to play games whenever you want! Or if you are really into your book and you want to keep reading, then go for it!




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"He didn't like fire. 'Fire devours books,' he always said." - Inkheart. I'm already hooked. 

 

If Meggie and I were best friends, we would probably argue about who loves books the most. smiley

 

If looking through the bookcovers on my e-reader counts, I found a dog and a city building!




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My book is about Snow White so far after her eveil stepmother tried to murder her. If I were Snow White's best friend, I would just want to be really kind to her after all she's been through with her stepmother. I would want to show her that there are good people in the world who love her!




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One hour milestone! Three more fhours to go! cool

 

I feel relaxed and bookish. The book is pretty funny. Also, I just realized that I said my goal is to read up to page 300 in the book, it's actually page 200!

 

Random sentence: Julian scerunched up his face and started tapping his forehead like he was thinking really hard.

 

Writing Sprint: I would be going to school with Auggie (he's the main character), and I would make sure that nobody would make fun of his face (he has a facial deformity).

 

 

I found a dog on the cover of 'How to Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language'. A cat on the cover of 'Goosebumps: Hall of Horrors: Claws!', sneakers on the cover of 'The Babysitters Club #1: Kristy's Great Idea, a city building on the cover of 'A Snicker of Magic', and sunglasses on the cover of 'N.E.R.D.S. #3: The Cheerleaders of Doom.  




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Ugh! I am the worst typist in the world! I meant "evil"!!!blush




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I SPY…

  • Sneakers: The Land of Stories
  • a dog:  The Land of Stories has a freaky looking monster-dog.
  • a city building:  Does a castle count? No, probably not.
  • a cat: Strangely no cats on any of my books. And I love cats!
  • sunglasses: Just about all of my books are fantasy or historical fiction. For some reason, those characters never wear sunglasses! Why is that?



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I meant hours not fhours! I also meant scrunched not scerunched in the random sentence. angry




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I felt relaxed reading the four chapters in my book for one hour.

If I were the character's best friend, I would become a powerful knight.

I would learn magic and go on adventures into forests and win tournaments.

 

I spy a cat,

a sneaker,

a dog,

Lastly, I found a city building in the books of my house.

 




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@ breezebrain

Let's start a club for creative word spellings!




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@midnightmagic (a.k.a. En-Szu, STACKS Staffer)

I loved Maleficent, too! You should def read The Land of Stories! You will love it.




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 Auditions for the creative word spellings club start now! smiley




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2 hours down! You're halfway to the finish!

Here are your challenges for the 3rd hour of the readathon!

Location change. Change your reading location to someplace different, unusual, or just somewhere you have never read before. The closet, the bathtub, outside? Be sure to let your parents know where you are!

 

Writing Sprint: Funny Ships. Choose a husband/wife for the main character in your book (as grown-ups, obvs). It has to be a character from a different book, and the funnier, the better. For example:  Greg Heffley marries Hermione Granger. Or Rowley Jefferson  marries Luna Lovegood.

 

Share the funny: What is the funniest thing that’s happened in your book so far?




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Writing Sprint: Klaus Baudelaire and Sadie Kane! That would be soooo funny! :D




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Funny ships: Rowley Jefferson and Snow White! or Klaus Baudelaire and the evil queen!




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@midnightmagic5- I  had plain pizza!

@sojna_stacks_staffer- Smurf ice cream is blue ice cream with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Yum!

I spy a sneakers, dog, city building, cat, and sungiasses.

I am going to read in my tree house. See you in an hour!

 




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Yay! I've read for 2 hours and I'm on page 77. I might not make it to my goal but this is fun! 

 

 

I'll be reading in the bathtub...wow.

 

August Pullman marries Felicity Juniper Pickle. laugh

 

The funniest thing that's happened in the book so far is when Auggie talks about his mom telling him the story of how he was born. I laughed so hard when she mentioned the farting nurse. cheeky




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@werewolfnija

You said my favorite word . . . chocolate! I wish i had a treehouse to read in right now! Lucky!

ps. Welcome to the creative spellers club!cheeky




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Funny ships: Coraline marries Draco Malfoy! 

 

I will be imagining/pretending that I'm reading outside in a hammock. smiley




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@breezebrain

I HAVE to read your book now! The farting nurse sounds hilarious! It's Wonder, right? Also, who is Felicity Juniper Pickle? That name sounds so familiar but I can't remember what book she is from.




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Share the funny: What is the funniest thing that’s happened in your book so far?

The funniest thing in The Land of Stories is when Connor says that the moral of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” is to lock your doors. “Robbers come in all shapes and sizes. Even curly-haired little girls can’t be trusted.” Soo true!!




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Well I'm starting this late, but I guess I've got another hour and a half.

I plan on reading a History book (homeschool probems)

and then Magical Mystery Tours: My Life with the Beatles by Tony Bramwell!!!!

Happy Readings!!!!

-Hogwarts4ever (///_-)




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Welcome, @hogwarts4ever! No worries about being late. We're so happy to have you join us! Happy reading! 




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Hi Hogrwarts4ever! Welcome to the readathon!!




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I finished a book!! Since I don't have much more time, because I had to do something, I'll be skipping Warrior,s since I've read it before and I don't really care. The Order of the Phoenix I just started, and A Snicker of Magic I'm dearly trying to finish, so I'll be reading A Snicker of Magic for the extra hour.

 

By the way, I finished Tales of Beedle the Bard!!!! And I'm in Chapter 5 of Order of the Phoenix, so it doesn't really matter.




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I'm about to have lunch, so yeah. laugh




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Yay, catgymnastics!




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Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:00 pm

I can’t believe we are entering the 4th hour of the readathon already! It is going so fast! Are your eyeballs falling out yet? Here are your reading challenges for hour 4. See if you can keep reading for 1 more hour!


Cooking challenge: If you are getting hungry, go get a snack that one of your book characters would love. (Feel free to substitute ingredients if necessary.)

Fashion challenge: make an outfit that one of the characters in your book would wear. Wear it for the rest of the day.

Book soundtrack. Name a song that goes with the book you are reading right now.




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@sonja_stacks_staffer: Felicity Juniper pickle is the main character in A Snicker of Magic. And, yes, the book I'm reading is Wonder.




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Awesome reading progress, @catgymnastics! Thanks for sticking with us for so long!

-Marisa, STACKS intern




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Woohoo, catgymnastics173!!!

I don't know if it's the best fit, but the internet radio station I was listening to just started playing "Better Than Words" by One Direction, and it made me laugh a little. Felicity in A Snicker of Magic sees words everywhere, so it kind of makes sense. I'm sticking with the song!




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Book Soundtrack: Still Into You by Paramore.




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The cooking challenge is easy for me. Hansel and Gretel would eat a gingerbread house so I will go get a gingerbread cookie! Or I could eat a healthy apple like Snow White – except not a poisoned one!




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@breezebrain

Oh yeah! Now I remember Juniper! Ooh, the people reading A Snicker of Magic can go have some ice cream for the cooking challenge . . . yummmmm!




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Fourth hour already! Wow! smiley

 

Cooking challenge: I'm gonna eat a whole wheat sandwich with american cheese since Auggie eats that for lunch in some part of the book.

 

Fashion challenge: I'll be dressing up like Summer. 

 

Book soundtrack: Beautiful by Christina Aguilera. The book even has a quote from the song on page 118.




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Cooking challenge: I ate a cookie. Everyone loves cookies, right?! smiley

 



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For the Bertie Botts every flavor beans (Bean-Boozled) I got toothpaste and lawn clipping flavors! 




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I'm probably not going to make my goal, but I'll sure get close to it!




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Thanks :)




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It’s almost time for the readathon to end. Thanks for joining us. I had so much fun! How did you do?

Did you read for the whole 4 hours?

Which hour was the hardest for you?

How many pages did you read? How many chapters? How many books??

Which book did you enjoy most?

Which did you enjoy least?

What was your favorite part about the readathon?

How likely are you to participate in another STACKS readathon?

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the next readathon?




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Agh! I'm doing Camp NaNo tomorrow! I feel so bad that I missed this! I should have seen this sooner!!




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Did you read for the whole 4 hours? Almost!

Which hour was the hardest for you? Hour 4.

How many pages did you read? How many chapters? How many books?? 79, four chapters.

Which book did you enjoy most? The End by Lemony Snicket.

Which did you enjoy least? I only read one.

What was your favorite part about the readathon? The reading challenges!

How likely are you to participate in another STACKS readathon? Very likely!!!smiley

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the next readathon? Nope! It was AWESOME!!!

~Scotland




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You should all be proud of yourselves! Now you can go log your minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge. You will have LOTS of minutes to log and you will be eligible to win prizes!

Here’s the link: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2014/kids

Bye, everyone! Thanks for coming to the readathon!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer




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Thanks so much for coming, everyone! I hope you had an awesome time. See ya around!

- En-Szu, STACKS Staffer




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@harrypercy Don't worry, you can always join us for the next STACKS readathon! Good luck with Camp NaNo!

 

@dreamtimedetermined Great job today! 79 pages -- WOW! We're so glad you were able to join us!

-Marisa, STACKS intern




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The readathon is ending in 5 minutes. frown

 

1. Yeah. I guess I read for the whole 4 hours.

 

2. Hour #1.

 

3. I read part of one book (Wonder). I read 162 pages (close to my goal, so good enough), and I really don't know how many chapters, but I'm sure it's more than 50.

 

4. I only read  Wonder.

 

5. I only read Wonder.

 

6. The READING, of course!

 

7. 100%

 

8. More challenges!

 

 

This has been really fun and I hope there's another readathon soon! smiley

 

 

 

 

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I almost finished! This was really fun. I hope we do another soon!!!!! laugh

 

Who knows, maybe by Friday I'll be done with the book. I'll let you know if I am!

 

This was very fun; I hope we do it again soon. I finished one book, and that's enough, and plus I almost finished another! Wow! So bye guys, this was very fun, and I'm now at least 60 percent more addicted to books than I was, which makes be 375 percent addicted to reading. So maybe soon I'll do something new :D I wish this could never end. But I got a good goal, and I hope everyone else did. 

Bye, keep reading! wink

                  

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set, go into the other room and read a book.” 

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Did you read for the whole 4 hours?

No, because I had to go somewhere, but I read as much as I could. 

 

Which hour was the hardest for you?

Probably the third; I hardly got read anything in that hour!

 

How many pages did you read? How many chapters? How many books??

Maybe like, a book and 3 chapters. That's a lot! I was going to originally read 2 books, 11 chapters, and maybe a few more pages, but yeah, I just got to read a book and 3 or 4 chapters. That's pretty good, though.

 

Which book did you enjoy most?

I do NOT know... A Snicker of Magic, maybe? I could totally relate to that one, with the feelings are stuff.

 

Which did you enjoy least?

Well, I thought the end of The Warlock's Hairy Heart was kind of gross.... Overall, it was a good story. When I saw that big heart thing on page 50, I'm like, Woah..... Okay, now that's just weird. I didn't really not like anything, it was really good.

 

What was your favorite part about the readathon?

Reading!!!!! Reaching my goal and not having to do anything but a fun activity. Reading's not just an activity, it's a feeling and something awesome everyone should enjoy.

 

How likely are you to participate in another STACKS readathon?

Very likely, I loved doing this.

 

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the next readathon?

I actually have no idea.... It was perfect!

 

 

 

Catgymnastics173

 

You don't have to wait for summer just to read a book.

Reading is for ANYTIME of your life.

 




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I loved the Readathon! I read the whole book I Survived: The shark attacks of 1916 and a few other small books including a joke book. (I love jokes!)

The fourth hour was the hardest. I was exhausted. I'll be back for the next Readathon!

See you next time!




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I love books laugh




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