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 READATHON!
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:10 pm

Hi everybody!

This is the official Harry Potter birthday / readathon thread. Come back to this thread on Thursday July 31 at 12 noon ET. Hope to see you then!

Sonja, STACKS Staffer




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Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:46 pm

Great!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:47 pm

Sadly, I'm not going to be here. I'll be gone for an appointment. sad




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:56 pm

The readathon starts in 5 minutes! smiley




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:57 pm


o i have 2 go :_( i try l8r




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:00 pm

Welcome to the readathon! And Happy birthday, Harry Potter! Who is here?




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:00 pm

Hi everyone! I'm here for the Readabration! (Readathon mixed with celebration.) I'm so exited to do the Harry Potter birthday celebration, I wore my robes from my Halloween costume last year! Plus I changed my profile pic. 

I've also got my book ready! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoeinx.  Even the bookmark is Harry Potter customized!

 

I'm here! :D




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I'm here!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:01 pm

I'm here! I'm so excited!!!! Happy birthday, Harry!!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:01 pm

Today is Harry Potter’s birthday so we are having a readathon/celebration for the Boy Who Lived! But don’t worry, even if you haven’t read Harry Potter, you can still join the readathon. It doesn’t matter what you read – the goal is just to read for the whole 4 hours if you can.

 

Here are a few questions/challenges to get you started on your 4-hour reading marathon. Check in to this post every hour for readathon challenges, Harry Potter birthday challenges, and more 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?

 

Where were you when you first read Harry Potter? Like, literally and also, like, where in your life?




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:02 pm

I'm here! 

 

Catgymnastics173




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:03 pm

Whooo!!! I must say happy birthday harry!!!! Let's get this party started! I'm reading Becoming Naomi Leon. Anyone heard of it before? Harry here is a little wand for your b-day!




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Where was I when I first read Harry Potter?  I was in my twenties in a book store looking for a new book that I was hearing good things about called Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I opened it and read the first few pages in the store. Instantly, I was hooked. I took the book home and finished it that night even though some parts were so scary they made my heart beat faster. I’m not good with scary stuff, but I loved Harry Potter anyway. Then I had to wait an ENTIRE YEAR for the next book to come out. It was excruciating!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:06 pm

I'm here!

 




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:08 pm

Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself.i love ice skating,playing the piano, and BOOKS
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?)My goal is to finish 3 books
Do you have any specific snacks ready?No, not yet
Describe the place where you will be reading.Everywhere in my house, mostly in the window seat in my room though

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading?There we were,minding our lives with the same obedience as a clock ticking. It is a very interesting sentence.




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3 random things: My favorite color is periwinkle, I have a shirt that says 'I Don't wanna Taco 'Bout it' on, and I love reading.

No. It's my 3rd readathon, actually.

I'll be reading Spirit Animals book #1: Wild Born. My goal is to get to page 144, chapter 13, of the book.

Not yet.

Given a choice, Conor would not have picked to spend the most important birthday of his life helping Devin Trunswick get dressed. It makes me want to keep reading!

I was at home, on my couch, I believe, and I was still 9.

 

 

I'm gonna start reading!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:10 pm

Hey, catgymnastics! Welcome to the readathon! Wish I had a robe to wear, too. :) And welcome, breezebrain39--your enthusiasm is great! Love having you here!

Thanks for coming, softballathena7! I've never heard of that book before, but I'm sure it's exciting. What's it about?

Hey bluedog7234! Glad you could make it!!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm

@SoftballAthena: I LOVE Becoming Naomi Leon! It's one of my favorite books! i hope you like it too!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm

Introduction: Tell everyone three random things about yourself. Uh... I can speak Chinese, I have a cat that looks like a witch cat, and I was once Harry Potter for Halloween.

 


Is this your first readathon? No, but I sorta didn't get to do part of the last one.

 


What book or books will you be reading today? What are your goals for today? I'll be reading Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix! Of course.            (#of books or pages to read?) I hope to finish Chapter 18.

 


Do you have any specific snacks ready? I'll get snacks throughout the Readabration, so it will kind of be like a b-day party.

 

 


Describe the place where you will be reading. On the couch, or in the kitchen next to my computer with a reading pillow!

 

 

First sentence: Tell us the first sentence of the book you are reading. Does it make you want to keep reading? Well, I sort of already started, but okay. The hottest day of summer so far was drawing to a close and a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of Privet Drive. 

 

 

Where were you when you first read Harry Potter? Like, literally and also, like, where in your life? Well, I decided to go to this Harry Potter summer camp, and I wanted to read the books first. I loved the first two SO MUCH, I kept reading them.




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:11 pm

Happy Birthday Harry!!!!!




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:12 pm

Oh! I forgot a question! I'll be reading in two places: the desk where my computer's in, and my couch. 




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:12 pm

Wow, softballathena! Three books! What other books are you reading today?




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:13 pm

@Breebrain39: Cool! I have Harry Potter robes, a red American Girl shirt, and summer pants on.




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:15 pm

i'm so excited! happy birthday Harry!!!!!!!!!!!smiley




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Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:15 pm

Hi, Polly23!

breezebrain39, that Taco shirt sounds amazing. I need to get one just like it!




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