Ideas for Read-a-Thon ’09
September 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm #40215
Okay, so there’s been a lot of excitement and talk about the next Read-a-Thon. So I thought I’d channel that excitement to here…
If you have any ideas for the next Read-a-Thon, post ‘em all here! Ruth and I will be watching this thread for good ideas that we can integrate into Read-a-Thon ’09.September 25, 2008 at 11:05 pm #43592
You could have a thread for signing up for the Read-a-Thon, and then before it starts close it so nobody can come in and surprise members who worked hard all summer. It sounds nasty hostile, but last time we had some nosty surprises.September 26, 2008 at 1:15 am #43593
*agrees with Pip*September 26, 2008 at 2:00 am #43594
I think so too. I think that as long as we open it super soon, it wouldn’t be mean. Close it like..a week after the 09 R.A.T(lol! Read-A-Thon=R.A.T.) starts or something.Because I join the 08 read-a-thon a few days after it started.September 26, 2008 at 2:24 am #43595
How about if somebody joins after the start date they have to start counting pages from then on. Not from the official beginning of the R.A.T. (lol monkeygal)September 26, 2008 at 6:05 am #43596
Why? They still get the same amount of time to read as everyone else does, and it’s not like we could increase our reading time by warp speed just because we see that someone happens to be ahead.
Or we could all keep our records separately until the very end, that might make things interesting.September 26, 2008 at 12:46 pm #43597
Oh my. That would make things interesting. 8OSeptember 26, 2008 at 2:23 pm #43598
That is the best idea I’ve heard so far. But it was kind of exciting seeing where everybody was at all the time.September 26, 2008 at 3:08 pm #43599
Yeah, it was more interesting to see what everyone else was reading.September 26, 2008 at 3:15 pm #43600
*doesn’t like that idea*
We’d all be frazzled from stress by the end of the RAT and then we’ll die of a heart attack as soon as we see everyone elses score! Not a good idea. Especially because we won’t have time before our funerals to remove the purple bags from underneath our eyes and we’ll have cramped fingers from turning pages for ever and ever and ever! It’ll make our ghosts horribly grumpy, so grumpy that chocolate and poetry will not please them. And therefore it will be our fault that the boards end up empty and rotting and haunted.
[/enddramaticworstcasescenarioinspiredbythestoryFactory]September 26, 2008 at 3:20 pm #43601
That would be bad.September 26, 2008 at 3:24 pm #43602
Oh, indeed. Very bad.September 26, 2008 at 3:44 pm #43603
Part of the reason for recording the books is to have a constant stream of banter about the books read, but it also helps us keep tabs on anybody who might be cheating. (i.e. if somebody posts 20 long books per day) (not insinuating anything about you guys!)September 26, 2008 at 4:25 pm #43604
True. That constant stream of banter is entertainingSeptember 26, 2008 at 7:28 pm #43605
Owan, you crack me up.
Er, it would also help anyone who wants to cheat, because they could see where everyone else was and stay just a bit ahead instead of taking a wild guess at the end. The whole thing is an honour system; there really is no way to make it foolproof, is there?
And yeah, keeping track as we go along is definitely more fun.
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