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The Ultimate Reading Race
Attention all readers!...

Attention all readers! As a part of the revive BaB movement, I decided it was my job to create another BaB thread. 

So, introducing the Ultimate CBer Reading Race! Here's how it will work:

Everyone who wants to participate, leave a comment on this thread. Everyone has to have entered by September 1st. I will possibly accept latecomers if you beg and plead enough. 

Then, from September 2nd - September 20th, everyone has to read as many pages as possible! Real books only, please, not picture books or pages with gargantuan fonts. The person who has read the most pages by the end date is the winner! Then they set the next deadline, and we continue on in this fashion.

Remember, you are on the honor system here! No saying that you read 7,000 pages when you really read 100. I trust my fellow CBers to be honest. We can also use this thread to discuss what books we are reading and how long those books are. 

I really hope this takes off. On an unrelated note, this is the first thread I've ever made on BaB.

Anyway, good luck, and happy racing! 

submitted by Majestic Mary, age 1 eternity, Majestopia
(August 18, 2020 - 1:19 pm)

Ooh, I'll participate! I generally read a lot, but I've been in kind of a slump lately since I can't, like, go to the library and browse. (I think my local libraries are doing pick-ups, but that requires, like, figuring out what books I want to read, and seeing if the library has them, and asking my mom to place a hold on them, and then bugging my mom to make sure she actually goes and picks them up, so...)

Also, thanks everyone for joining "my" movement! I didn't think it was going to take off this much. :)

submitted by Kitten, Daydreaming
(August 18, 2020 - 2:54 pm)
submitted by Top!
(August 18, 2020 - 3:44 pm)

Yay, I'll definitely join! This kind of reminds me of the thing we had in elementary school where the librarian would challenge us to read as many pages over the summer as we could and there were prizes and stuff.

submitted by Lupine, age 13!, Platform 9 and 3/4
(August 18, 2020 - 3:51 pm)

I'll try to do this, although I'm normally really bad at tracking my reading. Then again, all of the reading contests I've participated in before were about time, not pages, so maybe this will be easier.

And congratulations on your first BaB thread, MM! 

submitted by PygmyOwl
(August 18, 2020 - 3:55 pm)

Yay, people are actually joining! Anyway, I just thought that we should have a prize. Would any artists out there like to loan their talents to our winners? You could draw a podium with the top three or something. Please let me know!

also, I WILL be participating. 

submitted by MM@all artists, age 1 eternity, Majestopia
(August 18, 2020 - 4:14 pm)

Ooh yes definitely participating.  I love a good challenge.

submitted by QueenofWolves
(August 18, 2020 - 4:21 pm)

Oh, I'd love to participate! 

submitted by September
(August 18, 2020 - 4:50 pm)

Wo-hoo! I'm SOO in! I'm not going outside for the longest time. Oh, and does school reading count? I ask it does not.

submitted by Strawberri, age 13 winters, earth
(August 18, 2020 - 5:54 pm)

I'll join! I'm a little worried I'll just forget to log pages, but I'll at least try. XD

I'm a fast reader, so I have a little hope. 

submitted by Starchaser, age 12, Pyrrhia
(August 18, 2020 - 6:42 pm)

If you are reading a novel in school, that will count, however textbook/document reading will NOT count.

submitted by Majestic Mary, age 1 eternity, Majestopia
(August 19, 2020 - 10:38 am)

Sounds fun! Do we have to say what book the pages are from? 

submitted by Zahava S., age 13
(August 19, 2020 - 11:26 am)

YESSS!!! I will winnnnnn.....

Well, maybe not. But I'll definitely try. 

submitted by Luminescence, age XI, California
(August 20, 2020 - 10:02 am)

Okay so first, I'll enter.


Second, maybe for proof we can take a photo of the books and the last page number that shows how many pages there are? Admins? would we be allowed to do this?

If you take your own photo of a page of a physical book that you have, then you can post it. You just can't copy a picture of that book that you find online because those photographs were taken by professional photographers who known the rights to those images. Thanks for asking. -Admin

submitted by Alex @MM
(August 20, 2020 - 12:09 pm)

I think we should definitely say what book we read and how many pages it was, but I don't think we desperately need to take pictures and whatnot.

submitted by Majestic Mary, age 1 eternity, Majestopia
(August 21, 2020 - 6:59 pm)

I love this idea and would definitely love to participate!


submitted by PandaGirl, age 11, New England
(August 20, 2020 - 7:21 pm)