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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)

I don't have a phone, so I have a hard time posting pictures. can we just say which books we read and how many pages?

submitted by Strawberri, age 13 winters, earth
(August 22, 2020 - 11:34 am)

It's almost September! What's everyone going to read? I just started Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. It's 406 pages. 

submitted by MajesTOP Mary, age 1 eternity, Majestopia
(August 28, 2020 - 1:49 pm)

We're starting tomorrow! ilm going to read an assortment of books, basically whatever I can get my hands on.

submitted by Strawberri, age 13 winters, earth
(September 1, 2020 - 3:30 pm)

Happy September, everyone! The Ultimate CBer reading race begins in





And they're off, wow I've never seen such diligent readers! Look at how those eyes move, how those pages turn! This is going to be a tight competition.

Ok everyone,  as a reminder, we are reading as many pages as we can before sketched 20th. Good luck!! Buh-bye.

submitted by Starting now!, Majestic Mary
(September 2, 2020 - 2:10 pm)

So far this month, I have read Betty Before X, by Ilyasah Shabazz (245 pages) and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein (288 pages). (533 pages in total.)

submitted by PygmyOwl
(September 5, 2020 - 2:53 pm)

Can I participate? 

submitted by Adelaide C.
(September 6, 2020 - 8:31 am)

Of course!

Are you new? I don't remember seeing you around before. If so, welcome to the CB! We're glad to have you!

submitted by Kitten, Daydreaming
(September 6, 2020 - 5:43 pm)

No, I'm not new, I joined like a month or 2 ago and don't show up a whole lot. And I read The Madman of Piney Woods and Pictures of Hollis Woods, which total to 529 pages. 

submitted by Adelaide C., age 12, Omaha
(September 7, 2020 - 8:26 am)

I read Pat of Silver Bush by L. M. Montgomery. (278 pages.)

submitted by PygmyOwl
(September 7, 2020 - 6:25 pm)

I hope people haven't forgotten about this! (*ahem* I totally didn't) So far this month, I've (re)read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle (232 pages) and The Candymakers by Wendy Mass (453 pages), which totals to 685 pages!

submitted by Kitten, Daydreaming
(September 12, 2020 - 11:21 am)

I read Spy School Secret Service by Stuart Gibbs 339 pages.

submitted by PandaGirl, age 11, New England
(September 14, 2020 - 3:25 pm)

I read Radio Silence (496) 

submitted by September
(September 16, 2020 - 12:27 am)

In addition to Spy School I have read,

The Diary of Chickabiddy Baby  by Emma Kallok - 123p

A Lion to Guard us  by Clyde Robert Bulla - 117p

The Top 10 Ways to Ruin the First Day of School  by Ken Derby - 165p

Family Game Night and other Catastrophes  by Mary E. Lambert - 245p

My big Sister is so Bossy she says You Can't Read this Book  by Mary Hershey - 164p

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle  by AVI - 210p

The Samurai's Tale  by Erik Christian Haugaard - 234p

which has a total of 1363 pages plus the 339 from Spy School which gives me the grand total of

1597 PAGES 



submitted by PandaGirl, age 11, New England
(September 20, 2020 - 2:37 pm)

Wow! It's the 20th already! Everyone post your page totals. I'll send mine in tomorrow when I'm not feeling so tired.

submitted by RESULTS DAY, Majestic Mary
(September 20, 2020 - 8:11 pm)

I have read:

The Murder at the Vicarage, The Body in the Library, The Moving Finger, A Murder is Announced, They Do It With Mirrors, and A Pocket Full of Rye, all by Agatha Christie and amounting to 1365 pages together.

I also read Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey (I guess I really love British crime novels), which is 286 pages.

And Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics, Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race, and Mr. Lemoncello's All-Star Breakout Game, all by Chris Grabenstein, adding up to 864 pages.

I add that up with the books I already posted about, I have read a total of 3,326 pages.

submitted by PygmyOwl
(September 20, 2020 - 9:45 pm)