The Reading Quest Readathon

I am not sure if this is a reading challenge or a readathon, but this looks like so much fun, that I had to sign-up. The challenge came from Aentee from Read at Midnight. She actually called it The Reading Quest. Before I begin, I also want to CW of Read, Think, Ponder for the artwork. That is who design the board and the characters.

The challenge starts on Sunday, August 13th and ends on Sunday, September 10, at midnight, in your area. The challenge looks simple. You pick a character and you follow the purple path on the Bingo board. That is the main quest. The blue tiles are the side quests that you can follow. There are even points that you can achieve while you participate. I have a left a link up above (the second link) so you can check out all of the rules and the game board itself.

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I have chosen to become a Mage, and I will follow the path starting on the bottom left with the Mage up until I reach the knight.

Before I begin, I must note that when making my TBR there were a lot of questions, and most of them were answered when I scrolled down. However, some of these questions were focusing on books that I have chosen for this readathon. I will star those quests in question. The quests for the Mages, and the books that I have chosen are…

  1. Read a book with a one-word title – I have chosen Carival by Stephanie Garber. I am looking forward to reading this book. I have owned this book for quite some time.
  2. Read a book that contains magic –  I am going with The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. This one I am sure will count.
  3. Read a book based on mythology – I am a bit proud of my book choice. I feel a bit clever and ingenious with this book choice. I am going to be reading The Star Theif by Lindsey Becker. This book is about one girl’s adventure with the mythical constellations.
  4. Read a book set in a different world – I have chosen to read Cress by Marissa Meyers.
  5. Read the first book in a series – This was a bit difficult to find. I had to scour my shelves to find a book that would work. I tend to start series, not finish them. Alas, I was able to find one book. The book that I have chosen is Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins.

I have even grabbed some book that will work in some of the side quests. Those side quests and book are…

  1. Expansion: read a companion novel or a short story* – Originally I read the box as to read a second book or a companion novel and I was celebrating because that meant that I could read Serafina and the Twisted Staff by Robert Beatty. Then upon further inspection, thanks to this blog post I realize that it was short story or companion novel. If I can magically fit this in I would love to finish my serial box series. There is one more book that I have left with Remade. I am hoping that I can get to the last book which is The End of the Beginning.
  2. Time Warp: read a book set in either the past or the future – I have chosen to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee. I have heard a lot of great things about this book and I am really looking forward to reading it.
  3. Potions: read a book concocted by 2 or more authors* – I am not sure if I am cheating, but I proud of myself for thinking of this. I want to read Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Amerlle. It is 13 short stories written by 13 different authors. I believe that it should count.
  4. Open world: read whatever you want – I am hoping to get to You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. In looking at the book, I do not think that this book will fit in any of the boxes. I am not sure, but I am really looking forward to getting to this book. Plus, it is one of my short ones.
  5. Respawn: read a book that you DNF – I am hoping that I can finish Twice Upon a Time by James Riley. I have started this book, but DNF it because I was caught in a minor reading slump in the beginning of the year. I did enjoy the book, and I am hoping to finish it within this reading challenge/ readathon.

I know that this is a lot, and I am not sure if I will make through to all of these books. Though I am hoping. In the following week, I will come up with a game plan that might work out, to help me stay on track. For now, this will be my TBR. If there are any changes, I will let you know.

I do hope that you will join me in this epic quest. Until next time. Happy reading!

 

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July Wrap up and August TBR

July was a really good month in reading. I did a lot of catch up with my Goodreads yearly reading, thanks to Booktubeathon. I also completed the challenge this month during Booktubeathon.

I read a total of 18 books, maybe 17. This equates to 3,922 to 39720 pages read. I am really happy with the outcome of this month and all the reading that I was able to accomplish. Now one of the books is really weird. It is a series of books within a series. In doing some research with the most recent book that I am reading, I have discovered that books one through four are all part of the first “book.” I do not know how else to word it. On one had Goodreads does recognize the first book as an individual book but at the same time part of a compilation.

Moving onto August. I am not sure how much reading I will be able to do since we are getting towards the end of summer and starting with school in a few weeks. On one hand I am ready for school to start, but on the other hand, I still want a little bit more time to relax and enjoy the summer weather.

The challenge that I get to achieve this month is to “read a book in one day”. I am looking forward to this challenge since I have completed it before.

  1. I do want to finish the Blood and Snow series by RaShell Workman. I have left
    1. The Revenant in Training
    2. The Vampire Christopher
    3. Blood Soak Promises
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling
  3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K Rowling
  5. Flunked by Jen Calonita

I am thinking of doing  The Vampire Christopher as my book in one sitting. Almost all the other books I have started but I have never finished, and it is time for me to finish them.I can tell you that I am excited to start and finish The Cursed Child.

What are your reading plans for the month of August? Do you have any fun adventures planned for the last few days left of summer (or winter)? Let me know down below.

Have a great week and I will see you next time. Happy reading!

June Wrap up and July TBR

I cannot believe that we are half-way through July. I had every intention to finish this TBR before the first weekend of July. I promise you that I was working on this at the end of June, but life and books got distracting, and I sadly never finished this post. So let’s start!

June was not that bad of a month. Yes, I did end up reading a lot of children’s book, but in the end, I did end up doing a lot of reading. I have read a total of 30 books and a total of 2,453 pages. That is not half bad. I am not only 8 books behind schedule. For some strange reason, I am still sitting here thinking about how I need to read more. It is probably because I am still behind with my reading count for the year.

Now let’s move onto July’s TBR. I have decided that since I am so behind with creating this TBR that I would just read what I feel like reading and just focus on the challenge for this  month . The challenge for this month is to “read a book that has been banned at some point in time.” I have done some research and discovered that The Time Machine by H.G. Wells has been banned.

Researching the whole banned book process has been an interesting experience and I might share it with you on what I found.

Other than that, I do hope that you are enjoying the month of July. Talk you later and happy reading!

 

For the Love of Classics TBR 2016

I cannot believe that this readathon is just around the corner. I felt like it was yesterday when I was planning this and thought, yeah, great weekend idea. With only five days left, I have decided to get ready and to create a TBR for this readathon. Let’s begin!

I have set up some challenges. And here they are for review.

  1. To read at least one old classic book
  2. To read at least one modern classic book
  3. To listen to a classic book
  4. To read at least four classic books in five days.
  5. To have fun!

Here are the books that I am planning on reading.

  1. Frankenstein by Mary Shelly – This is only of my many old classic books. I have read parts of this books for a class that I took in college. After I read the parts that I needed to read for class, I became a little curious about reading the whole book.
  2. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson – Again, this is another old classic that I will be reading. However, I believe that this is a reread (again from that same class) and, I have performed a play version of this so there are times where I mix the book and the play together. This will be interesting.
  3. War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells – Again, this is another old classic that I had to read parts of for that class I took in college. I am looking forward to this book since finishing the Imaginarium Geographica series.
  4. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – I have the audio version of this book and I am a little skeptical about reading it. I have heard mix views on this books. On one hand, I have heard nothing but great things, but at the same time, I have heard nothing but bad things.
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling – This book will be a reread and I am trying to currently listen to the book. However, the audio book is just frustrating me, so I might switch to reading this book.

I am looking forward to this readathon and please comment below for your plans for next weekend. What are you planning on reading? You can let me know of Facebook and Twitter with #classiclove2016.

Can’t wait to see you next time. Happy Reading!

February 2016 TBR

I was doing some math and discovered that in order to read 150 books a week I had to read at least 3 books a week. I am hoping to obtain that. The theme for this month is Goodreads 2015 Choice Awards. Many of these books were nominated. The jar challenge for this month is “A book you have owned but never read.” The book for this challenge will be Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick. This book will also cover the Around the Year in 52 books. This has been an author I should have read by now. Without further ado, let’s begin this month TBR.

  1. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
  2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir – I should have finished this book last year. Just tackling that DNF pile
  3. Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  4. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
  5. The Marvels by Brian Selznick – The author that I should have read by now
  6. Float by Daniel Miyare
  7. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick – My TBR Jar Challenge
  8. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab – I am currently reading this book right now.
  9. Cinder By Marissa Mayers – I got the audio of this book. Let’s get started!

I know that this will not help me catch up, or achieve the minimum for staying on track. Though I did look at this list and figure it was at a good length. I might be adding some more books later on. I am thinking about devoting a weekend, Valentines Weekend, to reading some classics. That would be February 14 – 18. The whole idea is to spend the weekend reading classic literature. What do you think? Will you be able to join me? Let me know in the comments below.

I will be talking to you soon. Enjoy the rest of the evening and have a wonderful Monday. Happy Reading!

July TBR 2015

I have decided to keep my TBR a little short this time since we have Book-tube-a-thon later on this month. I am only putting books that I have not finished reading, as well as books that I need to finish a review or return back to the library.

1. The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R Carry
2. Trouble by Non Pratt
3. Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Geiser
4. Numbers Game by Rebecca Rhodes
5. Compendium by Alia Lurai
6. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Vern
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling

For this month TBR challenge, I pulled “To read a classic.” However, classic literature is a very vague term that has different meanings to each person. For me, it is a good popular book that will not lose its value over time. The difference between classic and modern classic is whether or not the author is dead. For this challenge, I decided to pick two books. One is label as a classic and one is considered as a modern classic. For this challenge, I have chosen Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Vern and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K Rowling.

I do hope that your summer is fun and exciting. Hope to see you next time. Happy reading!

March Wrap up and April TBR

Alright, it is that time of the month where I recap the previous month and make some new goals for the new month. It is the March Wrap-up and April TBR post!

March was not that bad. I read a total of 6 book. To break that down, I have read 3 novels, 1 middle school grade book, 1 children’s chapter book, and 1 children’s book. I am almost done with the challenge. I am about ⅓ of the way finished with the movie. My computer was running low on battery and there was not an outlet that would be safe to plug into for my grandma.  I am planning on writing a review for the movie shortly.

Now for the TBR list for April. To start off, the challenge that I got for this month is to read a book with 500 or more pages. It was hard to find a book that length that I wanted to read, since many of the book that I wanted to read this month were around 300. The book that I am using for the challenge will be highlighted in amber.

  1. The Darkest Part of the Forest (330) by Holly Black
  2. The Water Travelers (252) by Daniel Waltz
  3. The Secret Life of Bees (336) by Sue Monk Kidd
  4. The Clockwork Angel (520) by Cassandra Clare
  5. Grift (300) by Jason Mosberg
  6. Amulet: Prince of Elves (287) by Kaza Kimbuishi
  7. Amulet : Escape From Lucien (220) by Kaza Kimbuishi

I do hope that your week is going great. Happy Autism Awareness Day. See you next time. Happy Reading!