I never really do readathons, but this one was too amazing for me to possibly even think about passing up! It beautifully mixes the two loves of my life: reading and gaming! This readathon is being hosted by Aentee at Read at Midnight and all of the amazing artwork was created by CW at Read, Think, Ponder!
This readathon, which is basically more of a reading challenge, is called The Reading Quest and it takes place from August 13th to September 10th! Basically, you choose a class and then you use the bingo board to follow the path of the character class you picked!
You get exp based on the books you complete (with additional exp if you read books written by marginalized authors, which I adore). These points cause your character to level up! Everyone starts out with 10 exp, each additional book you complete from the quest board will award you 10 more points (marginalized authors give you 20 points, but graphic novels and manga only give 5 points). If you complete your character’s personal quest you will gain +50 exp, and then +30 exp for any additional character quest lines you pursue and complete after your original quest-line. And your character will level up every 50 exp.
There are also health points that you accumulate while reading! Your character starts out with ten hp, but you will accumulate way more from reading and different Twitter and Instagram challenges. I believe at the end they are just going to tally all the exp and hp points and then choose their winners based off that.
Also, make sure you check out the actual reading challenge’s blog post for more information, to sign up, and just in case I’m getting any of this information wrong. And you MUST sign up through their Masterpost if you are interested in actually winning the prizes. The deadline is Sunday August 13th, 2017. I’m just doing this for fun, but I will probably write up a wrap up and tell you guys how many points I did accumulate throughout this readathon. Also, don’t forget to check out #TheReadingQuest on different social medias!
I personally chose the path of the Mage, because in every single game I play I always end up picking the closest thing to a warlock/necromancer, so why would The Reading Quest be any different? Here is my TBR, while also trying to still participate in ARC August:
➽A BOOK WITH A ONE WORD TITLE: – Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas (This isn’t a magical fantasy book, but it’s maybe a sexual fantasy with sexual powers book and maybe my mage character is a perverted character. Don’t judge me! Okay… I’m a hot mess, but I really want to read this book, and I’m not actually playing to win here, so leave me be!) 33 health points
➽A BOOK THAT CONTAINS MAGIC: – The Stone Sky (The Broken Earth #3) by N.K. Jemisin 41 health points
➽A BOOK BASED ON MYTHOLOGY: – Raven’s Mark: (The Raven Queen’s Harem Part One) by Angel Lawson (This was the hardest challenge of them all for me. This was probably a crazy pick, but it was only 99 cents on Amazon and it had hella good reviews, so I figured why not give it a try!?) 11 health points
➽A BOOK SET IN A DIFFERENT WORLD: – The Dark of the Moon by E.S. Bell (Emma Scott) 54 health points
➽THE FIRST BOOK OF A SERIES: – The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (#1) by Alexandra Bracken 27 health points
Like in every game that I play, I always feel the most enjoyment from completing all of the quests. I’m such a completionist and an achievement lover, so I know I will complete many of the side quests that are also offered in the middle of this bingo sheet:
➽POTIONS: – Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick) 37 health points
➽MULTIPLAYER: – Echo After Echo by Amy Rose Capetta (Buddy Reading with Elise ❤) 43 health points
➽GRIND: – Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas 67 health points
➽TIME WARP: – Weaver’s Lament (Industrial Magic #2) by Emma Newman 16 health points
➽OPEN WORLD: – I’m keeping this open to whatever whenever.
➽RESPAWN: – Body of The Crime (Blackest Gold #2) by R. Scarlett (I DNFed this entire series, but this author just keeps proving what a sweetheart she is, and it makes me want to give this series another chance!) 34 health points
➽EXPANSION: – The Eleventh Metal (Mistborn 0.5) by Brandon Sanderson 1 health point, baby!
➽MINI-GAME: – The Black Tides of Heaven (Tensorate #1) by J.Y. Yang 16 health points
➽ANIMAL COMPAION: – Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel 30 health points
And if I am able to finish my mage path, I could possibly continue on with the knight’s path, but I don’t have too high of hopes with how far I will get, just because I am planning to complete so many of the side quests! But I still planned my TBR around a couple of the things down this path, just in case:
➽A BOOK WITH A VERB IN ITS TITLE: – Warcross (Warcross #1) by Marie Lu (I am sneakily breaking this into TWO verbs) 41 health points
➽A BOOK WITH A WEAPON ON ITS COVER: – Mask of Shadows (Untitled #1) by Linsey Miller 38 health points
I know many of my fantasy choices are loose, but that’s just because I’ve been craving romance all summer! But anyway, I hope many of you will join along with #TheReadingQuest! I love anything that has to do with accumulating points, and I couldn’t resist participating in a reading challenge that celebrates a love for gaming. This is such a unique and creative idea and I can’t wait to get reading! Happy reading, loves!