Friday, August 11, 2017

Yet another Readathon! 7 in 7!

Hello everyone -

I am heading to Florida tomorrow to stay with my mom and do NOTHING!! Ok, well not nothing, but close to it! The goal is to relax and do the things I want to do without being on ANY timeline! I plan on doing lots of the following: Crafting (making cards with my mom), eating, reading, sitting by the pool, and laying around being lazy! One day, I am also going to go visit my dad and step mom b/c I have to make rounds while in Florida. Soon, the list of people to visit will be even longer, with how many people I know that are retiring there!

There is a readathon that starts while I am in FL! It's incredibly laid back and the goal is to simply read 7 "things" in 7 days... So that could mean, textbooks, poetry, graphic novels, etc. I don't know if I can do it but it can't hurt to try! I won't be preparing a TBR this time... I will create it as I go. But, I did have a few things in mind. I have the very first volume of 'Lumberjanes'. I hope to read that, as well as, finish Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. For some reason, it is taking me awhile to get lost in this book. Somewhere along the way, I will read 5 other things. The readathon goes from Aug 14 - 20 12am to 12am!

Happy Reading! If you want to participate, here is info on Twitter:

Follow @7in7readathon on Twitter

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Reading Quest - A Reading Game Read-a-thon!

Hello All - 

I am getting ready to participate in another readathon (WHAT am I thinking!?... Who am I!?), but I think I am going to go a bit more low key with this one, as I only have a few weeks before grad classes start up again! And, I want to participate in the Viewathon which is starting soon. I never caught up this summer on all of my shows from when school was in session. It's extremely hard for me to watch TV when I am working full time and taking two grad school classes so that is a MUST before they all ramp up again! I got a bit side-tracked... back to the subject at hand. I learned about this Readathon from one of my favorites!!! (Click here for Riley's Blog! I absolutely adore her!!!) This readathon is different, in that, it is a game - where you can actually 'level up'! *NerdAlert* Love it!

All of the beautiful artwork you see in this post is done by CW at Read, Think, Ponder! *heart eyes emoji*

#TheReadingQuest was created by Read at Midnight so be sure to check them out!! And sign up here if you are interested: (All details are provided here, as well) -- This readathon takes places from Sunday 13th August to Sunday 10th September, 2017. 

This challenge is a month long (another reason that I really am going 'low key'). You pick a character and travel your character's path on the adorable bingo board shown above by reading a book that matches the challenges on that path. You want to get as many Experience Points (EXP) as possible by leveling up, and completing the quest. For each book you complete, you will receive +10EXP (unless it is a graphic novel, in which case you will only receive +5EXP). Bonus****: If your book is written by a marginalized author, you receive +20EXP. Your character also gets Health Points (HP) which is based on the number of pages that you read. You receive +1HP for every 10 pages you read (again, unless it's a graphic novel, in which case you will only receive +1HP for every 20 pages you read). You can also earn HP by posting on social media and using the #TheReadingQuest. 

There are also side quests you can participate in at anytime. These are located in the middle of the board. Tell me this does not sound like the most fun readathon!? The characters you can choose from are listed below.

I am definitely picking the Mage! I mean, is that character not the cutest? Ok, well, it also helps that the challenges on that path are the ones I am most interested in!  You can see the challenges and side questions below. I will be updating this with my TBR within the week! I hope you can join us and take part in it, as well!

MAGE PATH (these will be first priority)

A book with a one-word title: 
A book that contains magic: 
A book based on mythology: Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordin
A book set in a different world: 
The first book of a series: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

SIDE QUESTS (these will be a second priority)

GRIND - A book with 500+ pages: Winter by Marissa Meyer
TIME WARP - A book set in either the past or the future: 
OPEN WORLD - Read whatever you want: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
MINI GAME - Read a graphic novel, novella, or poem collection: 
ANIMAL COMPANION - A book referencing an animal in the title:

I have about 4 books that I really want to read this month so I am going to try to incorporate them into this readathon! Keep checking back to see my completed TBR. 

Thanks to  CW of Read, Think, Ponder for the artwork within the post.

Readathon Wrap-Up!

This will be up shortly!!