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Friday, August 11, 2017

#TheReadingQuest TBR

Well, I'm going to start up again.  I never seem to find the niche that keeps me excited about blogging.  I got laid off in July and I'm trying to find something that will keep me engaged.  I really do love reading.  I've been reading since preschool.

About six-months ago, I found BookTube.  If you don't know, this is a community on YouTube consisting of people who are passionate readers.  They do book reviews, book hauls, book tags, and much more.  The first BookTuber I found is problemsofabooknerd.  I adore her.  She is charming and well read.  She eloquently reviews books and she loves all things, Harry Potter.   From there, I fell down the rabbit hole and I am so very glad I did.

I was watching A Dash of Ash and she mentioned she was going to do #TheReadingQuest.  It sounded like so much fun that I headed straight over to Read at Midnight to check it out.  Since I've got some time on my hands, I'm going all out and try to fulfill all the challenges.  Here is the game board.  All of the graphics are by CW from Read, Think, Ponder.  She is so talented!

I am starting with The Mage and here are my selections -

First Book in a Series

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J. K. Rowling:  I've am planning on reading each of the books on the 20th anniversary.  This is the gorgeous UK Ravenclaw addition and I'm looking forward to reliving this first book in the iconic series.

Pages 332 - 33 HP 

A Book Set in a Different World

Dealing with Dragons:  The Enchanted Forest Chronicles:  Book One By Patricia C. Wrede:  This is a charming story of kick butt Princess Cimorene,  She is bored so she runs off to live with a dragon.  Of course, she picks Kazul the most powerful dragon there is.  If you have not read this series, I encourage you to pick it up.  It is well written and a fun read.

Pages 208 -  21 HP 

A Book Based on Mythology

The Kraken Sea by E. Catherine Tobler:  Foundlings, Dragons, The Kraken.  Honestly, I cannot WAIT to read this book.  It's been on my shelves for WAY too long.

Pages 122 - 12 HP 

A Book That Contains Magic

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell:  This is the stunning UK version of the fan fiction Cath wrote in Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell; inspired by Harry Potter.  I loved Fangirl and the vignettes of Simon and Baz were so fun.  I've heard it is a fast read.  I sure hope so because...

Pages 517 -  57 HP (yikes)

A Book with a One Word Title

Fallout by Todd Strasser:  I picked this book days before the NK crises loomed up.  I almost decided to change it, but I decided I'm intrigued by the premise and I'm going to plow through.   It's 1962 and our protagonist. Scott, is not interested in the news of the day.  He and his friends are interested in being kids.  Scott's dad IS very concerned by the news.  He builds a bomb shelter in the back yard for his family of 4.  Something happens and Scott, his family, and 6 others are in the shelter.  10-people trying to survive with resources meant for 4.

Pages 258 - 26 HP 

That is The Mage challenge.  I am committing to completing this challenge FOR CERTAIN.  However, as mentioned above, I've got time on my hands so here is the list of books for the rest of the challenges.  

The Rouge:  Pages 1802 180 HP 

A Book Published by a Small Press - 
The Keeper's Vow by Francina Simone - Check out her BookTube Channel

A Book with <500 -="" goodreads="" nbsp="" on="" p="" ratings="">
A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

A Book with a Partially Obscured Face -
The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

A Banned Book -
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

The Bard:  Pages 1306 131 HP 15 Hours 46 Minutes 47 HP

A Book Translated from Another Language
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

A Book with a Striking Topography 
Splintered by A. G. Howard

A Fairy Tale Retelling
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

A Book That Has a TV/Movie Adaptation (listening to this on Audible)
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Knight:  Pages 1417 142 HP 15 Hours 46 Minutes 47 HP

A Book with a Red Cover
PS, I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

A Book with a Weapon on the Cover
Heroine Complex by Sarah Kuhn

A Book with a Verb in the Title
Searching for Dragons:  The Enchanted Forest Chronicles:  Book Two by Patricia C. Wrede

That's 16 books in 29 days.  Holy crap LOL.  I have not finalized books for the extra challenges.  I'll update when I pick those.  

Wish me luck!!!

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