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#TheReadingQuest TBR

Posted August 13, 2017 by Samantha in booktube, readathons, tbr / 0 Comments

I had been keeping my eye out for this readathon ever since it got teased weeks ago, but I still somehow missed it until the DAY it went live! Although it is happening during Tome Topple and BookNet Fest, I couldn’t pass up a readathon based on an RPG. I COULDN’T! So I rushed around today and made my TBR, and now here we are. I will be posting a video about this later on this week, but I wanted this to go up in time for sign up and to give more people a heads up. Since I missed the initial announcement, I know others did as well.

The Reading Quest is an almost month long readathon that is an RPG! You “create” a character a read books centered around that character quest line. There’s more to it, but the host (Aentee from Read at Midnight) has already perfectly laid out all of the information and rules on her announcement post. There are prizes related to this, but I’m doing it for the fun!

There are 4 main character classes to choose from, and I toiled over this a bit. In every RPG ever, I play a Rogue. A dual-wielding rogue to be exact. But I didn’t think that class tree suited my TBR. So.. I went with Mage. More specifically, (and this is bending the rules a bit), I went with Battle Mage. I did this for two reasons: 1. Because I plan to complete both the Mage and Knight quest line during the readathon (but I will be completing them in order as the rules state!) and 2. Because my second favorite class is the battle mage!

So without further ado, here is my TBR.

I have never planned out a month long TBR, because I am very much a mood reader. So, I have a few books in some of the slots because I will end up reaching for whatever I’m in the mood for. Books do not count for more than one part of the quest, so I’m not cheating in that way. I will have one book for each quest in the end. I just will choose what is most calling to me at the time.


Mage Questline:

1. A Book with a One Word Title: Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout
2. A Book that Contains Magic: Clariel by Garth Nix
3. A Book Based on Mythology: The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana*
4. A Book Set in a Different World: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray or The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley*
5. The First Book in a Series: The Tiger’s Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera*


Knight Questline:

1. Already completed for Mage quest line
2. A Book with a Verb in its Title: And I Darken by Kiersten White or Deadmen Walking by Sherrilyn Kenyon
3. A Book with a Weapon on its Cover: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray or Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
4. A Book with a Red Cover: Amberlough by Lara Elena Donnelly or Red Shirts by John Scalzi
5. A Book that Has a TV/Movie Adaptation: The Host by Stephanie Meyer

Some side quests I plan on participating in (hopefully) are:
1. Grind: Read a book with over 500 pages: Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (I intend to count this for half EXP, as I was halfway through it for Tome Topple when this started.
2. Mini-Game: Read a graphic novel, novella, or poem collection: Buffalo Soldier by Maurice Broaddus* or a volume of The Wicked + The Divine

*Books by marginalized authors have an asterisk, as those give additional EXP

Are you participating in this amazing readathon? Let me know your class!

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ARC August TBR | 2016

Posted July 31, 2016 by Samantha in arc august, booktube, tbr / 0 Comments

ARC August is a reading challenge hosted by Shelly and Octavia of Read.Sleep.Repeat, and the only goal is to read ARCs in August. I participated last year and it was very motivating for me. I ended up reading 6 ARCs last year, and I hope to double that this year (although I’ve been averaging about 5 books a month the last few months….so…..)

Check out my overly ambitious TBR:

I also want to add that since I made this TBR, I’ve also added Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir and Nevernight by Jay Kristoff to the list. I know I know…. Overly ambitious.

Let me know if you’re participating in ARC August!

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I’m Participating! | ARC August

Posted July 17, 2015 by Samantha in arc august, tbr / 5 Comments

I recently stumbled upon Read.Sleep.Repeat.’s ARC August intro post, and I knew I wanted to participate. You can get the full details from their post here.

ARC August is all about catching up on the backlog of ARCs, whether physical or eARCs.

Rules:

The rules are very simple.

  • It may be a physical ARC or and eARC but it MUST be an ARC
  • Yes it can be an ARC that has released as long as it’s an ARC
  • HAVE FUN WITH THIS! Feeling like you are being “forced” to read is the best way turn a fun event into a yucky obligation.
  • Update post! You can update once a week, every other week or once for the whole darn event. This update can be in the form of a blog or tumblr post, vlog, link to your “ARC August 2015″ shelf or even an instagram pic!

The whole point is to make this as easy as possible for everyone involved. There is also a chance for participants to win a highly anticipated ARC from Read.Sleep. Repeat.!

My tbr:

I’m going to be using ARC August to get through the large stack of ARCs I received from BEA as well as a few I’ve received since. This came at the perfect time, as I’ve been holding off on reading so many of these, even though their releases are right around the corner. I don’t know why I do that, but this forces me to stop. Here are the ARCs I will be selecting from throughout the month! High priority reads are marked with a HEART!

August releases:

aug arcs

Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman – 8/25

September releases:

Sept Arcs

Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith – 9/1
Cut Both Ways by Carrie Mesrobian – 9/1
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa – 9/8
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson – 9/22
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – 9/29

October releases:

Oct ARCs

A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston – 10/6
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – 10/20
Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin – 10/20
What We Left Behind by Robin Talley – 10/27

 I’ll be doing update posts either here or on Instagram, most likely on Saturdays. My wrap up at the end of the month will be in video form on my channel, as always.

I’m really looking forward to this! Let me know in the comments if you are participating as well.

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Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon Announcement & TBR

Posted April 22, 2015 by Samantha in readathons, tbr / 5 Comments

I will be participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon this weekend! I participated back in October for the first time, and really enjoyed it, and cannot wait for the next round.

The video above has the books I might pick up during the day. Also, I plan on updating here, on twitter, and on instagram the most, so follow me there if you want to cheer each other on.

Good luck to everyone who is participating!

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