#TheReadingQuest hosted by ReadAtMidnight

Okay, so I’ve never done this before but I found ReadAtMidnight‘s profile on Twitter & checked out the blog which has this really cool writing challenge to tackle your TBR so I might as well try and participate, yes?

#TheReadingQuest takes place Sunday, August 13th to Sunday, September 10th.

It’s based on The Quest Board which looks like a bingo board & each square on the board represents a stage (or reading prompt) you must complete. It depends on your Character Class for which path you have to take, and I picked the Mage because I want to tackle all of those fantasy novels I haven’t read! Here’s what it looks like!

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CW of Read, Think, and Ponder makes all these cool graphics (the featured image up top + the game board + characters) that I’m swooning over, so a huge round of applause for all of these cuties!

EXPERIENCE POINTS

  • All characters will start off with 10 Experience Points (EXP), and each book (in any format: physical, eBook, or audiobook) they complete for the Quest Board will add another +10 EXP. The exception are graphic novels/manga, which will give +5 EXP.
  • The exception is for books written by marginalised authors. These books will earn your characters bonus EXP.  For each book completed for the Quest, you will gain +20 EXP.
  • Adventurers who complete their character’s quest before the challenge period will earn a +50 EXP. You will earn an additional +30 EXP for any additional character quest you complete after that.
  • Because I am not interested in employing polynomials or convoluted equations for a reading challenge, I’m going to go ahead and say your character will level up with every +50 EXP. They all start at Level 1.

HEALTH POINTS

  • All characters begin with 10 Health Points (HP). Every 10 pages you read during the Quest will give you +1HP. The exception are graphic novels/manga, which will give you +1HP every 20 pages.
  • Tweeting on #TheReadingQuest hashtag (with meaningful tweets about your current reads, roleplay with your current character, book recommendations) will earn you +1HP each. You can have a maximum of +20HP from Social Media interactions
  • Photos of your #TheReadingQuest books or TBR pile will earn you 1HP each. This contributes towards the maximum of +20HP from Social Media interactions mentioned above.
  • We will catalogue the points at the end via a masterpost, and find out who The Quest Champion is! This requires all participants interested in the prizes to link up in the Masterpost at the conclusion of the Quest!

Here‘s the link to ReadAtMidnight’s post for this challenge!

dividerNow for the part about my specific time with the quest! As I mentioned before, I chose the Mage, so here’s my character card!

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This is the list of books I hope I’ll be reading in the challenge! I definitely won’t get around to all of these, but I tried to figure out what book for each I would do! If the line is marked teal, then it means I’ve finished the novel!

The Mage’s Quest +50 EXP

  • The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles for “First Book in a Series”
    • 10 EXP 36.8 HP
  • The Rose Society by Marie Lu for “A Book Set in a Different World”
    • 20 EXP 39.8 HP
  • The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan for “A Book Based on Mythology” (Greek)
    • 10 EXP 37.6 HP
  • As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti for “A Book with Magic”
    • 10 EXP 43.2 HP
  • Spindle by E.K. Johnston for “A Book with a One Word Title”
    • 10 EXP 35.5 HP

The Knight’s Quest +30 EXP

  • They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera for “A Book with a Verb in its Title” (Die)
    • 20 EXP 38.4 HP
  • The Midnight Star by Marie Lu/ for “A Book with a Weapon on the Cover” (two swords)
    • 20 EXP 31.6 HP
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins for “A Book with A Red Cover”
    • 10 EXP 39.1 HP
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for “A Book with a TV/Movie Adaptation”
    • 10 EXP 31.3 HP

The Bard’s Quest +30 EXP

  • The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh for “A Fairytale Retelling” (1001 Arabian Nights)
    • 20 EXP 41.6 HP
  • Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton for “A Book with Striking Typography”
    • 10 EXP 31.4 HP
  • The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for “A Book Translated from Another Language” (French)
    • 10 EXP 8.3 HP
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling for “Banned Book” (I assume this is banned because Harry Potter was banned for magic, so…)
    • 10 EXP 29.3 HP

The Rogue’s Quest +30 EXP

  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon for “A Book Cover with a Partially Obscured Face”
    • 20 EXP 38 HP
  • Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle S. Prendergast for “A Book with <500 Ratings on Goodreads” (142)
    • 10 EXP 49.6 HP
  • Heir of Illaria (DRC) by Dyan Chick for “A Book Published by a Small Press” (Illaria Publishing)
    • 10 EXP 26.5 HP

Side Quests

  • We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson for “Respawn: A Book You DNF”
    • 20 EXP 45.5 HP
  • Nemesis by Brendan Reichs for “Open World: Read Whatever You Want”
    • 10 EXP 44.3
  • Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston for “Potions: Books Coauthored by 2+ Authors”
    • 20 EXP 32 HP
  • The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee for “Time Warp: A Book Set in Either the Past or the Future” (2118)
    • 10 EXP 43.2 HP
  • The Demon in the Wood (Grisha Trilogy 0.1) by Leigh Bardugo for “Expansion: Read a Companion Novel or Short Story”
    • 10 EXP 3 HP
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur for “Mini Game: Read a Graphic Novel, Novella, or Poem Collection” (poem collection)
    • 10 EXP 10.2 HP

point countExperience Points

LEVEL 1

  • +10 EXP for initial start (8/13)
  • +10 EXP for The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee for “Time Warp” (8/17)
  • +10 EXP for The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles for “First Book in a Series” (8/19)
  • +10 EXP for The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan for “A Book Based on Mythology” (8/21)
  • +10 EXP for As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti for “A Book with Magic” (8/25)

LEVEL 2

  • +10 EXP for milk and honey by Rupi Kaur for “Mini Game: A Poem Collection” (8/25)
  • +10 EXP for Spindle by E.K. Johnston for “One Word Title” (8/26)
  • +20 EXP for The Rose Society by Marie Lu for “A Book Set in a Different World” (9/1)
  • +10 EXP The Mage’s Quest (9/1)

LEVEL 3

  • +40 EXP The Mage’s Quest (9/1)
  • +10 EXP for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for “A Book With a Movie Adaptation” (9/2)

LEVEL 4

  • +20 EXP for They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera for “A Book with a Verb in its Title” (9/2)
  • +20 EXP for The Midnight Star by Marie Lu for “A Book with a Weapon on the Cover” (9/3)
  • +10 EXP for Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins for “A Book with a Red Cover” (9/4)

LEVEL 5

  • +30 EXP for The Knight’s Quest (9/4)
  • +20 EXP for When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon for “A Book with a Partially Obscured Face” (9/4)

LEVEL 6

  • +10 EXP for The Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo for “Expansion: Short Story” (9/5)
  • +10 EXP for Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton for “A Book with Striking Typography” (9/5)
  • +10 EXP for The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for “A Book Translated from Another Language” (9/6)
  • +10 EXP for Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle S. Prendergast for “<500 Ratings on Goodreads” (9/8)
  • +10 EXP for The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh for “Fairytale Retelling” (9/8)

LEVEL 7

  • +10 EXP for The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh for “Fairytale Retelling” (9/8)
  • +10 EXP for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling for “A Banned Book” (9/8)
  • +30 EXP for The Bard’s Quest (9/8)

LEVEL 8

  • +20 EXP for Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston for “Coauthored” (9/10)
  • +10 EXP for Heir of Illaria by Dyan Chick for “Published by a Small Press” (9/10)
  • +20 EXP for The Rogue’s Quest (9/10)

LEVEL 9

  • +10 EXP for The Rogue’s Quest (9/10)
  • +10 EXP for Nemesis by Brendan Reichs for “Open World” (9/10)
  • +20 EXP for We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson for “Respawn” (9/10)

Health Points

  • +10 HP for initial start (8/13)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #1 (8/13)
  • +43.2 HP for The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee for “Time Warp” (8/17)
  • +36.8 HP for The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles for “First Book in a Series” (8/19)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #2 (8/20)
  • +37.6 HP for The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan for “A Book Based on Mythology” (8/21)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #3 (8/21)
  • +1 HP for Instagram #4 (8/24)
  • +43.2 HP for As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti for “A Book with Magic” (8/25)
  • +10.2 HP for milk and honey by Rupi Kaur for “Mini Game: A Poem Collection” (8/25)
  • +35.5 HP for Spindle by E.K. Johnston for “One Word Title” (8/26)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #5 (8/27)
  • +39.8 HP for The Rose Society by Marie Lu for “A Book Set in a Different World” (9/1)
  • +31.3 HP for The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for “A Book With a Movie Adaptation” (9/2)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #6 (9/2)
  • +39.4 HP for They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera for “A Book with a Verb in its Title” (9/2)
  • +1 HP for Instagram #7 (9/3)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #8 (9/3)
  • +31.6 HP for The Midnight Star by Marie Lu for “A Book with a Weapon on the Cover” (9/3)
  • +39.1 HP for Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins for “A Book with a Red Cover” (9/4)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #9 (9/4)
  • +38 HP for When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon for “A Book with a Partially Obscured Face” (9/4)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #10 (9/4)
  • +3 HP for The Demon in the Wood by Leigh Bardugo for “Expansion: Short Story” (9/5)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #11 (9/5)
  • +31.4 HP for Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton for “A Book with Striking Typography” (9/5)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #12 (9/6)
  • +8.3 HP for The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for “A Book Translated from Another Language” (9/6)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #13 (9/6)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #14 (9/7)
  • +49.6 HP for Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Sara Prendergast for “<500 Ratings on Goodreads” (9/8)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #15 (9/8)
  • +41.6 HP for The Rose and the Dagger by Renee Ahdieh for “Fairytale Retelling” (9/8)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #16 (9/8)
  • +29.3 HP for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling for “A Banned Book” (9/8)
  • +1 HP for Tweet #17 (9/10)
  • +32 HP for Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston for “Coauthored” (9/10)
  • +26.5 HP for Heir of Illaria by Dyan Chick for “Published by a Small Press” (9/10)
  • +44.3 HP for Nemesis by Brendan Reichs for “Open World” (9/10)
  • +45.5 HP for We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson for “Respawn” (9/10)

Pages Read: 7,464 pages (9/10)

I’ll be updating this post as I go along with the quest on the 13th! Wish me luck!

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Are you joining #TheReadingQuest? I’d love to talk about our TBRs! If you want, link your post in the comments below! I can’t wait to see what you guys are doing!

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