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BREAKING: I Fail At Reading Challenges, Even The Super Cool Ones {#TheReadingQuest Wrap Up}

The Reading Quest was a reading challenge based entirely on a video-game quest, which took place betweenย Sunday 13th August and Sunday 10th September, 2017 and was hosted by the lovely Aentee of Read At Midnight, with artwork by CW of Read, Think, Ponder. This is a look at my “achievements” in this challenge.

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Just as a reminder, this was the board. I chose the path of the mage.

My Reading Quest ACHIEVEMENTS AND FAILURES

Well, I started this quest pretty strong and then I hit another reading slump where I just couldn’t focus on any reading. I got a little over halfway through my quest and am still planning to finish it though, just at my own pace and when my mood allows.

My final scorecard:

  • Level: 1
  • Experience Points: 50
  • Health Points: 144

Poison Study by Maria V Snyder
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The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
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A book with a one word title:

ACHIEVED! I read Want by Cindy Pon and I absolutely adored it. It was fun, it was diverse, it was relevant, there was friendship, there was romance, their was action. Loved it!

A book that contains magic:

ACHIEVED! For this I read Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. It was actually the first book I read for this challenge and finished it in about two days. Definitely see why this one is a classic.

A book based on mythology:

ACHIEVED! I buddy read The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan with Uma of Books. Bags. Burgers and well, one can go no wrong with a Rick Riordan book.

Written in Red by Anne Bishop
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A book set in a different world:

FAILED! When will I finally read Red Rising by Pierce Brown? Time will tell. (Soon, I promise!)

The first book of a series:

FAILED! I thought this reading challenge would have been the perfect incentive to FINALLY start the Others series by Anne Bishop, starting with Written in Red, but alas.

SIDE QUESTS:

Haha. I couldn’t even finish my own quest, let alone any side quests!

DID you participate in this challenge? How did you do?

12 Comments

  1. Aha you glad you enjoyed Want! I read it a couple months back and really enjoyed it because it was so fast paced and enjoyable with fantastic characters and a great plot! I’ve been meaning to read Red Rising for a while so hopefully I get to it soon!

    1. Oh yes Want was absolutely amazing for all the things you mentioned! So happy I read it ๐Ÿ™‚ And hope we’ll both get to Red Rising soon!

  2. Aw, well, at the least I appreciate your positive attitude about it all. You got halfway there, and that’s something to be proud of!

    Poison Study has been popping up everywhere lately, even though it’s an older book. Guess I should read it, huh? Glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ˜€
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    1. oHaha yeah, I’m still finishing the quest, just on my own time ๐Ÿ˜‰ Definitely recommend POison Study if you like fantasy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I really loved seeing this challenge around the book community lately ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m sorry you didn’t manage to do it all but yay for being so positive about it! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I can’t wait to read Want someday, everyone has been raving about this book for so long! <3
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    1. It was a super cool challenge and I know I don’t usually do challenges but I just couldn’t say no to this one ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely recommend Want, I loved it so much and thought it was worth the hype. Hope you’ll enjoy it as well when you get to it!

  4. This challenge looks super cool. If I had known about it I would’ve totally participated, I think. Even if I’m super bad at challenges. lol
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    1. It was super cool! Haha, I’m not that great at challenges either, but this one sounded like so much fun I just couldn’t say no ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I rrrrrreally wanted to participate in this one, but I just couldn’t xD life’s been a little crazy with work, friends, visitors lately… my reading is suffering ๐Ÿ™
    To be honest, most people fail at readathons ๐Ÿ˜€ but I think you did well! Excited about your take on Red Rising, when you do read it. I really enjoyed it ๐Ÿ™‚
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    1. Ah sorry to hear your reading has been suffering! Hope you’ll find some time to read again soon ๐Ÿ™‚
      Haha that definitely makes me feel a little better ๐Ÿ˜‰ Aaaand.. I actually started Red Rising! About a hundred pages in and super intrigued!

  6. Hey, you got 50 exp, that makes you level 2. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just saying.
    I finished 2 paths and a few side quests.
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    1. Oh I got further than I thought, that’s cool so thanks for letting me know ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Sounds like you had an amazing quest!

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