#TheReadingQuest Wrap Up and Why I Am A Failure

Hello fellow bookworms!

Today I’ll be sharing with you the books I read for #TheReadingQuest, if you want you can go ahead and see which books where included in my TBR, but that doesn’t matter anymore because I read only 1 book from there.

I am writing this as fast as I can while I am waiting for the email that is going to tell me if I’ll be a student in the university I want, reason number 1 why I am doing it: IF I DON’T DO SOMETHING I AM GOING TO DIE OF ANXIETY! Reason number 2: If the email says a bad thing, then I’ll curl up in a ball and I’ll never blog again or do anything else.

Here they are, the book I read for #TheReadingQuest or, as I like to call it, one more reason why I suck.

 

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Can you see the little squares saying “A book set in a different world” and “The first book of a series”? Right there, those are the reasons why I fail, because I didn’t even complete my path!!

A book with a one word title

Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

 

A book that contains magic

Harry Potter and The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling

 

A book based on mythology

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

 

Open World // Read whatever you want

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater

 

Expantion // Read a companion novel or short story

The Demigod Files by Rick Riordan

 

Mini-Game // Read a graphic novel, a novella or poem collection

It starts like this : a collection of poetry by Shelby Leigh

 

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I actually don’t need to do this because I am not competing for the prize but I am doing it anyways.

 

EXPERIENCE POINTS: 70 EXP

HEALTH POINTS: 196 HP

Number of pages: 1962                      

Level: 2 

 


 

And that’s a wrap, it took me 3 hours to make this whole post and the email hasn’t come yet. I’m going to read Cinder, I hope I can finish it before this readathon ends.

UPDATE: It is now almost 11pm of the next day and I just want to say that 1) I didn’t finish Cinder and 2) I got into the college I wanted!!

Did you participate in #TheReadingQuest?? If so, how many books did you read? Did you enjoy it?

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Poetry Recommendations

I must be true in this blog, so I’m going to admit that most poetry is a no for me. I hated every single poetry book I had to read for school and I really don’t see the hype surrounding most of them. I was never able to understand poetry, it had these words that I didn’t understand the meaning of and this metaphors that my brain couldn’t figure out, so I grew up hating it.

A year ago I found my place in poetry, I understood that not all of it was a puzzle for me, at least not the modern one. Nowadays people write in a different way, a way that is easier for me to keep up with, (please don’t think I’m dumb for not understanding classic poetry).

Now, I found voices that I can relate too, that tell me about power, society’s problems and life in general, not sad because life is not good, like classic poetry did many times, but happy because you’re alive and you have the power to change and be better. Now I have my favourite poems, poets and poetry collections.

Today, I thought about sharing with you some poetry recs.

 

 

 

I left my favourites for last, they are just amazing.

  • Broken Flowers by robert m drake:  this is probably one of the most famous poets in every social media you can imagine, if you look for rm drake, thousands of poems will pop up. Here are some of his poems:

 

 

  • ERIN HANSON: I am not even going to choose a book from her, she is my favourite poet, she wrote the poems that most feature in my journal and they were the ones who thought me how to like poetry. I don’t think she is very famous, but her poems are writen in a very simple way, talking about what’s worst in our society, life and the love for yourself.

 

My favourite Erin Hanson’s Poems:

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Erin Hanson’s books:  Reverie: thepoeticunderground ; Voyage: thepoeticunderground 2 ; Dreamscape: thepoeticunderground 3

 

You can also find her poems on instagram: @thepoeticunderground


 

If you have some poetry recommendations, I would love if you told me about them. 

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#TheReadingQuest Sign-Up Post and TBR

Hello fellow book lovers.

I recently decided that I will join another reading challenge, I loved Booktube-a-thon with every cell I have and I want to be able to keep as connected to the book community as possible.

This reading challenge is called #TheReadingQuest, it takes place between August 13th and September 10th and it is based on a bingo board, the path you take on the bingo board is entirely depent on your choosen Character Class. I am certainly not the qualified enough to talk about this game so check out the post about this in the author’s blog: @readatmidnight.

Also I would love to give an aplause to CW of Read, Think, Ponder‘s beautiful artwork, you should definetly go give her some love on her blog.

If you want to join #TheReadingQuest you must follow what this post says, the sign up form is only open until August 13th.

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I decided to choose The Mage’s path because that is my kind of read and it completly is what I am in the mood for. As the game says: As wielders of spells and witchcraft, these players will conjure and summon their way through the First Down path on the quest. Their tomes contain magic and whispers of alternate lands. So, I’ll be playing as a Mage.

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As I am really bad in this photo editing thing, this is what my character ID card looks like, please don’t mind the fact that it has very different fonts than what it was supposed to. 😁😁

 

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As I said before, my character is going to take the first path down on the quest, I believe you can see it if you look for it in the board, it starts with “A book with a one word title” and it ends in “The first book of a series”, my path is connected by the yellow dots.

 

#TheReadingQuest TBR

Even though I will change this TBR in the first days of the reading challenge, here it is, every challenge from the Mage’s path and some additional challenges I pretend to do as well.

 

🌙 A book with a one word title

Vicious by V.E. Schwab.

🌙 A book that contains magic

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

🌙 A book based on mythology

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan.

🌙 A book that is set in a different world

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

🌙 A first book of a series

To all the boys I’ve loved before by Jenny Han.

 

Additional Challenge: I don’t plan on reading all of the books bellow, but as I don’t know which challenges I want to do it yet, here are the ones that appealed to me the most:

🌙 Animal Companion : Book Refering an animal on the cover

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertally.

🌙 Mini Game: Read a graphic novel, novella or poem collection

Wonder Woman Vol. 3 : The truth (Rebirth) by Greg Rucka

or The Poetic Underground by Erin Hanson. ❤️

🌙 Grind : a book with +500 pages

Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas.

🌙 Open World : Read Whatever you want

I don’t know what I am going to choose for this one yet.

🌙Time Warp: A bookset in either the past or the future

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides.


 

That is everything I am planning to read for #TheReadingQuest. Are you participating in this reading challenge? Which path are you taking? Are you participating in other challenges this month?

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