#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:Β As wielders of spells and witchcraft, these players will conjure and summon their way through theΒ First DownΒ 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.

 

πŸŒ™Β A book with a one word title

Vicious by V.E. Schwab.

πŸŒ™Β A book that contains magic

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare.

πŸŒ™Β A book based on mythology

The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan.

πŸŒ™Β A book that is set in a different world

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

πŸŒ™Β 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:

πŸŒ™Β Animal Companion : Book Refering an animal on the cover

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertally.

πŸŒ™Β 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. ❀️

πŸŒ™Β Grind : a book with +500 pages

Queen Of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas.

πŸŒ™Β Open World : Read Whatever you want

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

πŸŒ™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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July Wrap-Up

This month was my best reading month this year and I am extremely happy about it. Here are the books I read in July:

 

I started this book on the last day of June and I finished on July 2nd, this book was really easy to read because it was really fast passed and I got hooked to it very quickly. You can read my review about The Sea Of Monsters if you want a deeper view of my opinion on this book.

 

This book was much hard for me to get into, but once I got to half way through it, it became faster and the events started to happend very quickly, which was a blast to me. I must admit that I was almost able to figure out the ending when I was in the middle of this Sophie Kinsella’s book, but it was really fun to trying to figure it out, I was always full of doubts and thinking about conspiracy theories. Overall, I enjoyed this book, I gave it 3.5 stars and if you’re looking for a cute contemporary with fun characters and an intriguing plot, this is the book for you.

 

Now that I finally read Six of Crows, I regret to put it down for so long, because it was amazing, it is one of my favorite reads of 2017 and I can’t find a single flaw in it. Leigh Bardugo became my queen.

The characters from this books all have extensive stories worth telling and all have a porpuse for their lifes, Six Of Crows follows the prespectives of 6 different people and I must admit that there was not a single one I didn’t enjoy to read. The plot is unique and every time you think you figured the book out, you didn’t, I had so many theories through out the whole book and I still wasn’t able to figure out the mind blowing end.

I didn’t make a review for Six Of Crows, but there are some awesome ones all over the internet, I’ll link here and here two of them. Despite that, I created a Six Of Crows Dream Cast and I think that looks pretty cool.

 

– BOOKTUBE-A-THON WRAP UP –

Finished Books: 4

Number of Pages: 1189

Completed Challenges: 6

 

– Read a book in a day challenge & Read a book you “bought” because of the cover challenge

Random Illustrated FactsΒ is everything I expected it to be, really fast paced and entertaining. The doodles in this book are amazing and some of these facts caught me off guard.

Did you know that carrots used to be purple and they are actually bad for rabbits? Also, it seems that, in Georgia, it is illegal to curse in front of a dead body.

This book isn’t out yet, it was kindly sent to me by Net Galley.Β Random Illustrated FactsΒ comes out October 31st and you need to trust me when I say that whoever you are and whatever you like, you’ll find this book enjoyable. Here you’ll find facts about history, animals, food, science and overall just some random stuff that will have you shocked, and you can be a walking encyclopedia of weirdness just like Sheldon Cooper.

 

– Read a hyped book challenge & Read a book with a character that is very diferent from you.

The Titan’s Curse was a book that I tought I was going to enjoy more than I did, don’t get me wrong, I liked it, but I had higher expectations for it because I hadn’t been spoiled with a movie like in the first two. It turned out to be an okay read on the first half of it, but as soon you-know-who does you-know-what and is sacrificed for the others that were also in the quest, I started to get attatched to it and I very much enjoyed the end of it.

I gave this book 3.5 stars and I am currently reading the forth book in the series which is The Battle Of The Labyrinth.

 

– Read a book outdoors

When I was a little kid, I used to watch a cartoon based on The Little Prince, I watched it everyday, I remember when me and my sister talked about the adventure of that day’s episode or of how cute the fox was. Because of that, reading this book brought a warm feeling to my soul.

This book brought back the kid that I once was sitting across the table from my sister looking at the tv, the little kid that didn’t have marks on her face for frowning too much, the kid who didn’t care about adult’s problems, the friend that the little prince was so desperate to find.

Now, I fully understand what the friendship between the rose and the Little Prince means and the quoteΒ “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”Β has now a different meaning that it did an hour ago, when I started reading this book.

 

–Β Read a book with a person on the coverΒ 

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.”

I can’t express my feelings for this book, it was great and you seriously need to read it, you’ll love it, I promess you, and then you’ll understand what i feel. I can’t organize my opinions about it, and I am really sad because of it, I don’t know what to say without spoiling the whole book, so will just tell you some bits and pieces.

The Dream Thieves is a book that keeps you addicted from the first page, I felt like this book was mostly based on the relashionships between the main characters, especially Ronan. Also I need to say that I am so in love with him (yes, I know he is a fictional character) that I feel like if I don’t find someone exactly like him, I’ll die without ever having a boyfriend.

Again, as I am not able to express myself enough, I’ll leave links here and here that will guide you to two amazing review for The Dream Thieves.

 

I hope you all had an amazing month of July and a wish you all an awesome August full of reading and getting over huge TBR piles. 😘

Booktube-A-Thon Day 7

Yesterday was the last day of this amazing readathon hosted by Ariel Bissett and I am very thankfull for being able to participate, I’ll talk about it more in my July Wrap-Up that is going up in a few days. 😊😊

(That was not an update but I wanted to post it here anyways.)

You can see all of my updates for Booktube-a-thon, I posted the twitter updates on a post every single day and you can check them out in here.

How many books did you read on Booktube-a-Thon? If you didn’t participate how is it been your reading week? Leave a comment down below. 😊😊

Booktube-A-Thon Day 4

I’ve been doing these posts since booktube-a-thon started and you can check out the rest of them here: Day 1 // Day 2 // Day 3Β .

May you have a very happy booktube-a-thon and a lovely week and I’ll post the updates for today’s reading, tomorrow. 😊😘

By the way, how has been this reading week for you, did you read much or did a reading slump just hit you in the face?

Booktube-a-thon Day 3

I’ve also posted Booktube-a-thon Day 1 and Booktube-a-thon Day 2, you can check them out if you want.

Booktube-a-thon Day 2

 

Overall I read only a couple of pages, because I was busy with all of the paperwork needed for my college’ scholarship. Despite that, I had a couple of minutes to fo the instagram challenge, which didn’t turned out to be how I wanted but for my first bookstagram photo it’s okay.

I’ll post my updates for today, tomorrow, so stay tuned for that. I hope you’re all having a much sucessful booktube-a-thon. 😘😘