July 01, 2019

TBR| #TheBookieTrials

The last time I participated in a Readathon was the April 24-hour readathon, and although fast condensed readathons are the ones I tend to be more successful at, I really fancy something a little more stretched out and chill. The lack of internet, up until now, has meant that it has been rather difficult to join in on the ones that have been happening since finishing University. 
When Codie mentioned the readathon in her recent Wheel of TBR, I knew that it was something I wanted to check out. 

At once, I made my way over to the announcement video and each of the host's videos. Check out the link below for the thread with all the relevant links:
✨Main Quest Rules✨
  • One Book Per Challenge
  • No book swaps from the declared TBR
  • Read the books in order of the journey
  • Update the Progress Tracker upon each book completion
  • Be kind to the other & to yourself
  • Have Fun!
I decided to take the Personality Test to let that choose which path I should take and this is what I got: Scribe! 
The ability to rewrite their tale.
Their unique ability is to read a book that wasn't on their declared TBR - as long as it still completes the challenge.
As scribes spend so much time documenting their findings, one of their challenges will take MUCH longer than normal. They must read a book over 500 pages.
The Journey:

  1. Dwarf Mount: You spot a fair tavern wench, however, the Dwarf Mines, grimy and dusty, didn't evoke a very romantic feeling. Read a book with a hint of romance to get you in the mood.
  2. Apothecary Tower: Where the wizards dwell. Tricksters. They have blind-folded you and randomized all your books, choose a book a random from a book.
  3. The Great Library: Ahh the great archives, find and read a book that has been on your TBR forever.
  4. The Drowning Deep: The Whirlpool... is so... mesmerizing. Read a book with rich world building that will suck you into its own world, instead.
  5. The Bookie Grail: Here you find a lost manuscript, delivered on the forgotten island by a fallen star. Read the group book: Stardust by Neil Gaiman.
From top to bottom: The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury; The Mermaid by Christina Henry; Twelve Kings by Bradley Beaulieu and The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon.

The order of reading is set out from top to bottom, as to complete the quest we have to read them in the order as I have set out above.
     The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin     Eater's Daughter #1)
     Melinda Salisbury
     Format: Paperback
     Page Count: 333
     The Mermaid
     Christina Henry
     Format: Paperback
     Page Count:321
     (This one was randomly picked by my younger brother who enjoys   picking my next book to read... when I let him.)
     Twelve Kings (The Song of the Shattered           Sands #1)
      Bradley Beaulieu
     Format: Paperback
     Page Count: 580
     The Priory of the Orange Tree
     Samantha Shannon
     Format: Hardback
     Page Count: 804
     (I will be rereading the first 90 pages that I read in May, so I will be   starting the book again to count this in the readathon.)
Not pictured is the group book, Stardust, which I own on Audible. I reread Stardust last months, but because it is one of my favourite books, I am over the moon to have an excuse to reread it again so soon.
There are a few books that I started last month that I will continue to read as I will have a few journeys to and from North Wales this month, that I would rather not be lugging books like Priory around with me. 
If I complete all the #Scibe quests, then I might slowly pick and choose other quest lines and see where I end up. I need my team to win. Am I too competitive? Maybe so.

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