The Reading Quest Tracking (Week 1)

Posted August 18, 2017 / Book Challenges, Features / 0 Comments

The reading quest is hosted by Read at Midnight (information here!) and runs from August 13th through September 10th. My sign-up is here. I’ll be doing weekly tracking and wrap-up posts each Friday or Saturday throughout the readathon so you can see my progress and goals as they develop.

This Week’s Thoughts

Weee, it’s here! I decided to start with The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service audiobook since I was commuting into the office for a few days during the early part of the week. I also got the physical copy out from the library before I went back to Maine because I knew it’d be faster to finish that copy when I returned. I changed my TBR option for the Time Warp category because I was shockingly approved for The Dazzling Heights on Edelweiss and had to read ASAP! I expect to have that one done this weekend at some point. I’m leaning toward starting Love & Gelato next because I already got through some via audio last month. It should be a quick summery read.

Week 1 Progress & Tracking

The dates you see below are the dates I start and finish books, so you won’t see every date there.
It’ll be running totals and information about each book and how it applies to the quest itself.

August 14th – 17th

Book: The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service by Beth Kendrick
Source/format: Audiobook and physical copy mix, both from library
Quest board: Animal Companion (side quest)
Points: 10 EXP and 32 HP

August 17th – Present

Book: The Dazzling Heights by Katharine McGee
Source/format: Egalley from Edelweiss/publisher
Quest board: Time Warp (side quest)
Points: 10 EXP and 43 HP

Week 1 Totals

30 EXP | 87 HP

Experience Points

Start: 10 EXP
Week 1 Books: 10 EXP x 2 books

Health Points

Start: 10 HP
Week 1 Pages: 32 + 43 HP
Social Media: 2 HP (Twitter x 2)

Sign-Up Info, Rules, and TBR

Experience Points

  • Pick a path and stay on it; complete the side quests in the middle for more EXP
  • Each character starts with +10EXP from the beginning
  • Books give you +10EXP, graphic novels give +5EXP, marginalized authors give +20EXP
  • Completing the quest before the challenge is over gives you +50EXP; complete another character’s quest on the board and get +30EXP
  • Characters level up with every +50EXP they earn

Health Points

  • Each character starts with +10HP from the beginning
  • Every 10 pages read give +1HP (graphic novels give +1HP for 20 pages)
  • Tweeting with #TheReadingQuest gives +1HP (maximum of +20HP allowed from social media)
  • Photos of books from the quest give +1HP (still max of +20HP for social media)

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1) Twist (Loop, #2) The Fallen Kingdom (The Falconer, #3) Nasty Women American Gods

Knight’s path:

  • The first book of a series – The Cruel Prince
  • A book with a verb in its title – Twist
  • A book with a weapon on its cover – The Fallen Kingdom
  • A book with a red cover – Nasty Women
  • A book that has a TV/movie adaptation – American Gods

The Islanders Vol. 2 Uprooted The Unexpected Everything The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2)
Love & Gelato Gilded Ashes (Cruel Beauty Universe, #1.5) Fables, Vol. 5: The Mean Seasons The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service

Side quests:

  • Potions: a book concocted by 2+ authors – Islanders Vol. 2
  • Multiplayer: buddy read a book – Uprooted (with Cyra)
  • Grind: a book with 500+ pages – The Unexpected Everything
  • Time warp: a book set in either the past or the future – These Dazzling Heights
  • Open world: read whatever you want – TBD based on mood
  • Respawn: read a book you previously DNFed – Love & Gelato
  • Expansion: read a companion novel or short story – Gilded Ashes
  • Mini-game: read a graphic novel, novella, or poem collection – Fables Vol. 5
  • Animal companion: book referencing an animal in the title – The Lucky Dog Matchmaking Service

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