The Reading Quest Tracking (Week 3)

Posted September 2, 2017 / Book Challenges, Features / 2 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

I started THE KNOWING and ALWAYS when we went away for the weekend and there was some decent progress! I ended up just binge-finishing ALWAYS when we got home because it was too short to let hang around. Since I like having an ebook around while reading a physical copy, I decided to also work on TEN for the movie adaptation square in my Knight’s path. The adaptation is coming on Lifetime later this month so this was the perfect motivation to read it too. It took me a little longer to finish THE KNOWING because it’s a non-contemporary, which always takes me a while. I’m going to take this weekend to catch up on THE A-LIST and finish it for my reread, so no new reads for the Quest until maybe Monday/Tuesday. I won’t have another post about this until the wrap-up — eek!

Week 3 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.

Social media: Twitter poll for next read, Instagram post (2 HP total)

August 30th ✔️

Book: Ten by Gretchen McNeil
Source/format: Owned ebook
Quest board: Book with a TV/movie adaptation
Points: 10 EXP and 30 HP

August 26th – 27th ✔️

Book: Always by Sarah Jio
Source/format: Ebook from library
Quest board: Open World (side quest)
Points: 10 EXP and 29 HP

August 25th – September 3rd ✔️

Book: The Knowing by Sharon Cameron
Source/format: ARC borrowed from Ellice
Quest board: Book with a verb in its title
Points: 10 EXP and 45 HP

August 20th – Present/On Hold

Book: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Source/format: Paperback, owned
Quest board: Respawn (side quest)
Points: 10 EXP and 39 HP

Totals

70 EXP | 204 HP

Experience Points

Start: 10 EXP
Week 1: 20 EXP
Week 2: 10 EXP
Week 3: 30 EXP

Health Points

Start: 10 HP
Week 1: 77 HP
Week 2: 11 HP
Week 3: 106 HP

Previous Weeks

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 2 Progress & Tracking

August 17th – 22nd

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
Points counted in week one

August 20th – Present/On Hold

Book: Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Source/format: Paperback, owned
Quest board: Respawn (side quest)
Points: 10 EXP and 39 HP

August 24th

Book: Gilded Ashes by Rosamund Hodge
Source/format: Ebook from Scribd
Quest board: Expansion (side quest)
Points: 10 EXP and 11 HP

August 25th – Present

Book: The Knowing by Sharon Cameron
Source/format: ARC borrowed from Ellice
Quest board: Book with a verb in its title
Points: 10 EXP and 45 HP

Starting around August 26th

Book: Always by Sarah Jio
Source/format: Ebook from library
Quest board: Open World (side quest)
Points: 10 EXP and 29 HP

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) The Knowing (The Forgetting, #2) Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) Nasty Women Ten

Knight’s path:

  • The first book of a series – The Cruel Prince
  • A book with a verb in its title – The Knowing
  • A book with a weapon on its cover – Stalking Jack the Ripper
  • A book with a red cover – Nasty Women
  • A book that has a TV/movie adaptation – Ten

The Islanders Vol. 2 Uprooted The Unexpected Everything The Dazzling Heights (The Thousandth Floor #2) AlwaysLove & 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 – Always
  • 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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